Back in March I did a post on this blog advertising PhoniCon, a new sci-fi, fantasy and horror convention being held at the Exeter Phoenix in aid of Phonic FM, on which I broadcast. Now I'd like to bring something a little spookier to your attention.
On October 26th Exeter will be gearing up for Hallowe'en with a brace of zombie-themed events, both of which have become lynchpins of the city's calendar. At 4pm the annual Zombie Walk will begin, with people of all ages being invited to assemble at the Upper Bus Station Car Park in Exeter. The walk will take in most of the city centre with many events and surprises along the way, and there are prizes for the best-dressed zombies, so go to town on your costumes (so to speak).
Immediately after the Walk, the 4th annual Hallowe'en Zombie Ball will be held at the Exeter Phoenix. From 5pm until the early hours of the morning, the Phoenix will be buzzing with live music on two huge stages. There'll also be magicians, a ventriloquist, merchandise and a whole host of underground short horror films courtesy of Dead Good Films. It promises to be a memorable night, whether you come for the metal bands, the magic or the movies.
To get tickets for the Ball, or for more infomation on the bands that will be appearing, click here to be taken to the Exeter Phoenix event page. Both the Walk and the Ball are being organised by Mike James, whose Mike James Rock Show broadcasts on Phonic FM every Friday from 10pm. Further information on the events can also be obtained through his website.
Finally, if you're struggling for inspiration for your Zombie Walk costume, why not check out my reviews of George A. Romero's Dead Trilogy here, here and here? I hope to see you on the 26th - just don't leave your brain at the door...