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Title: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on January 14, 2013, 03:59:38 PM
the walking dead escape is coming back to petco park for comic con, im so excited i did it last year and it was a blast

http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: perc2100 on January 14, 2013, 04:34:43 PM
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the walking dead escape is coming back to petco park for comic con, im so excited i did it last year and it was a blast

http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/

I passed on it, but my friends who went loved it.  Do you remember if the price is the same as last year? 
In 2013 it's $78 for walkers or runners, $25 for spectators, or $130 for 'hero' zombies.  Is this the same or more than 2012?
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on January 14, 2013, 04:51:07 PM
If anyone wanted to do a zombie run I would suggest this one. Stan let's comikaze had one this past year and it kind of sucked. The zombies looked pretty ghetto. The only bad thing is the price.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on January 14, 2013, 04:52:15 PM
it doesnt look like theres prices available yet, but if i remember correctly i ended up paying like 92 bucks as a runner, it was $78 plus some fee for using there site plus some other waiver fee if you get hurt, ended up at $92
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on January 14, 2013, 04:53:22 PM
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If anyone wanted to do a zombie run I would suggest this one. Stan let's comikaze had one this past year and it kind of sucked. The zombies looked pretty ghetto. The only bad thing is the price.

i remember someone told me it was really small and resembled a paint ball course, with inflatables and stuff
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on January 14, 2013, 05:07:39 PM
Ya and the zombie's make up was done in the parking lot. They had some "wanna-be" walkers outside with everyone waiting to go in. They needed to work on their walker skill and maybe practice before showing up. Just saying.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2013, 09:56:08 AM
I did it last time and though it was pretty fun, it was definitely to much of a novelty to do it again.  Especially for how much it cost! 
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on January 15, 2013, 10:29:31 AM
Didn't you get the variant of walking dead 100 last year for doing it?
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Chris on January 15, 2013, 01:02:52 PM
Yes, they gave out a variant for issue 100 and a mini poster for SDCC:

http://www.downrightcreepy.com/events/comiccon2012/poster_walking_dead_escape_comic.jpg

I do now know if they had giveaways for other locations.

Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on January 15, 2013, 01:10:08 PM
That's cool
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2013, 01:17:40 PM
Yeh I had people offering to by my variant cover copy as I was leaving lol.  It's on my coffee table  8)
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on January 15, 2013, 01:19:40 PM
Cool. So was it worth the money?
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Jeff on January 15, 2013, 02:47:16 PM
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Cool. So was it worth the money?
I would say do one during the day if you can, we did the last group of the night and it felt like the zombies were just phoning it in at that point.  Like they had already been in costume for a few hours and were probably dragging, no pun intended, at that point.  It was still a cool experience, but that money could possibly be better spent within the con. 
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on January 15, 2013, 03:14:27 PM
Copy. Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: perc2100 on January 15, 2013, 03:31:12 PM
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I would say do one during the day if you can, we did the last group of the night and it felt like the zombies were just phoning it in at that point.  Like they had already been in costume for a few hours and were probably dragging, no pun intended, at that point.  It was still a cool experience, but that money could possibly be better spent within the con.

Yeah, it sounds like a lot of fun, and everyone I talked to (runners, zombies, & hero zombies) had a blast.  But it would be hard for me to justify spending that much on something like that.  Think of the exclusives $78 (the 'standard' price for runners or regular zombies in 2013) could buy.  Or the back issues of comics, or great sketches, etc.  I get that it's super expensive to rent out Petco Park (though I would bet AMC or someone writes it off as advertising expenses), and if there's a demand, why not?  Just not for me at that cost. 

I do love hearing the stories & watching iPhone videos of it though!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Billyconard on January 15, 2013, 06:14:13 PM
I had a great time as a runner last year. It's well done and worth the money in my opinion. We went early in the evening. It was dark, but the zombies weren't worn out. I also sold my WD 100 comic they gave out on eBay right away and that paid for the run and then some.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on January 15, 2013, 06:28:13 PM
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I had a great time as a runner last year. It's well done and worth the money in my opinion. We went early in the evening. It was dark, but the zombies weren't worn out. I also sold my WD 100 comic they gave out on eBay right away and that paid for the run and then some.

all this talk about this had reminded me about the comic which i still have, i just placed it on ebay lets see how much i get for it.

also ive noticed that this year there only doing it for two days friday and saturday, unlike last years which was a thursday-sunday, i guess they didnt sell enough tickets for those other days last time. but it looks like they extended it one extra hour. last year i was scheduled for the 9 o clock one didnt get in till almost 10.
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: ukdeejay on January 15, 2013, 07:00:33 PM
A number of the UK Attendees Group did it last year and had an absolute blast. After seeing a number of YouTube clips, and Jonah Ray's run on Nerdist, that interest has increased. We're even thinking of doing it as a group thing, all in...!


You let The Man get you down, The Man wins - I say, Damn The Man.
"I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies."
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: alyssa on January 16, 2013, 05:36:28 AM
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all this talk about this had reminded me about the comic which i still have, i just placed it on ebay lets see how much i get for it.
link please, I'd love to follow along with the sale<grin>

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We're even thinking of doing it as a group thing, all in...!
neat, let us know when so we can cheer your group on
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on January 21, 2013, 05:46:40 PM
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link please, I'd love to follow along with the sale<grin>

bidding is up too $51 and i still got one more day left

http://www.ebay.com/itm/walking-dead-100-sdcc-variant-cover-/111001285218?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item19d8313262
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2013, 08:58:54 AM
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bidding is up too $51 and i still got one more day left

http://www.ebay.com/itm/walking-dead-100-sdcc-variant-cover-/111001285218?pt=US_Comic_Books&hash=item19d8313262
Nice!  I might have to sell mine to for that kind of cash!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Car_Low on January 24, 2013, 10:17:04 AM
I spectated the walking dead escape last year and the course didn't really seem that great to me.  This zombie run seems a lot better and more bang for the buck http://www.runforyourlives.com/
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Hidajunshin on February 04, 2013, 11:14:16 AM
I did the Escape last year and it was pretty fun.  It was a Thursday night and pretty late, but I didn't think that the zombies were phoning it in.  They were told what they could and couldn't do.  I was expecting more zombies, though, and a few more obstacles.  Plus the way the course was set sort of forced people to have to 'run' through it.  Like the part with the Herd Highway felt sort of rushed for me.  They had a cool layout with all sorts of abandoned cars strewn about on one deck and a decent # of zombies lurking about.  Just before going in, escapees were stopped and sent in groups and we were told to 'sneak' through.  I thought it would have been more fun to have to dive under/around/in the cars but in the end, we just had to blitz through it. 

As far as the spectator viewing points, I thought they were crap.  There were lots of spots that spectators couldn't see the action, and a couple of parts where I thought to myself that the spectator spot was just sort of pointless. 

I loved the opening 'scene'--lots of tension!

I don't know if I'll do it again this year.  After fees, it's about $90, I'm not sure if they're going to change it a lot, and I don't have anyone who can watch my little one (unless someone in my group chooses not to do it).  I have a FB friend who is running the Philly course in April, who also did last year's SDCC one, so I'll get his feedback and then decide.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: taigirl87 on February 05, 2013, 10:29:25 AM
This would be so fun! and I know husband would love to do it as well, but it's so expensive! I don't think husband would do it for that much!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Hidajunshin on February 07, 2013, 11:23:49 AM
FYI- Tickets for the 2013 event are now available.

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a92815b0e9cf207cb7013a62a&id=8151431429&e=f44802a88a

You can be a Survivor, a Walker, or a Horde Hero.
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on February 07, 2013, 11:33:07 AM
Did I read it right $149???
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on February 07, 2013, 11:38:34 AM
^^its $75 to just do the course, the $150 option is for horde heroe:

Get the Undead VIP treatment. As a Horde Hero, you will receive an extended pro makeup session, Walker training, and the option to haunt the course for as long as you please.
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on February 07, 2013, 11:43:56 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: shuhbonkboo on February 08, 2013, 12:24:30 AM
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I do love hearing the stories & watching iPhone videos of it though!

I was in the last wave of the Con. 

Here are my videos:
http://youtu.be/ZR666eP7_ko
http://youtu.be/_mcVQKQkru4

Debating whether to be a survivor again or a walker.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on February 20, 2013, 06:02:14 AM
Had fun last year and was worth the $$$ IMO.  Not sure if going to be a walker this year or run it again.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: YouThinkMeMad on February 20, 2013, 06:14:54 AM
Here's a little article I put together about last years event!

http://whennerdsattack.com/?p=8114
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: n3rdlink on March 11, 2013, 11:07:20 AM
Couple of my buddies signed up for this already.  I probably will. I think $75 is a bit pricey but it sounds like fun.  Hopefully they will have new obstacles.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Alvetica on April 09, 2013, 05:37:05 PM
I ran it last year.  While fun, it was exhausting.  It was 30-45 minutes of constant running and climbing.
A friend of mine did the zombie thing.  She had to let a girl pass her because she wasn't wearing underwear.

So here's 2 tips:

1. Wear underwear
2. Be in shape
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: TheTFReview on April 09, 2013, 09:00:10 PM
Here's my coverage of last years event.

http://behindthethrills.com/2012/07/the-walking-dead-escape-running-for-your-life-at-sdcc-2012/

This year we've been approved for 2 press passes, so while my friend is running and getting video, i'll be able to go slow and get pictures. Should be much easier than running the coarse with a video camera and dslr trying to get both pics and video at the same time haha.
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on April 09, 2013, 09:43:29 PM
You should do the Go Pro
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: TheTFReview on April 09, 2013, 11:57:05 PM
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You should do the Go Pro

That's the plan. For the sake of simplicity, my fairly athletic buddy is going to run it full speed with a Go-Pro whilst I take my sweet time hah.
Title: walking dead escape
Post by: Yzrfan on April 10, 2013, 12:06:24 AM
Sounds good
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Quislings on April 10, 2013, 03:58:40 AM
I pretty much have my heart set on this, it's just a matter of deciding what day would be best to do it. I've never been to SDCC, so I don't really know when the best "down" time would be to schedule it without interfering with the million other things going on (not that that won't happen anyway).
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: TheTFReview on April 10, 2013, 07:17:11 AM
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I pretty much have my heart set on this, it's just a matter of deciding what day would be best to do it. I've never been to SDCC, so I don't really know when the best "down" time would be to schedule it without interfering with the million other things going on (not that that won't happen anyway).

I'd say go in the evening. Around 7-8pm when most people are going back to their hotel rooms.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: shuhbonkboo on April 10, 2013, 12:02:36 PM
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I pretty much have my heart set on this, it's just a matter of deciding what day would be best to do it. I've never been to SDCC, so I don't really know when the best "down" time would be to schedule it without interfering with the million other things going on (not that that won't happen anyway).

Or just pick the last wave where the walkers are told to go all out
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Billyconard on April 10, 2013, 07:41:21 PM
I did it last year on Thursday evening for the following reasons:
1) wanted it to be dark
2) wanted the zombies to be "fresh". Not tired from multiple days of being a zombie.
3) wanted to make sure I had energy early in the con.  By Saturday, I'm exhausted from all the lines and walking
4) Thursday is the lightest day of the big panels - so I wasn't missing anything late. Ie - I always go to Kevin Smith and the Masquerade Ball Saturday night.
5) it would be a little cool. Remember - its July heat!

You'll enjoy it whenever you go.  I had a great time.
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I pretty much have my heart set on this, it's just a matter of deciding what day would be best to do it. I've never been to SDCC, so I don't really know when the best "down" time would be to schedule it without interfering with the million other things going on (not that that won't happen anyway).
Hope that helps!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on April 10, 2013, 08:34:21 PM
i did last wave for Thursday evening, it was light on the zombies but since it was cool it felt great, unfortunately this year they only have a Friday and Saturday wave.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: carmitch on April 14, 2013, 01:59:52 AM
As you can see in the pic to your left  <-----, I wouldn't be able to be a walker or runner.  I am thinking of being a spectator.

Do spectators just stand there and watch?  What's all involved in that part?  Anything really physical?  Do we get to encourage the runners to run fast, etc.?  Any advice for spectators?  Is it worth the $20?
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: oneroomdisco on April 14, 2013, 04:58:55 PM
There are some YouTube videos of the spectator area from last year.  From what I've seen, its basically just standing around and watching whatever part of the course is visible from the spectator area.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on April 14, 2013, 05:24:40 PM
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As you can see in the pic to your left  <-----, I wouldn't be able to be a walker or runner.  I am thinking of being a spectator.

Do spectators just stand there and watch?  What's all involved in that part?  Anything really physical?  Do we get to encourage the runners to run fast, etc.?  Any advice for spectators?  Is it worth the $20?
yeah when I ran the course last year I only remember one part where I saw spectators, (I wasn't looking for them) but it didn't look that good of a spot. think upstairs of a mall im running on one side and the spectators where on the other side. with a huge open gap between us.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: carmitch on April 14, 2013, 05:25:59 PM
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There are some YouTube videos of the spectator area from last year.  From what I've seen, its basically just standing around and watching whatever part of the course is visible from the spectator area.

Hm, I'll keep that in mind.  Since I can't afford CC's prices, I am thinking of coming down that weekend and do all the stuff outside of the convention center, incl. the Escape.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Car_Low on April 15, 2013, 07:43:29 AM
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As you can see in the pic to your left  <-----, I wouldn't be able to be a walker or runner.  I am thinking of being a spectator.

Do spectators just stand there and watch?  What's all involved in that part?  Anything really physical?  Do we get to encourage the runners to run fast, etc.?  Any advice for spectators?  Is it worth the $20?
I spectated last year. Its not that great you don't really see much. I would put that $20 towards something else.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: alyssa on May 10, 2013, 05:14:18 PM
got an email offering the tickets for sale

http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/sandiego.html

survivor $75
walker $75
spectator $20
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Miss Kitty on May 31, 2013, 10:43:10 AM
It looks like volunteer spots are still available. Saturday is almost filled up. You get a T-shirt and you get to spectate for free, though you don't get any exclusives (unless perhaps you get chummy with the promoters or something). heehee 
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on June 06, 2013, 04:15:15 PM
got an email today from walking dead escape saying, "All The Walking Dead Escape San Diego participants will score a highly collectible, limited edition The Walking Dead Escape poster, image to be relased soon"

hopefully its pretty cool, so i can sell it on ebay :p
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: AreTwo on June 07, 2013, 03:21:52 PM
I did it last year and it was pretty cool. We did it during the day a couple of hours before the Zombie Walk because 1) I didn't have CC tickets for that day, and 2) I thought it might be interesting to do it before Zombie Walk because word is that people were getting made up as zombies, and then doing the Zombie Walk after their shift was over.

I'd echo what others said. It was a blast, though a little pricey. And you can ebay the comic book, though they weren't in the most mint of conditions when they handed them out. A local place was asking $100 for them with a note that they cost almost $100 to get originally (well, sure, but you weren't paying $100 for the comic book; you were paying for the event--but whatever).

I was a runner and it was really grueling. I thought I was in shape because I do a lot of 5Ks, but with all of the obstacles, you end up using a lot of muscles you don't usually use.

Not sure if I will do it again this year, though. I think it's worth the cost of doing it at least once, but if it's the same course this year--even if they've had a couple events since then to come up with new cool twists--I don't know if I'd want to plan around it again. (Plus, I have badges for Thu-Sun, and I don't want to get locked into this and have to pass up something else in CC proper.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Vapors on June 11, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
Got an email for this event just now for this.  For the first 8,000 people (walkers and survivors) who sign up, you get a special edition copy of the novel Rise of the Governor.  Here is a copy/paste of the email.  Conveniently, I just registered for this as the email hit my inbox.

FREE   SPECIAL EDITION
 
"THE WALKING DEAD" NOVEL


The first 8,000 people to register* as a Walker or Survivor for The Walking Dead Escape San Diego receive a collectable copy of:

"The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor"
by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga

Presented by The Walking Dead Escape San Diego, St. Martin's Press and Skybound, this special edition novel will not be sold in stores.
 Register Now as a Walker or Survivor for The Walking Dead Escape
to take advantage of this limited time opportunity.

*Walkers and Survivors who are already registered will receive a copy of the novel
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Miss Kitty on June 11, 2013, 03:35:45 PM
Are you kidding me??? Holy Cow!! I want....and now I'll have to go to friggin' ebay and pay $100 and I'm none too happy. Fart fart fart. Anyone wanna trade?? I've got cookies!!!  :-\
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Chris on June 11, 2013, 03:35:52 PM
If it didn’t take away from Con time, I would sooooooooo be a walker.  Then I would leave the makeup on and go to a fancy restaurant, get a table for one, and freak out all the snooty people.

Maybe extra rare tri-tips.  In ketchup. 
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 11, 2013, 03:52:22 PM
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If it didn’t take away from Con time, I would sooooooooo be a walker.  Then I would leave the makeup on and go to a fancy restaurant, get a table for one, and freak out all the snooty people.

Maybe extra rare tri-tips.  In ketchup.

It shouldn't take away Con time. IIRC, they're only doing it in the evenings this year.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Quislings on June 11, 2013, 04:06:55 PM
Shoot, that means I need to stop waffling and figure out my night/time soon. Anyone else doing it at a certain time?
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Vapors on June 11, 2013, 04:28:30 PM
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Are you kidding me??? Holy Cow!! I want....and now I'll have to go to friggin' ebay and pay $100 and I'm none too happy. Fart fart fart. Anyone wanna trade?? I've got cookies!!!  :-\

Why not just run the course?  Cost including fees and insurance (this is required by the event) ran about $87.  I think its the same price for walkers as well.  This would be much cheaper than scalping on ebay, although I would be doubtful the book would run that expensive.  Although I know nothing of how Comic Con exclusives prices fluctuate when they are being sold on eBay.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on June 11, 2013, 06:33:49 PM
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Why not just run the course?  Cost including fees and insurance (this is required by the event) ran about $87.  I think its the same price for walkers as well.  This would be much cheaper than scalping on ebay, although I would be doubtful the book would run that expensive.  Although I know nothing of how Comic Con exclusives prices fluctuate when they are being sold on eBay.
last year they gave out a comic book of walking dead issue #100 sdcc variant cover i sold mines on ebay for like $65 but i heard other people have gotten more for theirs
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Vapors on June 11, 2013, 06:54:33 PM
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last year they gave out a comic book of walking dead issue #100 sdcc variant cover i sold mines on ebay for like $65 but i heard other people have gotten more for theirs

I ran the course too and I remember getting one last year and the moment I stepped out, someone was offering $25 for my friend's and my copy.  We declined.  I enjoyed reading the issue, but haven't been following it or anything, but I thought it was well written and I could see why people are digging the comic.  With that said, I am a hoarder and I wonder if I should try to sell mine.  That price you listed would essentially pay for running the course.

Nah!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on June 12, 2013, 07:49:11 AM
Outside a guy offered me I think 65-70 to just about break even for the experience but I declined as well.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on June 12, 2013, 07:13:02 PM
i got this in my email today, i already have a ticket so i cant use it, im not sure if this is a one time use code or can be used multiple times, but here it is

Exclusive $10 Off for Past Participants!

PLUS $5 Off a Spectator pass for your friends!

 

The official zombie obstacle course of the Walking Dead is BACK for Summer '13!

Walking Dead veterans, show us what you've got in the Survivor Showdown & win INSANE prizes.

Bring your friends with to watch the Apocalypse from the sidelines at the Escape Party. They'll be able to snap photos, score merchandise, and have access to food & drink all night!

Spots are filling up fast! Register in the next 10 days with coupon code AXWDPAST10 for survivors & walkers or AXWDPAST5 for spectators!

Petco Park

San Diego, CA

7/19-7/20

5pm-10pm
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Vapors on June 12, 2013, 07:19:17 PM
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i got this in my email today, i already have a ticket so i cant use it, im not sure if this is a one time use code or can be used multiple times, but here it is

Exclusive $10 Off for Past Participants!

PLUS $5 Off a Spectator pass for your friends!

 

The official zombie obstacle course of the Walking Dead is BACK for Summer '13!

Walking Dead veterans, show us what you've got in the Survivor Showdown & win INSANE prizes.

Bring your friends with to watch the Apocalypse from the sidelines at the Escape Party. They'll be able to snap photos, score merchandise, and have access to food & drink all night!

Spots are filling up fast! Register in the next 10 days with coupon code AXWDPAST10 for survivors & walkers or AXWDPAST5 for spectators!

Petco Park

San Diego, CA

7/19-7/20

5pm-10pm

Just my luck, I registered yesterday.  Boo!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on July 02, 2013, 04:34:39 PM
any one get there times changed? looks like they changed the wave times from every 15 minutes to every 20. which is good cause last year they had 15 minutes and we waited like almost a half hour after our start time to start course
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: shuhbonkboo on July 22, 2013, 04:10:00 PM
Here's my video! 7:40 wave on Friday
http://youtu.be/x0ojwZDCXXk
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: TheTFReview on July 22, 2013, 04:28:35 PM
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Here's my video! 7:40 wave on Friday
http://youtu.be/x0ojwZDCXXk

I'm uploading my pics to Flickr at the moment. I didn't have a wave since the website I write for has a great relationship with the team that runs TWDE, so they let me walk the course (as long as I was out of the way of runners) and hang out backstage in the make-up area. It was really cool! This year was a massive improvement over last year. So much more detail, actual set pieces from the show!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Quislings on July 22, 2013, 04:38:42 PM
I have no pictures of me on the actual course because I teamed up with a very nice lady who REALLY wanted to survive, so we booked it through most of the course. I ran Saturday at 6:20 and my knees are pretty bruised up - I've learned I'm a rather agressive crawler apparently. And after running to a spot I apparently couldn't pass, I jumped and slide over the roof of a car at the end.

I had a fantastic time and I high fived Theodus Crane (Big Tiny!) on my way in, who was walking with Travis Love (the Bowman with the Governor). I actually saw Travis Love a couple times just wandering around the Con.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Transmute Jun on July 22, 2013, 08:51:35 PM
Re: the knees, my husband wore knee pads and said they were awesome. He's planning on doing this next year too and wearing knee pads again. He went with my brother and they worked as a team, distracting walkers to allow each other to get through.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: Alvetica on August 01, 2013, 09:24:15 AM
Did anybody do both years?  How did this year compare to last year?
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on August 03, 2013, 11:02:32 AM
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Did anybody do both years?  How did this year compare to last year?

i did both years, same wave both times, this year i noticed there was less obstacles than last year but way more zombies, the course was a little different too. mostly just the route they send you though
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: shuhbonkboo on August 05, 2013, 11:17:15 PM
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Did anybody do both years?  How did this year compare to last year?

My wave this year had less walkers. But that could have been due to me running in the last wave last year where the walkers were told to go all out.  Wish they had walkers on the staircases like they did last year.  Nonetheless, both courses had the same intensity level.  Quite an adrenaline rush dodging walkers!
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: juliafrood on August 07, 2013, 09:51:10 PM
We went in the 8:20 Friday wave and it was AWESOME.  Way more intense than I figured, but that's fine because it will motivate me to get my ass in shape for next year.

There was one huge problem that I really feel we need to address with the people running the Escape.  The FEMA water stations were a great reminder to slow down and hydrate, but there was NO WATER at the end of the course after that final slog.  They didn't even have cups at the top of the stairs to get water from the bathroom, and the only water down stairs was $4/bottle!  The EMTs or whomever weren't letting people go down the escalators until they looked OK and were breathing normally, but my friend could barely stand and desperately needed water to be brought to him.  Nobody there had water, so I asked for a cup, and nobody had a cup.  So then I went down the steps to the drink purchase booth and they could not give me water BUT my cash was in my wallet locked in my bag at the bag check.  I had to leave the woman MY SMART PHONE in exchange for a bottle of water, then go back to the steps, argue with the guards to let me go back up to BRING MY INCAPACITATED FRIEND SOME WATER, then after we moved him down the steps (and he sat with another EMT for a while) I had to go get my stuff out of bag-check to pay the woman for my $4 water and get my phone back. 

It was a huge pain in the ass that could have easily turned tragic.  We had planned on staying and blowing some money on over-priced alcohol at the afterparty but we left for the Tilted Kilt instead since we already had our stuff and it felt like they were endangering people to make a few extra bucks.  A table full of dixie cups and water at the top of the steps would have kept us in the afterparty area for the next hour at least, talking about how great of an experience we just had.  Instead, I spent 30 minutes questing to retrieve my phone after helping my friend get a drink of water after a run he paid $75 to attend.  Lame.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: ice9 on August 08, 2013, 05:01:27 AM
I did this and loved it. If anyone goes next year and is considering it i highly suggest it.

It wore me out though. I'm not in the best shape though that is probably why.
Title: Re: walking dead escape
Post by: aodmisery on August 08, 2013, 11:08:48 AM
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I did this and loved it. If anyone goes next year and is considering it i highly suggest it.

It wore me out though. I'm not in the best shape though that is probably why.

I was the same way, last year they had a thursday wave option i was really hoping for one this year too, i ended up doing the friday wave i was planning on going out drinking after the run but that didnt work out too well, after being at the con all day then running the course i was so tired i just wanted to sleep