So we’ve seen Comic-cons, Dragon-cons, Famous Monsters-cons and a myriad of other cons become a permanent fixture on the pop culture landscape, particularly in the last decade. Now ZomBcon will descend on Seattle, Washington during Halloween Weekend, October 29-31 at the Seattle Center.
ZomBcon will be the first international zombie culture event. The show marks the 25th anniversary of Day of the Dead, which will have a special screening at the event, and director George A. Romero will be honored. There will be over 100 panels and events celebrating all things Zombie. Celebrity guests will include Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks, Malcolm McDowell, and Chuck Palahniuk.
Seattle has previously been home to the largest Zombie Walk ever recorded, and hosts a an annual Red, White and Dead Zombie Walk, making it a natural breeding ground for the new Zombie convention.
According to ZomBcon founder Ryan Reiter, “ZomBcon will be the first of its kind in the world celebrating the biggest horror icon, The Zombie. By design it will be a fresh break from the traditional convention experience while keeping the celebrity appearances, workshops and premier events fans have grown to expect and love at most conventions.”
The weekend will host a slew of Zombie movies, including Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Dead Alive, 28 Days Later,Planet Terror, Resident Evil, Return of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, White Zombie, Zombie and Day of the Dead: Need to Feed.
For more information visit ZomBcon.com.