Forget swimming in the ocean with dolphins or running with the bulls at Pamplona. For Walking Dead fans, the athletic activity of the year will be evading zombies during this summer’s Comic-Con in San Diego.
Today, Walking Dead comic writer — and Walking Dead TV show executive producer — Robert Kirkman and his Skybound imprint announced that they plan to hold a zombie obstacle course at San Diego’s Petco Park on July 12-15, the weekend of Comic-Con. The event is called The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego and fans can participate as a Survivor climbing, crawling, and sliding through a zombie-infested evacuation zone, as a Walker, or as a spectator.
“Our fans have been reading about it, watching it and now they get to live it with The Walking Dead Escape,” said Kirkman, in a statement. “We are literally transforming Petco Park into the early days of society’s collapse and San Diego is just the first city to fall.”
The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego is being held to celebrate the 100th issue of the Walking Dead comic, which is published July 11. Fans can register for the event from noon today at www.thewalkingdeadescape.com or at the Skybound website.
You can check out the cover of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead below.