Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero will appear at The Living Dead Weekend in Monroeville, PA

Nicotero is well known for his expertise in special effects in a long list of notable movies and shows.
BTS, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 24 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
BTS, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 24 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

Living Dead Weekend will take place June 7-9 in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and Walking Dead director and SFX master Greg Nicotero will be in attendance.

This year's event will be held in the historic Monroeville Mall, which was the set and filming location of George A Romero's Dawn and the Dead (1978). The event will feature a long list of celebrity guests, movie location tours, cosplay, vendors, a VIP party, panels, photo ops, and more.

The Living Dead Weekend runs Friday to Sunday, with tickets starting at $20 for a single-day admission. Check out the event site for ticket and photo op purchases.

The Monroeville Mall is home to The Living Dead Museum, which celebrates zombies in pop culture. The museum offers a visual history of zombies with displays of props and memorablia, interactive experiences, and a zombie gift shop.

The guest lineup includes those involved in undead pop culture, from lead actors to those who work behind the scenes. Additional guests joining Nicotero include Tom Savini, Fred Dekker, Tom Atkins, Howard Berger, Michael Gornick, and many more.

Nicotero shared his excitement about the event on social media, accompanied by cool artwork by Michael Broom. According to his post, he experienced some recent health issues but is now back on his feet and ready to return to his hometown for the event.

Greg Nicotero - The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon and more

Greg Nicotero has been with The Walking Dead universe since before the main series was greenlit. Over the 12-year run, he directed 37 episodes of the series, including the series finale, "Rest in Peace." He has also appeared as a walker in several episodes of the series. He has worked on just about every series within TWDU, including the webisodes.

It was announced at NYCC that he will direct the premiere episode of season 2 of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - The Book of Carol. This series continues the story of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), and the upcoming season will feature the return of Carol (Melissa McBride). The new season will premiere at Tribeca 2024, with Reedus, McBride, and others in attendance. Daryl Dixon returns to AMC and AMC+ this summer.

Nicotero recently served as prosthetic makeup designer for two episodes of the Prime Video original Fallout. He is listed as working on episodes 7 and 8, "The Radio" and "The Beginning."

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