Fellow nerds, Christmas is almost upon us! No, I'm not talking the regular boring Christmas, I'm talking about San Diego Comic Con.
SDCC is truly the most wonderful time of year, especially for fans of The Walking Dead still reeling from that cliffhanger ending. Not only does Comic Con offers us the chance to renew our love for the show when the cast assemble for a Hall H panel, the Con will also see the drop of the new a Season 7 trailer.
But, if you've heard anything about The Walking Dead stalls at SDCC, you'll know that the show doesn't just show up unprepared, in fact AMC goes all out to offer up amazing experiences for fans and the 2016 booth is no exception.
Fans lucky enough to go to SDCC can expect to fully immerse themselves in the actual scene from the end of Season 6. That's right, AMC have replicated the whole scene — including characters and RV — for Comic Con guests. Not only does the scene include all 11 of our fave characters recreated in prosthetics, but also Negan, and some pretty scary looking walkers. Check it out:
Aside from just looking awesome, the display also allows fans to stand (or kneel) alongside their fave characters.
Pretty awesome, right? Well it's not the first time AMC and The Walking Dead have brought some awesomeness to Comic Con. Take a look through some of the previous booths, announcements and stand out moments from The Walking Dead at SDCC:
2010 - Dark scene recreated
Even before the show premiered, The Walking Dead was impressing fans at Comic Con. In 2010 the Walking Dead booth recreated a scene from the premiere episode of the series. The scene in question was the murder-suicide that Rick spies while searching for gas, certainly a heart wrenching moment and also one which displayed just how dark the Walking Dead universe was.
The series also revealed their long awaited Season 1 trailer which was met rapturous applause, and the cast and crew were introduced in their first panel. Behind-the-scenes details such as "zombie school" were revealed, and the cast all expressed their delight at working on such an huge project.
2011 - Meet with Merle
After debuting at SDCC in 2010, the 2011 booth for The Walking Dead brought a familiar face to fans, offering them the opportunity to pose alongside Merle as he's handcuffed to the roof, while walkers shake the door behind him.
The 2012 panel offered up a brand new trailer to fans who were frothing at the mouth for new episodes after the triumph of the series first season (which comprised of only six episodes).
2012 - Escape! Zombies v survivors
During SDCC 2012, the massively popular The Walking Dead: Escape made its debut to celebrate Issue 100 of the comic being released. The experience put fans smack in the middle of a zombie infestation, and forced them to go through a 4 level obstacle and avoid infection to make it out alive. The Walking Dead: Escape had such massive success it has since toured the country as an experience for fans all over.
But that wasn't all, AMC gave fans the chance to become one of Michonne's two pets with its awesome interactive display:
The 2012 panel included cast and crew, and introduced Special Effects guru Greg Nicotero as a director on the series! Not only was the trailer revealed, but so was a special 'Zombie Survival' edition of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe (the 2011 Hyundai Tucson featured many times through Season 2, 3 and 4 of the show).
2013 - Rick on patrol and the Governors secret room
2014 offered fans a look inside the two communities of Season 3, the prison and Woodbury. At the prison fans were confronted with Rick standing guard high on a guard toward, while at Woodbury they got the chance to get inside the Governors spooky secret room, complete with Penny in her cage and the wall of floating walker heads.
Meanwhile, during the panel, the trailer was also released, and the cast and crew talked about how the upcoming Season 4 would be "way crazier" than previous seasons (which, looking back, it totally was!). There was much discussion about whether the Governor was gone for good (spoilers: he wasn't) ,and one prophetic fan even asked if Michonne and Rick might get together following the deaths of Andrea and Lori, to which Robert Kirkman replied "anything is possible." It certainly is.
2014 - Terminus, sanctuary for all
SDCC 2014 offered fans the chance to make their own way to Terminus, following the route that the characters took. Fans were given the chance to snap pictures with railroad dwelling walkers before walking through a tunnel rife with the undead, and finally reach Terminus, which came complete with a replica of the spooky shrine room we saw in the Season 4 finale.
In addition to this elaborate set, the Hall H panel out did itself when it offered up the trailer for Season 5 and doomed us to months of speculating about cannibals, rambo-Carol and just where the heck Beth got to. The panel also announced that the season was the series most ambitious one yet, and it would also mark a long-awaited return to the source material after several seasons wandering away from the roots of the series.
2015 - Relive that horrible Noah scene
Is there anything more horrific than being forced to watch your friend being torn apart in front of your eyes? Well, that's the scene that The Walking Dead forced you to relive in 2015 when it recreated Noah's death scene.
But that wasn't all, in order to enter the scene you actually entered through the back of a food truck that looked eerily liked the ones that the Wolves rigged up as traps.
Aside from the display and the trailer release, the 2015 panel also announced that the Season 6 premiere would be the series second longest episode to date, coming in at 90 minutes.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC with Season 7 in October
What are you hoping to be announced at The Walking Dead panel at Comic Con?