#SDCC17: Annual San Diego Zombie to Rise Up as a George Romero Remembrance Vigil

One of the staples of the San Diego Comic-Con has always been the shambling celebration of zombiedom known as Zombie Walk: San Diego. It was retired last year, but with the loss of our friend George A. Romero, this year it’s going to be something much more.

Via the George Romero Remembrance Vigil Facebook Event Page:

Our first SDCC walk, in 2007, was held in honor of George’s appearance at Comic-Con. Quite simply, we owe our existence and continued love of all things zombie to him. We would be remiss if we did not offer his fans a way to come together and show their love and gratitude for the many fantastic films he provided us over the years.

Please join us on Saturday, July 22nd, at 8:00 PM PT for a brief remembrance vigil at Children’s Park, located on the Martin Luther King Promenade (look for the large fountains across from the Marriott Marquis & Marina). We invite you to share your memories and stories of George Romero and how he’s positively influenced your life, as well as join us for a 77-second moment of silence to honor George’s incomparable genius.

LED candles and glow sticks (especially green) are encouraged and welcomed; however, please leave all REAL candles at home. No open flame will be allowed, for safety reasons. Zombie attire is obviously also encouraged, but not required.

As a living dead alumnus and friend to this great, unforgettable man, I will be speaking there at 8:00 PM on George’s behalf as a means to help the group celebrate his memory. If you’re there and want to pay your respects to the master, please come down, join us, and say hello.

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George A. Romero

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