What is Zombie Fest™?
Zombie Fest™, a
weekend of zombie fun and monster madness in Pittsburgh, includes:
two-day zombie-themed convention at the Monroeville Mall, site of
the Romero zombie classic Dawn of the Dead, featuring
vendor exhibits, film screenings, author discussion panels, live bands,
games and other fun activities for zombie fans.
And in 2008, it’s FREE admission!
are also planning some after-hours activities on Saturday evening –
details to be announced soon!
Zombie Masquerade Ball is the monster party of the century! Eat,
drink, dance, and rub elbows with the upper crust undead! Prizes
awarded for best overall costume and best zombie costume. The Ball also
includes live entertainment and a silent auction (last year’s auction
raised $1,000 for breast cancer research!). The Ball is a 21 and over
event and there will be a separate admission fee.
On Sunday morning, zombies,
young and old, will gather at the Mall, shambling and moaning for brains
while bearing food donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food
Bank. Led by Professor Emcee Square, the horde of zombies slowly made
their way from one end of the mall to the other. In 2007, the total
number of zombies who signed in was 1,028, establishing a new
Guinness World Record™, and more than half a ton of food was
collected. The walk was honored with a Rondo Hatton Classic
Horror Award for Best Fan Event of 2007. In 2008, the
Monroeville Mall Zombie Walk will be the hub of World Zombie Day™, with
walks being held in more than 40 cities worldwide benefiting local food
The schedule of activities
and celebrity guests is being developed and details will be released as
they become available. But expect a fun, carnival-like experience over
the course of the weekend. The undead like to have fun too.
When & Where will it
The It’s Alive!
2008 Zombie Fest™ will be held on Saturday & Sunday, October 25 &
26, 2008 inside the Monroeville Mall. Hours are 10 AM to 9:30 PM on
Saturday and noon to 6 PM on Sunday (Zombie Walk takes place from 9 AM
to 11 AM on Sunday).
The Zombie Masquerade
Ball will be held at Churchill Valley Country Club on Friday,
October 24 from 9 PM to 1 AM. Please check back for ticket information.