Walker Stalker Con Nashville is quickly approaching! On June 3rd & 4th fans will mix and mingle at the Music City Center with guests from The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and more!
The Dead Connection crew receives so many questions from you guys about what to expect at a convention and we are always happy to help you with anything you want to know about. Most of the inquiries are regarding photo ops, autographs and ticket levels. Here’s a quick rundown of questions we have received on our posts:
What is a Photo Op?
This is a professional photo done by Celeb Photo Ops. Most of the time you will want to purchase these photos before the convention. If a guest is not sold out prior to the con, you may buy an Op on the premises.
How is a Photo Op different from a table photo/selfie?
A table photo is a pic taken with your phone/camera at the celeb’s autograph table. These photos are an extra charge, paid in cash at the table. Please note: Not every actor does these! We know Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Melissa McBride do not do table photos or selfies. Yes, there are exceptions: if a celeb agrees to or suggests a photo at their table this is up to the sole discretion of the actor and their management. Do not ask for a selfie/table photo if they do not offer them.
What’s the process of a Photo Op like?
If you buy your Op prior to the convention, you will take your emailed receipt containing the QR code to the Will Call ticketing area. Celeb Photo Ops has a booth where they will scan the QR code to verify your purchase and you will receive a Photo Op voucher. Pay attention to the Day, Group & Time listed on your voucher! When its time for to go to your Op, make your way over to the Photo Op area of the convention. The folks at WSC & Celeb Photo Ops ask that you do not line up more than 15 minutes prior to the time designated on your voucher. Too many people standing around in that area creates confusion and hinders walk ways (this is also a fire hazard). This is where the WSC App comes in handy! We have a widget at the end of this post where you can download the app on iTunes or Google Play. There is an option within the app to make a schedule with your Ops, panel times, etc, The app will even give you a reminder of where you need to be! Photo Ops go extremely quick so if you have a special pose or want to hold up a sign be ready to tell the actor what you want to do. The celebs will not sign autographs or accept gifts during these Ops. After your Op is over you will exit and collect your photo on your way out of the area.
What happens if I misplace/lose my voucher?!
We can speak from experience on this: if your voucher is lost/stolen/misplaced there is nothing Celeb Photo Ops or Walker Stalker Con can do. These are like cash so when they are gone, they are gone. One of our vouchers was stolen at WSC Atlanta 2017, it was horrible.
How do I get an autograph?
All of the celebs at the conventions sign autographs. You may bring an item you would like to have signed or pick from a wide selection of photos at their tables. Getting an autograph is simple! All you do is walk to the booth, stand in line and get something signed. Yes, you will have to wait in line. The guests that WSC invite to their cons are extremely popular and waiting in line for your turn to see them is just part of the convention experience. Make some new friends while you stand in line!
What is a Pre-Sale Autograph?
Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have fans standing in line for hours to meet them and get an autograph. We have seen and experienced these lines. Each time we have met Norman we have waited no less than 4-6 hours. We have heard stories from friends that waited 12 hours to meet him. Pre-Sale Aurographs are being implemented to cut out these excessive wait times and give everyone their chance to meet these guys. WSC pre-sold autographs for Norman & JDM at WSC London and WSC San Francisco and it seemed to work very well. These will be just like Photo Ops- you pick the day and a group. You go to your designated time and meet Norman and/or JDM. Please note: If you want an autograph from Norman or JDM you must purchase a Pre-Sale autograph. Read more about these in this post.
How much are autographs?
Autographs range from $10-$100, it varies from actor to actor and even from convention to convention. These prices are set by the celeb’s management, not by WSC. There will never be a list of autograph (or selife) prices posted from Walker Stalker Con unless it is a Pre-Sale. All autographs are cash only, paid at the table. This is your chance not only to have something signed but to talk briefly with your cast favorites! These meet & greets are not as rushed as the professional Ops and you will have the opportunity to get your selfie (if the actor does them) for an extra charge. Most of the celebs that do selfies will have a price list posted at their tables. There are ATM machines located on the convention floor in the event you did not bring enough cash with you.
What about tickets for my kids?
Children 10 and under get in free, kids ages 11 & up will need a ticket. The only pass that requires an additional pass for a child of any age is the Platinum pass.
Where do I buy tickets?
Purchase your Walker Stalker tickets here.
Can I buy a VIP, Gold or Platinum ticket from eBay?
We do not recommend that you purchase a con admission ticket, a Photo Op or Pre-Sale Autograph ticket from eBay. There are tons of honest, wonderful people that want to help you but there are also some who just want to take your money.
We hope these Q&A’s help you guys! Attending Walker Stalker Con is an experience to treasure, we want you to have the best time you possible can!
We hope to see you at a convention- if you see us please introduce yourself! We love meeting fellow fans!
Remember to download the WSC App, it is super helpful (and free!) The app will be updated about a week before the con.
If you have a question that we have not answered leave a comment and we will do our best to help you!