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.
As someone who is in the picture above, I’m super excited that our group was received favorably enough to warrant this kind of attention. However, there are a few problems with the article being inaccurate:
-none of us had water pistols. We were all carrying either air soft guns or modified real weapons
-there were not 30 of us, only 9, and while we had a good-sized group we certainly didn’t have every character. We only had Rick, Daryl, Andrea, Michonne, Carol, Dale, Maggie, and T-dog.
I’d also like to point out that every one of us is atleast 18, with most of us in our mid-twenties, so I wouldn’t really call us “kids”.
We really appreciate the recognition, though, and thanks for the shoutout.
Hey, Teresa! Thanks for reading, and for the comment. And also for clarifying some of those points.