The Walking Dead New York Comic Con 2014 Panel zombie education alliance

Walking Dead New York Comic Con 2014 Panel

The Walking Dead Season 5

by Olivia S.

The Walking Dead is Back!

Your favorite television show is back and ready for season 5. The Walking Dead premiers on October 12, 2014. Be ready to see some of your favorite actors like Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan and many more!

Walking Dead New York Comic Con 2014 Panel zombie education alliance

On October 11th, some of the actors from The Walking Dead came to the Javits Center in New York City for Comic Con 2014 to do a Season 5 panel discussion. The room exploded with excitement while 3500 fans welcomed the actors and producers from the show. Chris Hardwick, the host of The Talking Dead was this year’s panel moderator. He asked the cast questions and let a few fans ask questions, too. Norman Reedus being the fun person that he is, came out with his phone snapping selfies with the crowd for his Facebook page. The pictures are up so go see them now! Chris asked Executive Producer Gail Anne Hurd to describe the new season in a few words. She replied, “Kickass, utterly relentless and totally heartbreaking.” So get ready for an exciting season 5! If I had to choose one word to describe the preview clip of the season premier, I would say its MIND-BLOWING!

Walking Dead New York Comic Con 2014 Panel zombie education alliance

Are you scared of zombies? Well, some advise from “Michonne” on how to sleep at night if you are scared… “Zombies are fake. They can’t unlock doors or windows so, they are not getting in!” These tips helped her sleep through the night and she no longer fears zombies. She said she also began to take on the bravery of her character.

After the mid-season break, season 5 will continue on February 8th, 2015. Brace yourself for one of the greatest seasons yet!


Olivia S. is 10-years-old and lives in Holtsville, New York. I met Olivia and her family on the Walking Dead panel queue at this year’s New York Comic Con. She was asking her mom for some nouns and adjectives. At first I didn’t quite get what was going on and I didn’t want to pry. However, five minutes later this young lady was reading back a story to her mom constructed from the words she had been given. I was amazed at how well her story was written and how quickly she had put it together. That’s when I introduced myself and asked if Olivia would like to write the panel review for the site.

Olivia tells me she first discovered zombies through her mom and dad. She states, “They both LOVE zombies,” and then added, “Some of my friends like them, too.” She likes zombies she says because “they are scary and fun to watch!” Olivia doesn’t have a favorite zombie film yet, because “I’m only just beginning to be brave enough to watch them on t.v.”

Her favorite character on the Walking Dead is Carol because “Carol started out weak and shy and is now really strong and brave.”

Her new favorite zombie writer is TS Alan. “I got to meet him at Comic Con and I won his book. I can’t wait to read it!” I did tell her mom and dad they needed to read it first, because like the Walking Dead, there are parts in my novel that should not be read by any 10-year-old.

Olivia is going to write a review on the season premier and that will be coming soon, but it has to wait until mom can edit out the intense parts, and if you’ve see the premier you can understand why.

I hope this talented young writer will continue to contribute to Zombie Education Alliance. Thanks, Olivia!

Below is the full (minus the clip) Walking Dead New York Comic Con 2014 Panel discussion.

Here’s a link to The Walking Dead Season 4 Panel New York Comic Con 2013 by TS Alan

About TS Alan

TS was the former managing editor of Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former associate editor Mike Garman. TS was born outside Buffalo, NY. After attending high school he entered into a two-year community college to study Communications and Media Arts. There he became involved in the college’s radio station as a radio personality, under the pseudonym of J.D. Hollywood. After a year with WNCB radio he also became the station’s Promotions Director. J.D. Hollywood was also one of two names he used as a music reporter and Associate Editor for Buffalo Backstage, a local music magazine. After moving to Manhattan and experiencing the Northeast blackout of 2003, he became interested in prepping and urban survival, learning much of his experience through self education and observation of tragic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. TS Alan currently resides in the East Village of New York City and is a published author of the zombie novel The Romero Strain.