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New Meetup: Boston Zombie Walk 2009

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:34 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Boston Zombie Walk 2009

When: October 17,[masked]:30 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)


Boston Zombie Walk 2009
Saturday October 17, 2009 at 3:00pm
Copley Plaza, Bolyston St

"Join Boston Masquerade and several local zombie march groups for a shambling good time in downtown Boston! We'll meet up at Copley Square around 3 pm.

"Tell all your undead friends, this event is free and open to everyone!"

... This looks like fun! I've always wanted to participate in a Zombie March, but who is Boston Masquerade?

About Boston Masquerade:

"Boston Masquerade is a not-for-profit group that presents fun, free events in the Boston area. It was founded by local members of Anonymous, an online group opposed to the illegal and abusive practices of the Church of Scientology. All events are open to the public. Contact us by email to find out about how you can help contribute ideas, talents, materials and help us cover our expenses to keep the free entertainment rolling! [...] To find out more about our founders, visit "

... Um... can't you be a zombie for being a zombie's sake? Eh, they also seem to have fun simply holding a pleasant Pirate Picnic on George's Island, and a free Masquerade Ball back in May ... maybe this will just be your normal everyday apolitical zombie march?

But what is a Zombie March?

"A zombie walk (also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle or zombie pub crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban centre, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a local cemetery or other public space (a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl).

"Promoted primarily through word of mouth and online message boards, zombie walks are an underground activity. During the event participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies and to communicate only in a manner consistent with zombie behavior. This may include grunting, groaning and slurred, moaning calls for 'brains'. It should be noted that zombie behavior is a hot topic of debate. Purists who draw their definitions from the original Living Dead films will claim that a zombie would never have the ability to call for 'brains' and furthermore that a zombie needs only living or freshly killed flesh for its sustenance, and not the brain in particular".

... ah! The next Great Schism! The eternal struggle between fast and slow zombies. When will the madness end?

Where to Meet:

T.J. Maher needs to find a place we all can shamble to... you know, to make introductions. Introductions are very difficult when your vocal cords have decayed, you know... Wear your best zombie outfit (makeup, old clothes that look torn, that you don't mind getting fake blood on) and meet up by 2:30 pm. At 2:50 pm we can shamble as a group to Copley Square. T.J. Maher is 5 foot 7, with blue eyes, short brown hair, a "Hello My Name is Lunch" nametag, and a red MEETUP sign attached to a black messenger bag.

More information, from Crawl of the Dead.Com:

"Our shambling horde will be assembling at Copley Plaza in downtown Boston around 3pm on the third Saturday in October. Bring a friend, bring some fake blood, and bring the BRAIIIIIIIIIIINS!

"This zombie event is being organized by Boston Masquerade in association with other zombie groups in the Boston area. We hope to make this an epic march that people will be talking about for years to come.

"To keep everything shiny with our friends at the BPD, we ask that everyone stick to a few simple rules:
*"No boozing
*"No weapons, fake or otherwise
*"Don?t be a [jerk]

"If you have questions as to whether something is [jerk]ery, it probably is. If you feel that someone in the march is engaging in [jerk]ery, please talk to one of the organizers".

... on this site you can register your zombie, or get ideas about costuming.

Please note... Nerd Fun isn't hosting the party. We are just crashing the party. It's open to all, right?

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