Great news for 'Breaking Bad' fans, especially those in the 505. Local fans are bringing the first ever Breaking Bad fest here to Albuquerque on November 7 and 8. Fans going through withdrawal from the cult tv show can get their 'Breaking Bad' fix in a packed 2-day fest of everything 'Breaking Bad'. What once began as a Kickstarter to bring the fest here has since been announced on Facebook that the fest is indeed happening. This occurred after over 1,000 fans expressed just how much they wanted a 'Breaking Bad Fest' to come to Albuquerque. Residents usually can't go a day without passing a location where at least one 'Breaking Bad' scene was filmed. We are surrounded by everything Breaking Bad, yet local fans can't seem to get enough. Stay tuned to the #ABQBrBaFe on Twitter and Facebook to see how you can secure your spot at Hold My Ticket.
Details of the event are still emerging. However, it is already clear that they have enticed local 'Breaking Bad' celebrities to take part of the action. Both Steven Michael Quezada, Jeremiah Bitsui who played Steven Gomez and Victor on the show will be participating on a panel discussion evening of November 8 at Kiva auditorium. The panel will be moderated by Jim and A.Ron of the Bald Move podcasts. There is hope that other cast members may join in the discussion. Perhaps Santa Fe born Anna Gunn who played Skyler White in the show will join in on the fest to support this local event. There is not word yet if Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul will be making an appearance. Since it is still the early stages of planning, anything is still a possibility.
The fest itself will also take place in the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque. Seeing as this is a large venue, it looks as though they are expecting quite a crowd. Fans interested in cosplay will be interested to know that cosplay model Kirika Yashida will be judging a free costume contest taking place from 4-6 pm on November 8th. Fans can dress up in their favorite 'Breaking Bad' costumes, from Heinsenburg to a hazmat suit to try and win the title of best costume. The Albuquerque 'Breaking Bad Fest' is getting fans pumped up by engaging them on social media, asking them to post their fan art, save the date and spread the word. NewsCastic has even joined in on the fun and created a list of '8 Reasons for a Breaking Bad Fest'.