On August 6th The Walking Dead will officially have its own day! We’re thrilled to announce a special zombie-filled event taking place in Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore’s hometown of Cynthiana, Kentucky, where fans can meet Robert Kirkman, get exclusive merchandise, get trapped in a walker-infested prison, and more! This is a free event open to the public courtesy of Cythiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce.
Before we get to the events, we’re very proud to announce that an exclusive Walking Dead #1 variant by Tony Moore will be given away to the first 10,000 fans in attendance! Here’s a sneak peek:
Now, here’s a breakdown of the day:
9AM – State sign dedication
10AM – Interactive shuttle tours begin. Loading will be on West Pike St. near the Chamber of Commerce.
10AM – Special edition comic released at Chamber of Commerce (Limited 1 per household).
12PM – Costume Contest in the parking lot in front of the walking dead mural on Walnut St.
12-8PM – Rotary safe house/zombie jail experience opens at the old jail on Pike St. $5 admission. Presented by the Halloween Extremists.
1-3PM – Comic signing/photos with Robert Kirkman- 120 South Walnut St. (Limited to 2 items per person).
3-5PM – Comic signings/photos with Tony Moore-123 East Pike St. (Limited to 2 items per person).
4-5PM – Q and A with Robert Kirkman- Rohs Opera House – Pike St.
5PM – Trivia Contest at Trindy’s Family Bistro- (Limited to 16 teams). Early registration will happen during the day outside the restaurant. Walnut St.
5PM – Silent auction next door to Rohs ends. Items won may be picked up at this time.
5:30PM – Last shuttle tour.
6PM – End of Event.
*Large backpacks/purses/bags will not be allowed inside of signings or Q and A for safety reasons. No weapons will be allowed. Foam or cardboard weapons for costumes are ok. Please plan accordingly.
Walking Dead Mural
If all of those amazing things weren’t enough, event-goers can ALSO enjoy a giant Walking Dead mural painted on the side of the city’s local theater. After a rigorous fundraising campaign, 60 buckets of paint, and a love for the horror genre Portuguese artist Sergie Odeith completed the art piece in under a week. In addition to celebrating The Walking Dead, the piece also kicks off a downtown revival of Cynthiana. Kentucky.com spoke with Arts Council Board Member Emily Ammerman, who said, “We wanted this first mural to really make a statement…and it’s great to honor the Walking Dead, because it has been such a big hit and people here are proud of the local connections.” Below is local news video of the project along with the finished piece:
Make sure to stay tuned for more updates on their Facebook Page! So, will you be going??