Walker Stalker Con

When: June 27-28 2015

The battle for your local con dollar has really heated up over the past few years. In addition to local institution MegaCon and regional linchpin DragonCon, we’ve seen the rise of Spooky Empire, GeekyCon (née LeakyCon), and like three different anime-centric conventions. Walker Stalker Con, geared toward fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, seems like a competitor to Spooky Empire at first glance, but their list of guests includes basically the entire cast of the show (minus a few big roles like Rick and Carl). And we know what you’re thinking: Yes, with Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob) and Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese) on the bill, this is the closest we’ve ever gotten to having WireCon, the convention for fans of The Wire that exists all the time in our heads, but so far has yet to materialize. So ask Norman Reedus about crossbows all you want, but we’ll be talking boxing with Cutty, Hamsterdam with Carver and chess with D. – Thaddeus McCollum

Price: $45