Today AMC Television announced “The Walking Dead Fan Premiere Sweepstakes,” giving fans a chance to win tickets to The Walking Dead season six premiere event at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 9th at 6:30 PM. This ultimate fan experience will include an advance screening of the extended season six premiere episode, two days prior to its broadcast premiere on AMC, followed by a large panel discussion with 18 cast members. The network is partnering with New York Super Week Presented by New York Comic Con, local radio stations and affiliates on ticket giveaways and sweepstakes offering thousands of lucky fans an opportunity to attend the exclusive, red-carpet event in New York City.
“An evening that is typically reserved for cast, crew and industry will now include the fans,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and Sundance TV. “Loyal, passionate fans are responsible for making ‘The Walking Dead’ the #1 show on television and this is an exciting opportunity for us to thank them in person. For AMC, the executive producers and actors to be able to share this moment with them at Madison Square Garden – it’s truly special.”
The first eight episodes of The Walking Dead season six kick off on AMC Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 PM, followed by the season premiere of AMC’s Talking Dead, hosted by Nerdist Chris Hardwick, at 10:30 PM.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead reigns as television’s most watched drama. The Walking Dead tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, following a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha; and Michael Cudlitz as Abraham. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
Fans can enter The Walking Dead Fan Premiere Sweepstakes now until Wednesday, September 16th at 3:00 AM ET by visiting amc.com/FanPremiereSweepstakes. Each day, AMC will select 10 lucky winners who will each receive two complimentary tickets to the premiere.
In addition, AMC is partnering with New York Comic Con’s week-long pop culture festival, New York Super Week, to give away tickets starting on August 17th through September 21st. For more information on ticket giveaways, please visit www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com on August 17.
Fans can also check with local television affiliates and radio stations for additional ticket giveaways and sweepstake opportunities.
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