We recap an incredible weekend of horror-filled fun at this year’s Walker Stalker San Francisco
The beautiful waters of the bay sparkled brightly on a clear, San Francisco day. As the clouds cleared atop the Golden Gate bridge, the Walkers came crawling out of their home. Welcome to the Walker Stalker Con.
CELEBRATE THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL
Yet another con celebrating the weird and wonderful was celebrated this past weekend at Walker Stalker Con. The eclectic festival celebrates all things horror, but added a surprise twist from fan favorite television show Sons of Anarchy. This festival is a bit different from other cons we have visited. Geared strictly for fans, you won’t see much media crowding up coveted spots next to stars.
Instead, this fan-based festival highlights horror artists, creators, and all things cooky. While we did get to talk to some stars, it was on a case-by-case basis, and we were not allowed to photograph them. Some celebrities allowed distance shots to be taken of them while others didn’t (unless you paid for a photo opportunity, of course).
Newcomer Jeffrey Dean Morgan stole the spotlight while hundreds of guests crowded around the star’s booth to get a gander at The Walking Dead villain. The stellar actor dominated the panels and charmed the crowd with his light hearted humor.
This festival is great to go out and meet fellow horror lovers.
I obtained a few business cards that I will be utilizing for networking at future events. And the eye candy wasn’t too bad either! It was so invigorating to see artists in their element, creating stunning pieces of artwork. I was lucky to pick up some great art from these talented vendors to jazz up my home office. If you are a fan of the arts, this con is definitely right up your alley.
The impressive celebrity lineup included:
The Walking Dead – Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Khary Payton, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Briana Venskus, Xander Berkeley, Steven Ogg, Austin Amelio, Ross Marquand, Michael Rooker, and IronE Singleton
Sons of Anarchy – Ron Perlman, Ryan Hurst, Tommy Flanagan
Actors: Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints), Keith Allan (Z Nation), Russell Hodgkinson (Z Nation)
Artists: Rob Prior, Jason Palmer, Scott Spillman, Chris 51, Jen Marshall Tattoo and Melissa Hutchinson
You can still attend a Walker Stalker Con in your area. Check out the full lineup of events below: