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The Walking Dead Escape in Philadelphia, PA

Fright freaks in PA have something cool to look forward to this year right before Halloween – the Walking Dead Escape. Scheduled for 10/27 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, this is a costumed and horror themed obstacle course challenge where humans are invited to test their survival skills in intense zombie-outbreak conditions. You can register as a human or a zombie, or even a team. It looks like a lot of fun, though it’s not free – $80 and up to participate. Anyone from NYC going? Send us some photos!

¡APOCALYPTO ULTIMO! Location Details!

ZOMBIECON NYC 2012

¡APOCALYPTO ULTIMO! (THE LAST APOCALYPSE)

The clock ticks and the ancient gods stir. The Mayan calendar winds down and the end is near… Again!… In honor of the Mayan apocalypse hype soon coming to an end, this will be a bar crawl with much tequila, tacos and swarthy Mayan warrior braiiiiiiiiins… Come in any undead, blood-, brain- and booze-thirsty form. All central american references encouraged.

LAUNCH POINT:  (NOON to 2PM)
IGUANA @ 240 West 54th Street – Enter on 54th Street and go to lower level !
(Betw Broadway & 8th Ave. – a short walk from many subways!)
$5 beers, $5 Bloody Margaritas & Bloody Marias, $7 top shelf tequila shots

Come early for a $10 Special Undead Mexican Brunch Menu
And ZOMBIFICATION STATIONS
Be there before 2pm or miss the best part of the route!

THE ROUTE:
Manhattan locations with route info being provided as we go while updating Facebook, Twitter and Texts (with our accuracy diminishing as the day progresses). Links below!

FINAL LOCATION: ZOMBIE BAWL Zombiecon Afterparty (7PM – 12AM+)

BAR 13 @ 35 East 13th St at University Place – Enter on University!
(Just below Union Square Park – near the L, 4/5/6, N/R/Q at Union Square)

RSVP/ More info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/522571747770155
$10 PRESALE TICKETS at: http://kostumekult.com/events/zombiebawl/
At the door: $15 Bloody (or any costume) / $20 Boring!
CHEAP DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT…  TEQUILA!!

DJs spinning electro, house and undead mashups in two rooms + a roofdeck including
UNDEAD DJs, DJ CINDY KIM and BORIS BURNING ELF!!!
RSVP at: http://www.facebook.com/events/408421165878703/

BRING… Your ID, Metrocard, comfortable shoes, weather appropriate clothes and zombie supplies.

WARNING: We have an amazing route this year and we need the help of all Zombies to RESPECT each venue, all NYC landmarks, the police and kids.  Our ability to continue inflicting this type of insanity on NYC requires your assistance.

Follow the trail of blood (and locations) at:
TWITTER@zombieconnyc

TEXT MESSAGES: http://broadtexter.com/zombiecon
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZOMBIECON/85431995453

ZOMBIE BAWL: The Zombiecon Afterparty

ZOMBIE BAWL: The Official Zombiecon 2012 Afterparty
~ Apocalypto Ultimo ~

(For more on the all-day Zombiecon bar-crawl please see
http://www.facebook.com/events/408421165878703/ or
http://www.zombiecon.com/?p=145 )

The Zombies Rise again this coming Saturday, October 20th and, to mark the end of all the Mayan Apocalypse hype, Zombiecon’s all-day bar crawl will be a wild one fueled by Tequila and Tacos and ending at the Zombie Bawl afterparty at…

BAR 13
35 East 13th Street
@ University Place
Union Square area, NYC
(2 floors + roofdeck)

Saturday, October 20th

7pm – Midnight+ – BAWL
(Noon to 7pm – bar crawl – more here)

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/522571747770155/

TICKETS
Preasale: $10 (fee waived!)  BUY NOW: http://kostumekult.com/events/zombiebawl/

Door: $15 Bloody (any costume)
Door: $20 Boring
Cheap Drinks all night!

DJs spin electro. techno and zombified mashups!
– Undead DJs
– DJ Cindy Kim
– Boris Burning Elf

FEATURING
Mexican Wrestling
Zombie Go-Gos
Brain Feasting
Body Shots

WIN!
Zombie Costume Competitions for tickets to Killers: A Nightmare Haunted House and a most creepy Frankenstein Fleshlight!

Play: Salvatore Brienik’s ZOMBIES

Need more zombie-related stuff to do this week to prepare for the Saturday Zombie Invasion??

We just heard about this and it sounds pretty cool:

Breaking the Proscenium and Standard Bear Productions, in association with The Secret Theater, present the survival horror comedy play that reminds us hunger never dies…
Salvatore Brienik’s ZOMBIES
Twelve Performances only: October 4th thru October 20th, at the Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY)

In this survival horror “zomedy”, five strangers and one feline take refuge on the second floor of a stairs-less house in the outskirts of the greater Washington DC area. As radio broadcasts clue them in to what is happening in the world at large, they find themselves struggling with the biggest question faced by the survivors of any global pandemic: now what?… Performances of Salvatore Brienik’s ZOMBIES run October 4th-20th at the Secret Theatre (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY). Performances run Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, with three matinees on Oct. 7th, 14th and 20th at 3pm. All tickets are $18.00. Tickets may be purchased online at www.secretheatre.com or by calling Ovation Tix customer service toll-free at 866-811-4111.

For more information, please visit www.zombiesinqueens.com

Doomsday Film Fest

The Doomsday Film Fest loves Zombiecon! They’d like you to know that zombies are invited to attend the Doomsday Film Fest on 10/20/12 for a screening of the Terminator (followed by “AI Revolution” panel discussion co-presented by The New Inquiry) at 6 pm and 28 Days Later at 9 pm at $2 off the ticket price in costume. This year’s festival is being held at the 92YTRIBECA, 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013. (Note the discount is only available to zombies in costume buying tickets at the door.) If you can’t make it to the daytime Zombiecon events for whatever reason, there’s still fun stuff to do…… After the films, we’ll see you at the after party! Thanks, Doomsday Film Fest!  Details at: www.doomsdayfilmfest.com

Zombi Film Series at the Observatory

This month, zombie lovers can check out a screening and discussion series on zombies and the politics of representation at The Observatory art space in Gowanus @ 543 Union St, Brooklyn.  Here is the full listing of dates/times: http://observatoryroom.org/2012/09/01/zombi-film-series/

Sunday, October 7, at 7 PM – White Zombie
Sunday, October 14, at 7 PM – I Walked with a Zombie
Sunday, October 21, at 7 PM – Night of the Living Dead
Sunday, October 28, at 3 PM – Les revenants (before the Atlas Obscura event)
Suggested donation: $5 (free for students taking the Brooklyn Institute class)
Presented by the Hollow Earth Society  http://hollowearthsociety.com/

Zombi is a film series presented by Anjuli Raza Kolb in collaboration with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research fall course ‘Zombi’ and the Politics of Representation, which follows zombies from their birthplace in the Caribbean to the US and beyond. We’ll look at three classic American zombie flicks and a recent French twist on the zombie and assess whether any radical potential remains in the figure of our most populous, inscrutable, and ineradicable monster. Join us for just the films or sign up for the course for a rich reading list and outstanding discussion. A short talkback will follow each screening.

Anjuli Raza Kolb is a lecturer at New York University and a doctoral candidate at Columbia, where she is writing a dissertation about epidemiology, horror, and terror.

As a special thanks to our awesome fans, ZOMBIECON has partnered with Nightmare Haunted House to give away FREE tickets! Sign up here and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to Nightmare Haunted House courtesy of ZOMBIECON! One lucky winner will receive two tickets to visit KILLERS: A Nightmare Haunted House on the date of their choice!

The winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email on 10.18.12. Refer friends and enter as many times as you want for more chances to win! CLICK TO ENTER.

(KILLERS: A Nightmare Haunted House is located at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center (CSV) located at 107 Suffolk Street. Winner’s name will be placed on the will-call guest list for the date of the winner’s choice, subject to availability.)

ZOMBIECON 2012 * Apocalypto Ultimo * (The Last Apocalypse)

The clock ticks and the ancient gods stir. The Mayan calendar winds down and the end is near…

~ Or so they keep saying !!!~In honor or all the Mayan apocalypse lore soon coming to an end, ZOMBIECON NYC takes a break from social commentary with a good old fashioned, bloodthirsty, bar crawl with much tequila, Mexican fare and swarthy Mayan warrior braiiiiiiiiins… Pay homage to the end of another era of apocalypse hype in any undead, blood-, brain- and booze-thirsty form.Human Sacrifices, Feathered Serpents, Luchadores and Taco Trucks are encouraged.

WHEN?
Saturday, October 20th,
12pm til 8pm + the ‘Zombie Bawl’ afterparty (TBA)
Secret Launch Location In Manhattan (TBA)

RSVP
www.facebook.com/events/408421165878703

GURGLE
Queen (at) zombiecon (dot) com

PARTICIPATE
Are you a decaying dancer, putrid performer, blighted burlesque artist? Do you just do something amazing or disgusting? We want to hear from you. Gurgle at the Queen: Queen@zombiecon.com.

STOCK UP
Zombiecon NYC partner ABRACADABRA NYC is offering 15% off all purchases and 25% off all rentals with mention of ZOMBIECON! Head to 19 West 21st St to stock up on zombie and Halloween supplies.

FOLLOW
Make sure to follow @zombieconnyc on Twitter and don’t miss a thing on October 20!

ZOMBIECON NYC 2012 is Coming!

ZOMBIECON 2012 IS COMING
THE 8TH ANNUAL NYC ZOMBIE RAMPAGE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2012
THE RAMPAGE COMMENCES

*** Zombie leaders and herders are being sought!
*** Email the zombie queen if you think you have what it takes to help organize ZOMBIECON: queen (at) zombiecon (dot) com

Special surprises, new locations and a fantastic bloody afterparty…….
LOCATIONS TBD! Make sure to RSVP on Facebook and add us on Twitter to catch all the details!
[RSVP on Facebook]  [Follow ZOMBIECON on Twitter]

Cockneys vs Zombies

Delightfully amusing ‘Cockney’s vs. Zombies’ trailor, via io9.com:

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