June 24th - June 28th
Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00am to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:00pm


Picture yourself lying in a luxurious California-King sized bed.

You’re comfortably wrapped in the softest comforter imaginable, while the hum of the air conditioner turns this 105 degree June day into a nice winter morning. Picture yourself lying in that bed, reading Facebook updates on your phone while sipping a mimosa. Everything is perfect and comfortable. Now, imagine waking up from that sweet dream and being thrust into the reality. Where instead of a lovely bedroom in some posh hotel, you’re sleeping on a jagged rock face, at a 45 degree angle, in the tick-infested wilderness (okay…”wilderness” might be a stretch) of Irondale, Missouri. The tears will flow as you realize that you’ve been sipping on dirt and gravel instead of the mimosa you dreamed about.

Dry your tears, honeytoast. This is ZombieCon XI; you’ve been here before. You’re used to this. Wipe your face off with a dirty towel, meander down to basecamp, make a cup of cowboy coffee, and figure out which of the day’s activities you’re most excited about. Maybe it’s one of the many classes and seminars we’re offering on everything from ham radio to first aid. Maybe it’s the field trip to the local shooting range or the float trip. Maybe you’re just happy to sit in the swimming hole, drink a beer, and enjoy that nice cold water flowing all over your swimsuit clad body. There’s a lot to be excited about. Who needs mimosas.

Once again, we’re inviting you to spend four days with us at ZombieCon central. It’ll be four days of zombie movies under the stars, bonding under the sun, and learning under the tents. It’ll be a great chance to test out your camping gear, and meet ZS members from across the country. It’s a fun time. So pack your bag, register, and get moving.

Oh, and this camping trip really does take place on a 45 degree hill made of dirt, rock, and gravel. There is no power, no running water, and no roads. When we say camping, we mean camping. You’ll have to leave that pop-up luxury hotel your grandpa left you in his will, at home.

Wednesday (6/24):

  • Set up camp
  • Meet and greet your fellow ZS members
  • Seminars, presentations and discussion panels
  • Watch some bad zombie movies

Thursday (6/25):

  • Morning PT
  • Field trip to a local shooting range (we supply targets, trap device and clay pigeons)
  • Come back to camp and enjoy "Manbath"
  • Watch more zombie movies

Friday (6/26):

  • Morning PT
  • Canoe trip
  • Camaraderie
  • Watch more zombie movies!

Saturday (6/27):

  • Morning PT
  • Seminars, presentations and discussion panels
  • Watch zombie movies

Sunday (6/28):

  • Moan about being sore
  • Clean up and go home

Some of the seminars and discussion panels, hosted by experts on their topic, at past Zombie Cons:

  • Radio Communications (including an ARRL special event station)
  • Charity fund raising discussion panel
  • Gourmet Campfire Cooking
  • Self Defense Techniques
  • Primitive Fire Building
  • Intro to Ammunition Hand Reloading
  • Plant Identification Basics
  • Blade Sharpening
  • First Aid
  • Soap making
  • Astronomy - Night Navigation
  • A GeoCaching Course
  • Compass/Map Orienteering Course
  • and more...

There will also be survival themed games throughout the weekend and prizes to win so bring your brains with you.

None of the activities are required to attend. Feel free to join us even if the trip to the shooting range or, the morning Physical Training doesn't interest you. This is a nice sized property so there is plenty of room for hiking, swimming, fishing and testing out all that survival gear you've been talking about on the Internet.

We will also have an electric generator available if you need to charge batteries or run any other small electrical equipment for a short time. This powers a movie theater we will build in the woods. To watch movies. In the woods. Just in case you were wondering.

Where will it be held?
The gathering will be located on private land in Irondale, MO (about 1.5 hours southwest of St. Louis). A map and detailed directions to the location will be provided. Please email us at camp@zombiehunters.org if you have any questions.

If you will need transportation from St. Louis, or from the airport/bus station, please contact us ahead of time and arrangements can be made.

How do I sign up?


What will you need to bring?

After you register, we will send you a list of recommended supplies. Keep in mind that you will be outdoors for five days and the weather in the mid-west is rather unpredictable. It could be very cold and rainy or, very hot and dry. We usually experience a little of both. We also have no shortage of ticks, scorpions, lizards, robots and snakes.

We also recommend that you read about experiences from past Zombie Cons to prepare yourself.

We will supply all water for the weekend and we will have MREs and other supplies available for purchase. You'll need to bring food, in addition to a portable shelter, and pretty much anything else you would normally bring camping for four days. This is a great chance to test out your Bug Out gear.

If you need food, a tent, sleeping bag or any other supplies but, you will not be able to bring them due to your travel arrangements, let us know (as far ahead of time as you can) and we can work something out with you.

Other details to note:

Firearms - We will have a field trip to a local shooting range. If you plan to bring firearms, they must be locked up at ALL TIMES while on the property. You can lock them in your car, or in the cabin that serves as our office for the weekend. The shooting range will have a pistol/rifle range with 25 and 50 yards, a rifle range at 100 yards and a trap shooting range. Zombie Squad will supply the clays for the trap but, you'll need your own ammo.

Alcohol - The legal drinking age will be observed. If you drink, we ask that you drink responsibly. After 5 days in the woods we'll be pretty tired. So, don't force us to haul your body back to civilization.

Drugs - For liability reasons, we will not be able to supply any form of medication, including anything as minor as aspirin. Be sure to bring your own.

Glass Bottles - Please do NOT bring glass bottles to the camp site. We do not want to risk broken glass on the trails or in the creek. Cans and plastic bottles are fine. Put your fancy single malt scotch in a flask or something. Be kind to the property.

Again, if you need any more specific information about the event before you register please contact us at: camp@zombiehunters.org or 1-888-495-4052