Topic: "World Zombie Day" and "ZombieFest 2008"

Following up on its successful inaugural convention last fall, The It’s Alive Show (www.theitsaliveshow.com) is pleased to announce the 2008 Zombie Fest, which will be held at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart on October 25 and 26. And the show is taking zombie walks to a new level by coordinating World Zombie Day.

Zombie Fest is a weekend of activities for zombie and horror fans which will feature a two-day convention with vendors, artists, celebrity guests, films and author panels; a masquerade ball; and the third annual Zombie Walk which will take place at Monroeville Mall, site of the George Romero zombie film, Dawn of the Dead.

The two previous Monroeville Mall Zombie Walks in 2006 and 2007 (pending verification) set Guinness World Records™ for the largest zombie gathering; the 2007 walk is nominated for a Rondo Hattan Classic Horror Award for Best Fan Event. This year, organizer Mark Menold, producer and host of The It’s Alive Show, has even bigger plans for the walk. “We’ve been thinking about a World Zombie Day since the day after our first walk†, says Menold. “In 2008, we’re going to contact zombie walk organizers across the globe to coordinate walks on the same day, all benefiting their local food banks and raising awareness of hunger worldwide.† The Monroeville Zombie Walk will again feature a food drive on behalf of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

At press time, New York City, Atlanta (GA), Nashville (TN) and Sacramento (CA) will be joining Pittsburgh in its World Zombie Day endeavor.

The schedule of activities and celebrity guests is being developed and details will be released as they become available. But Menold says to expect a “fun, carnival-like experience† over the course of the weekend. The undead like to have fun too.

For information regarding sponsorship, vendor/exhibitor rates and admissions, please email zombiefest@verizon.net.

For more information on World Zombie Day, visit www.myspace.com/worldzombieday .

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World Zombie Day - 10/26/08

Add World Zombie Day (www.myspace.com/worldzombieday) as a friend and spread the infection!

In 1968 a film was released in Pittsburgh that changed the face of horror history forever. It changed zombies from mindless undead slaves into flesh-hungry beasts that thirst for blood! Film history would never be the same.

Now, 40 years later, some new blood is picking up the rotten pieces and upping the ante.

Pittsburgh's greatest horror hit "The It's Alive Show" is proud to present... WORLD ZOMBIE DAY – October 26, 2008.

World Zombie Day is the day that all ghouls from Kentucky to Kokomo, from Atlanta to Afghanistan, from Washington to Wales, and from Pittsburgh to Puerto Rico can celebrate together in a near orgy of blood covered bliss!!

Every major and minor city of the world that has ever hosted a zombie walk can band together and give one solid groan heard WORLDWIDE for the zombie cause!

RISE UP UNDEAD BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!

NOW IS OUR TIME TO GROAN AND SHAMBLE FOR WORLD HUNGER!!

*World Zombie Day will be a day when all fans of zombie culture can join together. There will be an international charity event done throughout the cities involved to help alleviate world hunger, and this will be a first.

*“The It’s Alive Show†, World Record Holders for the largest zombie walk ever, will spearhead this event from the very birthplace of zombie culture, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

*The participating living dead are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to each zombie walk starting point. A mass effort will be taken on worldwide to prove that charity, goodwill, and zombie love can flourish in every nation regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, or religion, and that no matter where or how we die…

WE WILL COME BACK!!!