HELP WANTED: Volunteer Staff Writers

June 3, 2013   No comments
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Greetings! During this “off season” we here at WalkingTheWalkingDead.Com are looking for volunteer staff writers to keep our content updated and fresh. We would love to see your work and possibly get you on to the page as a contributor!

If you are interested, please let us know!!! Email your writing sample to walkers@walkingthewalking dead.com.

So what did you think of the Season 3 finale?

March 31, 2013   4 Comments
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To avoid having news spoilers show up for our West Coast fans, we have decided to open this thread up here in order to discuss the Season 3 finale. WARNING: this will be a spoiler filled section so please only go here if you are ready to talk about the deaths and revelations!

 

 

WIZARD WORLD Announces Exclusive WALKING DEAD #1 Variants for Attendees!

February 20, 2013   No comments
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If you haven’t thought about going to a WIZARD WORLD convention, here’s something you might find appealing if you’re a fan of THE WALKING DEAD.

According to WizardWorld.com, all full-price attendees to various Wizard World conventions around the US this year will be given an exclusive WALKING DEAD #1 featuring an all-new cover from various artists who will also be in attendance at the associated conventions.

The first WALKING DEAD #1 variant features a cover by fan-favorite Michael Golden and will be offered at WIZARD WORLD PORTLAND COMIC CON on February 22-24 at the Oregon Convention Center.

The article says “The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 editions will be produced in extremely limited quantities and are available to fans only while supplies last at each Wizard World convention.”

Other artists associated with the project include Arthur Suydam (MARVEL ZOMBIES) along with 6 others.

For more information, feel free to click on the Wizard World link above in this article.

What do you think?  Are you going to make an effort to hunt down an exclusive WALKING DEAD #1?

WTWD.COM welcomes Michelle Flanagan-Helmeczy to the Senoia Meet and Greet

February 4, 2013   No comments
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Michelle Flanagan-Helmeczy (pronounced hel-met-Z) is a walker from all three seasons of the show and a Senoia native. She is a graduate of Greg Nicotero’s zombie school, where actors have learned the ropes of being a member of the undead. Some of her scenes were from the prison this season and the farm from season 2. She has been an extra in several other shows and commercials, including several Tyler Perry films, Hall Pass, and Scary Movie 5.

WTWD MEET AND GREET INFORMATION!!!

January 26, 2013   9 Comments
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With the Meet and Greet only a month away, I thought I would take some time to answer some questions we have been receiving at WTWD.COM.

First off, please remember that our website is in no way connected to AMC, Robert Kirkman, or any production company that is involved with the show. As such, we do not have access to shooting locations that are on private property or studio owned. We are asking these locations for permission, but we respect any and all requests to not be accessed. We ask that everyone coming respect their privacy as well.

 

Ok with that out of the way, let’s talk about the event itself. We will be starting the event at 10:00am on Saturday, February 23rd at our host location, The Veranda Bed and Breakfast. We will begin the tour at that time. For the tour, we will be handing out maps to locations we are going to and will be asking everyone to drive together to the locations listed. All locations we are going to are near Senoia, but if time permits, we can also check out locations in Newnan. Lunch will be on your own, but we will be stopping along the way.

 

After the tour of the area, we will be going back to the Veranda for the Question and Answer session. We have confirmed that walkers Savana Jade Wehunt and Michelle Flanagan-Helmeczy will be in attendance and bringing pictures for autographing. They will also be available for pictures with the fans. We also are in talks with one more walker from the show and are 90% there! More information to come!!

 

We are then planning to do a zombie photoshoot. We are asking everyone to bring their own zombie makeup. We will be taking pictures are the town, primarily on the sidewalk in front of the Governor’s Mansion set. We do ask that no one go off the sidewalk on to the property, as this is owned by the studio and is private. This is still a GREAT photo opportunity for you to get an awesome picture for Facebook.

Finally, the day will wrap up with a visit to Maguires Irish pub in Senoia. Kick back with a nice beverage of your choice with fellow fans of the show and just have a fun discussion on the show. Even though no filming is going on in the town during this time, you never know who might walk in.

 

That is about it. This is primarily a fan meet and greet in the location used for Woodbury. The studio will not be filming in the town during this time, so we should not be in their way. We do not anticipate any major stars of the show being around either.

Due to some requirements of private locations we are currently trying to gain access to, we must make this a private event. The cost is $225 for a room and 2 people (while rooms last) and then $65 per person without the room. To reserve a room or RSVP for the event, please contact Jason Kittrell at WTWD.Senoia.2013@gmail.com or call Laura at (770) 599-3905 to pay with credit card. All people interested in going must be registered and paid by 2/20/2013 at 5:00pm central time. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to the Atlanta Rescue Mission!!

Children under 10  must have a paid adult with them. Email Jason for rates.

Here are some links:

 

The Veranda: http://www.verandabandbinn.com/

Town of Senoia: http://www.senoia.com/

Atlanta Rescue Mission: http://www.atlantamission.org/

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328142940627851/?ref=22

The Walking Dead was 2012’s Top Selling Comic

January 7, 2013   No comments
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From the AP:

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stilted gaits and mindless shambling did nothing to stop demand for Image Comics’ “The Walking Dead” series, with the 100th issue of Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed series garnering the top spot as 2012’s top-selling comic book.

The book, published by Image Comics, led the annual list of top-selling comics compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors, the Baltimore company that distributes comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise worldwide.

The series’ 100th issue was published in July and has been garnering new readers, thanks in part to the ongoing television series of the same name that runs on AMC. In the issue, Kirkman shocked longtime readers by graphically killing off a key character, a development that saw the book sell out and go through three printings because of demand.

Readers were also keen on capes and villains, too, and demand for Marvel Entertainment’s “Avengers vs. X-Men,” a 12-issue miniseries written by Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by artists John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel and Adam Kubert, helped the publisher grab eight of the top 10 spots on Diamond’s chart.

The only other titles on the chart not part of the superhero dust-up between Marvel’s two biggest teams was the 700th issue of “The Amazing Spider-Man.” In that issue, written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Humberto Ramos, Peter Parker dies at the hands of Doctor Octopus who, in turn, vows to continue Parker’s legacy of good by becoming Superior Spider-Man. The others were “Uncanny Avengers” No. 1 and “Avengers” No. 1, both of which followed the conclusion of “Avengers Vs. X-Men.”

Those sales helped Marvel finish 2012 with a 34 percent dollar market share and a nearly 37.6 percent market share by unit. DC Entertainment was No. 2 with a nearly 32 percent dollar market share and a nearly 36.8 percent unit market share.

The industry itself showed improved sales in 2012, Diamond said, with comic book sales up nearly 15 percent and graphic novels up 14 percent from 2011.

“2012 was a terrific year for comic books and graphic novels,” Diamond CEO Steve Geppi said in a statement. “Our publishers did a tremendous job of creating compelling story lines that comic book fans wanted to see — from Marvel’s ‘Avengers vs. X-Men’ followed by its ‘Marvel NOW!’ titles later in the year to DC’s powerful New 52 ongoing titles. Add in Dark Horse Comics’ horror line-up, IDW’s ‘My Little Pony’ and Image Comics’ creator-driven hits and it was quite a year.”

“The Walking Dead” remained popular among trade paperback and graphic novel sales, too, holding the top two spots among the top 10 as well as spots four through seven and nine. DC Entertainment’s “Batman: Earth One” written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank was the third best-selling graphic novel while Scott Snyder’s “Batman: The Court of Owls” was No. 8. Top Shelf Production’s “League of Extraordinary Gentleman III: Century: 2009” by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill was No. 10.

Walking Dead #106 will offer Limited Editon Cover to celebrate 100 issues of Adlard

December 27, 2012   No comments
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The Walking Dead issue #106 will be on store shelves soon. This issue will be the 100th issue done by artist Charlie Adlard. The company Infinity & Beyond is offering a limited edition cover only available through their online store. The cover is a throwback to the issue #1 cover, coincidentally one that Charlie did not draw himself. The cover features Charlie standing outside the store holding a rifle with zombies seen in the window. The ground of the picture features personal items to Charlie: a Star Wars Lego kit, a blue car, and a drum kit (Charlie is in a band called Cosmic Rays).

Priced at 12.99 UK Pounds (around $20.00 US), this comic is limited to only 2000 copies. Also, Charlie will be signing some of the issues before release.

Head over to http://www.infinitybeyond.co.uk/store/home.php to place your order today!

The Walking Dead wins Satellite Awards

December 22, 2012   No comments
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The 17th annual Satellite Awards were held on 12/16/2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beverly Hills. And the TV show The Walking Dead walked away with some of the award pie.

The Walking Dead won for Best Television Series, Genre. It was a tough group to win, and the show was able to top American Horror Story (FX), Supernatural (The CW), Fringe (Fox), Grimm (NBC), and newcomers Once Upon a Time (ABC) and Arrow (The CW).  The show also was awarded the Special Achievement Award for Best TV Ensemble.

Other winners this year include The Big Bang Theory (comedy, CBS), Homeland (drama, Showtime), Les Miserables (best ensemble, motion picture), and Terence Stamp (outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry).

Other AMC shows received nominations as well. Mad Men earned two nods for best Actor and Supporting Actress. Breaking Bad nabbed three nominations for Actor, Supporting Actor and Best Drama Series.

The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. The awards were originally known as the Golden Satellite Awards. In 2011, Satellite nominations in the motion picture categories have been pared down from 22 to 19 classifications; the change reflects the merger of drama and comedy under a general Best Picture heading, including the Best Actor/Actress headings and the Supporting headings.

The acceptance video is below.