Just when the desire to be at San Diego Comic Con was enough to make some people explode like a poorly constructed Death Star, we hear about this: Skybound and Walking Dead writer/creator Robert Kirkman are teaming up to create an astonishing spectacle of un-dead activities, and they’ve rented a damn stadium to do it. What’s the occasion? The celebration of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead, but honestly, it seems more like a zed Olympiad and less like a corporate back slap festival — something for the fans, and that is pretty awesome.
So, what are these activities? According to THR, they include: “an obstacle course where participants can do one of three things: be a survivor and race through a zombie-infested evacuation zone; be a walker who joins the ranks of the undead; or a spectator who watches from the sidelines during an Escape Party.”
“Our fans have been reading about it, watching it and now they get to live it with The Walking Dead Escape. We are literally transforming Petco Park into the early days of society’s collapse and San Diego is just the first city to fall.” said Robert Kirkman via press release.
You can buy tickets to participate in the course (which runs July 12-15 and is expected to take 35-45 minutes) and read about the rules over at the official site for The Walking Dead Escape here. The site FAQ also offers a few helpful hints like “Hiding is recommended if confronted with a Walker horde”, and specifies that the course “is not a race”, so there is certainly no need to shoot your fellow participants in the leg and leave them for zombie chum.