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Walker Stalker -Atlanta (informational thread)

Discussion in 'TWD Conventions' started by MamaGrimes, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. MamaGrimes

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    This thread is for anyone who is interested in Walker Stalker Atlanta. It's the biggest WSC as far as opportunities to not only meet the primary cast (including Andy if you get a gold VIP or higher) but to also attend numerous panels, participate in cosplay (or just watch and enjoy) and just have a whole bunch of fun!

    There is already a group of at least 10 of us attending so the party has started!!

    I'm going to call on some veteran con attendees now so they can chime in with tips and tricks: @DixonGrimes, @forevermichonne, @Danaisbestie, @DirtieBirdie and @NeeCee81. I'm going off of memory from previous posts, so feel free to correct me so I can revise the OP!

    Here is the link to the Atlanta FAQ page. There's a ton of great information there:

    http://walkerstalkercon.com/faq/

    Some of the important stuff:

    • The primary way to get a photo op and autograph with Andy is to purchase a Gold ($800) or Platinum ($1200?) VIP pass. I can tell you from experience it's extremely difficult to purchase one. When they're put up for sale, they sell out in literally a second. There are a lot of thirsty members out there!
    • Andy usually does a duo photo op as well and that information will be posted as we get closer to con. That op sells out extremely fast so luck will be a factor but hopefully we'll get that chance.
    • There is also the cast photo which is cost prohibitive at $800 but up to 4 fans can participate so if we go in on these together, it drives the cost down.
    • A regular VIP pass, which most of us going have purchased, will put you ahead of the masses in line for the other photo ops as well as the line for panels. It's worth the $240!!
    • There will be at least one if not two more opportunities to purchase every level of VIP passes- most likely later in the spring and then the summer. Once members find out the later dates, please post that information here for all to see.

    This thread is where you can post your questions, answer questions and share lessons learned from attending previous cons so please keep the conversation going!
     
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    Thanks for creating this thread @MamaGrimes! I just purchased my tickets and am so very excited. Please add me to the group meeting up! I still have hopes of meeting DG and AL, but I guess we'll see.
     
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    Thank you, Mama Grimes.

    I want to go, but I'm not 100% decided yet.
     
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    I'm going again! Haven't bought tix yet but I'll prob just do general admission, I did that last year and had a ton of fun. I would rather do photo ops or meet and greets w/ the one, two, or three characters of my choosing, and I probably won't go to all 3 days....
     
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    YAY!! So happy to hear you're going! :hug:

    And @Deep_Ricking I hope you choose to go. Let us know if you decide to and want to hang out with the Tittd group.
     
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    I will, because everyone I know is unavailable that weekend. :lol:

    They are doing what they do every last weekend in October. People need to change it up.
     
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    I bought my 2017 tix the day after WSC 2016. All the pictures and comments made me jealous, so I put in my information and click purchase so fast it could make your head spin.
     
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    I'll be there with bells on. Wouldn't miss it for the world!
     
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    I love the idea of a group. I know not everyone can go so talking about it here is probably the best idea as I know I don't want anyone to feel bad in bunker or threads if they can't go. If anyone has questions please feel free to let me know, just tag my username. Lol I was new once and didn't have ANY idea what to do until some Dixon fans online basically adopted me and told me in the ins and outs of WS con including how to almost guarantee getting Gold. 5 WS cons later and I feel I could write a book lol. No question is dumb, if you need help just ask me.

    I can show you how to save money, prioritize your time to get the maximum experience and how to be strategic so your entire weekend isn't spent waiting in line. :)
     
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    What's that u say? You'll create an itinerary and post it? Ok, great, thanks! LOL

     
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    Thanks Dix!! This thread is for those that are still considering going and have questions that veterans like you can hopefully answer! I created a group for those already committed to going. This way everyone gets what they need!
     
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    Damn I just got confused af LOL. Forgot there was two threads. Let me unfollow this thread and focus on the other one smh

     
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    Going to WSC/Atlanta is on my bucket list and I am going to try like crazy to make it happen. I will be the grandma of the group should I go.
     
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    Tex let us know if you get tickets so we can ensure you are included in the head count
     
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    OK, just got my VIP ticket, so I am going to the party. I actually can't believe I did this, I think my kids are going to probably take me to the doctor to make sure I have not gone off the deep end LOL!!!

    Now I will work on my hotel and airline reservations. I am so excited I took that leap, thanks guys!!
     
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    Welcome to the fun! :hug:
     
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    YAAY Tex I'm so psyched you are going. The two hotels we are mostly at is the Sheraton downtown and Hyatt Regency. The hotels are going quick. If you or anyone else is looking to share a room, please PM me as I'm making a list of those who want to share to save costs. If I don't hear from you I'll assume you're good as far as the hotel is concerned!

    I'm so happy you are coming!
     
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    I'm going, although I decided I may just stick with my good old VIP ticket.
     
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    GG other than 3 of us the rest is regular VIP so the vast majority will all be in the same boat!
     
  20. DixonGrimes

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    I'm sorry I got confused, I didn't realize there were two threads lol :laugh:

    Anyone has questions feel free to tag me :)
     
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