Sunday, 24 November 2013

7th UK Festival of Zombie Culture - Show Report

The streets of Leicester ran red with blood. Had the Zombie Apocalypse had begun?... yes and no...

The 7th Annual Festival of Zombie Culture took place at the Phoenix Centre in Leicester on Saturday 16th November 2013, that's right 7th!!!

The Zombie Horde! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.

Over 13 hours of awesome Zombie Movie awesome-sauce including some festival and UK premiere screenings!

Zombies Rock! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Movies included Battery, Metelesta, the first UK screening of Zombie Hood, the World Premiere of Wasteland, Dolph Ludgrun's Battle of the Damned and Stalled.

Zoe Cosplay in full effect. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Some of the UK's top Zombie authors were on hand to share zombie survival tip, meet and greet with zombie lovers and sign copies of their latest books. David Moody, Wayne Simmons, Sean Page and Adam Millard were all on hand to stoke imaginations and  give you a lasting fix of zombie goodness.

David Moody. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Wayen Simmons. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Sean Page of the Ministry of Zombies. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Adam and Zoe Millard of Crowded Quarantine Publishing. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Zed Events Zombies. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
The console gaming area was popular, with titles such as Dead Rising, House of the Dead, Call of Duty Zombies and many more, free to play all day long.

Blam Blam! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
The event was staged once again by Zombie Ed from Terror4Fun. He's a 'very lovely man' and knows a thing of two about zombies.

Zombie Ed. He's a very lovely man. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Flipping Zombies made an appearance with their fantastic zombie craft kits and Zombie Shop was on hand to keep everyone supplied and talk zombies and gaming all day long.

Flipping Zombies. Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Zombie Shop. Get yer Zombie On!
Whilst the event was horror themed, it was very much a family affair (except for the movies of course) so there was something for zombie fans of all ages.
Zombie Princesses... terrifying! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Zombie Slaying Practice... poor Ed! Image by Grace Elkin Photography.
Special mention to Grace Elkin Photography whose amazing shots adorn the majority of this post. She's awesome, so go check out the rest of the incredible images from the event on Grace's facebook page.


  1. Australia sucks for not having festivals like this here!

    1. Dude, make your own... and they will come! Sorry to hear there's nothig like that for you there.