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The Walking Dead Escape Returns To San Diego Comic Con This Year

the walking deadI look forward to seeing The Walking Dead’s presence at Comic Con this year, as they always have pretty elaborate set ups on the showroom floor, let along super popular panels. A few years back I was happy to participate in The Walking Dead Escape. This is The Walking Dead-themed obstacle course that takes over San Diego’s Petco Park during Comic Con.  It is a ton of fun to run away from zombies, let alone admire the zombie makeup creations on regular folk who are apparently happy to go after geeks running through a baseball stadium in full on zombie makeup for hours at a time.  It is returning to Comic Con once again this year, along with several other stops around the country.  Read on to learn more, including details on deals for signing up early!

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THE INFECTION SPREADS!

THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE ANNOUNCES 2014 NATIONAL TOUR

Robert Kirkman’s Skybound to bring immersive zombie obstacle course direct to fans across the US

There is an official press release to follow, but here is something to keep in mind: From now until July 4th, there is a special EARLY BIRD special for tickets:

  • Combo Package: $125
  • Walker: $70
  • Survivor: $50
  • Spectator: $20

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 29, 2014) – Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, will rollout out its one-of-a-kind immersive zombie obstacle course experience, The Walking Dead Escape, in a national tour launching in Baton Rouge, LA on April 24, 2014 at The River Center Arena. The tour’s first leg will visit multiple cities including the following dates below:

Baton Rouge, LA – April 24

Houston, TX – April 26

Atlanta, GA – May 31st

Minneapolis, MN – June 21st at Target Center

Hartford, CT- June 28th at Xfinity Theater

San Diego, CA – July 25th and 26th at Petco Park surrounding Comic Con 2014

Miami, FL – October 25th at Sun Life Stadium

Dates TBD at the following locations:

Tampa, FL – at Sundome Arena

Jacksonville, FL – at EverBank Field

New Orleans, LA – at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Additional tour dates will be announced in the near future. Tickets can be purchased via www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or www.tickets.com as part of a marketing partnership with Tickets.com.

After its successful 2012 debut at San Diego’s Petco Park, The Walking Dead Escape expanded with three additional events in major cities in 2013, including New York, where the course was integrated aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Intrepid. Based on fans’ enthusiastic response, Skybound decided to take the events to the next level with a national tour.

“I’m thrilled to offer fans new and old an even bigger, more interactive experience this time around. It’s great to see fans of the comic book and television series live in the world I created so many years ago,” says Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead.

The course, which has already thrilled tens of thousands of participants since its debut, allows fans to participate as “Walkers” or “Survivors” as they climb, crawl, and slide their way through various zombie-infected evacuation zones. Those lucky enough to make it to the decontamination zone will have their level of infection assessed and then participate in the event’s Fan Experience.

Those participating as Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup artists, and they’ll receive “zombie training” prior to their release on the course. Keeping in the spirit of the entertainment and accessibility to all, The Walking Dead Escape is not a race, and its participants will not be timed or required to run.

To buy tickets or for more information about The Walking Dead Escape, please visit:

www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or www.tickets.com

About Skybound:

Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.

Skybound recently announced that it will publish Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast, which is in development as a television show with CINEMAX and Fox International. The Skybound original title Clone, written by David Schulner, is also in development as a television show at Universal. Kirkman will serve as an executive producer on both series.

Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman are currently in production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.

Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves.

Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures. In 2012, the Skybound-developed iOS game The Walking Dead Assault launched to rave reviews.

The Walking Dead Escape, an immersive zombie run experience, launched in 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con. Skybound recently announced a 2014 spring tour for The Walking Dead Escape. For more information, please visit Skybound online at www.skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

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