Published: Oct 19, 2012 8:56 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Thousands of "zombies" will be crawling the streets of Downtown Fort Myers for the annual sci-fi convention known as Zombicon.

The event celebrates the 80's horror film Day of the Dead, part of which was filmed in Fort Myers River District and on Sanibel.

This year's event kicks off with a "Premature Burial" party at Harborside Event Center Friday from 6-11 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at the Harborside box office or online.

The two-day event features live music, costume contests, and a world record attempt during the Saturday night street fest.

Events start at 10:00 Saturday and Sunday morning.  For a complete list of times and activities, click here.