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?!

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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!

Zombie SWAT Training from Apocalypse Events/Bunker 51

Here’s another action-packed zombie adventure event from our friends at Apocalypse Events/Bunker 51

ZOMBIE SWAT TRAINING

The invasion has begun and soon London will be swarming with the UNDEAD. Step inside the battle zone; face your biggest fears and fight to save the world from imminent disaster.
The end is near and you must learn how to survive. Luckily you are one of the selected few deemed worthy to undergo intense zombie survival training from our undead response unit. Not only will you get to handle at least 3 different types of weaponry, you will also be taught life-saving techniques in how to immobilise and destroy the zombie hoard.
You will be given a secret evacuation point in the heart of London, and then be transported by our mission commanders to London’s underground zombie HQ, code name: BUNKER 51. The decommissioned nuclear Bunker, has been a research facility for zombie observation for over a decade and now with rumours of zombies attacking in London, Bunker 51 is ready to train recruits in the essentials of zombie survival.
Be prepared for London’s scariest and most realistic zombie-themed event.
You must be physically fit, emotionally sound and ready to blow some zombie brains out!
WARNING: This event is not for the faint-hearted. Expect big frights, gore and the end of civilization…

Bunker 51 presents Zombie Blitz 1940

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The zombie fun doesn’t have to stop when World Zombie Day is over for another year… Our friends at Apocalypse Events/ Bunker 51 have some zombietastic things going on! Look out for the guys on Saturday, they will be collecting for charity- and also offering exclusive discount tickets, flyers, plus photos with their gorey zombie horde, even taking applications to apply for a paid regular ZOMBIE job positions in London!

How about this night for Vintage with a twist….

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Zombie Blitz 1940 at Waterloo Tunnels – London’s newest zombie experience brought to you by Apocalypse Events at Bunker 51. Start your Sunday with a relaxing 1940′s style tea party until your fun is quickly interrupted by the roar of air raid sirens…Take shelter as London, yet again, endures the wrath of the unrelenting bombers, and delve deep into the cavernous underbelly of a City under siege in World War 2 London. It is now in the hands of the British public and our new civilian soldiers to work together to unarm this biological hazard before our enemies can unleash havoc on the survivors and causalities of London’s Blitz. As this long and devastating war continues, new unthinkable threats appear. At the height of the blitz, where London has been the ultimate target, with a constant rain of incendiary fire and high explosive bombs, the nation must stand in the way of imminent defeat.There is an emerging urgent race in the field of biological science to produce the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, one that could destroy all nations and bring an abrupt end to this unholy war.
Recent intercepted communications from the enemies High Command has informed British intelligence that enemy Scientists could be working on terrifying new biological weapons, ready to reek indescribable horrors on an unsuspecting population, RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP! Step into 1940′s Britain and let us take you an an immersive horror story adventure in the historical tunnels underneath Waterloo Station London.
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WZD loves SICK By Tom Leveen

Less than two weeks to go till the big day! We here at WZD London HQ are proper maggoty bookworm zombies and thought we’d share this soon-to-be-published zombie novel with you!

Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak in a locked-down high school…

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Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits, the troublemakers — the ones who jump their High School’s electrified fence to skip school regularly. So when the virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving…

The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. In other words: Zombies. The whole school goes on lockdown and the military surrounds the fence, and Brian and his best friend Chad are safe (and stuck) in the theatre department — far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theatre kids who he’d never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theatre. But it won’t be easy and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates. In a world turned upside down, who exactly are the real monsters?

Sick will be published on 21st October 2013 by Amulet/Abrams and Chronicle Books.  Tom Leveen is the author of Party, Zero, and ManicPixieDreamGirl (Spring 2013). This is his first foray into the horror genre.

MEAT and Greet your fellow Zombies!

In association with SCI-FI-LONDON, World Zombie Day: London has arranged a special “Meat N Greet” event.

On Friday 11th from 6pm, join us in the bar at the Stratford Picturehouse for some very bloody Sangria, nasty nibbles and tunes from DJ Mermaid.

The event will give you a chance to meet fellow zombies the night before the big day. The organisers of World Zombie Day will also be saying a big ‘Thank you” to all their fundraisers.

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>>more about the event<<
The event is free to anyone who comes dressed as a zombie, has an invite from the WZD organisers or has a ticket for the two zombie films we are screening that night – THE BATTERY or BATTLE OF THE DAMNED.

All the money we raise for St Mungo’s will help improve the lives of homeless people for good. St. Mungo’s has been helping homeless people in and around the London area since 1969. We kindly ask that you raise at least £30 or purchase ticket for the films if you wish to come to this event.

Start fundraising now:

Step 1: Click Join team and connect with Facebook.

Step 2: Make a new fundraising page and select St. Mungo’s as the cause you want to support. To do this, browse by country: United Kingdom first and then type in “St. Mungo’s” in the search box. Click on the St. Mungo’s logo.

Step 3: Select ‘organised event’ and choose World Zombie Day: London 2013. When it asks “Is your charity contributing to the cost of your fundraising?” please select “No”.

Step 4: Edit your page as you wish and start asking your friends and family to sponsor you this World Zombie Day

For more info go to: SCI-FI-LONDON 

Purchase Tickets for The Battery

Purchase Tickets fot Battle of the Damned

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Danny Trejo in Zombie Hunter, Out on DVD soon!

Zombie Hunter is the brand new Danny Trejo film filled with zombies, drugs and a lot of blood. Set in a post-apocalyptic Zombie wasteland, a surprise attack by the Flesh Eaters forces The Hunter on the run, and puts his skills to the test.

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Zombie Hunter follows the vengeful Hunter in his journey through the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland caused by the mysterious street drug “Natas”. We follow one man who runs down Flesh Eaters, hunting for sport and redemption, while also running from his past. Killing in the name of the family he lost, he teams up with a group of survivors and face the deadly mutations that challenge their survival But a surprise attack by the Flesh Eaters forces them on the run and puts the Hunter’s skills to the test.. If you love zombies, blood, and extreme violence then you’ll appreciate this film. Danny Trejo and extreme violence, what more could you want?!

Out on DVD and Blu Ray 21st October, just in time for Halloween!

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“K. King hits hard with a simple yet highly effective work that has all the hallmarks of a great midnight movie. The ’80s soundtrack, the allure of the actresses… ZOMBIE HUNTER is a bounty of pure entertainment.”

- Fantasia Festival

After-Life Party tickets now on sale!

The highly anticipated annual event, World Zombie Day: London, attracts thousands of zombies each year to groan and shamble through Central London in aid of the charity St. Mungo’s. The zombie horde will gather at an undisclosed location then make its way around a pre-arranged route, calling at popular London landmarks. Register (for free!) here.

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The final destination will be our After-Life Party centered around the iconic British Tin Pan Alley, Denmark street. We will have several events between the Intrepid Fox, 12 bar, and the nearby church which will be the main stage. Tickets are £5; proceeds will go to St. Mungo’s. Tickets available here!


Bands:
Vince Ripper and The Rodent Show

Generation Graveyard 
Spirytus
Sci-Fi Mafia
Donkerkarnuffel
Black State Highway
Star Scream
Damn Dice

DJs:
Herman Li from Dragonforce
Ben Christo from The Sisters Of Mercy
DiscoSocks
DJ Mumin of Antichrist/Fangtasia
Andre Joyzi from Breed 77
Matt Pearce from Voodoo Six
Tiger from Black Spiders

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Please check back here for updates, sign up for the Facebook event here and follow WZD London on Twitter.

World Zombie Day London: working with Hackney Foodbank

Over the years, World Zombie Day London has evolved from a flash mob of zombie loving friends to a much loved annual event raising money for charity and smiles and screams from the London public.

The event started life in Pittsburgh in 2006 at the Monroeville Mall, where Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was filmed. It is now celebrated on the same day in cities all over the world and brings people together to help alleviate world hunger by collecting donations to food banks.

This year, as well as raising funds for St.Mungo’s charity, we are going back to World Zombie Day’s Pittsburgh roots and working with Hackney Foodbank to collect food donations for people in crisis.

In these hard times, UK food banks are being inundated with requests from families in need. In London’s Tower Hamlets alone demand has risen 82% between June and July this year.

 

Hackney Foodbank provides emergency food and signposting to Hackney residents in crisis, Hackney being one of the most deprived boroughs in London. They collect, sort and store donations of food from local schools, churches, businesses and individuals, which is then distributed to people who have been identified by frontline care professionals as in need.

The lovely people from Hackney Foodbank will be joining us on World Zombie Day this year and collecting food donations along the way in their bike trailer. We would love it if each of the zombie horde would bring along something to give and do a little bit to help those in crisis!

Let’s show the world that zombies have hearts and take a bite out of World hunger!

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Here’s a list of items that you can bring along to donate. All food needs to be in date, and they are particularly keen to collect tinned meat and fish:

-          Tinned Meat and fish

-          Milk (UHT or powdered)

-          Unrefrigerated fruit juice

-          Tinned fruit (in juice)

-          Tinned vegetables

-          Rice (500g or 1kg bags)

-          Instant coffee

-          Cereals

-          Jar sauces

-          Instant mashed potato

-          Tea bags

-          Biscuits or healthy snacks

-          Rice pudding (tinned)

-          Toiletries

-          Nappies and baby products

-          Toilet Roll

-          Feminine hygiene products

-          Household cleaners

-          Washing up liquid

We’re really looking forward to helping this fantastic cause and hope you will all pitch in! To find out more about Hackney Foodbank, or to volunteer, check their website.

Seeking Sponsors for a fabulous WZD end party…

This year, the WZD team are hoping for a rather spectacular end to the march. Some plans are already under way and will be revealed here really soon… BUT to do all we’d like we need some help!

We’re looking for some sponsors for our planned charity fund raising post-apocalypse street party, on Denmark Street in central London on 12th October 2013. There will be a number of venues and many brilliant live music acts and performances, exciting stuff! There are various levels of sponsorship and benefits, outlined below. If you are interested, or think you know a company or individual who might be, please get in touch or pass on this blog post!

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Sponsorship: As a sponsor of World Zombie Day: London you will have the platform to create meaningful promotions, cementing the relationship with these consumers.

You will receive the following benefits: Logo placement, Exposure to our audience (2000+), Social media engagement and cross promotion.

IMPORTANT NOTE – NO PRE PRESS: Due to our need to manage attendance, all press done by sponsors must be limited to only during and post the event.

Levels of sponsorship: We offer several sponsorship levels to suit all budgets:

Brains, £500, 2 available: 10 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website, On site presence

Guts, £200, 5 available: 4 free tickets, Mentions in press release & Facebook, Logo on print and online ads, Sponsor on website

Blood, Prize donation valued £75+, 6 available: 2 free tickets, Mentions on Facebook, Blog post

Extras: Talk to us to find more about these extra sponsorship opportunities: After party, wristbands, VIP event, movie screening, refreshments, t-shirts.

Want to find out more? Contact Megan Aileen Williams at megan@worldzombieday.co.uk to talk about becoming a sponsor.

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