LAS VEGAS – Nov. 25, 2013 WALKING DEAD is the hottest show on television. It has a legion of fans who tune in every week to see what newest struggle awaits the show’s heroes in the zombie apocalypse. Something new has been rising up in conjunction with these episodes – the WALKING DEAD Viewing Parties. This is a phenomena whereby a group of fans gather in a public place to watch the newest episode together. In Las Vegas the WALKING DEAD Viewing Parties are at Hi-Scores Bar-Arcade and have taken on the vibe and energy of a mini zombie convention. Zombie Zone, Zombien Nation, Zomby Vegas, LVL Up Expo, and Cosmic Comics are among the merchants who set up each week and bring out their WALKING DEAD and zombie gear. Fans come dressed up as their favorite character – or zombie – from pop culture. A trivia contest is held during each commercial break where fans can win a variety of prizes, there are raffle drawings all night long, and there is even karaoke hosted by Karate Karaoke after the episode until the end of the night.
The fun kicks off at 9pm with Sirc Michaels and the cast of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL serving as hosts. They are available to take pics with fans, get people excited for the upcoming episode, and set the tone of excitement or the evening.
For those fans who worry about watching an episode in a loud rowdy bar – never fear! The episode is shown on every screen in the bar and the sound is played over every speaker. Fans quiet down for the episode itself so every walker groan, every thunk of a knife, every hiss of a crossbow bolt can be heard.
There is nothing like this event anywhere in Las Vegas, and now that the mid-season finale is coming, the party on December 1st will be even wilder. Fans who attend will be offered tickets to see EVIL DEAD the weekend of December 6th. There will be more prizes, more madness, and even an appearance by the entire cast of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL – including everyone’s favorite hero Ash.
“There is nothing like these events anywhere in town,” said Sirc Michaels, producer and director of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL. “From the unqiue and fun merchandise to the costumes to the karaoke to watching the episode with a room full of fans, the energy and excitement at these things is something you have to experience to believe.”
With all those people and activities, it would be easy to image that hearing the show itself when it is turned on would be a challenge. But according to Michaels, that couldn’t be further from the truth. “There is a great amount of noise and activity from 9pm to 9:30pm, which is the warm-up before the episode itself. Once 9:30pm hits, WALKING DEAD is shown on over 2 dozen screens – including a giant screen in the video game room – and everyone quiets down to watch. Except for the cheers, gasps, and applause at the big moments, which really heightens the entire experience of watching this show.”
During commercial breaks, Michaels and Ash from EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL present trivia questions and give out prizes ranging from original artwork to WALKING DEAD merchandise to comic books to packs of tickets to EVIL DEAD. Fans compete for the prizes, which adds an element of fun to the proceedings. Once the episode is over, the party continues with karaoke, photo opportunities, and shopping until at least midnight.
“The WALKING DEAD episode is the heart of the event,” says Michaels, “But it is by no means the entirety of it. There is stuff to do before and after the show, and we try to make it as fun as possible for everyone who comes out.”
Doors to THE WALKING DEAD Mid-Season Finale Viewing Party at Hi Scores Bar-Arcade open at 9pm this Sunday and the party runs until midnight. For details about Evil Dead: The Musical, visit www.evildeadvegas.com.
About Evil Dead: The Musical
Evil Dead: The Musical is a unique production that combines multimedia, live performance, audience participation and 4D elements to take audience members into its world. From undead ushers to blood spraying out into the audience, this musical comedy is bringing a new type of entertainment to the Vegas Strip, and the people behind it are determined to make a lasting impression. Performances can be seen at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino every Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.
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This post was written by Albert Saliba