The Geekanerd staff has attended past Zombie Walks in full undead regalia, but this time we wanted to cover the event from a different angle. So we hired two dashing zombie hunters to cover the event for us.
It cost us a pretty penny (those guys think they can charge anything) but I think the results were worth it.
They twittered us updates, which we'll post along with photos (some of which they took, but most of which we had to snag from the Flickr accounts of nyczombiecrawl, MissMoll, hesterk, and hellzkeeper ...geez, what did we pay these guys for again?)
zombegone here is a pic of us at clients house bout to go track n hack some zombs 1:25pm
zombegone zombs were gathering at Beauty Bar in manhattan. festive atmosphere. saw one that had walked all the way from hawaii which answers a dollar bet we had on if zombies can walk on the bottom of the ocean 2:15pm
zombegone think we recognized this one. disappeared after new york marathon. still sort of half jogging 2:30pm
zombegon done w recon, startng a sweep 2:41pm
zombegone got the jump on these guys 2:36pm
zombegone good session 2:55pm
zombegone this is something you don't like to see, but it happens 3:30pm
zombegone followed horde to union square - more than expected. price is going up 4pm
zombegon spotted non-com hunter w crowbar. whatev hav fun getting eaten lol4:13
zombegone horde on the move down broadway. definitely more than expected 4:40pm
zombegone saw some zombies wearing 80s clothing. means long-dead are rising. bad sign 5pm
zombegone at astor place now. mobbed glass facade at starbucks. zombies getting rowdier 5:15pm
zombegone zombs in car wtf getng out of hre 5:25pm
zombegone BRAAAAAIIIIJKBKBNMNNSSS 5:41pm
zombegone CCARFRRRRR BBNBRRAAAKIIIINNNSS 6:02pm
zombegoneYYUUUU PAAAY NAAO INNNN BRRRARAIINNNS!111 6:36pm
zombegone KLLL ZZOMMBBBEE HNNTTR 4 BRAISNNS 6:57pm
So...yeah. I guess that's just an occupational hazard when you're in that line of work. I mean...kind of unfortunate it happened on a job they were doing for our site but...I mean, I'm sure they knew the risks. And it's probably how they would have wanted to go. Or maybe not. I'm not sure what the psychology is there. Anyway.
Special thanks to Hellzkeeper for sending us a link to their pictures. If you have any shots of these semi-departed heroes, please send them in so the Zom-Be-Gone name may live on. In a tributey way, not an undead way. You know what I mean.