Originally posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus, two of the biggest “The Walking Dead” stars, will host a panel discussion and meet 800 fans one on one at the Georgia World Congress Center August 25.
As part of a new Fan Fest event, the pair will take photos and provide special memorabilia to hardcore fans willing to pay $450 each for the privilege. (Buy tickets here.)
“Fan Fest Events are fun and lighthearted sessions where fans can enjoy the celebrity guests they love in a new, intimate format we don't normally get to see,” said Jackie Prutsman, president of Fan Fest, in a press release.
Walker Stalker convention creator and podcast host James Frazier and ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis will moderate the panel. Afterwards, attendees will be able to get a photo with Reedus and Morgan together. They’ll also get pre-signed autographed photos of each, a commemorative T-shirt, a special shot glass and a poster.
Morgan has played the bad guy Negan the past two seasons while Reedus’ Daryl Dixon has been a fan favorite going back to season one. With Andrew Lincoln’s pending departure season nine, the AMC drama is planning to expand Dixon’s role. Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes chose to spare Negan’s life at the end of season eight to honor his son Carl rather than satisfy his urge for revenge.
The event will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at the Sidney Marcus Auditorium.
The group also runs the annual Walker Stalker convention in Atlanta, which runs October 25-27, which will also feature Reedus and Morgan, along with the likes of Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Sarah Wayne Callies, Tom Payne, Scott Wilson and Michael Cudlitz, to name a few.