Anime Con of the Dead — 2012 Tour!

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 18:50 | Author : Janet
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Anime Con of the Dead has Returned!

At long last Kricket Costumes’ and Ratgirl Productions’ Highschool of the Dead (HSOTD) themed undead horde flashmob performance is coming back! And this time it is making a tour to different anime conventions in and around the San Francisco bay area! If you are part of an anime convention staff and would like ACOTD to host an event at your con please contact and we will do our best to slate your venue into our tour.

What is Highschool of the Dead?

It’s a manga series that follows a group of high school students caught in the middle of what is essentially a zombie apocalypse, and trying their best to survive! This series was released to Japan as an anime in 2010, and it has already been slated for a spring special in 2011. The response from this over-the-top show has been enormous and many fans have surfaced all around the world. Being fans ourselves, as well as cosplayers, we want to bring this undead phenomena back to “un-life” once again!

Interested in joining? If so, read on:

We already have assembled a group of main characters, but we need a mass horde of zombies–referred to simply as “The Dead”–to help us create our apocalyptic event! To participate, you should purchase a civilian outfit (normal clothing) and make sure it is bloodied and maimed before the event. Kricket Costumes has a tutorial on how to “bloody” your clothes for this event. If you plan on shuffling in as a Dead high school student from the anime series, we recommend you purchase costumes from these websites: [Ebay] [Salemanb2b] [Salemanb2b].

After the invasion, be prepared for zombie-themed board games and a raffle for some cool prizes!! In order to be eligible for the raffle, it is important that you RSVP using the form below and bring a printed copy of your RSVP Confirmation email with you to the event. You can also RSVP by sending an email to Kricket Costumes ( or Ratgirl Productions ( with your full name, email address, and RSVP response. We will only use this information to send you updates and reminders about the event. In the subject line, please write “Anime Con of the Dead 2012.”

FIRST STOP: Kin-Yoobi Con 2012
PLACE: Hilton Newark/Fremont Hotel, 39900 Balentine Drive, Newark, CA 94560-0564
DATE: August 11th, 2012
TIMES: 8:00pm-10:00pm

SECOND STOP: Hyper Con 2012
PLACE: San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
DATE: September 7th-9th, 2012 (TBD)
TIMES: Pending with con staff

Sign up FOR FREE below to volunteer as one of the undead horde invasion! Must be age 18+ due to the nature of the event and some of the prizes, and have at least a one day badge to the convention. Also, please let us know if you have any allergy to airbrush facepaint, cream makeup or theatrical blood in the additional notes box. Each volunteer also receives free goodies and a free raffle ticket for other Zombie themed prizes!

ATTENTION: Online RSVP for Anime Con of the Dead at Kin-Yoobi Con has ended!

If you still would like to RSVP, we will be taking first come first serve last minute signups at the Ratgirl Productions table (V4) in Exhibit hall 1 on Saturday August 11th from 10am-4pm! We will also take walk-up RSVPs at the Seminar 3 room, but only from 8pm until 8:30pm on Saturday. After our cut off time we will not allow any new registrants due to our preparation schedule.

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