ZOMBICON is the largest gathering of Zombies (and those who love them) in the State of Florida, and possibly the WORLD!
This epic event is part tribute to Fort Myers’ “Zombie History” and part Interactive Improvisational Theater. ZOMBICON has been called a “Bona Fide Phenomenon”, by The City of Fort Myers! It began humbly in 2007 when about 350 artists, performers and zombie lovers gathered on The Patio de Leon in Downtown Fort Myers for a celebration of art and zombie culture. Drawing inspiration from George Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD, which was filmed in the area, participants dressed as their own version of “The Living Dead” and limped through the historic streets of The River District. You don’t just come to the event… you ARE the event.
Today, participants can attend theatrical workshops, have professional horror make-up applied, dance to live music, enjoy a variety of unique performances, and of course, compete for the Best Zombie Costume!
Each year local and International artists exhibit their work in the “Dark Art Show“, a gallery exhibition which has featured pieces by Clive Barker, H.R. Giger and Marilyn Manson. Our Goon Squad guides the horde past local businesses and restaurants in the annual Zombie Walk, which retraces the steps of the classic movie!
The Zombie virus is spreading at an alarming rate! In just 5 years, ZOMBICON has grown to over 20,000 attendants, with an attempt to break the World Record for “Largest Zombie Gathering”. (We’re still awaiting results from Guinness)
ZOMBICON was founded in 2007, by a handful of local artists, now incorporated as Pushing Daizies, Inc. a non-profit organization. Pushing Daizies, Inc. supports all forms of art, art education and culture.