Walker Stalker Con is a zombie-themed convention being held in Boston, MA June 13-15. There will be many guests from The Walking Dead, including Norman Reedus (Daryl), plus a “Boondock Saints” reunion and guests from classic horror movies. Learn more at http://walkerstalkercon.com/boston/.
[Tip via James of Sci-Fi Journal]
The Tewksbury Public Library in Tewksbury, MA is hosting an important informational session for all residents, “Fright Nights: Zombies 101 – Be Prepared.” Citizens will be educated on the best way to prepare for the zombie apocalypse by authors Steven Schlozman and Peter Cummings.
About The Talk: Steven Schlozman, MD and Peter Cummings, MD – leaders in the world of zombie scholarship and board members of the Zombie Research Society – will discuss their knowledge of and passion for zombies.
About The Speakers: Dr. Steven Schlozman is Co-Director of the Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and author of “The Zombie Autopsies,” a novel that follows an elite medical team as they investigate the biology of zombies in the face of a global undead plague. Dr. Peter Cummings is the Director of Forensic Neuropathology at the Boston office of the Massachusetts Medical Examiner, and author of “The Neuropathology of Zombies,” a novel that follows autopsies carried out on zombies in hopes of uncovering the shocking truth behind the zombification process.
Hunker down in the highly-defensible library on July 30th from 8:00-9:30pm. Seating is limited so register at the library’s Eventkeeper page.
“The Running Dead” is a zombie-themed 5K race being held in Salem, MA on September 29th starting at 6:30pm.
So you want to be a zombie… here’s your chance to not only menace, but to catch and ‘kill’ delicious victims. All runners will be wearing flag belts, like you see in flag football, which represents the runner’s life. You, the zombie, try to ‘kill/devour’ runners by grabbing flags off their belts. Once a runner looses all of their flags, they’re ‘dead’.
See http://www.active.com/5k-race/salem-ma/the-running-dead—zombies-2012 and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Running-Dead-Zombie-5K/250356598371429 to learn more.
The Studios at Porter Mill in Beverly, MA is hosting “Zombiebombed,” a gallery show of “seventy original pieces of artwork published in and inspired by the renowned ZombieBomb! Comic Anthology.” This runs April 1st through the 29th. On April 28th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm there will be a meet-and-greet reception with several of the artists. Learn more at http://studiosatportermill.blogspot.com/2012/04/zombiebombed.html.
Author Colson Whitehead will sign his post-apocalyptic zombie horror novel Zone One at two upcoming events in New England:
November 3rd, 7:00pm at Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
November 4th, 7:00pm at River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH
The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA will present its third annual “Killer Film Fest” the weekend of November 4th-6th:
Killer Film Fest extends the Halloween spirit every November with a lineup of some of the world’s best in indie horror. This year we are proud to announce that Killer Film Fest will be held in Somerville, MA. We will also be hosting our own annual Zombie Pub Crawl and Killer Film Fest Online, an online streaming portion of the films of Killer Film Fest.
Over 60 horror films will be screened; you can buy tickets to selected film blocks or to the entire festival. Furthermore, on November 5th there will be a Zombie Pub Crawl; the crawl is free but requires preregistration (please read the rules on the website). BRAAAAAIIIIINS available at http://killerfilmfest.com/.
The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in Boston, MA will offer a Zombie Survival Training session on July 2nd at 7:00pm. Here’s what the survivalists will receive:
Get your own survival kit, get personal with our completely safe trained zombies in the kissing booth, see a sneak-peak of our apocalyptic Zombie Double Feature Project, and help make it possible. If you manage to survive training you can join us for the after-party at a top secret zombie-proof location close by!
While we can’t say that if you attend Zombie Survival Training you will survive an apocalyptic event in 2012, we will say that your chances of falling victim to a massive horde of zombies will be greatly reduced.
Information on this refuge from the hordes of undead can be found at http://www.newexhibitionroom.org/.
[Tip via Laser Orgy]
Portland, ME’s annual Zombie Kickball game returns at on Sunday, June 26th! The undead will lurch around the field from noon to 4:00pm. http://strangemaine.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-zombie-kickball-vi.html has all the gory details.
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a senior editor at The National Interest, and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy. He is also a fan of zombies. Drezner has written Theories of International Politics and Zombies, which takes the zombie apocalypse quite seriously:
What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to feast upon the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies. Exploring the plots of popular zombie films, songs, and books, Theories of International Politics and Zombies predicts realistic scenarios for the political stage in the face of a zombie threat and considers how valid–or how rotten–such scenarios might be.
Drezner will appear at the Harvard Coop Bookstore in Cambridge, MA on March 1st from 7:00-8:00pm. See http://harvardcoopbooks.bncollege.com/ for more information.
Steven C. Schlozman will present his thriller The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse on March 28th at 7:00pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. This event is sponsored by the nearby Brookline Booksmith; the event is free but tickets are required. See http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/scholzman-zombie-autopsies for full details.