Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ninth Annual Dover Zombie Walk 10/25/14 Dover, NH

Dover Zombie Walk returns for a ninth year of shambling good times. Zombies of all ages are welcome to gather at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, 550 Central Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. 

The undead horde will march through downtown Dover (while obeying all traffic rules, of course), and end at Adelle’s Coffeehouse, at 3 Hale St., where they’ll feast on Jell-O brains and hold a creepy costume contest. Prizes for best costumes for kids and adults. 

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Clarendon Hills to sell zombie hunting permits for breast cancer fundraiser

Clarendon Hills is offering a very different kind of permit for sale in hopes of raising money for a good cause.
Taking a fun twist on some scary beings, the village is offering zombie hunting permits for sale through the month of October. Money collected from sales will be donated to the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Fund.
Permits are for sale at Village Hall, 1 N. Prospect Ave., for $5 for Clarendon Hills residents and $10 for non-residents. Anyone wishing to pay more to make for a larger donation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is welcome to do so, said Dan Ungerleider, the village’s community development director.
“This is just our effort to change some Halloween orange to pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Ungerleider said. “I think it’s always positive when we can bring the community together for a good cause.”
The Village Board voted Oct. 6 to approve the sale of the zombie hunting permits. Trustee Eric Stach voted against the action.
“I’m definitely against zombies and for fighting breast cancer,” Stach said. “This is a very creative idea, but I have a concern about whether the village should be picking certain private organizations to support. I don’t really think the village should be dipping its toes into this arena.”
Ungerleider said he has no specific goal in mind for the amount of money to be collected through sales of the zombie hunting permits.
“Whatever we do collect will go to a great cause,” he said. “I’m hoping people get involved and have fun with this.”
Those purchasing a permit will have to first complete a short test, answering questions to help determine someone’s understanding of “what makes a zombie and why they are so darn scary.”
Permits are in the form of a placard that can be placed for display in the front window of homes.

“We’ll start off selling the permits here at Village Hall,” Ungerleider said. “If there’s a big demand, we’ll add locations, like the police station.”

‘Z Nation' gets renewed for a second season

"Z Nation” will live on.
The zombie TV series filmed and produced in Spokane will be picked up for a second season, Syfy and North by Northwest Productions announced on Monday.
Rich Cowan, co-founder of North by Northwest, called the decision great news.
“We’re showing the TV and film industry that we can deliver network episodic television directly out of Spokane,” he said. “We’re thrilled and so happy for the crew.”
The 13-episode series, which just aired episode six Friday night, created the equivalent of about 200 full-time jobs in the first season and employed hundreds of Spokane-area residents cast as extras, mostly zombies. In addition to filming, all production work is being done in Spokane.
Cowan said it was notable that the second season was announced so quickly.
“We just aired episode six,” he said. “They pulled the trigger because the ratings have been higher than anticipated.”
So far this season, “Z Nation” has been Syfy’s third-highest-rated scripted show, behind “Dominion” and “Defiance,” with an average of 1.4 million viewers.
Cowan could not say yet if season two will be filmed in Eastern Washington, pending contract negotiations.

The Walking Dead HORDE II Vannen Watch Available Now

Vannen  joined forces with Skybound last year to release "Horde", a limited edition The Walking Dead watch featuring glow-in-the dark detail and artwork by Charlie Adlard. It was a huge success at San Diego Comic-Con, but was never available in stores.
To celebrate the start of Season 5 of  The Walking Dead on AMC, we’re releasing "Horde II". This special edition watch features the same sinister artwork as the original "Horde" minus the glow-in-the-dark detail and hand-numbered packaging. "Horde II" is available now for the fan-friendly price of $60.

“Zombie-Proof” Cabin comes with a 10-year Anti-Zombie Guarantee

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You hear the horrifying groans. Decaying hands scrabble at the door, trying to find a way in. They want to eat you. You sit down on the sofa, kick your feet up and open a can of Spam. No worries. You’re inside a Zombie Fortification Cabin from Tiger Log Cabins. All you have to do now is wait in safety and comfort for the zombie apocalypse to blow over.
The ZFC-1 is a log cabin kit designed with the walking dead in mind. The structure consists of three connected buildings. It comes stocked with reinforced slit windows, walls and doors; a barbed-wire surround; an escape hatch on top; and a living room with Xbox, TV and sound system. It comes with an arsenal storage unit to secure your anti-zombie weaponry. There’s also a toilet system, garage, kitchen area with microwave and an upper deck with a full view all around so you can keep an eye out for the oncoming horde. A garden section means you won’t have to take over an abandoned prison to start a small produce farm.
The $113,000 (£69,995, about AU$129,000) price tag is for the kit only. It will cost you an additional $21,000 to add installation, $3,000 for security cameras and $5,600 for solar panels. Pricing is available on request for adding a water cannon, search lights or flame thrower to the package. There seems to be no option to add on a samurai sword, so you’ll need to provide your own.
One of the cabin’s more notable features is a 10-year anti-zombie guarantee. This may be the most brilliant guarantee ever offered on a structure. If for some reason the cabin doesn’t hold up and a zombie (or 2 or 12) gets inside, chances are the cabin’s owner won’t survive to complain. “Please note — we require medical evidence of the presence of a real zombie should you wish to claim under the 10 year anti zombie guarantee,” Tiger writes.
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Zombie Brew Festival 10/31/14 Hermitage, TN

Make this Halloween a deliciously dangerous one when you attend Zombie Brew Festival at Nashville Shores on Friday, October 31. Instead of walking dead, you'll encounter the pouring dead -- scary-looking zombies will be serving seasonal beers from 40 breweries as well as artisan Bloody Marys, all while you monster mash it up to music from a DJ and a live band, and wander to various food trucks and local vendors.
Choose from the following offers:
• $45 ($76 value) for two GA tickets
• $75 ($152 value) for two VIP tickets, including one-hour early entry
• $125 ($200 value) for two premium VIP tickets, including one-hour early entry, a pint glass, a catered meal, seating in the VIP tent, and use of the VIP restrooms
Zombie Brew Festival's Website

Zombie Pub Crawl 10/25/14 Port Clinton, OH

Downtown historic Port Clinton will welcome zombies from all shuffles of undead on Saturday, October 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the third annual Zombie Pub Crawl and Ball presented by Heidelberg Distributing.   Zombies will crawl to eight participating pubs: Bait House, Cielo Grande, Clinton House, McCarthy’s, Mr. Ed’s, PJ’s Grille & Bar, Rosie’s, and Slater’s Madison Street Pub.
Cash prizes will be given to the top three costumes.  New this year, cash prizes will be awarded for Best Group, Best Couple, and Most Creative.  Costume judging will take place at the upstairs of Slater’s from 7:30-10 p.m.  Tickets must be punched at each bar and must be complete to be entered to win prizes at the Ball. At 12 a.m., zombies are asked to head to PJ’s Grille & Bar for the Zombie Ball where costume contest winners will be announced.
The first 100 tickets sold will receive a free Zombie t-shirt.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Main Street’s office or any of the participating pubs. For more information, please contact 419-734-5503.