Below is a press release for the upcoming ZombiCon event in Fort Myers, Florida. We encourage anyone in the area to attend the event and have a scary good time, while also helping Pushing DaiZies fund their work of bringing the world of art to kids.
ZombiCon 8 The Voodoo Nightmare – October 18th 2014
Get your all access passes during Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers
Fort Myers, FL – September 15, 2014 – Pushing Daizies, Inc. invites you to join us for ZombiCon 8 – Voodoo Nightmare. There will be six entry points to the event, we are asking for a $5 donation upon entry to benefit Pushing Daizies and help us do all the super cool stuff we do. All proceeds donated at ZombiCon this year, ensure the future of the event and help us realize our goal of making art and music available for everyone in our community and of course bringing more Zombi-awesomeness to the area, including the 30th anniversary of Day of the Dead in 2015.
Featured this year at Zombicon 8, over 30 live performances on five stages! The stages will showcase the eclectic blend of bands and DJs you have come to expect from ZombiCon, and this year we have some acts that will blow you away! Look forward to some returning fan favorites along with some freshly dead talent to include new bands and acts like magicians, fire dancers and acrobats!
The Swamp is our spooky new featured space with art, ambiance and acts you won’t see anywhere else. It will be located next to the new downtown water feature (zombies can’t swim) on Dean and Edwards. This is the place to see special Zombi acts, amazing bands and some awesome performances so good we can’t even tell you about them yet.
The Swamp is free to experience until 7:30 pm. At 7:30, there will be a $5 cover charge to enter if you have your wristband showing you already donated to Pushing Daizies at the entrance to downtown. If you are smart and get your all access super awesome laminated badge, you can go in and out all day and night. Want to enter the swamp but didn’t donate to Pushing Daizies? That’s cool; you can get in for $10. Don’t forget, all the money we take in ensures the future of Zombicon and enables us to enrich local children’s lives through art and music.
Want to jump through the entrance lines faster than a Resident Evil Zombie? Get your all access passes in advance. These passes will be available starting on October 3, 2014, for $10 each. This provides entrance to ZombiCon and “The Swamp”. With your advance all access pass purchase, you not only get a spiffy laminated ZombiCon guest badge, but you get to enter the event through the extra special swamp entrance located next to Harborside Convention Center.
E-mail Jason(at)zombicon(dot)com to order your Almost All Access Pass from outside Fort Myers.
In partnership with the Gladiolus Food Bank, we are asking the public to bring non-perishable food donations to help feed our local community. The Lee Memorial Blood Center will have 3 bloodmobiles on site for zombies to donate blood and sign up to donate bone marrow.
Pushing DaiZies, Inc. is hosting the Dark Art 8 show during Art Walk on October 3, 2014. The Dark Art show will showcase local and national artists during the entire month of October at Tincture Gallery located at 1412 Dean Street, Suite 100 in downtown Fort Myers.
“We provide art experience in all forms in a non-judgmental environment. We encourage interactive community creativity and promote art education among southwest Florida youth through music and local art programs,” states Janet DeMarco. (founder of ZombiCon and Pushing Daizies) “Our focus is to give all children the opportunity to explore art.”
Pushing DaiZies, Inc. is a collection of local artists and creative individuals who volunteer our time and offer our creative skills to the southwest Florida community. The concept was created in 2007 and 501c3 status was attained in 2011. Pushing DaiZies, Inc. strives to “spread the virus” of fun filled and unique happenings where the spectator becomes the spectacle in our feature fundraising events throughout southwest Florida. Monies raised go to sending our local youth to art and music camps as well as keeping the arts alive in our southwest Florida community. Our motto “Til Death Do Us ART” says it all.