Monday, 25 June, 2012 7:56
Four-day media trip will celebrate all things weird in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA - Ever walked with a horde of 500 zombies? Eaten frog legs or “Gator n’ Taters” at the State Fair of Louisiana? Met a professional voodoo doll maker and toured her front yard art gallery? Journalists who participate in the upcoming “Night of the Living Travel Writers” media tour of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, will do all of these things, and more, October 25-28, 2012.
Since long before Shreveport was a backdrop for HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” northwest Louisiana has embodied the same love for all things bizarre and unusual that is commonly associated with the city of New Orleans. Every attraction that we visit, every restaurant where we dine, every stop along the way – they’ll all be weird.
At the center of this experience will be the 5th Annual Shreveport Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 27. This event is believed to be the largest annual zombie walk in the southern United States. Please note that journalists participating in this tour will be transformed by a professional make-up artist into zombies in order to participate in the Shreveport Zombie Walk.
Tour participants will arrive on the afternoon of Thursday, October 25 and depart on the afternoon of Sunday, October 28. All travel and meal costs will be covered for accepted journalists. This tour will be limited in size to five participants.
Interested? For more information, contact trip organizer Chris Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 429-0658.
Just a few of the more than 500 zombies you'll walk - err, shamble - with during the "Night of the Living Travel Writers" Media Tour, Oct. 25-28. Photo by Douglas Opbroek.