Tuesday, August 24, 2010

News: Zombies Invade Worldcon!

The program for the 68th World Science Fiction Convention (Aussiecon4, Sept 2-6) has now been posted at the official website, and attending zombiphiles will no doubt be extremely satisfied with the level of zombie mayhem scheduled, as well as the numerous events featuring well-known contributors to zombie pop-culture..
Zombie-related panels and activities will include:

* Monster mash-ups (Panel)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Sense and Sensibility and Sea-Monsters. Little Vampire Women. Jane Slayre—it’s open season on the classics as well as the undead. Just what is going on here and where did it all start?
Scott Edelman, Darlene Marshall, Chuck McKenzie, Faye Ringel, Damien White

* Vampire vs Zombie Smackdown (Debate)

Two kinds of undead, no holds barred.
Participants on the one hand - Scott Edelman, Robert Hood, Chuck McKenzie
On the other - Narrelle M Harris, George R. R. Martin, Faye Ringel

* Zombie Make-Up Session for Kids
Chuck McKenzie, John Parker, Sarah Parker

* Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (Kids' instructional session)
Chuck McKenzie, John Parker, Sarah Parker

* Media Stream
Screenings of Pontypool, and the new Anime TV series High School of the Dead.

* In Conversation
Seanan McGuire (aka Mira Grant) and Catherynne M. Valente (Disclaimer: may not necessarily involve zombies).
* Readings
Stephen Dedman, Seanan McGuire, Chuck McKenzie, Robert Hood, Trent Jamieson, and others.
* Signings
Trent Jamieson, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Stephen Dedman, Robert Hood, and others.
* Kaffeeklatsches
Seanan McGuire, Stephen Dedman, Trent Jamieson, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Robert Stephenson, and others.
For times and dates, or for full (non-zombie) details of the program, follow the link above.

1 comment:

Remy Porter said...

Sounds like an excellent event. I just wish I could get there with my zombie novel, Dead Beat. Maybe next year!

Remy Porter