Shreveport-Bossier loves zombies. It’s just a fact. We’ve had zombie walks – in one form or another – since 2008. Enormous hordes of zombies have shambled through Mall St. Vincent, downtown Shreveport and the Red River Entertainment District. Lately, there have been zombie runs (I’m sorry, but I’m anti-running zombie) and even a haunted corn maze where customers could pay money to shoot zombies with paintball guns.
So, it’s probably safe to guess that Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays “Sasha” on AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, will have a warm reception when she visits Shreveport to attend the World of Wheels Custom Auto Show at Shreveport Convention Center on Friday, Jan. 24. To take the weirdness up a notch, there’ll be a 4 p.m. zombie walk to welcome Martin-Green (read details on how to participate here) and the best-dressed zombies will win a meet-and-greet with the star. Considering that, at the last Shreveport Zombie Walk that I attended, I met a group of about 30 kids who’d dressed elaborately as every recurring character from The Walking Dead, I’m thinking that there may be lots of local fans willing to gore it up for a chance to meet “Sasha.”
If you don’t feel like dressing up for the occasion, Martin-Green will also be meeting fans and signing autographs, 6-9 p.m., as part of the World of Wheels Auto Show.