Zombies Invade FanimeCon

Sunday, 29 May 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
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The end of the world has begun.  At precisely 9 pm on Saturday night of FanimeCon, seventy-one zombies invaded the McEnery convention center, drawn to the noise of late night festivities.  They emerged from the lower levels of the convention center and could be seen stumbling up the stair case on both the Hilton side and Marriott side of the convention center.  Among the confusion, a group of brave high school students decided to take a stance and fight back.  The sounds of “Bang, Bang!” could be heard echoing through the hallways, but even as the zombies dropped to the ground more came to replace them.  Con attendees seemed more amused than concerned about the prospect of getting bitten.  Rather than running away in fear, many curious spectators pulled out their cameras and began taking pictures of the undead invasion which made navigating the hallways even more difficult.  In the chaos, it quickly became difficult to tell friend from foe and you never knew if the person you had just bumped up against would be someone ready to eat your brains.  It is unknown how many  con attendees were bitten and infected, nor do we know how the FanimeCon staff intends to limit the spread of this infection.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Anime Con of the Dead!  With seven main characters from “High School of the Dead” and seventy-one zombies – with makeup inspired by the show – this was by far the largest group cosplay on record at a convention and we couldn’t have done it without you.

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Anyone can upload and share photos taken of the event using this link.  If you were one of the zombies and would like to search for your photos, please visit http://kricketcostumes.phanfare.com/acotd.

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