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2015 Costume Contest Judges

So you want to be an Asheville Zombie superstar? You want to strut your gruesome stuff on the big stage? You think you got what it takes to win against the best of the best Asheville Zombies? Well, then you’d better impress these people.

The Asheville Zombiewalk is excited to welcome several celebrity judges for this year’s costume contest. Learn more about each of our judges below.

Jake Bible

Jake Bible, Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, has entertained thousands with his horror and sci-fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres.

Jake is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series set in Asheville, NC, the Apex Trilogy (DEAD MECH, The Americans, Metal and Ash) and the Mega series for Severed Press, as well as the YA zombie novel, Little Dead Man, the Bram Stoker Award nominated Teen horror novel, Intentional Haunting, the ScareScapes series, and the Reign of Four series for Permuted Press.

Sherri Bell

Sherri, a local transplant from Vulvaria with three hundred confirmed zombie kills under her belt, will be joining us as guest judge on behalf of Orbit DVD. A LARP addict and all-round darling weirdo, check out her nerdlesque with The Girly Girl Revue October 24 at The Mothlight.

Cupcake and R2D10

Cupcake and R2D10 (aka Britt Tyler and Walter Beals) make up 20 of the Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth juggling troupe. While we can’t claim that they anything about zombies, they can definitely juggle better than your grandma.

Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth has performed a many programs and shows across the region, including theĀ 2010 Oddity Faire w/Primus and Gogol Bordello, Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, Diana Wortham Theatre pre-show for Momix, Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival (LAAFF), Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and TEDx Asheville. They’ve also performed forĀ America’s Got Talent at The Chicago Theatre.


Click here for more information about the 2015 costume contest and parade, and to register to participate.