ripDaveBrockie1) -Dave Brockie Oderus Urungus Memorial

A public memorial honoring Dave Brockie will be held Aug. 15th at Hadads Lake from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Bear witness to this historic event as Oderus Urungus’ form will burn upon the SS Boat as he makes his journey back to Valhalla and beyond.

spew olympics2)- Spew-O-Lympics

GWAR B-Q is not just about punishing your eardrums and stomach. Previous attendees will either smile or cringe to hear the Spew-O-Lympics are returning. For the uninitiated, it’s a series of psychotic semi-aquatic contests judged by drunken idiots, pitting other drunken idiots against one another for valuable prizes and personal glory. Events include “King of the Swing,” “Beware of the Blob,” and “Sperm and Slide and Die.” Reigning two-time champion “Gold Member” looks to defend his crown against new blood just to gain another chance to destroy the grand prize in the parking lot in a fit of frustration.

While participation is highly sought-after, it’s limited to 25 entrants. To be considered, potential entrants must submit an essay and photo to by July 31st to explain why they’re worthy of humiliating themselves for the chance to win big. GWAR will be hand-claw-picking the top 25, (in a completely random manner) while the rest will be used as toilet paper.

Names of the lucky winners will be posted on August 1st at both GWAR‘s Facebook page ( and the GWAR B-Q website Contestants must then waddle over to the merch booth on Saturday Aug. 16th and register immediately after doors open at 10:00am. That will give them two-and-a-half hours to primp and pray before the events begin at 12:30pm.

gwarPipe3)- FBM Bike Co.

FBM Bike Co. will make their second GWAR B-Q appearance in their tight jean shorts as they fling themselves and their bikes high into the air above Hadad’s Lake only to crash into it.

russo4)- John Russo

John Russo,  producer and co-writer of the legendary Night of the Living Dead, will be at the GWAR B-Q to sign stuff, answer questions about the most influential movie in horror movie history, and promote his latest horror film in production, Midnight. Feel free to utilize his brain with all your moviemaking and zombie-related questions; just don’t eat it.

5)- B4Bq

B4BQflyerThe B4BQ has mutated and grown to a size barely recognizable from its previous iterations – now sporting eight heads and functioning male and female naughty bits. Headliners The Black Dahlia Murder blast their Motor City madness at the B4BQ, Friday, Aug. 15th at The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220). Doors open at 7:00pm and the first band takes the stage at 7:30pm. Other barn-burning musical acts include Mobile Death Camp, featuring former Beefcake the Mighty Todd Evans; RVA’s own Gritter; the Texas rockers of Venomous Maximus; and Orlando punks, The Attack. For the math-handicapped, this means the B4BQstarts immediately after the end of the Oderus Urungus/Dave Brockie Memorial at Hadad’s Lake, Friday Aug. 15th 4:00pm-7:00pm. For the lucky Bohabs who bought Premium GWAR B-Q Tickets before they SOLD OUT, the B4BQ is FREE! Lower caste human filth may purchase tickets at Tickets are limited. Act fast!

6)- GWafter party


Details have been scarce about the GWafter Party, because frankly we didn’t think anyone would be conscious or alive to attend it. But on the off chance we’re wrong, zombies are directed to march to Bandito’s Burrito Lounge (2905 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221) directly after the GWAR B-Q on the night of Saturday, August 16th. There, Mudd Helmut,  Creep-A-Zoids, & Polkadot Cadaver will perform; re-animated corpses will gorge on Mexi-Cali food; and awkward conversations with well-known musicians will be had.

7) – River City Magnolias

River City MagnoliasIt’s a good thing these ladies are here to class up the GWAR B-Q. As much as he says it, Pustulus popping blisters into slaves’ mouths is not classy. The River City Magnolias is a throwback water ballet club out of Richmond who are very sweet and talented. So don’t be jerks to them or we’ll cut off your head!

GWAR B-Q Tattoo

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The 5th Annual GWAR B-Q will be the best day of your life. Commemorate it, and make a fraction of your body less disgusting, with a kick-ass tattoo!

Several professional artists will be available in Hadad’s air-conditioned banquet room with custom GWAR-themed art. Artists include Travis Delp, Jorge Gwooki, Jeremy Howard, Steven Greenwood and Matthew Richey.

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Additionally, the well-known Blue Horseshoe will be at the GWAR B-Q. They’ll be bringing their giant van so you can get your art done in privacy and the artist won’t get hit in the head with errant GWAR Beer cans.

All artists are on a first-come, first-served basis. You only have one body; cover it in GWAR!