If you are a Walking Dead fan, then visiting “The Walking Dead Escape” is going to be a must have on your list of comic con events. The one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course has been traveling throughout the world and will make itself available to attendees of the convention on July 25 and 26.
The course, which has already seen over tens of thousands of participants allows fans to choose between being a spectator, a walker, or a survivor as they make their way through the course climbing, crawling, and sliding zombie-infected evacuation zones set up to surprise fans and get them off guard. All participants are monitored during the event so for the ones that make it to the decontamination zone will have their “level of infection assessed” and then have the chance to participate in the Fan Experience.
It’s a great event for die-hard fans of the show because if they chose to be a walker they will be transformed by professional makeup artists and will receive zombie training before entering the course. The course is not a race; it’s more of a hunt to get to the end without being caught by too many zombies along the way.
The escape first debuted in 2012 and has expanded to add three additional events in major cities over the years, including New York. Due to the popularity of the event, Skybound has signed on as a sponsor to help make the event as big as it could possibly be adding three more stops along the tour after the convention.
“I’m thrilled to offer fans new and old an even bigger, more interactive experience this time around,” Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman said. “It’s great to see fans of the comic book and television series live in the world I created so many years ago.”
Kirkman recently announced his new exorcism comic, “Outcast,” is in development as a television show with CINEMAX and Fox International. “Clone,” written by David Schulner, is also in development as a television show at Universal. Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on both series.
If interested, tickets range from as high as $125 to as low as $20 depending on who you want to play during the course which will be setup just outside of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego at Petco Park. To buy tickets or for more information about “The Walking Dead Escape” visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com
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