Zombie Prom and GWAR at Irving Plaza

Some links with great writeups and photos from the ZOMBIE PROM featuring GWAR at Irving Plaza!


GWAR onstage

GWAR on stage at Zombie Prom! photo via brooklynvegan.com

Brooklyn Vegan: Gwar played Zombie Prom at Irving Plaza (great pics)

Village Voice: Gwar Zombie Prom (photogallery)

Vice: We Went to a Gwar Zombie Prom recap

Frank151: The New York Zombie Prom Featuring Gwar recap

TTWNYC at Zombie Prom

Thrill The World dancers MJ’s Thriller at Zombie Prom. Photo via Frank151

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This just in!! The co-promoters of ZOMBIE PROM have agreed to extend a special blowout ticket promo to the luck zombies of ZOMBIECON. If you buy your tickets online today you’ll get them for the blockout price of $20 per ticket. Don’t miss your chance to see the mighty GWAR and get your Zombie Prom dress all bloody for just $20 with drink specials all night.



We also have another exciting sponsor promotion to announce. The undead-loving makers of FLESHLIGHT designer adult toys have kindly donated a ZOMBIE dildo and ZOMBIE Fleshlight! We’ll be giving out those and other ghoulish prizes to worthy zombies tomorrow. THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS AT FLESHLIGHT and FLESHBOT!!

NYC Zombie Prom with GWAR flyer


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Saturday June 9: ZOMBIE PROM featuring GWAR!

We have a special surprise to announce to all you zombies!! ZOMBIECON NYC is partnering with ZOMBIES CAN’T LOVE to present the ultimate Zombie Prom featuring the one and only world-famous GWAR!!

NYC Zombie Prom with GWAR flyer


This is a zombie event like no other!! Irving Plaza will be full of the undead!!



DJ Angela Boatright and DJ Shanna will kick off this evening of the undead.
Professional makeup artists from NYC’s premiere costume shop ABRACADABRA NYC will be on hand to help you get your gore on.
Take your official prom photo. Receive your official prom pin.

The Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the prom will receive special prizes.

Charlie Adlard, penciler and inker of THE WALKING DEAD comic books, has donated an original drawing of a full page from the comic! There will be a raffle and one lucky winner will walk away with a piece of original zombie history!
Dress to kill for the Pageant of the Undead – Zombies don’t do beauty pageants…they do gore pageants!
There will be a crowning of the Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the prom. Yes, there are serious prizes!

The grand finale? A very special performance by the sickest band in metal history…Hark to the hideous majesty of your MASTERS, rulers of Earth, the MIGHTY GWAR will take the stage.

There will be drink specials all night!!  $21 for a four-pack of beer, special Zombie Punch, add a shot of whiskey to any beer for $5, plus shot specials.

ABRACADABRA NYC will be offering 15% off on all merchandise and makeup to ticket holders and 25% off on all zombie costume rentals or zombification process. Non- ticket holders can still stop by the store and receive 10% off just by mentioning the event.


There will be zombies all night!! Pass this Event page along…

Tickets are limited and will sell out fast. Proceeds from this raffle will go to The Smoot Family Fund. This event is 21+.

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CDC discusses the Zombie Apocalypse

Fox News reports:

Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?

That’s the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.” And while it’s no joke, CDC officials say it’s all about emergency preparation.

“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for,” the posting reads. “Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.”

The post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, instructs readers how to prepare for “flesh-eating zombies” much like how they appeared in Hollywood hits like “Night of the Living Dead” and video games like Resident Evil. Perhaps surprisingly, the same steps you’d take in preparation for an onslaught of ravenous monsters are similar to those suggested in advance of a hurricane or pandemic.

“First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house,” the posting continues. “This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored).”

Other items to be stashed in such a kit include medications, duct tape, a battery-powered radio, clothes, copies of important documents and first aid supplies.

“Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan,” the posting continues. “This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake or other emergency.”

The idea behind the campaign stemmed from concerns of radiation fears following the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan in March. CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told FoxNews.com that someone had asked CDC officials if zombies would be a concern due to radiation fears in Japan and traffic spiked following that mention.

“It’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek campaign,” Daigle said Wednesday. “We were talking about hurricane preparedness and someone bemoaned that we kept putting out the same messages.”

While metrics for the post are not yet available, Daigle said it has become the most popular CDC blog entry in just two days.

“People are so tuned into zombies,” he said. “People are really dialed in on zombies. The idea is we’re reaching an audience or a segment we’d never reach with typical messages.”

[See the post on the CDC blog]

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Zombie casting opportunity in NYC

we were just alerted to a great legit paying opportunity for zombies.

A major commercial is casting for experiences zombies to be extras for a shoot in New York City! The rate is $175 for one day. Please note they are also looking for SAG Zombies which pays the higher union rate. Must have your own zombie costume and makeup to participate, but we know you’ve got that covered.

If you want to participate, please email a photo of yourself dressed in zombie attire along with your phone number to: JENNIFER@BGROUNDINC.COM. Tell them Zombiecon sent you.

Shooting will take place between 3/19 and 3/23. Good luck!

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Too Late

This made me smile and think of all you zombies. Enjoy.


[Too Late by Side Films]

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Final Details for tomorrow!

HERE ARE THE FINAL DETAILS for tomorrow’s bloody zombie bash! See you soon.

The Slaughtered Lamb @ 182 West 4th Street
(Between Jones and Barrow St)
For bloody mary brunch specials and zombifications

Followed by downtown mayhem until we OCCUPY TIMES SQUARE (5:30PM) and eat protestor brains at this huge demonstration.  Then take the F train to:

Lucky Jack’s @ 129 Orchard Street
(Between Delancey and Rivington St)
Starting at 7PM, zombies invade and totally take over this LES bar with zombie DJs downstairs, dancing and all-night drink specials!

and then eat goth brains at:

The Contempt Party (10-4AM)
The Delancey Club @ 168 Delancey Street
(Between Clinton and Attorney by the base of the Williamsburg Bridge)
Head downstairs for a dark goth party where zombies get in free with zombie drink specials…gurgle “zombiecon” if they try to charge you.

Remember zombies…. bring your ID, Metrocard, your most disgusting zombie costume and your common sense (because we’d hate for any of you to get arrested or killed by humans)!

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Zombiecon on Gothamist

Zombiecon got some love on Gothamist!

Can you not wait until the premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday? Free finger-filled cupcakes not enough to quench your thirst for brains? Never fear! Tomorrow one of our favorite annual events returns with the seventh annual Zombiecon! This year’s theme? “A Game of Brains” so get ready to get wasted with the undead, because a Zombie winter is coming!

This year’s brain-eating festivities start at the Slaughtered Lamb in the West Village (182 West 4th Street) at 1 p.m. for Bloody Marys and some serious zombification before hitting the road at 3 p.m. After that they’ll be moving around and devouring the city (you can follow them @zombieconnyc), so don’t forget to bring your ID and MetroCard.

As for what kind of zombie costumes they’re looking for this year? They’re thinking “Undead Couture, Rotting Kings and Queens, Knights and Maidens, Gore, Brains… Or go Medi-Evil however you wish… arggggghhh.”

And please? If you see some zombies on the street, don’t be afraid! Zombies are easily distracted by cameraphones, so just take yours out and snap a few photos for us. You can either send them to photos@gothamist.com or tag them ‘Gothamist’ on flickr!

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Starting Location Announced!

Harkening back to another era the zombie plague will wreak havoc this Saturday, October 15th all day – into night….

In a year of armor and sword, hammer and shield, quakes and storms, the zombies rage forth seeking revenge, ale and brains… Topple the steel throne, burn Valhalla’s bridge and plunder the innocents along the way. The fetid, bloody game is on. Cometh all ye zombies to the isle of Manhattan where the carnage begins at a bloody mary brunch (out with her brain!) shambling towards the Zombie Bawl at trail’s end.


TIME:  Saturday October 15th, Zombies gather to FEED starting at 1pm to leave launch venue at 3pm sharp.

WHERE: Starting location – ye olde SLAUGHTED LAMB at 182 West 4th Street, between Jones and Barrow with sumptuous Bloody Mary brunch specials.  Get there early to feed and zombify!

ZOMBIFICATIONS by Transformational Bodypainting or bring your own makeup to share!  Stop by Halloween Adventure costume store (104 4th Ave at 11th street) for Zombiecon specials.

ROUTE: All day into night brain-seeking rampage with more info coming Friday!

– RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195677740506216
– Follow the locations and carnage on Twitter @zombieconnyc
– or join our Broadtexter text message list here: broadtexter.com/ZombieCon

COSTUMES: Undead Couture, Rotting Kings and Queens, Knights and Maidens, Gore, Brains…  Or go Medi-Evil however you wish… arggggghhh

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Rising from the depths of another era the zombie plague is set to wreak havoc as the end times draw near. In a year of armor and sword, hammer and shield, quakes and storms, the zombies rage forth seeking revenge, ale and brains…

Topple the steel throne, burn Valhalla’s bridge and plunder the innocents along the way. Garb thyself in thy finest torn velvet bloomers and dirty chainmail. The fetid, bloody game is ON!

Cometh all ye zombies on Saturday, October 15th to the Isle of Manhattan where the carnage begins at a bloody mary brunch (out with her brain!), and rambles towards the Zombie Bawl at trail’s end.

RSVP on Facebook here and join our email list to get all the details!

*** Zombie leaders and herders are being sought!
*** Olde pubs with foode and drinke are requested… This bloody crowd is being sourced – message the Queen with your favorite haunts!

The path is unclear, the sooths have yet to say. The all seeing eye sees nothing. Where will the blood gush forth? TBD!

What sayeth thou? Who can help, or has ideas to share? large bars that can handle 90 minutes of mayhem or other interesting places to attack. Chime in or be dead. Your Zombie Queen demands compliance.

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