Our first walk, on June 30, 2007, in Balboa Park was a total undead success, with over 120 zombies shuffling their way down El Prado. The second walk took place at Comic-Con, in 2007, where the zombie horde infiltrated thousands of the living and had sightings of George Romero, Brian Posehn, and many others along the route. We also made the San Diego Union-Tribune front page!
Since then, ZW:SD has held several walks throughout America’s Finest City; many benefiting the San Diego Food Bank, Toys for Tots, and local military families. We’ve participated in Thrill The World; played zombie kickball; been featured on San Diego Living, Fox 5 Morning News, as well as many other news programs; entertained Ocean Beach & the Gaslamp Quarter with undead caroling for the holidays; helped promote Zombieland (which made the front page of CNN.com) and The Walking Dead; took over Hollywood for a night; appeared in a music video for Rat City Riot; and partied at the House of Blues with the cast of MTV’S “The Real World” (some of whom walked with us in 2011, while filming the show). We’ve even helped with a successful marriage proposal!
In 2013, we held our seventh walk at Comic-Con… a tradition we don’t intend to break, especially since we were considered one of the “ten essential Comic-Con must-sees” for 2009, according to the LA Times. Whether we have a dozen zombies or over 2000, our walks are always a blast!
Our walks include zombies of all ages and backgrounds, as we encourage participation from anyone who is interested in letting go of reality for a couple hours and having a great time. Our walks have a set of guidelines, intended to keep events not only fun, but as safe & pleasant as possible for both participants and the public. Our walks are always met with smiles & laughter and intrigued passerby who are curious about why we walk and how they can join in the horde. So, if you’re someone who has seen us on the streets of San Diego or heard about us from a friend and were wondering the whys and hows… welcome!