With Atlanta, GA becoming the Hollywood of the South thanks to so many movies and TV shows being filmed there, more fan conventions are showing up in the state of Georgia. Events that focus on the shows filmed in Atlanta such as the Walker Stalker for fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are just the beginning of the fandom madness that frequents the Peach State each year. Here are a few of the top events that occur throughout the year in Georgia. Be sure to mark your calendar and get ready for the ultimate fan experience.
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Walker Stalker Atlanta
The Walker Stalker fan convention held in Atlanta is one of the biggest conventions in the state. Along with featuring stars from The Walking Dead such as Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, and Alanna Masterson, the event also includes guests from other popular Movies and TV shows. Additional guests who have been at the annual event in recent years include Nick Carter and Melissa Hutchison, the voice of Clementine from the video game series.
Days of the Dead
Another popular zombie-themed convention held in Atlanta is the Days of the Dead event which features celebrities behind the very best horror characters and stories. Kids under 10 and all military personnel receive free admission to this event held in February. Past and future guests of this memorable convention include Malcolm McDowell from Clockwork Orange and Rob Zombie’s Halloween films, Matthew LIllard from the Scream franchise, Jonathan Breck from Jeepers Creepers, and Alex Vincent who played Andy in the Child’s Play movies.
Southern Fried Gaming Expo
This event held during the summer in Atlanta features more than 250 arcade and pinball games as well as classic console machines. Take part in the Pinball Tournament or attend a guest speaking featuring some of the most prominent individuals in the gaming industry both past and present. There are also several video game tournaments where gamers can show off their skills. This event is going into it’s 5th year and will be held at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. Past guests include Ben Heck, Charlie Emery, John Jacobsen, Walter Day, and Joel West.
Atlanta Comic Convention
Atlanta hosts one of the biggest comic conventions in the South four times per year at the Marriott Hotel-Century Center. Admission to the event is $5 and features a mixture of comic book and collectible dealers. Authors, Illustrators, Directors, Actors and more attend the event that draws in thousands of attendees each year. Past guests include Tony Moran, Jason Flowers, Adam Hughes, Dan Jolley, Dexter Vines, James O’Barr, and Georges Jeanty.
Fans of anime, gaming, comics, animation, and all things Geek Culture love the MomoCon. This annual event attracts thousands to the Atlanta area where they can meet up with some of their favorites in the industry. The 2018 guest list includes voice actor Barbara Goodson, animator April Borchelt, Josh Keaton, Crispin Freeman, Christopher Miller, Kimberly Brooks, and Kate Leth. The event takes place in May and features autograph sessions, photoshoots, art contents, screenings, game days and more.