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‘Walking Dead’ fans meet for convention in Atlanta

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSKim Kinney, of Atlanta, dressed as a zombie, walks through the floor of Walker Stalker Con, a convention based off the cable TV show "The Walking Dead," Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Atlanta. The convention, which ran through the weekend, was expected to draw about 10,000 participants says co-creator Eric Nordhoff. "The Walking Dead" characters battle zombies known as "walkers" in the streets of downtown Atlanta and in forests, small towns and a prison south of the city. The convention featured appearances by some of the show's actors as well as games, toys, comic and other memorabilia for fans of zombie, horror and science fiction. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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    Kim Kinney, of Atlanta, dressed as a zombie, walks through the floor of Walker Stalker Con, a convention based off the cable TV show "The Walking Dead," Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Atlanta. The convention, which ran through the weekend, was expected to draw about 10,000 participants says co-creator Eric Nordhoff. "The Walking Dead" characters battle zombies known as "walkers" in the streets of downtown Atlanta and in forests, small towns and a prison south of the city. The convention featured appearances by some of the show's actors as well as games, toys, comic and other memorabilia for fans of zombie, horror and science fiction. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA >> Fans of the hit cable television show "The Walking Dead" congregated in downtown Atlanta this weekend for a convention focused on the AMC series.

The convention, named "Walker Stalker Con," was expected to draw about 10,000 people to the Atlanta Convention Center over the weekend.

Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier, also known as the "Walker Stalkers," created the convention after a road trip they made last fall from Nashville, Tenn., to Georgia to see the show being filmed.

Fans were treated to sessions with makeup artists to look like zombies during the convention, and the event featured appearances by some of the actors from the show.

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