Popular culture recklessly perpetuates an irrational fear of the undead as face-eating monsters, but that's grossly unfair, as zombies will also eat your lungs, gallbladder, and, of course, the delicious pituitary gland. Giving you a chance to face your fears, and learn how to avoid becoming dinner, ZomBcon.
The crew that set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of zombies (in Fremont!), is marking All Hallow's Eve with three days of in-the-deadened-flesh appearances by authors, cult film stars, and super-hot Brazilian triplets (seriously!) at a series of ghoulishly themed parties, panels, and screenings that'll finally give undead fans a chance to pretend they have a life. Ooooh, killer burn! Event highlights include
Prom Night of The Living Dead: Oct 29th, at Neumos
This dead-sexy costume party boasts Brat Pack-ish sounds from local cover band 80s Invasion, and is being billed as Romero's Night of the Living Dead meets John Hughes' Pretty in Pink -- surprising since most people would probably call Carey Hart ruggedly-handsome at best.
Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse: Oct 29th, at SIFF
A Survival 101 workshop presenting practical advice on getting through said apocalypse that includes a presentation from the author of the Zombie Survival Guide, a lesson on what to pack from Combat Sport Supply, and fighting from an MMA vet, plus wilderness survival tips like fire starting from a guy whose talent for such things made him a Prodigy.
Wedding of the Dead: Oct 30th, at EMP/SFM
This mass renewal of vows by costumed couples is highlighted by an actual wedding ceremony that will feature actor Ted Raimi as an altar boy, his Evil Dead co-star Bruce Campbell as the officiant, and a couple who, if things end in heartbreak won't even (burn) notice.
ZomBcon'll also be hitting venues as diverse The Nabob and Pacific Place with a staggering array of other artists/directors/etc. including Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, and filmmaker Taj Jackson, the nephew of Michael, who released an album perpetuating the irrational fear he too was Dangerous...to anyone over twelve.