Cape Coral explores possibility of hosting next ZombiCon

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- ZombiCon could be heading to Cape Coral after Fort Myers city leaders voted to ban the annual event from downtown Fort Myers.

Cape Coral council members Rana Erbrick and Richard Leon are in favor of the event heading over the bridge, despite the shooting in October that sent people scrambling.

“We need to jump and see if they’re really willing to move it,” said Erbrick.

“Let’s face it, you’re talking 20,000 people. You want people to come, and the cultural diversity that we have in the city, and we’re trying to build in the city, this would be a great event to help do that,” said Leon.

“We’ve been very successful with our large events, Coconut Fest, you know, we bring in a lot of people for the things that we do here, so this could be a good fit for us,” said Erbrick, who adds one possible location is on Cape Coral Parkway.

Leon thinks Southeast 47th Terrace would be a good spot as well, or even Sun Splash Family Waterpark. However, the water park director says the parking lot there isn’t big enough to hold an event like ZombiCon.

Leon has also been in contact with ZombiCon organizers, and says they’ll be meeting in January to discuss the issue further. Organizers say they’re looking at several possibilities, but plan to take a good look at Cape Coral.

“We are very happy that they have reached out to us and we look forward to speaking with them after the New Year, they’re very enthusiastic,” said Angeli Chin.

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