London After Midnight – Day of the Undead Festival
Wow! This one very nearly slipped through my net! DAY OF THE UNDEAD scheduled for 28th November 2009 in Phoenix Square, Leicester, England is a 12-hour Zombie-fest, now in its third year. It promises Zombie films, make-up artists, computer games (with great prize for whoever kills the most virtual Zombies!), caricaturists, book signings, horror traders, and a ‘best dressed Zombie’ competition.
There’s a world’s first screening of the British Zombie feature, Zombie Undead (2009). The original Dawn of the Dead (1978) in Hi-definition (which will be a highlight for me, I’ve been dying to see this on the big screen!), Pontypool (2008) , Dead Snow (2009), La Horde (2009) – which is another one I’d recommend – and Zombieland (2009).
Confirmed special guests are:
Jasper Bark: author of ‘Way of the Barefoot Zombie’ from Abaddon Books, who will be signing copies of his novel.
Nick S. Thomas and Michael G. Thomas: authors of the indispensible ‘ZOMPOC – How to survive the Zombie Apocalypse’ released on October 31st, 2009, they will be also be signing copies of their book.
Tickets for the full 12 hours are £20 with individual tickets at £5.80.
Details of how to get tickets can be found on their website here.
It’s worth turning up early because the first 250 people through the door will get a lucky bag with lots of zombie bits and pieces; some will contain DVDS and signed books, and there are prizes to be won all day long….
As a Zombie fan, this is one I won’t be missing – and I hope to see you there!!