As both of the kiddos grow into these great humans it’s always important to me to take time out and connect with them. Try to find something we both like and also have adventures. I would rather have my kids have great memories of their childhood and it’s fun for me too. I had been trying to find something that Gabriel and I could do together for awhile now and one day while looking at events coming to Atlanta I found it. Walker Stalker Con.
What is It
From free panels with celebrity guests to professional photo ops, costume contests, and immersive experiences, Walker Stalker Con lets fans become part of the shows and movies they love!
It’s a great community and con for those who love such shows like The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, Outcast, Supernatural, and more. When I showed the website to Gabe who is 15 he said: “Let’s Go!”
Gabe also started his first job at about this time. He was working at a local Haunted Woods installation as a Zombie for Zombie Paintball. So after he got off at midnight we took to the roads in our Kia Cadenza and started our road trip. We drove all night and got there around 6 am because of traffic and construction. This was also right after the first episode of the new season of The Walking Dead. We both had lots of feelings after that episode so it was great to be around fans who felt the same. We slept a couple of hours then headed out to the convention!
This was his first con and my first Walker Stalker. I was surprised at how organized everything was. We took a few laps around the hall so we knew where the panels were as well as the autograph and photo ops sections were. Then it was time to have fun and create memories. Gabriel decided to ask everyone he met what their first job was, but first, we got sidetracked by Baby. For those that watch Supernatural, you will understand.
Then it was over to the Sons of Anarchy section where we grabbed a pic and chatted with Tommy Flanagan who played “Chibs” in SOA and has also been in Peaky Blinders, Braveheart, and more.
To say we had fun is an understatement. We walked for hours and hours. Met new people. found some friends. Everyone we encountered was just happy, giddy, and having fun. Including the Security Guards!
If you are a Walking Dead fan then you know how heartbreaking the first episode was. We found we lost BOTH Glenn and Abraham. Neegan won. So it was a bittersweet moment when we met Michael Cudlitz.
Out of everyone we met both Gabe and I couldn’t believe how nice and cool Josh Mcdermitt was. He plays Eugene in The Walking Dead and rocks an epic mullet. He and Gabe took a million pictures and played around on snap chat. He also had the funniest autograph.
All in all, it was a great weekend and we plan on going to the Nashville one later in 2017! Want to know more about Walker Stalker Con? Check out their website!
***Disclosure: I attended #WalkerStalkerCon as press. All opinions are 100% mine. ***