Newcastle Museum celebrating all walks of … life?

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    Family Dressed as Zombies at Zombiefest 2012

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    A zombie with Pink Hair at Zombiefest 2012

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  • zombie wearing a checked shirt

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    Zoinks! More zombies. Where's my samurai sword?

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    Up close and personal with a lady zombie

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For the third year Newcastle Museum is again welcoming the decaying and swaying Zombie population of Newcastle from 2pm this Sunday 17 November as part of the annual Newcastle Zombiefest.

Public Programs Officer Emma Best says they're excited to be hosting an inclusive community event and being part of the increasingly popular Zombiefest:

“This year our theme is organs – whilst we know the eating preference is braiiiiiins we feel that Zombies need to have a holistic approach when it comes to owning a decomposing body yet still requiring it to lurch after and eat healthy brains.”

“Knowing what organs you have and how to look after them whilst still looking your… best should be important to you are as part of the undead population. Being inclusive we also focus on those visitors who are still living and how potentially their organs could one day save other’s lives. We have staff from the transplant unit at John Hunter Hospital who can answer any queries people have about organ donation.”

Newcastle Museum dares people to stick their hands into gore boxes or make organs at the craft tables.

The afternoon includes the Charming Corpse Beauty Salon where for $2 visitors can transform into the naked beauty that is the zombie face. Newcastle Museum dares people to stick their hands into gore boxes or make organs at the craft tables.

After the gory festivities zombies will stagger their way through the CBD to the Greater Union cinemas on King St to view the Newcastle Undead Society’s  zombie-themed short film competition, Scream Screen. This year there are nine finalists from all over Australia. Zombies gather from 5pm and leave at 6pm from Newcastle Museum.

The Zombiefest is continually growing as an annual event in Newcastle. Lurching slowly onto the scene in 2009 it now attracts an undead hoard attending the Museum event, march and the finalist screening for Scream Screen.

Whether you are a horror buff or not this event is very much a must see for everyone. Entry to the Museum is free and everyone is welcome to march. Scream Screen is $5 entry (suitable for 15+).

If you can't be there in person follow the action on Facebook.

 

 

  • Well who knew a nun could be zombified

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    Well who knew a nun could be zombified!

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  • Even zombies have pin-ups with Cathy and Phillipa

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    Even zombies have pin-ups

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  • Ammunitions workers experienced a slight accident

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    Ammunitions worker experiencing a slight accident

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  • Making 3D organs - nobody is safe!

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    Making 3D organs - nobody is safe

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  • Even Zombies have daydreams

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    Even zombies have daydreams

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  • They even got the children!

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    They even got the children

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  • Just another morning on public transport

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    Just another morning on public transport

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  • Well behaved zombies

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    Well behaved zombies

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  • Inky the Octopus - Run it's not safe!!

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    Inky the Octopus - Run it's not safe!!

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  • We're just misunderstood

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    We're just misunderstood

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  • Mmmmm brains through a straw

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    Mmmmm brains through a straw

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  • Love at first bite

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    Love at first bite

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  • Even zombies prepare for the weather

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    Even zombies prepare for the weather

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  • Nooooo not the minions too!

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    Nooooo not the minions too!

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  • Volunteering for brains

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    Volunteering for brains

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  • Gourmet brains anyone?

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    Brains anyone?

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  • Tasty eyeballs

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    Tasty eyeballs!

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  • Stranger things have happened

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    Stranger things have happened

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