Thrill the World is an annual event I didn’t even know about until I happened to see an ad in a newspaper. (See? Print media still has its advantages.) This took place in Redmond, a suburb of Seattle. Specifically, it was at the Redmond Town Center.
Part of a tent
Before we get to the zombies, here’s an independent bookstore there. It’s cleverly named Bricks & Mortar Books. They have a different flavor of selection than a Barnes & Noble, or the Amazon stores. If you’re in the Redmond area, support your local bookstore.
I wasn’t trying to get too many pictures, so I’ll limit myself to a few of the better ones.
I saw a bee figure in the distance and wondered what that had to do with zombies. Oh.
The little girl in front really nailed it. She was all-out creepy.
And who says zombies can’t enjoy Octoberfest?
Looks like they just came from Leavenworth. (That’s local humor for the state of Washington.)
And this couple were the best ones there, for my money.
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This really doesn’t do justice to how elaborate her hair was.
They had a tent for people to assemble their makeup. You might notice a corporate sponsor.
Some guy in Marketing must have thought it was a neat idea to associate their multi-billion dollar transnational company with blood-thirsty creatures.
So that was how I spent my Saturday. And remember the bookstore.
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