September 23, 2014
Ottawa — The Ottawa Geek Market is proud to be opening its doors to zombies from all walks, and varying degrees, of life on October 4th and 5th at the Nepean Sportsplex. This zombie-friendly geek convention will provide all of its undead guests with zombie-themed activities, shopping and even brains served on silver platters.
“Our zombie friends have received a pretty bad rep over the last few centuries, but here at the Ottawa Geek Market we believe in equality for all, and therefore don’t discriminate against the living dead. This is why we are working hard to create a safe haven for our walker friends” said Stacey Young Co-Founder of the event. “It’s important to us that all of our patrons have a good time, so we’ve developed two zombie-themed scavenger hunts, where zombies and civilians can learn to coexist.”
The event will also be offering zombie face painting at the Zombie Info booth throughout most of the weekend, and from 10 am to 1:15 pm on Sunday, Brett Kelly, director of “My Fair Zombie” will be on site to meet patrons and sign autographs. On Scene Fx will also be offering a workshop titled “Let’s Make Zombies!” on Sunday morning from 10 to 11:30 am.
“There are plenty of zombie-related events in Ottawa taking place the first weekend of October, and we’re proud to be a part of the local community who recognize that zombies are half-people too” continued Ms. Young. The undead are encouraged to visit the Ottawa Geek Market after participating in the Zombie Run for Humanity on October 4th, or prior to attending the Zombie Walk in the afternoon of October 5th.
The two-day convention will feature plenty of activities for the living as well, including shopping, panels, workshops, a horror alley, video and board gaming areas, a pizza and trivia night, special guests, and opportunities to dress in costume.
Twenty per cent from each ticket sold and 100 per cent of the money raised at the silent auction will be donated to the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.
Advance admission is $10 a day or $15 for a weekend pass. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15 a day or $25 for a weekend pass (children 12 and under get in for free). The event runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday October 4th, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday October 5th.
For more information visit www.geekmarket.ca.
Ottawa Geek Market
Lee Ann Farruga
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary