Pittsburgh Zombie Walk Certified as World Record; Zombie Weekend Planned in October
Guinness World Records™ has certified that the world's largest zombie gathering took place at Monroeville Mall in October 2006. The world record zombie walk, sponsored by The It's Alive Show, drew 894 official participants and provided non-perishable food donations for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
"Pittsburgh has long been known as the zombie capital of the world; now it's official", says walk organizer Mark Menold, producer and host (as Professor Emcee Square) of The It's Alive Show, a weekly local television show featuring horror movies with a cast performing skits and music. Menold hopes that "we can encourage more zombie world record attempts across the country which ultimately will benefit their local charities."
As for the record, Menold hopes to top it later in the year. The show is planning another walk in late October and expects to break its own record. The Zombie Walk will be part of a Zombie Weekend to be held at the Monroeville Expo Mart on October 27-28, 2007. The weekend includes:
Zombie Fest, an unconventional convention, running Saturday and Sunday;
Zombie Ball, featuring live music and dancing on Saturday night; and
Zombie Walk at the Monroeville Mall on Sunday morning
All events will feature activities benefiting local charities such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Projected attendance for the weekend's festivities is expected to exceed 3,000 people of all ages.
The weekend's festivities are being planned through a grassroots effort of It's Alive Show fans who are donating their professional time and effort. The "street team" has led such activities as shopping field trips to and fan meet-ups at the show's sponsors' locations.
Information regarding sponsorship, vendor/exhibitor rates and admission can be found at http://www.theitsaliveshow.com/Zombiefest2007.htm or by emailing email@example.com.
It's Alive is a television show produced in the same format as the highly successful Pittsburgh favorite Chiller Theater. Classic horror movies are presented by a talented cast performing comedy and live music. The show is aired Saturday nights at 10:00 PM on WBGN-TV, a local station reaching over one million households, and 24/7 via the show's web site. Movie selection and show content appeal to a wide demographic. The show's web site is www.theitsaliveshow.com
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