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The Zombie Run: Extreme, May 5


The Zombie RunTHE ZOMBIE RUN: EXTREME is a mud-filled, 5K obstacle course through a zombie-infested wasteland.  If you thought jogging 3.1 miles through the zombie apocalypse was an adventure, try dodging that army of brain-thirsty undead while scrambling through a series of rugged obstacles as well.  Don’t worry though; after the race, the Humans and Zombies set aside their differences to share a cold beer and their best dance moves at the post-apocalypse afterparty. Many enter, few will survive.

There will be 8-10 obstacles on the course. How hard are the obstacles?  You have to try them for yourself to answer that question.  It is not for your every day person.  You will need to train and mentally prepare for some of these obstacles.  It’s a total team effort on the course.  Your ‘friends’ or fellow Humans will help you climb over walls, evade groups of zombies, crawl through tunnels, and conquer our surprise obstacles.  Yes, you can do this!

Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds (Map)
Address: 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake IL 60030
Date: 5/3/2014

For full details and information, visit

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Chicago Zombie Prom 2014

06/20/2014 9:00 pmto06/21/2014 2:00 am

The 2014 Chicago Zombie Prom will once again take place at the Bottom Lounge on June 20th, 2014!

For full details & information:

To RSVP via Facebook: Chicago Zombie Prom 2014 Event Page

To get tickets: Zombie Prom Chicago Ticket Page

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7th Annual Chicago Zombie March

3:30 pm

Miss Colleen Jones says:

It’s that time again, zombies! We are having another zombie march in June. The rules are very simple: dress and be made up as a zombie and just shamble and act like one.

We will all meet at Millennium Park and take it from there. The last few years we have walked to the museum campus, walked to Daley Plaza, back to Millennium Park, to Buckingham Fountain and if we still have able body zombies left, we will head over to abc7 news station for the 5pm show.

If folks want their makeup done, Colleen Jones and David Lasley are available to take appointments. ( just message them) If you dont have the time to make an appointment, dont worry! We will have Twisted Intentions Productions and other zombie makeup artists to zombify you up(for a fee)! ( We are currently working on getting a makeup spot.)

More details will come as the march gets closer and closer.

We are in the middle of working on a makeup crew for the march, If you or someone you know is interested in doing makeup, message me Colleen Jones or David Lasley for more info ( make sure you include a link to some pics). We are also looking out for any after parties so that the zombie fun can continue throughout the whole night! If you have any details please message Colleen Jones.

For more current/detailed information, go to the Official Facebook Event Page.

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7th Annual pH Productions Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

2:00 pm

Scheduled for May 10, 2014, 2:00 pm – ??

No further details available at time of this posting – visit for more info.

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Walker Stalker Con, March 14-16, 2014


Walker Stalker Con

The zombie-themed Walker Stalker Convention will take place March 14-16, 2014 at the Donald e. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont (just North of Chicago, by O’Hare airport).

“Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!”

Visit the official website for a list of celebrity guests, schedule of events, etc.: 

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2nd Annual Zombie Trail at NIU

6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Student Alliance for Leadership and Education will have their 2nd Annual Zombie Trail at Northeastern Illinois University. The website is

The world has descended into panic as the slow infestation of the undead marches across NEIU, consuming everything living in its path. Come hunt for Dia de los Muertos items while you try to escape from the living dead.

Enter at your own risk!

Student Alliance for Leadership and Education will have their 2nd Annual Zombie Trail at Northeastern Illinois University

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Mayne Stage Presents Zombie Prom: The Musical

1950′s Rock and Roll Musical
Zombie Prom
Series of Performances with Prom Themed After Party on Halloween Night

Zombie Prom The MusicalCHICAGO, IL (September 12, 2013) – Mayne Stage presents 1950′S Rock and Roll musical Zombie Prom this fall season with special prom themed after party on Halloween Night. Tickets are $20 general admission, $30 for Halloween performance (including after party) and $10 for Halloween after party admission. Tickets are on sale now at (866) 468-3401 or

Preview night is on Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Please email Laura Bluett to be added to the list at

More on Zombie Prom:

Zombie Prom

  • Friday, October 12 at 8 p.m. – All ages
  • Sunday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. – All ages
  • Saturday, October 19 at midnight – 18+
  • Friday, October 25 at 10:30 p.m. – 18+
  • Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m. – All ages
  • Music by Dana P. Rowe
  • Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
  • Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
  • Directed by Marty Grubbs
  • Choreographed by Corey L. Mills
  • Featuring: Mara Stewart, Rusty Ranstrom, Corey Mills, Patrick Matthew Perry, Stephanie Wohar, Mary Margaret Roberts, Rachael Wagenpfeil, Jordon Scott Taylor, Christopher Lane Young, Brandon Wilhelm, Manuel Ortiz, Dale Edward powell, Kyle Cassidy, Molly Kral, Melissa Mok-Chang, and Allison Kochanski

This “girl loves ghoul” rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

More on Zombie Prom After Party:

  • Zombie Prom, Prom Themed After Party – 18+
  • Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 p.m. – Halloween Night
  • Tickets: $30 (show plus party admission) | $10 party admission

Mayne Stage’s Zombie Prom after party is a literal Zombie Prom with costume contests, spooky drink specials, meet and greet with cast, photo booth, DJ, complimentary appetizers and more! Stay after the show with a $30 general admission ticket, or just come to the party for $10 general admission. The party starts at 10:30 p.m. Local rockabilly band The Amazing Heeby Jeebies play Halloween classics and other terrifying numbers in Act One Pub.

Mayne Stage and Act One Pub are located at 1328 and 1330 W. Morse Avenue in Rogers Park, Chicago. With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, the venue and pub deliver the best in food and entertainment to Rogers Park. The state-of-the-art venue provides the perfect setting for a broad spectrum of live performances, including concerts from all music genres, comedy acts and theatrical shows, private parties and corporate events. The intimate house allows the artist and audience to interact on a level not found at any other venue in Chicago.Act One Pub is a combination of neighborhood favorite and destination dining experience. Featuring live entertainment and high quality Americana cuisine, Act One Pub brings its patrons all the comfort of a neighborhood bar coupled with the sophistication of a first class dining experience. Act One’s carefully curated global wine and beer menu is representative of its high standards in all aspects of its operation and cuisine. Its location next to Mayne Stage makes it the perfect spot to complete a special evening of entertainment. Mayne Stage and Act One are easily accessible via the Morse red line stop or Lake Shore Drive/Sheridan Road, and valet parking is available during all performances for only $5.


  • Red Line, exit at Morse stop and walk one block east
  • From Sheridan Road, turn West on Morse; venue is two blocks on the right
  • Valet parking available for just $5 on show nights
  • Plentiful street parking available on weeknights
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I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

WAUKEGAN (Sept 25, 2013) – The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived! The undead are gathering in hoards! Unfortunately, zombies aren’t very adept at making souvenirs, so all I get for surviving is just a lousy t-shirt. Join 3 Brothers Theatre as they take you on a ride through this one-man post-apocalyptic show every Friday night in October!

Enjoy watching ensemble member Rick Adams switch between not 2, not 5, not even 10, but more than 18 different characters in this tribute to every zombie movie ever made! Suspense? Check. Comedy? Check. Sex Scene? It’s all here in this one-man show that leaves no zombie cliché or character untouched.

Playing every Friday night in October, show dates and times are:

  • October 4 @ 8pm
  • October 11 @ 8pm
  • October 18 @ 8pm
  • October 25 @ 8pm

Shows will take place at the 3 Brothers Playhouse located at 115 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085, just West of the Waukegan Metra Station. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or by calling our box office at 319-621-0024.

Get your running shoes on, pack your survival kit, and get ready for a night of undead fun that will make you want to bring a zombie home to mom for Christmas.

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2nd Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl, October 26th

2:00 pm

2nd Annual Zombies vs. Vampires Pub Crawl is proud to present the 2nd Annual Zombies Vs. Vampires Pub Crawl.  Join in the Halloween fun on October 26, 2013 by dressing up in your best Zombie or Vampire costume.  At 2:00 PM they will unleash hundreds of Chicago’s gored up Zombies and Vampires to wreak havoc on the Wicker Park bar scene.  They have put together a great list of included bars and liquor sponsors that you will receive on the day of registration. Professional Photographer/Videographers with Halfstack Magazine will be on hand to capture your best Zombie or Vampire impression.

For ticket prices and to purchase tickets now please CLICK HERE – Use Coupon Code 2NDANNUAL to get a discount!

Admission fees will include:

  • A wristband to receive entry and drink specials at each bar.
  • Entry to Chicago’s hottest pub crawl after party.
  • Survival kit with a map, a Zombie Vs. Vampire t-shirt designed by Fireball Whisky and a Zombie Vs. Vampire Cup.
  • Automatic entry to participate in our costume contest for a chance to win great prizes.

Get ready as they prepare to take over the Wicker Park neighborhood and create a spine-chilling day dressed as Zombies and Vampires.

October 26, 2013

Survival kit pick-up location:
Halloween Hallway
1291 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL  60622

Survival kit pick-up time:
Doors Open On: 10/26/2013 (Day of event)
From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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The Running Dead Chicago 4.6K Zombie Cash Dash, Prom & Zombie Fest


The Running Dead Chicago

Think you’re all that?  Let’s see how good you are when your life is on the line.  This is a 4.666K timed cash dash. Major cash $$$$ prize money for select 4PM age groups.

Don’t want to be all that?  Win major cash $$$$ at our celebrity judged Zombie Prom.  Major cash $$$$ prize money for best Male, Female and Couple at the prom.  Get transformed by Nationally Acclaimed Special Effects Make-Up Genius “Zombie Alan” and his crew of very sick and twisted, but insanely talented, make-up artists.

Single and want to mingle? Cure your Zombie needs at our exclusive Single and Mingle tent.  Live music headlined by national recording artist “LipTak” on our main stage. Check out our Zombie Fest Midway with over 75 different Zombie themed vendors.

The Running Dead “Run All Day Party All Night”

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Address: Wicker Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland , IN

For full information, visit To register, go to

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