ZOMBIECON NYC 2013: ~ World War X ~
A scary, silly, slightly x-rated, shockathon rampage.Zombie lore is growing like never before… Brad Pitt is investing, TV networks are thriving and Undead Chic is all-the-rage … And somewhere along the way, all this slippery, scabby, brain-sucky fun got kinda sexy. Or, at least it will be on…
Saturday October 12th
Noon til Nite
Manhattan Route TBA soon
FREE early with donation requested at 5pm dance party location.
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Zombie characters from any zombie flick, show or comic – with a sleazy, bleedy, edge… Main characters or those cameo’d and quickly killed… You cannot have an easier theme… Special spaztastic public activities designed for hilarity, hotness and horrification. And Drinking…
Manhattan with plans to flow through a certain comicy convention en route to the super special Zombie dance-party after 5. Noon Launch spot TBA the week of 10/7. Be there by 1pm for maximum fun or RSVP for updates throughout the day.
This is Zombiecon #9 developed by a creative community that has crazy costumey fun year-around. We have bloodied the Wall Street Bull, attacked Fox News and brought much irony to many public places… (We are more than a bar crawl!) For more check zombiecon.com and kostumekult.com
Thank you zombies for make the 8th annual ZOMBIECON NYC one of our best years ever! Watch this site for coverage and photogalleries, and keep sending in the photos and videos from the day!
This is the biggest party week/weekend of the year for costume-lovers and gore-freaks and we can’t wait. Catch the Zombie Queen at these events and look below at the details for exclusive Zombie discounts.
See you on the dance floor!!
10/31/12, HALLOWEEN NIGHT
KOSTUME KULT presents: ~ Fairytale Apocalypse ~
An NYC Halloween Parade Afterparty
The End is Nigh for all Fantasyland Creatures. The cushy, cutsie life is done and all the cuddly characters of childhood lore are thrust out into the cruel, cruel world. Think Mad Max in Never-Neverland, Big Bird with prison tattoos, Cinderella as a brain-thirsty zombie and YOU adding your style and dementia…
Wednesday, October 31st / 9pm-4am+
UNION SQUARE BALLROOM
27 Union Square West (Between 15th & 16th Streets) *Under ‘Coffee Shop’, a short walk from the end of the parade*. 21+
$30 Door in Costume (if available) / $50 No costume (and shame on you!) / DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT. NOTE: This party will absolutely sell out, advance tickets are recommended.
THEME: Kostume Kult encourages all forms of creativity while bringing wonderful people together. At this party, all types of costumery are welcome, fairyland or not, with artistic license extending to any fantastical concept. Absurd or sexy, foolish or fabulous, overdressed or bodypainted— HAPPY ENDINGS FOR ALL IN COSTUME!
DJs spinning Electro House and Funky Breaks including: Rusty Neadle (Kostume Kult, Journeys by DJ) – Orange Krush (Kostume Kult, Disorient) – Barney Iller (Vitamin B, Mischief) – Tektite (Vitamin B) – Cindy Kim (Beat Pulse Invasion) – HAVOK (Osiris, Snap Music) – Dollpartz (Entwined) – HOHME (NYC)
Fairyland Destruction Video Art by VJ Krunch and VJ Metal Tiger / Twisted Cartoon Characters and Interactive Art Installations
TONIGHT: Friday 10/26
Fleshbot Friday: Halloween Edition
Famed adult performer Darenzia will host the scary-sexy Halloween edition of this monthly 9:00 pm show, which will include rousing performances by Victoria Privates, Harvest Moon and Bea B Heart. Expect sexy burlesque, bloodthirsty vampires and, of course, brain-eating ZOMBIES. $5 drink specials (and a signature cocktail), swanky decor, tons of freebies and gift bag giveaways for the first 25 zombies!! 21+ to enter. [RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/112957965526809]
WHEN: 9 PM – MIDNIGHT / $ FREE!!!
WHERE: HeadQuarters, 552 West 38th Street (Between 10th and 11th Avenues)
ALSO TONIGHT: on Friday 10/26
DANCES OF VICE: Experiment in Terror
Dance to your favorite classic horror movie soundtracks performed live by Morricone Youth at Experiment in Terror: A Classic Horror Film Music Retrospective (1954-1981), featuring special performing guests Marlo Marquise, Ruby Valentine, and your ghoulish host, Michael T. Expect to hear chilling themes from movies including The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby, Halloween, Profondo Rosso, Deadlock, Eraserhead & more! 21+ to enter. [RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/317415078356835]
WHEN: 10:30 PM – 4 AM (10:30PM; FREE after 2AM, $10 when you mention ZOMBIECON at the door)
WHERE: Drom, 85 Avenue A (Between 5th and 6th Streets)
SMack! 16th Annual Halloween Ball: HELL-O-WEEN
NYC’s longest-running goth/fetish party returns with over-the-top debauchery for HELL-O-WEEN! Playing live: renowned hard rock latex-wearing provocateurs The Genitorturers; industrial-metal band BILE. Possessed performances by international fetish star Athena Fatale and performance artist Defenz Mechanism. DJs on 2 floors including Chris Vrenna (NIN, Marilyn Manson), Curse Mackey (Pigface, Thrill Kill Kult), Dr. Octo-Pussy, Grave of Death, Mike Saga and Xris SMack! Costume contest with $1000 in prizes up for grabs so dress to kill. ALL Costumes Encouraged, Dark/Goth/Fetish Attire a must. 18+ to enter. [RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/371389666272699/]
WHEN: 11 PM – 4 AM (DRESS TO KILL and Mention ZOMBIECON for $20 at the door / Civilians, $30 at the door)
WHERE: Gramercy Theater, 127 East 23rd St (at Lexington Ave)
Also on Saturday 10/27
Thrill The World NYC – Thrill Day!
Join the world as TTW dances in tribute to the Michael Jackson on October 27th! This event is an all-day MJ celebration and worldwide attempt at breaking the world’s largest simultaneous dance ever with Michael Jackson’s legendary THRILLER dance. While celebrating TTW also raises money and awareness for local charities all year long. DJ Kasper spins classic MJ tunes. Transformational Bodypainting our dancing zombies all day long!
REGISTER FOR THRILLER DANCE CLASSES/REHEARSALS & THE WORLD RECORD EVENT: http://thrilltheworldnyc.com/register.html
WHEN: 1 PM – 5 PM
WHERE: Jackie Robinson Park – Bandshell [map: http://goo.gl/maps/JJIS5 ]
Zombiecon buddy Carlos shot us an email the other day to let us know about this year’s Nightmare haunted house and it sounds amazing! (Yeah, yeah, it’s September and we’re already planning our haunted house attendance….look we admit it, we have a problem.) Who’s going?!
In what is perhaps the most stylistic NIGHTMARE to date, this year’s theme is Fairy Tales. Under the direction of Creator and Co-Director Timothy Haskell, NIGHTMARE: FAIRY TALES stages the original versions of well-known (and some lesser known) fairy tales at their most gruesome and horrific. Over the centuries many of these fables have evolved into sanitized entertainment for children, but they began as racy and violent tales intended to keep children from misbehaving.
Get lost in a dark forest and wander through the woods while becoming the characters and reliving the terrifying experiences extracted from over a dozen twisted stories handed down by The Brothers Grimm, Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson, and more. Try and stay on the path as you go from cottage to cottage – each housing a familiar tale told in the way they were intended – to scare the wits out of you! Each cottage gets more and more intense until you reach the climactic conclusion. Then you have to find your way home. Be careful, though, there are hidden cottages to explore.
“The original purpose for virtually all fairy tales was to scare children straight, so they wouldn’t do anything dangerous, bad or amoral,” says co-director and creator Timothy Haskell. “We are going to teach those same lessons to our audiences! The narratives of the Fairy Tales chosen lend themselves to Nightmare’s unique theatricality, while giving opportunities for fantastical scenarios and set pieces.”
Another component to this year’s NIGHTMARE will be a sensory assaulting 5-D theatre experience called THE EXPERIMENT created and directed by John Harlacher and Timothy Haskell. Unlike year’s past where the second event was a much smaller prelude to the main event, THE EXPERIMENT is actually Full-on, every bit as satisfying and experiential as the haunted house. Experienced from your chair in a small lab, you are a subject in a case study for research on the threshold of fear. Will YOUR limits be hit?