Zombcon 2011

Zombcon 2011If you’re not sick of zombies yet, you can indulge your taste for flesh at Zombcon 2011, a convention all things zombie, being held in Seattle, October 2011. That’s 10.92 miles from my door to theirs at the SeaTac Hilton, a three-star hotel across the street from the airport. I’d give ’em four stars, but I found the fact they’d let someone like me into their lobby bar shows severe lack of judgment on their part.

Screenings, celebrities, vendors, props, costumes, autograph sessions, parties, live music with people dancing poorly, dead skin appetizers…Zombcon 2011 seems to have all the fan bases covered.

Zombcon 2011’s guests are impressive, ranging from horror convention perennials Sid Haig and Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), to special FX icon Tom Savini, actors from AMC’s astonishing The Walking Dead, and more zombie graphic novel artists, writers, authors and buskers than you can shake a rotted finger at.

Zombcon 2011Of the numerous celebrity highlights, two legends in the zombie universe include George A. Romero, the father of zombie movies (although he’s probably more a granddad these days), and horror’s first scream queen, Judith O’Dea, aka, Barbara in Night of the Living Dead (1968). So identified with this undying genre, she should add a “d” to the end of her last name. (C’mon, that was funny. Don’t look at me that way.)

Tickets to the three-day Oct. 21, 22 and 23 gathering cost anywhere from $12 (single day passes), to a $129 priority Zombie Pass, a $250 all access Weekend Warrior Pass, and the coveted Ultimate Weekend Survivor Pass for $499, which includes George A. Romero casting you as the lead in his next zombie movie. That, of course, is a dirty rotten lie. You probably get to visit the movie set and clean up after the zombies.

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