For the second year in a row, The Walking Dead will be making a big appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. Last year the Con was the perfect opportunity to introduce the comic-book-turned-TV-show to the world by revealing the first minutes of the show. Members of the cast and crew (including comic book creator Robert Kirkman) engaged in panel discussions and events to get fans excited about seeing the zombie apocalypse come to the small screen.
A year later, with only a six-episode first season under its belt, The Walking Dead is returning to Comic-Con in style. The Little Zombie Show That Could now has a dedicated fan following and even people who are new to the story are excited for season two.
Cast and crew are taking a break from filming season two in Atlanta to join in the Comic-Con festivities with a panel discussion on The Walking Dead. Read below for the official details from the Comic-Con schedule:
Friday, June 22nd, 11:15-12:15 AMC’s The Walking Dead— Stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints), Steven Yeun (The Big Bang Theory), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile); series creator/writer/director/executive producer Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption); executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator); executive producer Robert Kirkman (creator/writer of The Walking Dead comic book series); and makeup artist and consulting producer Greg Nicotero discuss the success of season one of AMC’s series The Walking Dead and reveal what to look forward to in season two, which will air on AMC this Fall. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season two. Ballroom 20.
It is also rumored that the cast and crew will be signing autographs in one of the ballrooms during the run of SDCC, and that actual scenes from the second season will be screened before the panel discussion. Neither of these rumors has been confirmed.
On top of the main event of the panel, the brand new The Walking Dead Board Game from Z-Man Games will be on sale at SDCC. Stop by the Skybound booth, booth #2729 to purchase one of the limited number of first-print copies available. The game features artwork by TWD comic book illustrator Charlie Adlard and offers an interactive post-zombiepocalyptic experience for 1-6 players. You can read my interview with game designer Keith Tralins here.
We are the walking dead: Check out the National Sci-Fi & Fantasy Pop Culture Examiner, Acquanetta Ferguson, for live coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
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