Not the holiday event that we’d originally planned – which unfortunately had to be canceled this year, due to illnesses and a few other factors – but still something! Join ZombieWalk:SanDiego and the hilarious folks from Roar Theatre, as the living and undead make their way through San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, singing holiday tunes and handing out some tasty, tasty brains… I mean, uh… treats. Yeah.
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 – zombies and humans alike – and we of course ask that you familiarize yourself with our usual walk guidelines to make sure everyone has a legal and safely festive time (and makes it to see 2010).
We’ll be meeting at the corner of 4th & Broadway, near the old Sam Goody (adjacent to Horton Plaza – this is the same location we typically meet at for Comic-Con walks), at 7:00PM. We will start caroling shortly after, so please don’t be late. There is plenty of parking at various structures and lots nearby. It is also close to many bus stops and a few trolley stations. We will not be providing makeup assistance for anyone, but we do encourage you to join us even if you are just in standard holiday attire and NOT a zombie – though we’d like to see as many zombies as possible!
Please RSVP either in the comments to this post, or on Twitter by sending a tweet to @sdzombiewalk, and letting us know that you’ll be joining us (and how many people will be joining you). We’d like to get a rough estimate, as we may have something cool for those who show up in holiday attire. In years past, we have had an annual holiday ornament… and if we’re going to continue the tradition this year, we need a deadcount!
If you have a business in the Gaslamp Quarter and would like the carolers to make a stop at your restaurant, store, bar, etc. please email us with your contact information and we’ll get in touch!
Here are some of the MANY videos from the Comic-Con walk in 2009, jointly sponsored by ZombieWalk:SanDiego & Columbia Pictures’ “Zombieland”…
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!
We’re gearing up for our annual holiday walk and we need your input! The walk will take place on the Saturday following Thanksgiving – November 28th, 2009 – and we will be collecting items to be donated to local homeless and San Diego families in need. More details of this walk & event will be forthcoming, but first we need to plan… and quick!
If you’d like to get involved in planning this walk and future walks (including Comic-Con 2010), please attend our first meeting on Thursday, November 5th, at 6:30PM:
1236 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Please bring cash for dinner, so that we do not have to worry about splitting the bill. Food and drinks are very affordable at Ono Sushi (not to mention quite delicious – and yes, they have hot food, too!)… see for yourself at http://www.onosushi.com.
We will be having another planning meeting in mid-November, as well as several meetings in December and throughout early 2010. They will all be announced here and we will have a calendar up, soon!
Zombies are familiar with the struggles of being hungry and not knowing where their next meal is going to come from, so we can identify with those in our community who may be short on their luck and need a little extra help from the San Diego Food Bank. Since we’re not all totally terrible savages, as portrayed in the hilariously awesome Zombieland, we’d like to give back by collecting food for the still-living!
Join us on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at 5:30PM, at the Pacific Gaslamp 15, in downtown San Diego, for the Food Not Brains Zombiewalk & Food Drive. The first 150 zombies, to show up with donations for the food bank, will receive a wristband and pass for VIP seating at a special screening of Zombieland (in theaters nationwide on October 2nd) immediately following the walk. Following the movie (at approximately 9PM), join us for ANOTHER WALK and then an afterparty at Stage Saloon, where we can get our undead dance on to the sounds of Zombie Surf Camp!
If you are unable to meet up with us for the 5:30PM walk, please join us promptly at 9:00PM for another walk after the movie. Meet us in front of the Gaslamp Pacific 15 between 8:45PM and 9:00PM and we will do another sweep of the Gaslamp Quarter, then head back to Stage Saloon (21+) for the afterparty!
To Donate Food:
Last year’s food drive was a total success and we were happily surprised by the amount of donations San Diego Food Bank received! Let’s make this year even better! Please bring food & goods to the Pacific Gaslamp 15 Theater between 5PM and 6PM. San Diego Food Bank’s most-needed items include the following…
* Canned Meat (ham, chicken, tuna)
* Canned Nuts & Seeds
* Peanut Butter
* Macaroni & Cheese
* Canned Fruits
* Canned Vegetables
* Canned Juices
* Dried Fruit
* Evaporated Milk
* Powdered Milk
* Puddings & Custards (mixes ok)
* Low Sodium or No Salt Items
* Gluten-Free Items
Please remember that only non-perishable foods can be donated. Also, please no used items, homemade goods, or glass containers. If you can’t make it down to donate (we encourage zombies & non-zombies alike to bring items to donate!), please visit San Diego Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive to donate from the comfort of your own home!
If you’re joining us on the walk or just wanting to watch the walk, please review our WALK GUIDELINES! This will keep things safe & fun for everyone involved.
If you’re looking for a good place to watch the walk, many of the awesome resturants along 5th Avenue, in the Gaslamp Quarter, have patio seating which will give you a prime vantage point. They also have a variety of tasty food options to choose from, so head down and grab an early dinner and the best seat for zombiewatching!
Follow the action on Twitter: @sdzombiewalk – if you see zombies in San Diego, upload pics and tweet @sdzombiewalk with the location you spotted them!
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.
It’s official! Our third annual Food Bank Zombiewalk will be held in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter on Thursday, October 1st, 2009. More details to follow over the next couple weeks… sooner rather than later!
Thank you Chris Morrow!!!