Category: Festivals

The Walking Dead At Comic-Con 2010

13 Jul

walking dead The Walking Dead At Comic Con 2010

For those of you lucky enough to be attending Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego next week, here’s what you can expect from The Walking Dead panel on July 23rd.

The stars and producers of AMC’s highly-anticipated series THE WALKING DEAD, based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, will descend on Comic-Con 2010 for a panel event and exclusive sneak preview of the original drama. THE WALKING DEAD panel, scheduled for Friday, July 23, at 11:30 AM in Room 6BCF, will feature series stars Andrew Lincoln (LOVE ACTUALLY), Jon Bernthal (THE PACIFIC), Sarah Wayne Callies (PRISON BREAK), Laurie Holden (THE MIST), and Emma Bell (FROZEN). Joining the cast are writer, director, executive producer and three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont (THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE GREEN MILE); executive producers Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd (THE TERMINATOR, ALIENS, ARMAGEDDON); make-up artist Greg Nicotero (George Romero’s LAND OF THE DEAD, THE MIST); and Joel Stillerman, AMC’s SVP of original programming, production and digital content.

During the hour-long event, moderator Eric Moro of IGN.com will lead panelists in a discussion about their experience shooting the series in Atlanta and the process of bringing Kirkman’s comic book to life on the small screen, among other topics, followed by an exclusive first look at THE WALKING DEAD and a Q&A session with attendees.

THE WALKING DEAD panel will be complemented by a number of on-the-ground activities taking place throughout Comic-Con:

Attendees will have an opportunity to get “zombified” by visiting THE WALKING DEAD booth and putting themselves into a zombie scene from the series via a touch screen; AMC will email the photo to them.

AMC will distribute limited edition “The Walking Dead” series posters from internationally recognized movie poster artist Drew Struzan (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Blade Runner, Hellboy and more).

An autograph session will take place with Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman, Greg Nicotero and Gale Anne Hurd in the Image Comic Books booth.

AMC will distribute limited edition THE WALKING DEAD series buttons.

AMC will have THE WALKING DEAD walkers around the convention center and booth.

THE WALKING DEAD booth will be a semi-recreation of a scene from the pilot episode.

Don’t forget to pick us up some swag too!

World Record Zombie Walk Attempt In Seattle

28 Jun

zombcon1 World Record Zombie Walk Attempt In Seattle

If you’re in Seattle this weekend and want to take part in what will be a record breaking zombie walk, then you best read on…

Hey Seattle Zombies!

ARE YOU READY TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT SEATTLE IS THE ZOMBIE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE BRINGING YOU THE BIGGEST ZOMBIE EVENT IN THE WORLD RIGHT TO YOUR CITY OF SEATTLE!

We are in full swing with just 2 1/2 seeks away from returning the record to Seattle, but we need your help NOW! It takes our team over hours to compile and register all you zombies before the event on the day to meet the Guinness World Record requirements. We want to be able to announce the record on the night of the event!

WE DON’T WANT TO JUST BEAT THE RECORD, WE WANT TO HOLD IT FOR YEARS TO COME! WE NEED YOUR HELP AND YOUR SUPPORT!

We need your help so that we can submit the names much earlier this year and make the lines at Red, White, and Dead much easier this July 3rd! Help support a great event and have fun this summer.

It’s just $3 online and $5 at the door on the day to support a local event that will be the biggest Zombie event on the planet! Everyone who pre-registers gets their name on the website!

Here’s what you get for just $3

– Zombie Movie – Dawn of the Dead
– Zombie Concert – Performance by Astro -Creep
– Free Photo Booth – presented by Night Zero
– Free Zombie Video Game Lounge – Presented by XBOX 360 & Dead Rising 2
– Thriller Dance – Presented by the Seattle Thrillers
– Costume Contest – Presented by the Stranger
– ZomBcon 2010 Announcements – Special Guest Announced

XBOX 360 GIVEAWAY
We are giving two XBOX 360 consoles this year for those who register, along with tons of other cool prizes!

The current zombie walk world record is 4,026 and currently held by the Big Chill Music Festival in the England, which edged out Seattle’s 3,894 last August.

Not one to let such a narrow margin defeat them Red, White, and Dead want to see 10,000 zombies smash the record and keep it for quite some time.

You can register for this world record zombie walk attempt online at http://redwhiteanddeadzombie.eventbrite.com/ or find out more about ZomBcon on the official site.

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Zombiefest 2010

17 Jun

zombiefest Zombiefest 2010

It seems festival season is upon us, especially here in the UK.

Zombiefest 2010 is from the 13th to 15th of August and will feature zombie films, games, ‘Lead vs Dead’ (a Wild West based live-action game) running on the Saturday along with zombie shooting, zombie archery and zombie prizes.

Zombiefest is held at a campsite not far from Milton Keynes and involves getting together with other zombie fans and culminates in seeing if participants would survive the zombie apocalypse. Last year, no-one survived… will it be any different this time?

The guys behind it are also currently working on confirmation of a UK first, so that if you go, you are likely to be the first people in the country to be doing something “pretty bloody impressive”. More details will follow as soon as we have them.

For more information check out the Terror4fun website and head to the Zombiefest 2010 page to download a form.

Participants need to be signed up by July 4th.

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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse : RELOADED

16 Jun

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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse : RELOADED
Who says sequels are a bad thing?
OR
Brain Destruction Guaranteed.
OR
Another Generic Tagline.

This year geek theatre is making its return to the Edinburgh Fringe after a total sell out of 2009, subsequent sell outs of Leicester Comedy Festival & Brighton Fringe and 13 rather excellent reviews from the likes of SFX, Fortean Times, The Argus and Threeweeks (including 4 stars from Broadwaybaby, Zombie Command [ZC – that’s us!], Venue magazine, Liverpool Echo & The British Theatre Guide) and this year they’re not just teaching you how to survive…… they’re seeing if you can.

As well as going for gold a second time with this sequel to last years cult hit, after their Fringe debut last year, the show has also spawned a tie-in book that is being launched nationally by Allison & Busby on 1st August
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Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary
The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive

And a weekly podcast series that has reached a highest charting position of 13 in the iTunes comedy charts.

With over 15,000 fans and group members on Facebook Worldwide and world domination obviously not that far from their reach – why not come down and check out what all the buzz is about – at the very least you’ll learn how to stay alive when the undead rise.

‘How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse : RELOADED – Not just another sequel cobbled togther to cash in on the original’ (hmmm – maybe that tagline needs some work) can be seen at

Zoo Southside 6th – 29th August (not 17th & 24th)
7.45pm
£8 / £6

For more info or other dates check out the official site.

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ZomBcon

7 Jun

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This Halloween sees Seattle’s biggest, newest and best zombie convention – ZomBcon.

ZomBcon (not to be confused with ZomBacon) will be held across various locations, including the Seattle Center and Seattle International Film Festival, over the 29th – 31st of October and is attempting to bring together every element of zombie fandom.

ZomBcon arose from last year’s Red, White, and Dead Zombie Walk which saw over 6,000 people dressed as zombies take to the streets of Seattle. This year they’ll attempt a Guinness world record zombie walk, have work on display from over 60 zombie themed exhibitors, hold a zombie ball as well as host special SIFF screenings of zombie films!

It’s the ultimate zombie convention!

Those of you who are in the biz or have something to sell and are looking to book space early can save 30% of exhibition space by using the code EB30 before June 15th.

For those wishing to book tickets or just find out more, head on over to the ZomBcon site.

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