1st Informational Email for ZCON 2011ZOMBIE CON 2011T minus 57 days
As spring melts the snow and ice, bringing with it fluffy bunnies, pretty flowers, an unlimited number of natural disasters, and a rapidly thawing army of the undead ready to resume it's feast upon the living
All that means that it's time to gear up for Zombie Con, the world's AAA+++ Number 1 event designed to help you learn skills you need to survive everything from a swarm of rabid ticks to falling into a well used latrine.
Welcome to Zombie Con 2011:
This is the first in a series of emails you will be receiving to help you PREPARE for ZCon 2011. It is vital that you take a moment and read all the helpful information your ZCon 2011 team has put together. For you first-timers, this should help you navigate ZCon like a pro….for those of you who are alumni, please take a moment to read the information as there are many changes this year!In this email you will receive the following information:
-What is ZOMBIE CON
-When and where it is
-How to sign up
-Suggested items to bring
ZOMBIE CON: What happens at ZCON lives forever on the internet!
Zombie Con is a annual gathering of Zombie Squad members from around the world, with the goal of sharing disaster preparation/survival knowledge, learn new skills and to discuss the direction and future of the Zombie Squad community.
ZCON is geared to put your survival skills to the test by challenging you to spend 5 days isolated on the side of a scenic Missouri mountain with 60 fellow ZS members. The camping area is on private land, so you will not be bothered by such annoyances as car campers, showers, electricity, or quickie marts. The days are filled with educational seminars, friendly tick checks, hikes, swimming in the infamous "Manbath", fishing, a day at the shooting range and a canoe trip. At night, you'll have the opportunity to view the the best and the worst Zombie/Survival films known to man at the ZS theater or get your fix of camaraderie around the campfire.
Zombie Con is a members only, 21 years old and up event, so make sure your membership is up to date and sign up now! This event is limited to the first 60 people who register, spaces go quickly.The When's and Where's:
Zombie Con will be held June Wednesday, June 22rd to Sunday, June 26th
It is held in Irondale, Mo :1.5 hours southwest of St. Louis, Mo.
Exact directions will be sent to those who have registered.
How to Sign Up: Do it NOW!
All the information you need to sign up is right here!http://zombiehunters.org/zombiecon/zconregister.php
Be Prepred aka Don’t DieThe following is a list of suggested items for ZCon ‘11
We will be supplying food all Day on Saturday. You will be responsible for food the rest of the weekend. We will also be supplying water for the entire weekend.
*Identification – We must legally know if you are over 21. DON’T FORGET YOUR ID!!
*Portable shelter – Staking sucks on this rocky site so we recommend bringing rope to tie it down. A rainfly will be helpful, rain is always in the forecast!
*Food - With the exception of Saturday. We will have vegetarian and kosher options for Saturday.
*Appropriate Clothing – Plan for hot/dry to rainy/cold. The Midwest is unpredictable.
*Jacket – it can get chilly at night
*Swimming suit or Mankini
*Water shoes – for “Man Bath”, which is full of painful rocks and for the canoe trip
*Backpack to put your stuff in
*Decent boots or shoes
*Towel - the most massively useful thing any interstellar zombie hunter can have
*Poncho or raincoat - it could rain all weekend so be prepared for the worst!
*Mess kit – with cooking utensils, drinking cup, etc.
*Mosquito and tick repellent -Missouri is a full of those nasty critters!
*first aid/medication - ZS has lots of emergency first-aid supplies on hand but we cannot hand out medication, including Aspirin
*plastic bags for your equipment in case of bad weather
*hat and/or sunglasses
*camera - pictures or it didn't happenSo, now you know what to do to make it to ZCON 2011 and what you will need to bring to survive. In the coming weeks you will be receiving more emails full of information to help you better prepare for ZCON 2011. Some of the topics we will cover include:-What to expect when you get to ZCon
-Check in times
-Contact info in case you get lost or are late
-Where to pitch your tent
-ZCON After Dark highlights
-Contests and raffles
-ZCON expectations aka YOUR part in all of this
-Daily activity schedule
Talk to you soon!