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The Dead Strut Their Stuff at Phoenix Comicon


Do you think you're the most beautiful piece of dead flesh in the Phoenix area? If so, the Phoenix Comicon wants you for their Zombie Beauty Pageant! Even if you've reached your second expiration date, you can get your shamble on in the Zombie Walk. Both events go down on Thursday, January 22nd at the Mesa Convention Center. The full press release is below:

The Phoenix Comicon summons the dead, or undead to be exact, to walk among the living during the Zombie Beauty Pageant and the Zombie Walk at the Mesa Convention Center.

"The zombie community is ravenous," said Jenny Brundage, Horror Programming Manager, "And they're going to be here in full force!"

The zombie sightings will begin during the Phoenix Comicon Preview Night, Thursday January 22nd. They will be gathering at 6pm in the open grass area by registration, and will then walk, shamble, and lurch through the surrounding area.

"Hunger is a serious issue, so we're combining this with a food drive," said Matt Solberg, Convention Director. "Non-perishable food only—St. Vincent de Paul won't accept fresh brains."

The undead festivities continue after the walk with the Zombie Beauty Pageant. Audience members and dismembers will enjoy laughter, screams, and delightful performances by reanimated beauties. A surprise celebrity host will entertain and discourage zombie attacks.

"Dressing in costume will increase your chance at survival," warned Brundage.

The Phoenix Comicon is Arizona's largest, multi-media and popular arts convention, focusing on comic books, anime, gaming, music, and film. The Comicon presents a full weekend schedule of guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, and gaming worlds. For more information visit www.phoenixcomicon.com.

Classic-Horror.com will be at the Phoenix Comicon all weekend, but we'll have more on that in a different news story.