The Infection Spreads to the ATL! "The Walking Dead Escape" Teams with Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con
Atlanta, GA, May 24, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- 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" as they climb, crawl, and slide their way through various zombie- infected evacuation zones. Those lucky enough to make it to the decontamination zone will have their level of infection assessed and then participate in the event’s Fan Fest.
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”), Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” Rocky Balboa) and other celebrities in a pop culture extravaganza, May 30-June 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center. It is the seventh of 16 events currently scheduled in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known comics artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
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; to learn more about the 2014 Wizard World Atlanta Comic Con, visit www.wizardworld.com/home-atlanta.html.
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.