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Zombies and Swords and Twitter, Oh My!

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 by in The OFI Blog |

walkingtweetSmithsonian Associates (TSA) interns Jessica Thomas and Olivia Oistad took over social media on February 5, 2016 for TSA’s event, Behind the Scenes of The Walking Dead, a panel featuring cast and crew from the hit television show about a world affected by the zombie apocalypse. Panelists included:  Scott M. Gimple, executive producer, showrunner, and writer; Greg Nicotero, executive producer, director, and special effects makeup supervisor; John Sanders, prop master; Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR and moderator; and Andrew Lincoln, who stars as Rick Grimes.


Jessica Thomas and Walking Dead cast and crew pose for a selfie

During the night, Jessica and Olivia posted on Twitter alongside AMC’s social media crew and got to hang with the special guests while taking pictures (the imitation Oscar selfie a lá Ellen Degeneres pictured being one of them). They even got to trending at the number five spot worldwide.

To read more about Olivia’s take on the night go to her post on TSA’s 1100 Jefferson blog here.

To see a highlight reel of the night, watch the video below: