Zombies, Run! Live Final Update

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(Image courtesy V&A Museum – click for directions to the museum)

We’re only three days out from the amazing Zombies, Run! Live at the V&A’s Friday Late, so we hope all you Runners Five planning to attend have polished your axes, changed the batteries in your headsets, and tightened up the laces in your running shoes. We’re super excited to meet you all, and for you to take part in what is sure to be a super fun evening. 

This post is a reminder that we will be heading off to a nearby pub after the event is over, for drinks, chat, merriment and squeeing over the amazing costumes people have put together. If you’d like to join us there, please make sure to follow @zombiesrungame on Twitter and check our account throughout the night to find out where we’re going to be. 

We can’t wait to raise gates, glasses and spirits with you all!

Zombies, Run! Live: Update

New York based Runners Five: skip to the italicised section at the bottom of this post – we’re coming to visit! 

We’re now just over a week out from what is sure to be the best thing to have ever happened in the history of things happening: Zombies, Run! Live at the V&A  Friday Late.

It’s all going down a week on Friday (30th January) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and we’re ridiculously excited to host an amazing event and to meet all of you awesome Runners Five who are heading out to attend. 

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(Image: V&A Friday Late flyer, courtesy V&A Museum)

In fact, we’re so damn excited to meet you that we’re looking for a couple of Zombies, Run! fans to volunteer to help us out at the event. If you’re interested in being part of making this event go off with a bang louder than [SPOILERS REDACTED], then here’s what you need to know: 

  • You’ll need to attend the event in costume as Runner Five
  • You’ll need to be able to be at the V&A by 3pm on the day of the event
  • You need to email matt@sixtostart.com to put yourself forward. Volunteering doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll end up asking you to help, but we can’t ask you to help if you don’t volunteer!
  • We’ll get in touch with the people we’d like to help out to organise further details. 

NEW YORK RUNNERS FIVE

We’re going to be visiting New York at the end of March! Our provisional plan is to host an informal (but super-fun) drinks-and-chat-meetup at a nice bar somewhere in Manhattan on the evening of Tuesday March 31st. We’ll confirm these details a bit later but for now, pencil that date in your diary if you fancy meeting some of the creators of ZR and your fellow Runners Five!

Zombies, Run! Live – 30th January

In our blogpost last Friday, along with releasing our awesome “Raise the Gates” Supercut video, we told you all to keep your eyes our for a big announcement to come today. Not one to break our promises, here we are with said announcement. 

We’re delighted to announce today that we’re partnering with the Victoria and Albert museum in London to run a live Zombies, Run! event at their Museum Late at the end of this month: January 30th. This is a really exciting opportunity for us to do something different, introduce Zombies, Run! to a whole new crowd of people, and hopefully meet a whole bunch of you Runners Five! 

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(Image: “Abel Township”, yesterday)

Here are the key details, with more info below: 

  • January 30th, Victoria and Albert Museum, 6.30pm start
  • 3 “performances” throughout the night, each lasting 20 minutes
  • Open to all ages (but be aware that these events tend to be quite busy if you’re bringing small children)
  • Free, non-ticketed – turn up early as we can’t guarantee entry!
  • Come in costume! (But no zombies please!)
  • Secret but fun, interactive event 
  • Meet the writers, director, developers (and almost certainly actors!) behind the game
  • Come get a drink with us afterwards! We’ll send a tweet out on the night to let you know what we’ll be up to / where we’ll be. 
  • We’re super super super crazy excited about this and we hope you can come join us for some fun!

The event will take place as part of the V&A’s Friday Late, which is a free, non-ticketed event. This means it’s open to everyone, won’t cost you a penny, and you don’t need to book in advance. However, these events do tend to be very popular and we can’t guarantee entry, so it’s usually a good idea to turn up early in order to make sure you get in!

We’ll be doing three “performances” throughout the night, each of which will last 20 minutes, so there’ll be plenty of chances to take part in what is going to be an experience not to be missed. We don’t want to spoil the surprise by telling you exactly what’s going to go down, but it’s going to be fun, interactive and full of all the things you love about Zombies, Run! While this is an event for people who are new to ZR as much as it is for fans, this isn’t going to be a boring lecture or presentation, we promise. 

And, to make this evening as unforgettable as we want it to be, we’re asking for your help. We know that ZR fans are creative, passionate and proud to be Runner Five, and we want the rest of the attendees to know that as well. So we’d love it if you came in costume as your favourite runner, operator, radio host or other character from ZR. There’ll be plenty of opportunities for awesome photos and videos throughout the night and there might even be a chance to meet the actor who plays the character you’ve come as! One small caveat, though: we’d ask you not to come as a zombie – we promise this is for good reasons! 

(Image: Some items that might be very useful for your cosplay, via the wonderful decrescendo)

On top of all that, the Zombies, Run! team will be out in full force, ready to chat, take photos and generally have a whale of a time with you all. We’ll be around all night at the event, and we’re also probably going to be finding a friendly pub nearby afterwards to get together for a more relaxed drink, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to talk Abel, Sam and all things ZR! We’re really excited to meet you all, so we hope you can make it!