A night with The Walking Dead

Last night I went to An Evening with the Cast and Crew from The Walking Dead.  Norman Reedus (Darryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), and Greg Nicotero (a producer) were there to talk about the show and fielded a few question from the audience sent ahead of time.  Needless to say, being a fan of The Walking Dead, I throughly enjoyed seeing these four last night.  As a fan located in the midwest opportunities to see actors or crew from a favorite show don’t come around too often.  Being able to hear the passion that these people have for the show was insightful – makes the work they do on the show all that more real since you can tell they are invested in the work they do.

The most enjoyable part for me was hearing Steven Yeun talk about finding a tick on his man parts while they were filming the farm scenes.  A somewhat traumatic experience for him and told in a very funny and entertaining way to the audience.  I took pictures but only had my cell phone and the photos aren’t the best (not worth sharing, should have brought my camera).  Unfortunately, I didn’t submit a question beforehand – couldn’t think of one – but thought of one this morning that I would have liked to ask:  What is the best thing about living in the Zombie apocalypse?  There’s gotta be at least one good thing about living with all those zombies, right?  Why else fight so hard to stay alive all the time.  I think no taxes would be a big plus.

So, looking forward to tonight’s episode of TWD with a renewed appreciation for the cast and crew.  It was obvious from last night that they enjoy their jobs and appreciate the fans.  Oh, and one more thing: Greg Nicotero said that on the Southwest flight from Kansas City to Milwaukee, Norman Reedus signed one of those flyers you see in the backs of the seats and stuck it back into the seat back.  So, if you happen to be on a Southwest flight, take a moment to look at the items in the seatback, you might get lucky and find something signed by Darryl!

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