On August 22nd, 2015, the Walking Dead will invade Boston. It’s not a big issue though since they’re only here for the weekend before they move on to Philadelphia. Walker Stalker Con is the convention focused on AMC’s The Walking Dead coming to Boston this summer. And I’m going to be there.
It’s not a writing convention by any stretch of the imagination. But this zombie con is a heck of a research opportunity. Apart from the panels (judging by last year’s schedule) on zombie culture and featuring actors and creators from The Walking Dead, there’s the cosplayers.
Potentially thousands of people dressed up as zombies will be walking around the hotel and Boston. It’ll be the closest I’ll probably ever come to walking through a horde of zombies (and I won’t have to worry about getting bitten). I may even get to talk to cosplayers to see if I can take reference photos for when I work on my zombie stories.
Have you been to a convention? Was it a writing one or focused on something else?