'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Chicago area

Andrew Lincoln

"The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln participates in a panel at Walker Stalker Con November 2, 2013. (EPA/ERIK S. LESSER)

Here’s your opportunity to say hello to some of “The Walking Dead” characters you have said goodbye to.

Walker Stalker Con will take place March 14-16 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The zombie convention will include past and present “Walking Dead” cast members and guest panels.

The biggest "Walking Dead" names announced for the convention are Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), IronE Singleton (T-Dog) and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob Stookey). Non "Walking Dead" guests include Stephen Amell ("Arrow") and Nestor Carbonell ("Lost").

The original Walker Stalker Con was held last year in Atlanta – where “The Walking Dead” is filmed – and included appearances by Cohan, Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon).

Reedus will appear at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in August, as will “Walking Dead” co-star Danai Gurira (Michonne) and former cast members Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) and Jon Bernthal (Shane Walsh).

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To read about how "The Walking Dead" has become the biggest draw at comic conventions, click here.

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