FanX 2016: Salt Lake Comic Con Announces “The Walking Dead Experience”


The Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming to Salt Lake City!
Salt Lake Comic Con Announces “The Walking Dead Experience” for FanX® 2016

FanX® attendees can experience the terror of “The Walking Dead” firsthand; FanX is March 24-26, 2016 at the Salt Palace Convention Center –

SALT LAKE CITY, March 14, 2016 – Salt Lake Comic Con organizers announced today that the interactive “The Walking Dead Experience” is coming to FanX® 2016. Presented by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and produced and created by Michael Counts and Walker Stalker, fans will be able to experience the terror of a zombie outbreak, as detailed in Chapter One of The Walking Dead comic book, March 24-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The Walking Dead Experience drops attendees into the chaotic and terrifying world of  The Walking Dead. Small groups of participants will adventure through a small town at the start of the outbreak, experiencing the night zombies began their rampage and the moment social order began to unravel.

“This is the best set of guests and attractions we’ve had yet for fans of The Walking Dead and other zombie shows,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Producer. “We’ve booked Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, and Michael Traynor from AMC’s The Walking Dead,” five principle cast members from Syfy’s Z Nation and three principle cast members from the upcoming zombie film on Syfy, Dead7. We couldn’t be more thrilled to add this realtime sensory experience to FanX 2016.”

The Walking Dead Experience is an immersive theatrical attraction featuring state of the art special effects, professional performers, and elaborate sets,” said Walker Stalker President James Frazier. “We’re excited to have Salt Lake Comic Con as our first comic con partner for the Experience in 2016.”

Attendees can choose to play as “survivors” or “walkers,” with run times ranging from 30 to 90 minutes, and include options like professionally applied zombie makeup. It debuted at Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta and has made subsequent stops on its national tour in Nashville, Orlando, Dallas, Chicago, and more.

“Salt Lake Comic Con has a substantial zombie theme, along with Doctor Who, Arrow, Star Trek, X-Files, Buzz Aldrin and more at FanX 2016,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer.  “We have some of the top guests from The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead Experience is a substantial addition to complement our show. Our success in this market has allowed us to continue to expand the caliber of partnerships to serve our fans.”

The Walking Dead Experience tickets range from $40 – $140 and are available now. Attendees must have a valid FanX 2016 wristband to participate. FanX 2016 passes range from $20 – $230, with 15 percent discounts available for military, first responders, teachers, students and seniors.

FanX is produced by the same team behind Salt Lake Comic Con, which became one of the premier pop culture comic con events in the country and the most attended convention in the history of Utah with over 125,000 attendees.

Additional FanX 2016 guests include Kate Beckinsale, Gillian Anderson, Matt Smith, Buzz Aldrin, George Takei,  LeVar Burton, Summer Glau, Jason Isaacs, Peter Facinelli and members of the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. Check the full guest list here.

FanX gives Salt Lake Comic Con fans up close and personal FanXperiences with their favorite pop culture icons. FanX features celebrities, comicbook artists and creators, best-selling authors, panelists, and more. FanX strays from a comic book focus bringing real heroes like Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, and pop culture icons like Nick Carter amd AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys and Joey Fatone from *NSYNC.

FanX is the first event planned for 2016, with Salt Lake Comic Con scheduled for Labor Day weekend in September. Both events feature incredible FanXperiences, including Celebrity Stars, Photo Ops, Autographs, Panels, Vendors, Artists, Authors,  Special Events, KidCon, Cosplay, Features and more.

For more information about FanX 2016 or to buy tickets, visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website at Save $10 by purchasing early online. Learn more about what there is to see and do at the event by visiting