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Kim Kinney, of Atlanta, dressed as a zombie, walks on the floor of Walker Stalker Con. in Atlanta on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

'Walking Dead' fans meet for convention in Atlanta

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Lacy Dearring, of Lawrenceville, Ga., is worked on by makeup artist Lucas Godfrey to look like a zombie at Walker Stalker Con, Sunday, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Kim Kinney, left, and Mitchell Williams, right, both of Atlanta, scare Madeline Bruneau, 16, of Flowery Branch, Ga., while dressed as zombies at Walker Stalker Con, Sunday, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Natalie Wilkerson, left, and Mike Dupree, both of Jackson, Ga., browse over paraphernalia for sale while decorated as zombies at Walker Stalker Con, a convention Sunday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

– Fans of the hit cable television show "The Walking Dead" congregated in downtown Atlanta this weekend for a convention focused on the AMC series.

The convention, named "Walker Stalker Con," was expected to draw about 10,000 people to the Atlanta Convention Center over the weekend.

Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier, also known as the "Walker Stalkers," created the convention after a road trip they made last fall from Nashville, Tenn., to Georgia to see the show being filmed.

Fans were treated to sessions with makeup artists to look like zombies during the convention, and the event featured appearances by some of the actors from the show.