2014 Route and Map, do your zombie homework!

Hello the Horde!

How are you all doing? I hope you’re all raring to go? What do we want? BRAINSSSSSS! When do we want it? BRAIIINNNSSS!

Just in case you missed it at the bottom of the info email, here is the map of tomorrow’s route.

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Download it here. You can also go get a google maps version here.

Here are the timings for you if you’re not planning on joining us for the whole day:

13.00 – 14.00 – Leake Street (Starting point)

14.30 – 15.30 – Under the arches at Craven Street/Villers Street

16.00 – 17.00 – Leicester Square

17.30 – 18.30 – Picadilly Circus

19.00 – 20.00 – Great Castle Street

20.00 onwards – doors open for the After Life party at 100 Club, Oxford Street (available here till midnight tonight, then on the door first-come first-served, numbers are limited so we advise you to buy them now!)

It is YOUR DAY so please make your own plans, we will be walking a set route and stopping at the above places but during that time you are free to make your own way, go off and meet zombuddies and get food and drinks! And as always, please be careful in areas with busy traffic. Nobody likes a squished zombie.

Also, in case you missed it, here is Megan from Team WZD London on the BBC World News! Thanks to the zombie ladies who volunteered to come and raid the studio!

Please remember to check the Zombie Code of Conduct and stick to it, and if you haven’t already donate to St Mungo’s Broadway here.

We can’t wait to see you! x x

Coming to World Zombie Day? READ THIS!

Welcome the horde!

Here is a checklist of things you need to know/do if you want to have the best time you possibly can on the day:

1) REGISTER for free on the Eventbrite page so you get emailed the map. And then PRINT OUT YOUR MAPS. IF YOU HAVE NO MAP WE WILL IGNORE YOU. Seriously guys, there are very few of us organisers/stewards are 2000ish of you and explaining the stops and directions gets very boring after a while…. Plus if we have had a few pints of brain juice we may just send you the wrong way (this has happened).

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2) Remember as well as being an amazing day we are aiming to raise money for charity! Hackney Food Bank will be there to collect your food donations, and proceeds from the end party are going to St Mungos. You can also get your friends, family and people on the bus who ask what you’re doing to text  and donate! Text the code BRNZ69 and your donation amount (£3, £5 or £10) to 70070. One person chosen at random who donates will win two tickets to the bloody brilliant WWII ZOMBIE BLITZ 1940, Value £65 each Full Value £130!

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3) If you want to come to the amazing Afterlife Party we are throwing which is chock-a-block with amazing bands and DJs please get a ticketttttt NOW before they run out. Only £5 with profits going to St Mungos! You can get them on the same page as the registration (so you get the MAP)

4) PLEASE READ and STICK to the Zombie Code of Conduct. That means no threatening behaviour, no littering, destruction or damage of property or any other illegal behaviour or OTT silliness. The police and the press will be watching us and we want to make a good impression and keep the event running in the years to come! The organisers will not be held responsible for your actions!

5) GET MAP PRINT MAP BRING MAP

6) On that note: STRICTLY NO ILLEGAL DRUGS are permitted and no alcohol for under 18’s. Police will be called if this rule is broken. Please bring ID if you are old enough to drink and will be stopping by any pubs, and be understanding if you are refused entry  – it means your zombie makeup is amazeballs.

7) PRINT YOUR MAP AND BRING IT WITH YOU

8) As you will see on the map, this year the set stops are not at pubs. I KNOW… shock horror! NO PUBS?! Don’t worry… the reason we have done this is because now attendance numbers are too high for everyone to fit in one pub, so we will gather in large public areas. If you wish to wander to a pub and come back you are free to do so! The stopping and leaving times are on the map. Which you are going to print and bring, right?!

Image from Fink Visuals

9) We love the police, and they kind of like us. We make them chuckle with our crazy zombie antics and so far they have allowed us to carry on our event every year unhindered. SO when they say NO FAKE WEAPONS OF ANY KIND no matter what bright colour/how plastic looking, we will listen to them. Won’t we?!

10) It is London, it is October. Please try to incorporate some kind of warm/weatherproof clothing into your costume. Nothing worse than post-WZD sniffles. Also zombies love comfy shoes. There will be a fair bit of walking and standing around.

11) We all love WZD and always have such great memories and photos after the event. Please share yours by using the hashtag  #WZD2013. Add the London postcode you are at and you will be added to Mapocalyp.se!

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Finally, we would like to thank you for being a part of the best day of the year! It is all your support, enthusiasm and excitement that keeps the event coming back bigger and better each year and that keeps us going as organisers. It is fantastic to see familiar faces and the effort that goes into the scary/amazing/hilarious costumes and makeup you all come up with. So, cheers. London zombies are world class. SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!

Shaun of the Dead tickets out now!

Shaun of the Dead Midnight MovieThis year the WZD London team are working with Going to the Winchester, having a pint and waiting for this all to blow over to bring you a very special event…

After a hard day of undead shuffling, drinking and dancing, join the zombie horde at a midnight screening of Shaun of the Dead at the Leicester Square Theatre, also featuring an opening gig by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing!

Tickets available here, only £8 in costume with profits going to St.Mungos. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?