AMC Continues Partnership on the Walking Dead Escape with Skybound and Ruckus Sports
Press Release, News
AMC joins forces again with Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, and Ruckus Sports for the fourth The Walking Dead Escape (www.thewalkingdeadescape.com). The official zombie obstacle course of The Walking Dead will take place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City on Sat., Oct. 12, in advance of the fourth season premiere of the The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 13th at 9pm ET/PT. Skybound and Ruckus Sports brought the first The Walking Dead Escape to San Diego during the 2012 Comic-Con weekend and AMC joined forces for the 2013 The Walking Dead Escape San Diego. The event allows fans to live out the events from the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning and top-rated AMC series, based on Robert Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning best-selling The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novels.
The course is open Sat., Oct.12 from 6:45 pm - Midnight. Survivors climb, crawl and slide in an effort to avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers, while achieving the ultimate adventure on The Walking Dead-themed obstacle course. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race and Survivors are not timed, but the end is near and they must move swiftly. If they're lucky, Survivors will reach the decontamination zone where their level of infection - if any - will be determined by a confidential military scan. Walkers will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup teams and released on the course to haunt the living.
"Coming off the success of The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego in July, we are excited to continue to bring our fans an even bigger and better experience this fall. As promised, we have upped the ante with celebrated and renowned new partner, AMC," said Liam Brenner, founder of The Walking Dead Escape and Ruckus Sports. "With AMC's creative prowess, we are confident that this year's 'Escape' events will be the most action-packed and thrilling yet. We know fan expectations are high and we will deliver beyond their wildest imaginations."
"The fan reaction to The Walking Dead on AMC has been truly remarkable and exceeded our wildest expectations. As the number one show on television among adults 18-49, this live experience at The Walking Dead Escape allows these passionate and dedicated fans to actually enter the zombie apocalypse. Judging from the popularity and feedback from The Walking Dead Escape at Petco Park during Comic-Con in July, fans are ready for yet another installment of this amazing event, and this time on an aircraft carrier," said Theresa Beyer, VP of activation and promotion at AMC. "Whether acting as survivors, walkers or spectators, this perilous and immersive attraction allows fans of the show to put themselves in the world they can't get enough of on Sunday nights on AMC."
This year The Walking Dead Escape is elevated with new props, scenes and full The Walking Dead experiences. Fans can participate in this epic adventure; as a "Survivor" racing through the zombie-infested evacuation zone with familiar scenes and props from the show and comic book series; or as a "Walker" in the undead horde.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com. To view video and photos from July's event in San Diego go to https://www.facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadEscape. To receive updates about the Zombie Apocalypse, be sure to follow @TDWEscape on Twitter or sign up for the Newsletter! Early registration is strongly recommended, as walk-ups may not be available on event day.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty-one years ago. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur and Thief of Thieves. In 2010, Kirkman formed his own Image imprint, Skybound, which publishes his own work and Clone, Ghosted, Invincible Universe and Witch Doctor. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and 2012. In April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit Emmy Award-winning television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. Your destinations for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles are www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com