Back in May we brought you the awesome news that The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, would be bringing the undead horde to Comic-Con 2012 by way of a fan-friendly obstacle course. We now have some updates on The Walking Dead Escape, which will occur at San Diego’s PetCo Park from July 12th through the 14th. You can buy yourself a ticket to walk the treacherous path laid out ahead of you or simply watch the show from a safe distance; or, if you’re lucky, you can get made up by professional make-up artists and shamble at will (no bath salts, please). Tickets are on sale now, so hit the jump to see how you can get involved.
Hero Complex brought the ticket sales to our attention, but you only have today left to register at their lowest rate. The tickets are for people 16-and-older and range from $70 to $90 depending on when you purchase them and their availability (the limit is currently set at 15,000). A bit steep to watch/chase/be chased, but it comes with a prize that comic collectors might cherish. (Comic collectors still go to Comic-Con, right?) All walkers and survivors will receive an exclusive 100th edition of The Walking Dead comic, while spectators will receive a special edition 100th edition posters. Kirkman, who will be joining in on the fun, commented on the course, saying:
“We wanted fans to experience — as closely as possible — the end of the world. It’s going to be a fun, messy time. “You can run, jog, walk. I’m probably going to crawl.”
We recently posted some new images of David Morrissey as the Governor and Danai Gurira as Michonne in the upcoming season of The Walking Dead, which begs the question, what’s next for the series? Kirkman answered:
“There’s so much more to come. I’m hoping for 1,000 more books. There’s so much potential in the ‘Walking Dead’ story.”
Here’s a description of what the course entails:
The course has been specifically designed for participants with a wide range of abilities.
The world we know is about to end. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions will sweep the globe causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. The only way to survive is to buy an Evac Pass, track the virus and get out before it is too late.
In a matter of months society will crumble and San Diego will be first of many cities to fall. Only a few will escape. Some won’t even try.
You can plan your escape via the map provided. I’d advise anyone interested in the undead walk to check out the event’s webpage, FAQ and interactive course map. Will you pay $70-$90 to participate? Hopefully I’ll run into you there, dead or alive!