To say that The Dead Connection enjoys going to Senoia, Ga is an understatement. If you have not ventured to Senoia, (aka Woodbury, aka Alexandria), we suggest that you plan a trip soon. Not only is The Walking Dead filmed on location in Senoia, but it is also home to the one and only official Walking Dead store. The Woodbury Shoppe is on the corner of the town’s picturesque Main Street. To read more about the shop itself, read this article we posted earlier this year.
The Dead Connection (well, 2/3 of us- Jessie couldn’t make it so we brought her in spirit and on a card board cut out) recently had the pleasure of attending one of the intimate “meet and greet” signing events held downstairs in The Waking Dead Cafe. Past guests include; Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd, Laurie Holden, and Scott Wilson. These events are a great chance to meet your favorite cast/creative member. Tickets are usually very limited and Premium Members get the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to public release. The “McCudlitz” event sold out prior to going public, so if you are a die hard fan, you may want to consider the premium membership option. We were lucky to attend this event with our friend Stephen Sweet and the famous (or maybe infamous) Senoia Pandas!
Helpful Hints: The lines for these signings are outside so be prepared. It was cold & windy the day of the Robert Kirkman signing, very hot the day of the Scott Wilson event, and it POURED rain the day of the “McCudlitz” signing. Check the forecast and bring water or umbrellas. Standing in line is part of the fun! You can interact with fellow fans and make some great friends in the process (this how we met and became friends with the Senoia Pandas and Stephen Sweet)! Have a good camera with you- the staff will take pictures using your own device. Most importantly, have fun! These events are for us, the fans!
Remember: we do a giveaway every month and most of our items come from these events! Check our site, Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date! Here’s what we are giving away for the remainder of 2015: a 10th anniversary variant cover of The Walking Dead issue #1 signed by creator Robert Kirkman, an autographed 8×10 pic of Norman Reedus & Funko Pop! Vinyl Daryl Dixon, an autographed 8×10 pic of Andrew Lincoln & Funko Pop! Vinyl Rick Grimes, an autographed 8×10 pic of Michael Cudlitz & Sgt. Abraham Ford action figure.