|‘The Walking Dead Escape’ Debuts On East Coast In Philadelphia April 21|
Many Wizard World fans love The Walking Dead, and East Coast followers of the award-winning comic book series and graphic novels are in for a unique adventure.
The zombie virus continues to spread as Ruckus Sports and Skybound, in conjunction with Live Nation, announce Philadelphia as the next city to fall in the gruesomely realistic The Walking Dead Escape obstacle course series. The event allows fans of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series and graphic novels to live out the events in the pages of the groundbreaking series. Taking place on Sunday, April 21, at the Wells Fargo Center Complex in Philadelphia, fans can choose between three ways to take part in this epic adventure: participants can choose to be a Survivor, and race through the zombie infested evacuation zone; or a Walker, who embraces the inevitable and surrenders to the undead horde; or a Spectator, who watches the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party.
And to add even MORE excitement … The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia announced its partnership with KNB EFX Group, Inc. and its founder Greg Nicotero. In addition to being Executive Producer and Director on AMC’s hit TV show The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero is the Special Effects Make-Up designer.
With their work on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team have deep experience creating some of the most incredible zombies in the industry. One look at Nicotero’s creations for the undead and those who choose to be Walkders in The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia participants will know they are in for a zombie experience like no other!
The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia is unlike any obstacle course event in the nation. Survivors will climb, crawl and slide in an effort to avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers while achieving the ultimate adventure on The Walking Dead-themed obstacle course. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed, but the end is near and they must move swiftly. If they’re lucky, Survivors will reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection - if any - will be determined by a confidential military scan.
New for the Philadelphia Escape is the “Survivor Showdown” where Survivors have the chance to compete for $2,500 in prizes.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com. Use the code “WIZARD” for $10 off the registration fee! To view video and photos from last summer’s event in San Diego go to https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadEscape. To receive updates about the Zombie Apocalypse, be sure to follow @TDWEscape on Twitter!