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Atlanta Walker Stalker 'Walking Dead' con 2017: Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

This was posted Saturday, July 1, 2017 by Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Four months before the fifth annual "Walking Dead"-themed Walker Stalker convention Halloween weekend in Atlanta, the organizers have already lined up an enviable guest list including fan favorites Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol) and Lennie James (Morgan.)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) is scheduled to make an appearance at the Atlanta convention as well, set at the Georgia World Congress Center for a third year.

Others scheduled so far who are on the current cast: Tom Payne (Jesus),  Khary Payton (King Ezekiel), Cooper Andrews (Jerry), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Xander Berkeley (Gregory), Steven Ogg (Simon), Austin Amelio (Dwight) and Katelyn Nacon (Enid).

Those who have been on the cast in the past: Scott Wilson (Herschel), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), Michael Rooker (Merle), Iron E Singleton (T-Dog), David Morrissey (The Governor).

All the high-priced VIP tickets have already sold out. They typically sell out quickly. But daily ($35 Friday and $55 each for Saturday and Sunday), two-day ($90) and three-day passes ($120) are easy to get, as are photo ops. Buy tickets here.

More cast members are usually added as the date gets closer. In past years, almost the entire active cast of "The Walking Dead" will show up at some point. It's certainly geographically convenient compared to the other conventions.

The timing is also about the time the new season had just begun. Last year, the cast was able to talk about that harrowing first episode.

Organizer James Frazier said the convention is trying to add other shows to its roster beyond "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead." So far, actors from "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" (notably Bruce Campbell) and "Sons of Anarchy" (including Ron Perlman and Tommy Flanagan) are on the list.

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