Last month, Pittsburgh's annual Zombie Fest was held for the first time at the Monroeville Mall, the site where much of the shooting for the original Dawn of the Dead was done.
Due to problems with a camera, I wasn't able to upload pictures I took at the event until just recently. But here they are, combined with some supplied by generous friend Meg!
The drunken severed head, attached to his prosthetic body, gets a grip-- from Prof. Emcee Square, the suave zombie host and organizer of Zombie Fest!
Fest guest Dr. Kim Paffenroth, author of Dying to Live and Gospel of the Living Dead and fellow LOTT D blogger , talked with me over breakfast-- and never once made an attempt to get at my brain! But I did try to get into his head-- How many people does one get to meet in a lifetime who are both authors of zombie literature AND theologians? He was an interesting, clever conversationalist-- and we were both sober!
Cool music was part of the Fest, as it has been in past years.
The Legendary Hucklebucks got their mojo workin' as they performed some great psychobilly!
And speaking of hard-charging rockers, GENE SIMMONS of freakin' KISS was there enjoying the events!
Here's a drunken zombie! Just what I aspire to be.
A nerd zombie!
The drunken zombie found friends...
MANY of them! (Over 1300! A world record!)
The drunken zombie smells my brain (it is, after all, marinated in fine distilled spirits) and comes after me!
Zombie students! (I had some of them, years ago, when I taught high school!)
Zombie Fest-- always a great event for all ages!
UPDATE: Here's MORE groovy and grisly photos, graciously and generously sent by Angela Rocco of the Zombie Fest staff:
First comes love--
Then comes marriage--
Then comes the baby escaped from it's carriage!
It's important to instill proper brain-eating habits in children--
Lest they become finicky teenagers:
My running mate from last year's presidential campaign:
As Romero might have predicted, the "con" in "zombie con" stands for "consumerism"
Link: Zombie Fest 2007