I also did find it completely impossible to get any interviews. Maybe I'm lazy, but it seemed weird to be told that I had to approach celebrities on my own to ask for interviews. I saw the size of the area set up for the Norman Reedus line, and it struck me that I'd be standing in line for a couple of hours only to be told that he didn't have time for an interview. Of course ho doesn't! He's getting $80 for an autograph. Why would he want to hold up his extensive line to talk to me for free? He wouldn't, and you can't really blame him. Not that I could find him to determine this one way or the other. He, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, and Lauren Cohan all has tables set up, but were nowhere to be seen.
Next I was off to the IronE Singleton panel. He seems to be making a pretty good living off of his brief time on The walking Dead. Well, I guess it wasn't super brief, but it felt short because he got sidelined so much of his last season.I wonder if he knew he was doomed the day Tyrese first appeared on the set. Everybody knows there's only room for one cool black guy in a horror movie or show. Yes, Bob is black, but he isn't cool so he doesn't count. This is the part of Q&A panels that I find irritating. People start asking how T-Dog would have responded to situations that took place after his character died. He wasn't a writer, and he wasn't there when any of it happened. At this point he's just a fan like the rest of us, more or less. You might as well plop anybody at the convention up on the stage and ask them how they would respond to a scenario. It's all just speculation that doesn't really lead us anywhere. He did mention that Michael Rooker is crazy though. This is the second or third person I've heard describe him that way, and it kind of makes me okay with not getting to interview him. Then he started plugging his one man show "Blindsided by the Walking Dead". There was to be singing, rapping, spoken word, stand-up, and drama. That all just sounded like a little too much for me so I decided not to shell out for a ticket. He's apparently so focused on this show that he's not auditioning or going out for anything new. He said it was his "mission to inspire people with this show". I wasn't expecting this panel to turn into a southern revival, but it started down that path. People were crying and testifying, and amen-ing up a storm. I know he meant well, and was very sincere in his message, but that wasn't what I came to a zombie convention for. He seemed like a nice enough guy, but I was a bit taken aback by all this.