Walker Stalker Con London - Day One
Olympia London was the venue for the UK’s first Walker Stalker Con. The two day event focusing on the Worldwide smash TV show and comic - The Walking Dead had previously offered fans around the US the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite cast members, with their British debut bringing Dead devotees out in droves.
Saturday attendees were rewarded with a host of panels, a Cosplayer contest , a wide selection of vendors, signing sessions and photo opportunities with the stars.
The panels kicked off in the morning with Fear The Charades, a lighthearted game, matching cast members with the audience, including Sonequa Martin-Green, Kenric Green and Fear The Walking Dead’s Lincoln A Castellanos.
TWD comic artist Charlie Adlard followed, delivering a very informative chat, focusing on creating the comics, and his thoughts on seeing his characters come to life on the screen.
The panel featuring “Eugene”, “Abraham”, “Rosita” and “Tara” was one of the day’s highlights, as it was a delight to see them all together.
Chad L Coleman and Tyler James Williams were up next, followed by TWD Producer, Director and SFX and make up Wizard Greg Nicotero, receiving a Birthday cake during his stint onstage.
Cosplayers took to the stage, just before the final panel of the day, with a wide selection of “Rick’s, Daryl’s and Carol’s all making an appearance. My favourites were “Eugene and Rosita” and the intestine eating zombies!
The day culminated with a Mother and child reunion, as Sarah Wayne Callies and Chandler Riggs, were joined by Jon Bernthal, reliving early memories off the show.
The first day of the event seemed a great success, with fans leaving the venue extremely happy, many looking forward to returning for Sunday second helpings, including the appearance of “Rick Grimes”.