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Thursday, July 9, 2015

San Diego 'Zombie Walk' Cancelled as Criminal Case and Lawsuit Looms

So reports NBC San Diego and Fox 5. In previous years the "Zombie Walk," has been a popular attraction associated with Comic-Con. In the Zombie Walk, undead enthusiasts dress as zombies and march through the streets of San Diego.

Unfortunately, during last year's Zombie Walk, Matthew Pocci drove through a crowd of participants, injuring one of them. Pocci claims that he became scared by the crowd of zombie walkers around him and tried to speed away after they banged on his car and tried to get inside. Zombie Walk organizers counter that video of the incident did not show any participants near the vehicle before it sped into the crowd. In the aftermath of this incident, a fast-approaching criminal trial date for Pocci, and a lawsuit by the victim against Pocci and the City of San Diego, this year's Zombie Walk has been cancelled.

In the meantime, the OC Register reports that a "Walker Stalker Con" will take place at the same time as Comic-Con. Various stars of AMC's "The Walking Dead" will be present at this parallel event, which celebrates a series centered around the struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world.

While the Comic-Con horde of zombies has been subdued by legal machinations, I suspect that there will be at least several participants at the Walker Stalker Con who don zombie garb in celebration of all things undead. So while the official Zombie Walk has been cancelled, I would not be surprised to see some form of a zombie walk take place during Comic-Con this year.

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