On December 1-2, 2018, Walker Stalker returned to the San Francisco Bay Area. Unlike past years, where the event was held in the spring at Fort Mason in San Francisco, this year, the con was held at the convention center in San Jose in late fall, and was combined with a Heroes & Villains Fanfest event. Overall, these changes were good ones for attendees, who especially seemed to appreciate the change in venue.
While not all of the actors present participated in panels, attendees were still able to enjoy sessions such as ‘Love Hurts’ with Pollyana McIntosh (Jadis), Seth Gilliam (FatherGabriel), Christian Serratos (Rosita) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) and ‘Best Buds’ with Chandler Riggs (Carl), Katelyn Nacon (Enid) and Ross Marquand (Aaron). One unexpected surprise for fans was watching Katelyn Nacon, whom some may not know is a songwriter, perform on her ukulele and sing original songs (and one cover) for fans between panels on Saturday. Jenna Elfman (June on Fear), Garrett Dillahunt (John Dorie on Fear), Steven Ogg (Simon), Khary Payton (King Ezekiel), David Morrissey (TheGovernor) and Tom Payne (Jesus) also took to the stage for panels.
While the exhibit floor was sparse, with little in the way of unique offerings, attendees were able to spin a wheel for prizes at a mini-Warner Brothers films booth, get made up by professional artists as a walker, and learn about the Walking Dead wines. A free photo op in Will Byers’ living room (from Stranger Things) was also popular and included the infamous (and unexpectedly seasonal) Christmas lights that transmitted messages in the show.
Transmute Jun has an addiction to pop culture conventions, and attends as many as she can each year. When she's not traveling, she likes to stay at home reading a good book, playing a video game, or binge-watching a TV show. She can be bribed with pizza, Coke Zero and Belgian milk chocolate.