PHOENIX - The Phoenix Comicon is back in town. For those who don't know, Comicon is a pop culture event that attracts tens of thousands of people every year.
Even if you don't attend, you might be drawn into the excitement anyway. Hundreds of zombies will limp through downtown Phoenix Friday night to promote the event.
A zombie parade will start in front of the Phoenix Convention Center, at 3rd and Monroe streets, at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to join. About 900 costumed zombies are expected to take part in the parade.
Although Comicon's fan base is typically self-proclaimed nerds, geeks, gamers, and sci-fi fanatics, organizers say there's something for everyone.
There are games and activities for families, including Lego building, learning how to dance to Thriller with zombies, and a "brain" eating contest for both kids and adults.
Kids will be trained by experts on how to fight through a special combat course and become a Ghostbuster.
Geek speed dating is also available for the singles.
Three floors will be filled with vendors showcasing movies, games, merchandise from popular sci-fi movies, and comic books. Some of the themed booths include Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Star Trek, and anime.
Costumed characters will roam the convention center halls. In fact, most of them will be attendees. According to organizers, roughly 20 percent of attendees dress up in costumes to attend.
A slew of celebrities are scheduled to appear as well. William Shatner, best known as "Captain Kirk" from Star Trek, will give autographs on Saturday. Ed Asner, Levar Burton, Patrick Steward are just some of the other celebrities listed.
The event starts at 10 a.m. Friday and runs through Sunday at the Convention Center. Weekend passes are $45.
Day passes are between $15 to $35, depending on the day. Kids 12 and under are free.
Passes can be purchased at the Phoenix Convention Center. For more information, you can check out its website.
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