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Get These Awesome Humerus Magnets!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Want to get this awesome set of magnets? Follow us on Twitter at @sdzombiewalk! We’ll be tweeting locations and times to find us at & around SDCC this week, along with the passphrases you’ll need to know in order to get a set for yourself. Check out more of Humerus’ great zombie wares at their website or like ’em on Facebook!
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America’s Finest Zombies Want YOU!

Friday, May 31st, 2013

America’s Finest Undead are looking for America’s FINEST zombie! Well, two of them to be exact. We need two of the best zombies Comic-Con has to offer to help lead our horde through the streets of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter for our 7th Annual Comic-Con Zombiewalk. Think you have what it takes?

If you’re attending our walk on Saturday, July 20th, you’re eligible to participate in this opportunity! Between now (yes, RIGHT NOW) and 11:59PM (Pacific) on Sunday, June 30th, we want you to show us, with photographic evidence, why you should be at the front of the undead pack. You will need to zombify yourself and pick a creative way to show us you’re the best representative of America’s Finest Zombies. Have your zombie alter ego lead a crowd of zombies (or living) through your town… attend a concert and crowd surf… shake the President’s hand… win a spelling bee… whatever it is you think shows off your abilities to exemplify the best our horde has to offer. Invade your town with your rotting charisma and charm the brains out of them… then take a picture!

We will select one zombie participant from Twitter and one zombie from Facebook. You may submit once on Twitter and once on Facebook (two submissions maximum per person), but the scenarios must be different for each submission. These two zombies will have the following bestowed upon them:

  • Official title of 2013 San Diego Zombiewalk Grand Marshall with an official sash declaring your position to the world!
  • Zombie prize pack including a zombiewalk t-shirt and a plethora of goodies from our partners! (List will be updated throughout the month.)
  • A private zombie makeup tutorial, either in person (SoCal residents only) or via Skype, from an industry SFX professional!
  • The opportunity to be at the front of the horde during the walk… that’s right, you’ll be the first zombies everyone sees as we shuffle and shamble through downtown San Diego!

To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older. Parents/guardians may submit a photograph on behalf of a child, but the parent/guardian must accompany the minor during the full walk. You don’t need a Comic-Con badge to participate and no purchase is necessary. Transportation and to/from the event and accommodations will not be provided. You must “Like” our page on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter (and still be doing so, as of the event) to be eligible.

To submit via Facebook:

  • Go to http://www.facebook.com/sdzombiewalk.
  • In the area to post to our wall, click “Photo/Video” and post your eligible photo along with a description of the photo (location, scenario, etc.).
  • Tag yourself in the photo and tag us in the photo.
  • We’ll post it our gallery. The picture that has the most “likes” by 11:59PM (Pacific) on Sunday, June 30th will be declared the winner, amongst the Facebook submissions.
  • If the winner is unable to attend and/or participate in the walk, the zombie picture with the next highest amount of “likes” at the deadline will take their place (and so on, if the top “like” receivers are unable to attend/participate).
  • To vote for an entry, go to our album “America’s Finest Zombie! Pick YOUR Walk Leader for SDCC 2013!” on Facebook and “like” the one zombie you feel best represents America’s Finest Undead.

To submit via Twitter:

  • Publicly tweet your eligible photo using your account on Twitter.com (make sure your account isn’t private or we will likely not see your submission).
  • Mention us (@sdzombiewalk) in the tweet and use the hashtag #sdcczombies
  • Describe the location and scenario in the photo.
  • We will RT all submissions.
  • The submissions via Twitter will be reviewed by a panel of judges – Barb S., fearless leader of When Nerds Attack (@SDCCnerdsattack / Facebook); Gregory Burkart, writer (FEARnet) & composer;  Jennifer Muzquiz, director of ZombieWalk:SanDiego – and based on creativity, enthusiasm, and whom the judges feel best exemplifies the spirit of Comic-Con and ZombieWalk:SanDiego… a winner will be chosen!
  • If the winner is unable to attend and/or participate in the walk, a runner-up will take their place (and so on, if the top “like” receivers are unable to attend/participate).

By submitting a photo via Twitter or Facebook, you are giving us permission to post them on our Twitter account (@sdzombiewalk), Facebook page (facebook.com/sdzombiewalk), and our website (sdzombiewalk.com), as well as using your likeness for promotional purposes. Full credit for the photograph will be given. All minors must have a parent or guardian submit a photo for them or they will be deemed ineligible. We reserve the right to void any submission not meeting our content standards as well as voiding any winner deemed to be manipulating/cheating/gaming the voting process unfairly. ZombieWalk:SanDiego are not affiliated with Comic-Con or Comic-Con International. ZombieWalk:SanDiego are not responsible for any technical errors, natural acts, or other factors which may prevent you from participating. No monetary compensation or substitutions will be awarded. No monetary value is placed on the winning experience or prize packs. Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 6th via Facebook, Twitter, and on our website.

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#ZOMBIFY Your Town and Get Party Passes!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

If you want to attend FEARnet‘s Con of the Dead party, this is your chance!
We’re looking for people to join the #ZOMBIFY movement worldwide and will be launching this spotlight on zombie civil rights during Comic-Con. Right now, we’re looking for living humans who support equality amongst the living and undead to show us where they’ll be launching their own #ZOMBIFY Awareness Campaign.

On Sunday, July 1st, we’ll be giving away thirteen (13) pairs of passes to the Con of the Dead party. If you’d like the chance to win a pair (2) of passes for yourself and a guest to attend the FEARnet Con of the Dead party, which is serving as the afterparty for the March For Undead Rights, you can do one or both of the following tasks:

1. Task One: TWITTER!
– Follow @sdzombiewalk and @FEARnet on Twitter.
– Create a sign which reads: “#ZOMBIFY[yourtown] with @sdzombiewalk & @FEARnet” …replacing [yourtown] with the name of your city.
– Take a picture of yourself holding the sign. Creativity counts!
– Tweet the picture with the following statement: “I want to go to Con of the Dead w/ @sdzombiewalk & @FEARnet! #SDCC #zombifySDCC #zombify[yourtown]” (again, replacing [yourtown] with the name of your city).

2. Task Two: FACEBOOK!
– “Like” ZombieWalk:SanDiego and FEARnet on Facebook.
– Create a sign which reads “#ZOMBIFY[yourtown] with @sdzombiewalk & @FEARnet” …replacing [yourtown] with the name of your city.
– Take a picture of yourself holding the sign. Creativity counts!
– Make the picture your profile picture on Facebook (it must stay your profile picture until at least when the contest ends on the evening of Sunday, July 1st).
– Comment on THIS NOTE telling us that you want to go to Con of the Dead!

The giveaway starts at 4:00PM Pacific on June 27th, 2012 and ends at 4:00PM Pacific on Sunday, July 1st, 2012. We’ll announce the recipients on the evening of July 1st, 2012. ‘

So let’s see where YOU show your love for zombies! #ZOMBIFY!

All the boring stuff you should probably know, in case you choose to participate in the giveaway:Contest begins at 4:00PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, June 27th and ends at 4:00PM Pacific Time on Sunday, July 1st. Recipients will be notified via Facebook and Twitter, no later than 8:00PM Pacific Time on Sunday, July 1st. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend Con of the Dead (same goes for your guest). The party will take place on Friday, July 13th 2012, from 6:00PM until 9:00PM. Entry wristbands must be picked up at a designated location between 10:00AM and 3:00PM on Friday, July 13th 2012. We are not responsible for your transportation to/from the wristband pick-up location, the party venue, to San Diego itself, or for your accommodations in San Diego. Passes are non-transferrable once registration information is received from the recipients. By submitting a photo, you agree to allow ZombieWalk:SanDiego and FEARnet share the picture file via Twitter, Facebook, email, and other methods of display or transfer, without receiving compensation. If all steps are not followed, as written above, entries will be deemed invalid. Invalid entries will not be eligible. Entries are also void where prohibited by law.

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Undead Holiday Caroling in the Gaslamp!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

DATE: Saturday, December 18th, 2010

TIME:
* Meet at 2:30PM
* Walk at 2:45PM sharp – do not be late!!
* Please do not arrive before 2:15PM

LOCATION:
We are meeting at our usual meeting point of the fountain outside of Sam Goody, near Horton Plaza. This is the corner of 4th and Broadway, in downtown San Diego.


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DETAILS:
* Have an obnoxiously garish seasonal sweater? A Santa hat? Elf shoes? Extra tinsel and/or battery-operated lights? Wear ‘em! Holiday attire is very strongly encouraged for all participants. We want our zombies looking festive while we carol through the Gaslamp! Even if it’s something as simple as draping yourself in paper snowflakes :D

* RSVP on Facebook!

* Please come dressed and made-up as a zombie (no masks). If you need makeup/supplies, please visit Gypsy Treasure in La Mesa, and tell ‘em the zombiewalk sent you! They are big supporters of the walk :)

* First 20 zombies to show up between 2:15PM and 2:30PM, in holiday attire, and show proof that they are registered as an organ donor (either ID/license or printout from Donate Life California) will receive a goodybag and limited edition 2010 ZombieWalk:SanDiego holiday ornament! We’ve given different ornaments out every year since 2007, so don’t miss the opportunity to add to your collection! Rumor has it that Zombie Santa may be attending!

* We will also have ZW:SD t-shirts available – you can either pre-purchase them online (email us for details) or get them there. Save on shipping and get one for the favorite undead in your life! Proceeds from t-shirts go toward planning our 5 year anniversary event during Comic-Con 2011. We have sizes small through 2XL.

* We ask that you please familiarize yourselves with the walk guidelines, before arriving at the walk. This is important to make sure we have a walk that is fun and safe for everyone involved… and ensures our ability to continue holding zombiewalks in San Diego!

* As always, the walk is all-ages and free of charge to participate.

* Public transportation (SDMTS) is readily available in the area. There is also plenty of parking at various structures and lots nearby (Horton Plaza is free for a few hours, with validation, which can be obtained at specific parking kiosks throughout the mall). We strongly urge use of public transportation or carpooling.

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Zombiewalk T-Shirts!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

That’s right! They’re here just in time for the holidays. Surprise your favorite zombie or zombie-lover with one of our t-shirts. They’ll be able to show off their undead pride while ringing in the last full calendar year; since, as we all know, 2012 is bringing the zombie apocalypse! All proceeds from the t-shirts will be put towards maintaining our website and future events, including our fifth anniversary celebration during Comic-Con 2011. Get yours today!

The first ten people to purchase a shirt, starting on December 3rd, will also receive a free ZombieWalk:SanDiego button 3-pack!

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Help Us Throw You a Party!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Spread the Dead! Help us win $5000, so that we can throw one heck of a party for San Diego zombies! All you have to do is click the image to the left or this link and visit AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Spread the Dead contest page. You don’t even have to sign up for anything… just click and that’s it! And be sure to check out the show, which premieres on AMC October 31st at 10PM!

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Win Stuff at the Happy Hour of the Undead!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Following our zombiewalk at Comic-Con, on July 24th, we’ll be having an afterparty – Happy Hour of the Undead – at Quality Social, from 7PM-9PM. This is a charity event, where a portion of the bar take will be donated to Donate Life California (California’s organ donor registry). Quality Social has great drinks and delicious food, at affordable prices, so it’ll be a welcome break between the walk and whatever other plans you may have that night. Want more details on the Happy Hour of the Undead? Check ’em out!

Costume Contest!
* Categories: Furthest Decayed, Best Celebrity, Most Creative, and Zombie of the Year
* Prizes: Each winner will receive a small trophy, plus a prize package featuring a Dismember-Me Plush Zombie (courtesy of ThinkGeek), a signed copy of the “Dead Speed” graphic novel, and lots of other goodies. Zombie of the Year will also receive a sash declaring them to be 2010’s zombie of the year and an iPod loaded with “We’re Alive” episodes (courtesy of We’re Alive podcast)!
* Judge: Chris Gore – (@thatchrisgore – author, founder of Film Threat, Co-Writer/Producer of “My Big Fat Independent Movie”, and frequently seen on G4’s “Attack of the Show” – http://www.thatchrisgore.com

Zombie Shuffle Contest!
* Prize: The most entertaining zombie dancer will receive a small trophy, plus a prize package with a Dismember-Me Plush Zombie (courtesy of ThinkGeek), a $50 ThinkGeek gift certificate, and lots of other goodies.
* Judge: Enrique Limón – @enriquelimon – writer for San Diego CityBeat, art diva, entertainment guru, and one of the most fabulous residents of America’s Finest City – http://bit.ly/enriquelimon

Trivia For Brains!
* Win prizes by answering zombie trivia questions on Twitter – including ThinkGeek gift certificates, a free night at The Sofia Hotel, a reanimated cooking package, zombie-related books & graphic novels, and more – while enjoying a drink and feasting at Quality Social!

PRIZES!
Many thanks to the following for donating prizes and giveaway items (and we’ll be adding to the list as we get closer to Comic-Con):
* FEARnet – www.fearnet.com
* We’re Alive Podcast – www.zombiepodcast.com
* ThinkGeek – www.thinkgeek.com
* The Sofia Hotel – www.thesofiahotel.com
* Salon Styletto – www.salonstyletto.com
* Forbidden Panel – www.forbiddenpanel.com
* Harcos Labs (Zombie Blood) – www.livingwithbloodlust.com
* Zombie Rock Apparel – www.zombierockapparel.com
* Zombie Flesh Jerky – www.zombiefleshjerky.com
* “Dead Speed” (writer Keith Arem) – www.dead-speed.com
* “Night of the Living Trekkies” (by Kevin David Anderson & Sam Stall) – Quirk Books: www.irreference.com
* “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (by Seth Grahame-Green & Jane Austen) – Quirk Books: www.irreference.com
* AMC’s “The Walking Dead” – blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/
* Gowalla – www.gowalla.com

We’d like to thank Quality Social for the venue and donating a portion of the proceeds from 7PM-9PM on 7/24, as well as X-Sanguin & Robin Roth for their support!

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Scavenger Hunt!

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

There will be a scavenger hunt tomorrow afternoon, in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. You will need to follow us on Twitter to participate. We can be found at @sdzombiewalk, if you are not already following us.

Tomorrow, 11/15, at about noon, we will tweet a list of items to collect that can be found in and around San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. We will then tweet a location to at which to meet with the items. The first three people to show up with the full list, before 7PM, will win cool prizes, including a full zombie prize pack for the first to show up with the full list.The first ten to show up with a full list will get a Zombieland poster!

What else do you have to do on a Sunday afternoon? Come romp around downtown San Diego with us! You do NOT need to dress up to participate. This is simply a for-fun game for you to play, sponsored by ZombieWalk:SanDiego!

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Name A Walk, Win Stuff!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Okay, so zombies aren’t exactly known for being clever. We can’t brain, we have the dumb! So it’s up to YOU to re-name our “Food Drive Zombiewalk” – and be rewarded for doing so! You have until Sunday, August 9th, 2009 at 11:59 (Pacific Time) to submit your name ideas.

If we choose your suggestion, we’ll send you a zombie prize pack! Included in this prize pack will be:
– zombie mini-makeup kit (for the zed on the go!)
– a Zombieland poster
– and a Dis-member Me Plush Zombie from ThinkGeek

Suggestions must be made via comment to this post or a tweet to @sdzombiewalk – we are not liable of Twitter is down or this website is down. If a suggestion is picked from those submitted, we will announce the winner on Monday, August 7th, 2009 on this website.

Make sure that you use a valid email address if you submit a suggestion here, as that is how we will contact you, or we will contact you via direct message on Twitter if you tweet the suggestion. You must be 18 or older to win and a resident of the United States. Void where prohibited and all that legal craziness. Oh yeah, and we won’t share your personal information with anyone, because that’s lame.

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Welcome To The New Site!

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Over the next week or so, we will be loading all of our old content and lots of NEW content onto the site, so please bear with us as this takes place. We appreciate your patience!

If you’re interested in checking out details for the upcoming 2009 Comic-Con Zombiewalk, please visit http://www.myspace.com/sandiegozombiewalk for the time being – the blog there is updated regularly with new info.

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