Actress Danai Gurira just might be my favorite actor on The Walking Dead. For the show’s last three seasons, she’s perfectly embodied Robert Kirkman’s fan-favorite comic book character Michonne, continually tapping into a near endless well of emotion and projecting a steely-eyed intensity that’s all her own. Now Gurira is lending her star power to an unquestionably good cause: the Almasi Arts Alliance, an organization which she co-founded in order “to create professional opportunities within the dramatic arts industry in Zimbabwe,” where Gurira herself grew up. In order to raise funds for the Alliance, Gurira is hosting a contest that’s too good for any fan not to enter, one well deserving of its name — “The Ultimate Walking Dead Experience.”
If you donate just ten dollars, you’ll be entered to win a trip for two to New York (which includes the flights and hotel) to attend the season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead (which airs on AMC on October 11th) at Madison Square Garden, and go backstage with Gurira. Additionally, the winner will also fly to Atlanta, Georgia, to tour some of the show’s sites and have lunch with the actress. Before heading home, the winner will get a weapons training session, in which they’ll learn to shoot a crossbow, get made up as a zombie, and score a “Go Bag” full of disaster survival gear.
The contest is now open and will end on September 24th at 11:59:59am ET. Be sure to check out the exclusive video from Danani Gurira (with a few of her friends, whom you may recognize), announcing the contest, when you make your pledge on the the official charity site’s page. The more you pledge the more chances you’ll get to win. C’mon, my fellow Walker Stalkers, let’s show our favorite samurai how much she means to us!
What’s your favorite Michonne moment? After entering the contest, let us know below!