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SDCC 2014!

I had a great time at San Diego Comic Con.  Here are some photos from our “Zombie Myths and Misconceptions” panel, and assorted knavery.

Our panel!
Our panel!
Me making an enthusiastic point.
Me making an enthusiastic point.
Max showing great restraint as I declaim my love for Return of the Living Dead
Max showing great restraint as I declaim my love for Return of the Living Dead
We totes got mobbed afterwards
We totes got mobbed afterwards
Me with zombie academic Brendan Riley (l) and The Zombie Autopsies author Steven Schlozman (r)
Me with zombie academic Brendan Riley (l) and The Zombie Autopsies author Steven Schlozman (r)
With Daily Dead head honcho Jonathan James
With Daily Dead head honcho Jonathan James
Earlier in the day with Breathers author S.G. Browne (l) and video game designer Patrick Curry (r).
Earlier in the day with Breathers author S.G. Browne (l) and video game designer Patrick Curry (r).

 

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Zombie Myths & Misconceptions at San Diego Comic Con

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I’ll be appearing on the panel: “Zombie Myths & Misconceptions” on Friday, July 25th at 8:30pm at San Diego Comic Con.  Our group will include such zombie luminaries as Matt Mogk, Max Brooks, Steve Schlozman, and Aaron Sagers!  Stop on by!

Zombies at Comic Con 2013

I was honored to participate on the “Zombies in Popular Culture” panel at Comic Con San Diego on Thursday.  In addition to me, the panelists included Max Brooks, Matt Mogk, Steve Schlozman, Brad Voytek, Aaron Sagers, and Jonathan James.

Here are some photos.  (Click to embiggen.)

Our panel! (L-R = Aaron, Steve, Me, Max, Jonathan, Brad, Matt)
Our panel! (L-R = Aaron, Steve, Me, Max, Jonathan, Brad, Matt)
Steve and Aaron enjoy a spirited discussion while I take a picture...
Steve and Aaron enjoy a spirited discussion while I take a picture…
This zombie-proof car was on display on the main floor.
This zombie-proof car was on display on the main floor.
Zombie books seemed to be everywhere.
Zombie books seemed to be everywhere.
Zombies were in Petco Park too, apparently...
Zombies were in Petco Park too, apparently…

 

Comic Con Photos

Here are some photos from last week’s “History of the Modern Zombie” panel at Comic Con San Diego.  Thanks to everybody who came out to see us!

The panel! Left to right are Matt Mogk, Bradley Voytek, Daniel Drezner, me, Steven Schlozman, Max Brooks, and Aaron Sagers.
Steven and Aaron getting ready to go onstage.
Getting to my seat…

Me, Aaron, and Bradley after the panel.

 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies

Matt Mogk’s new book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies ($14.00, Gallery Books) is a remarkable new resource for fans of the undead.

The creator and curator of the Zombie Research Society, Mogk (rhymes with “coke”) may well be the leading authority on zombies alive today.  He has engaged with the greatest living writers, filmmakers, and thinkers to explore the medium.  Moreover, while Mogk’s knowledge of zombie literature and film is staggering, it is eclipsed only by the sheer enthusiasm for the topic that comes through in his writing.

Among the most engaging–and useful– sections in EYEWTKAZ is Mogk’s “Zombie Litmus Test.”  Why are certain things that are like zombies not zombies?  Mogk uses historical precedent (and common sense) to explain why Jesus is not a zombie, and other important conundrums.

Mogk cites filmmakers, writers, and other zombie experts throughout this text as he carefully and thoughtfully makes the case that zombies can be defined and known, and their habits and ways cataloged and understood.  Romero, Brooks, and Schlozman (and Kenemore!) are repeatedly cited in this remarkable tome, as Mogk uses examples from extant zombie works to solidify– from the often endless cultural morass of zombie culture– a coherent and definitive set of answers about the walking dead.

This is a remarkable book, and it will be a pleasure for any zombie fan.