WindyCon 39


I’ll be appearing at WindyCon 39 in Lombard, IL on Saturday, November 10 to discuss zombies and horror writing on a couple of panels with my buddy James Lowder and other experts on the undead.  Peep my schedule below:

Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Lilac A: Zombies as a Social Metaphor: Romero’s movies were biting social commentary on consumerism and apathy. Current movies, TV series, and survivalist reality programs echo a larger distrust of government, fear of a panic-filled populace, and a seething hidden desire to destroy the world and start over. Zombie culture serves as the perfect metaphor for the shaky and nervous weltgeist. (S. Perkins-Harbin, J. Martinez, M. Darst, M. Huston, J. Jones, S. Kenemore)

Saturday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Lilac A: Wordz! The Literature of Zombies: Max Brooks penned World War Z which has been described as “much better book than its premise would suggest” and John Joseph Adams has collected the literature of zombies in The Living Dead. How much life is there in zombies as a central point in story telling? (C. Gerrib, J. Lowder, J. Bonansinga, S. Kenemore)

For more info on the event, click here.

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