I wrote an essay about zombies and Rwanda and natural disasters for Paranormal Pop Culture.
Yesterday, The Army Times did a neat story about fighting zombies. It quotes me, Matt Mogk, and a bunch of other zombie writers.
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 Tom Savini, Sid Haig, Judith O’Dea, Jovanka Vuckovic, and tons more.
For more information on ZomBcon, click here. I’ll see you there!
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:
If you or anyone you know are interested in owning this one-of-a-kind 30″w x 30.5″h x 32″d custom life-size hand-sculpted and hand-painted Boaris Frankenswine sculpture by me, you can take part in the auction without even being at the event. Just contact Lisa Simone Porter at 630-235-3466 or by email: Lsimoneporter@aaart.edu on or before the event on Saturday March 19, 2011. According to Lisa Simone Porter, you will be connected to the auction by phone, able to bid live, and possibly win this original work of art, all while helping out a good cause. More info on the event: http://www.galainlemont.com/
For more information on Anthony and his creations, click here.
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?