Yesterday, The Army Times did a neat story about fighting zombies. It quotes me, Matt Mogk, and a bunch of other zombie writers. Click here to take a look.
I’ve just committed to appear at ZomBCon 2011 in Seattle, this coming October 21-23. Last year’s ZomBcon was really wonderful– exciting, fun, galvanizing. . . and very, very well-run. And I expect 2011 to be even better! It sounds like they’ve got a new, larger venue, and a bunch of new guests for 2011 including TomContinue reading “Mark yer calendars. . .”
A couple of years ago, an excellent artist named J. Anthony Kosar did the zombie makeup for the trailer for my book Z.E.O. Today, Anthony is using his talents to raise funds for a grade school in Lemont, IL. He has created a sculpture dubbed “Boaris Frankenswine” upon which one may bid in a fundraiser for the school. From Anthony’s release:Continue reading “Boaris Frankenswine”
Here’s Part 1 of a new zombie musical being filmed by students at Carnegie Mellon University. It has zombies, singing, and popped collars. What is not to love?
I’ve been enjoying the newest installment in the Castlevania video game franchise– Castlevania: Lords of Shadow— for the past week or so, and have been especially pleased with its variation on zombies. Whilst still slow and shambling, the zombies in Castlevania: LOS remove their own heads and use them as ranged weapons against you. (This, obviously, presupposes a Return ofContinue reading “Zombies in “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow””
Over the weekend, I watched George Romero’s favorite film, Tales of Hoffman. Released in 1951, Tales of Hoffman is an operatic re-telling of three romantic misadventures (along with a framing story) of the eighteenth-century poet E.T.A. Hoffman. Whenever he is interviewed, Romero makes a point to talk about Hoffman and the impression it made on him asContinue reading “Tales of Liberace. . . I mean, Hoffman”
When Leslie Nielsen passed away over the weekend, most obituaries (rightly) emphasized his work with the Police Squad and Airplane! films. But he was also really good at being terrified of zombies, as evinced by his performance in the 1982 horror film Creepshow (which was directed by George Romero and includes a cameo by Tom Savini!!!). Here’s aContinue reading “Leslie Nielsen savaged by aquatic zombies”
I picked up the new xBox 360 game Fable III over the weekend, and have really been enjoying it. One of the main characters is voiced by Simon Pegg. Delightfully, Pegg’s character opines in several instances on whether or not Hollow Men (the staple undead bad-guys of the Fable universe) are zombies. I’ll let you discover for yourselfContinue reading “Simon Pegg and “Zombies” in Fable III”
Grub Street asked me to keep a food diary for a week, and then interviewed me at Little Bucharest (one of my favorite restaurants). Click here to read the article.
Yesterday, I did an interview with Ruthie Kott of the GAPERS BLOCK Book Club about weird zombie questions I get at readings. Click here to read the interview. Also, Roger Ma totally named dropped me in WIRED.