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'Walking Dead' actors liven up Timeline Arcade
While many on the "The Walking Dead" are not living, actors and fans of the show livened up Timeline Arcade in York City Saturday afternoon.
For $20, customers at the newly opened York City arcade were given the chance to not only play games there but also to go to the back of the arcade and meet four former actors of AMC's hit zombie television show.
Santiago Cirilo, who played Julio in season four; Amber Dawn Fox, who played Officer Belo in season five; and Jeremy Ambler and Don Teems, who both played zombies on the show, were available for photo opportunities, autographs and to talk to the fans of the show.
Zombie fever: Brooke Matthews, of Dover, wasn't aware the event was happening until an hour before showing up.
"I was already dressed and I said, 'Let's go,'" she said.
Matthews, also a big fan of the show, got photos and autographs with Cirilo.
She said she anticipated more people being there, so she parked far from the arcade. She said she was going to post about it on Facebook to get more people to come.
Carl Dietrich, of Spring Garden Township, a self-proclaimed zombie and sci-fi fan, enjoyed seeing the cast members at the arcade.
Deitrich, wearing an official "Walking Dead" T-shirt, was happy to see more events similar to this going on, saying now they are bigger than ever.
"It's gaining so much, I can't go to all of them," he said.
Cayden Debhart, 6, of Dover, wore his own hand-made "Walking Dead" T-shirt. While Cayden managed to get some autographs and memorabilia from the actors, he had his eye on something else.
"I want to play the pinball machine," he said.
The "Walking Dead"-themed pinball machine was one of the more popular attractions during the day.
Meetings: Cirilo and Fox, who both only had minor roles in the series, were happy to meet fans.
Cirilo said being on the show had a huge impact on his life and people started recognizing him more.
"You get to know that you made the right decision," he said about fan interaction.
Fox, who had never been in Pennsylvania before, had gone to many conventions in the U.S. and Canada in the year and a half since she was on the show last.
When the episodes with her started to air, people began to recognize her more at conventions. She said some glared at her because she was in a scene involving a main character's death.
"Most 'Walking Dead' fans are really passionate about the show," she said.
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