Even with the annual C2E2 and Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, there is appearantly room for more hyperspecific sci-fi fan conventions in Chicago. Today, the first Walker Stalker Con, a zombie-themed gathering, kicked off in Rosemont.
The convention began in 2013 in Atlanta, like the smash television show The Walking Dead—which sees just about its entire cast represented at Walker Stalker's panels and meet-and-greets. Glenn, Maggie, Andrea, Beth, Abraham, Tyreese—they're all here. And those are just the characters that haven't been killed off yet.
The CW's Arrow is also strongly represented, not to mention (speaking of killing of characters) our favorite, the badass Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones. Someone ask her how tough it was to have to act out the scene where she [REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED] in the rain.
Naturally, this being a sci-fi convention, there was cosplay. Fake-blood–dripping cosplay. That brained clown will haunt our dreams for weeks. Thanks, dude! Also check out the merchants selling zombie cupcakes, zombie Beanie Babies and other undead wares.