April 2015 FREE Zombie Events with Storycode and the Tribeca Film Festival!

March 7, 2015 by  
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It’s year NINE for the NYC Zombie Crawl! The zombies are thawing once again and we’re gearing up for our 9th annual springtime crawl in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 31st! To warm up we have a few zombie events in April as follows:

Tuesday, April 21st – 7pm –  Doug Sakmann to speak about the NYC Zombie Crawl at Lincoln Center!
The Film Society at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 144 West 65th Street, New York, NY
Zombies! Beyond the Screen: Innovative Immersive ProjectsFREE Event but you must RSVP here to Attend!

Doug has been asked to be a guest speaker at Storycode, an open source immersive/cross-media maker-focused global organization. StoryCode hosts monthly seminars and events around the world, and this specific NY event is about Zombies off the screen! Doug will talk about the many ways the NYC Zombie Crawl works to engage and encourage audience participation at it’s various events over the last 9 years. Also speaking will be Mallory Wu of ‘Trapped in A Room With A Zombie‘ and Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’!
More info and RSVP at http://www.storycode.org/

Saturday, April 25th from Noon-3pm – Zombies vs Superheroes at the Tribeca Film Festival
WHERE: Games For Change Arcade / Tribeca Family Festival – Greenwich Street (from Hubert to Chambers Sts)
COST: FREE W/
RSVP www.thegogame.com/zombie-nyc

The NYC Zombie Crawl will be creating zombies for a FREE super-fun, interactive disaster prep workshop! Want to win prizes, the respect of your peers, and the confidence needed to survive an apocalypse? We’ve got a game for that. Run around TriBeCa, dodge the undead, and learn essential survival skills in a high-tech urban adventure. Each player will walk away with supplies for their personal emergency kits plus some ridiculous stories.  Designed for players age 2 – 92. Download the Go Games App and play the game from Noon-3pm on Sat, April 25th! Superhero costumes are encouraged, and if you show up in zombie makeup we may even pull you in to join our team!

Halloween Weekend Events in NYC – Oct 29-31st!

October 28, 2010 by  
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Greetings Ghouls!

Halloween is almost upon us and we’ve got tons of bloody action in NYC! Thanks to all the zombies who crawled with us on the main event on October 24th, It was a bloody good time and we  raised well over 100 pounds of food for the NYC Food Bank! Special thanks to all our Zombie FX artists!
Check out some video from the Oct 24th NYC Zombie Crawl by Yeah Films right here! More coming soon!

Also thanks to Michael Stewart, Michael T,  and the Beauty Bar, as well as our dead sexy Zombie Beauty Pageant girls, and congratulations to the winner, Bettina May!

We’re sponsoring zombie parties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, check the info below! We’ve also been invited to the CBS Early Show to join in their Halloween Festivities on-air with NYC Zombie Crawl on Friday and Sat the 29th and 30th, 7am to 9am at 59th Street and 5th Avenue. Any interested zombies can RSVP at BRGuest@cbsnews.com or call 212-975-2515.  Include your name, the # of people you will be bringing, and the day you would like to attend. You should come in full costume, there is a costume contest and you can win prizes and be on TV!

Now onto the parties;

Oct 29th, 8pm, The Zombie Prom at the Delancey (168 Delancey St btwn Clinton and Attorney)

October 30th – 10pm – Brooklyn – END OF THE WORLD Zombie Attack! – Masonic Temple – 317 Clermont St, Brooklyn –

10pm – Manhattan – SMACK! Halloween Fetish Ball at Touch Nightclub (240 W 52nd St, NYC) – 3 floors with live performance by Bellameurte

Oct 31st – 9pm, Rocky Horror 35th Anniversary Halloween Bash with Michael T and Rocky Horror LIVE at Midnight – Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker St) – 2am Rocky Horror Costume Contest and lots of zombie madness!

Also, dont forget, Oct 28-31st and Nov 5-6th – check out NYC’s premiere haunted attraction, Blood Manor NYC with Disgraceland Hook Squad (542 W 27th Btwn 10th and 11th ave, NYC) Go to the website for info!

And finally, if you remember I directed a trailer for the book ‘Play Dead‘ a few months back and now it’s been picked up to be a feature film! Check out the article on Fangoria,  There is no director announced yet, hopefully I can throw my hat into the ring! Join the facebook petition group to show your support!!

Remember, blood is law!

Doug Sakmann
Zombie Ringleader

The Latest: April 18th

April 15, 2010 by  
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NEW WEBSITE!! Been developing this for a few months between projects with Michael Andrade – Web designer ninja – zombie extraordinaire! He did the whole layout and blood themes and rocked it hardcore! If you need a website done, see this guy!

Now onto the news!! The NYC Zombie Crawl Logo Design Contest Ends on April 20th – Submit your entries here – INFO BELOW! The 2010 logo is going to replace the last winning logo at the top of this site and go on all the promo material for NYC  Zombie Crawl events. And I am also going to tattoo it on my body! We are getting some AWESOME entries, it’s gonna be a tough decision!

We’re going to be announcing details very soon on our main springtime crawl for SUNDAY, MAY 30th in BROOKLYN! Stay tuned!

Also, Principal Photography on ‘Play Dead’ is complete, a zombie football project I directed!  Check the official website for pictures, video and up-to-date news!


We had fun on April 9th with Author Roger Ma at Barnes and Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn! Check out the wrap up and pictures from the first zombie event of the 2010 season – Zombie Combat Manual Signing and Demonstration!

– NYC Zombie Crawl 2010 Logo Contest!

Now for the 2010 Logo Contest; We’re looking for zombie designs that incorporate any of the following elements; NYC – Patriotic – Futuristic and/ or end of the world.

The winning logo will not only be used on the new website and all surrounding promo material for the 2010 NYC Zombie Crawls, and receive a lot of cool prizes and acclaim, but it will also be tattooed onto me, the zombie ringleader of the NYC Zombie Crawl!

That’s right, just check out the result from the last winner of the NYC Zombie Crawl logo contest, E.J. Matos! His logo was not only made into a banner and used on the website and all the posters and flyers but was also tattooed on my body!

So get those entries into us ASAP, we need to find a winning entry no later than April 20th 2010 for the new website to be ready for the next crawl! Send you entries to info@nyczombiecrawl.com!

You may think, why would we want an end of the world theme? Well outside of the fact that 2012 is impending, we’ve heard rumors of something that is happening much sooner, on April 27th. All that is known now is available here– we’ll post more info as we find details out! Lots more on the way so stay tuned!

Until we crawl again, remember, Blood is law!

– Doug Sakmann, Zombie Ringleader

PS: Check out Zombie Combat Manual – Training Video 9278 – Melee Fighting here to defend yourself against the inevitable and impending zombie apocalypse.