Geek out at Walker Stalker Con in Rosemont this weekend! - KMSP-TV

Geek out at Walker Stalker Con in Rosemont this weekend!

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago area zombie, horror and sci-fi fans should head out to Rosemont this weekend for a "nerd-nirvana" gathering called Walker Stalker Con.

If you're a fan of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead" and want to rub shoulders with some of the cast, head out to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the convention, which runs Friday-Sunday.

Good Day Chicago caught up with Walker Stalker Con co-owner Eric Nordoff said he just wants to re-create a pretty awesome experience he was lucky enough to have.

What does it mean to be a fan of something? For some, it means just talking about it. For others, maybe buying a t-shirt or hanging a poster on your wall. But for Nordoff, it means much more than that. It means gathering 10,000 people together and celebrating what you love.

Walker Stalker Con now stands as a massive mecca of "nerd-nirvana." But it began as nothing more than a couple of guys who loved a show.

Nordoff and his neighbor spontaneously set off to "The Walking Dead" set in Georgia, and forever sealed their undead destiny.

Inspired by their experience on set, Nordoff wanted to re-create their geek-out adventure for those who didn't have the same set-visiting luck. One year and 10,000 fans later, Walker Stalker Con was born.

Nordoff said the fans, who will be able to mingle with many of the stars of "The Walking Dead" at the convention, devour the genre as a way of dealing with our own fears.

Chad L. Colema, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Michael Cudlitz, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Greg Nicotero will be there this weekend.

We aren't all as lucky as Eric, to be able to visit the set of a show we love. But he's doing his best to try to give us that experience. That doesn't just make him a fan – it makes him a friend. In the world of zombies, a friend is a rare thing indeed.

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