PRLog - May 22, 2014 - ATLANTA -- Atlanta is the proud home base for the hit cable series “The Walking Dead,” and fans of the undead can take advantage of exciting celebrations of all things zombie at two great events: The Walking Dead Escape and Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, both rolling through town next weekend. And one ticket at one special price gets fans into both.
The Walking Dead Escape, set for Saturday, May 31, at Philips Arena, is a one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience produced by Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment. The course, which has already thrilled tens of thousands of participants since its debut, allows fans to participate as “Walkers" or “Survivors"
Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con features “The Walking Dead” stars Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Keith Brooks along with comics legend Stan Lee, Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who,” Guardians of the Galaxy), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”)
Fans can register for both events at once and enjoy a Walking Dead/Comic Con weekend hassle-free with an exclusive ticket to attend both events, ranging from $48 through $181. Visit wizd.me/TWDEscapeATL or www.thewalkingdeadescape.com to register.
For more on The Walking Dead Escape, fans can log on to www.thewalkingdeadescape.com;
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Skybound recently announced that it will publish Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast, which is in development as a television show with CINEMAX and Fox International. The Skybound original title 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.
Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman are currently in production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.
Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves.
Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures. In 2012, the Skybound-developed iOS game The Walking Dead Assault launched to rave reviews.
The Walking Dead Escape, an immersive zombie run experience, launched in 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con. Skybound recently announced a 2014 spring tour for The Walking Dead Escape. For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com
About Wizard World:
Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.
Wizard World 2014 Schedule
January 24-26 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
March 7-9 – Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con
March 28-30 – Wizard World Louisville Comic Con
April 4-6 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
May 2-4 – Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con
May 30-June 1 – Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
June 19-22 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 1-3 – Wizard World San Antonio Comic Con
August 21-24 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 12-14 – Wizard World Richmond Comic Con
September 26-28 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
October 2-4 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
October 31-November 2 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
November 7-9 – Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con
November 21-23 – Wizard World Reno Comic Con