It’s always exciting when I find substantial zombie news. Sure it’s ok to report on zombie walks and conventions that are going on. But really, I like to report on things that really get people thinking. I get a small chance to do that this week.
First, the one festivity I want to report on is actually a reminder that Raven Warren Studios and Grim Crew will be in attendance at the 2012 Eastern Shore Fan Con, this weekend on the 28th. Tickets at the door (the only way you can purchase them) will be $10 a person, and reduced to $8 if you show up in costume! Show up as a zombie or zombie survivor and you’ll be featured in my Con Wrap Up post next Monday! For more information on the convention, please visit their website at http://www.easternshorefancon.com/
And now for some real news.
Scientists just won’t stop making advances that will bring on the zombie end of the world as we know it. At Northeastern University, those mad scientists are ensuring that we all die a painful, teeth gnashing death. Ok not really, but we can all see how this news applies. They have completed studies where by using electrodes applied to the brain they were able to restore near perfect function to the paralyzed hands of monkeys. Sure they could use the technology to provide better alternatives for the handicapped and paralyzed. Or they could use it to help raise a zombie Armageddon. Although there are doubts to my personal claimes that these scientists are indeed “mad scientists” we can never rule out the possibility that someday, someone will want an army of un-killable easily controlled solders. And that’s why we should all sleep with our B.O.B.’s a little closer on hand. Original Source: gawker.com
Very rarely should we ever turn to an entertainment news publication for important news on the Undead. But this is an exception to the rule. Daniel Edwards is an artist of somewhat eccentric taste. If you want a sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth, he’s your go to guy. However one of his recent works is fascinating and reaches out to zombie fans, and not just because it’s of a nude Scarlet Johansson covering up her assets with zombie skulls. Ok, well it’s probably only because it’s of a nude Scarlet Johansson covering up her assets with zombie skulls. But the artist says he did the peace because he is putting out a plea for Hollywood to create zombie films that reach out for a deeper understand of our favorite brain eaters. According to the Original Source, Mr. Edwards wants movies that show zombies in a different light than just evil beings. So what does this have to do with the lovely Mrs. Johansson? I can’t rightly tell you, but hey we’ll take it none the less. Original Source: www.eonline.com
Calling all zombies. Well at least all models who want to look like zombies. Trafalgar Lighting in Edmonton needs your help in producing their videos. The videos are meant to be aids for teachers in the fine arts to help their students learn more about makeup and lighting effects in theater, but really who wants to turn down a job modeling as a zombie. I wonder if they are willing to accept slightly overweight bloggers as well? Original Source: www.enfieldindependent.co.uk
When you think zombies, one naturally thinks of guns. And when one thinks of guns, the next thing you should think of is the NRA. Well at least that what the National Rifle Association would like you to think. Take a look at their recent annual conference in St. Louis. Their exhibitor’s hall was lined up with vendors selling things geared toward the zombie prepared. Things like zombie targets, guns, ammunition, stocks, barrels and gun accessories all designed for the fashion and zombie conscientious gun fanatic. I found several articles this week on the show, and every one of them had some type of mention on how big the zombie theme was for the convention. Let’s face it, Zombies sell guns. And if you need proof, look at Horandy’s Zombie Max bullets. What was once made as a limited edition gimmick has created a demand so great for the ammunition that the makers decided to keep producing the top selling product. Original Source: www.reuters.com
Who’s taking the zombie apocalypse seriously? London Mayor Boris Johnson, that’s who! When most politicians are asked about their preparations for a zombie attack, they take it as a tongue and cheek way of trying to discredit them, or distract them from their focus on the issues they want to talk about. But in a likely just as savvy tongue and cheek response the question on what his preparations were, he assured Londoners that he and his administration was doing everything they could to prepare and prevent a zombie apocalypse, especially during the Summer Olympics. I tell you what, if all politicians took questions like these in stride and addressed them the way Mayor Johnson has, maybe people would take them a little more serious, especially the people who vote against candidates they feel cannot relate to them. In my personal opinion, by giving this 5 star response to the “silly” question, Mayor Johnson has endeared himself to a number of voters who look beyond the questions asked to find the real points that make a politician worth voting for. Original Source: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
That’s all for the zombie news of the week. Don’t forget that if you find a zombie current event you would like to share, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow Dead Future on Facebook and Google +. You can also follow me on Twitter and Google +.
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