Tag Archives: Events

Romero Hollywood Star Campaign, Russian Zombies, Titanic Outbreak — Zombie News 10.06.12

Matt Mogk, head of the Zombie Research Society, is leading a campaign to get George A. Romero a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Romero Star Campaign | indiegogo

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PlayStation Vita will not include a zombie mode.  “Sorry, no Zombies in Black Ops Declassified” by One of Swords

A trailer has been released for the Russian zombie film, Meteletsa: Winter of the DeadMeteletsaMovie | YouTube

What if a zombie outbreak occured aboard the Titanic?  The newly released novel, Deck Z: The Titanic, by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon answers that age-old question.  Deck Z: The Titanic | Chronicle Books

New gameplay footage of The War Z (a FPS MMO zombie video game) has been released by Hammerpoint Interactive.  FPSGeneral | YouTube

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Interactive ‘Walking Dead’ Event Set to Invade San Diego Comic-Con

This summer AMC is promoting the third season of The Walking Dead television show by bringing an interactive zombie outbreak to the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.  The event, titled The Walking Dead Escape, will be part obstacle course and part haunted house.  Participants will have the opportunity to play survivors who must stealthily escape from the pursuing undead hoard or play hungry members of the zombie mob.  AMC will also sell tickets for those who wish to merely watch the mayhem unfold.  The Walking Dead Escape will take place across the street from Comic-Con at Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres).  The event will run July 12-14 during the convention.  Visit the Facebook page for more information, and head to the official website to purchase survivor, zombie, or spectator tickets.

Support the LEGO ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Design!

On the website, LEGO CUUSOO, amateur LEGO designers have the chance to submit their original creations to the LEGO fan community and the LEGO company itself.  If 10,000 fans support a creator’s design, then LEGO will review the idea and potentially produce the creation as an actual LEGO set.  Designer yatkuu has submitted an amazing set based on Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s zombie film, Shaun of the Dead.  It includes the films major characters as minifigures as well as an incredibly detailed Winchester pub from the movie.  Check out the design HERE and support the project.  We want to see a zombie apocalypse-themed LEGO set in stores!

Jud vs. The Living VIII: The Holidays

It is not the most wonderful time of the year…specifically for zombies.  Dropping temperatures freeze our rotten innards solid.  Fingers and toes break off from frost bite.  And once the shopping frenzies subside, people generally stay indoors, and we’re left alone in the streets.  How can you help zombies survive this horrible winter season?  By giving them gifts of course!  (It works for everyone else.)  Not sure what to give a zombie?  Then check out my latest 30-second vlog.  I share the secret of the perfect zombie present.  Happy Holidays.  – Jud

 

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VGA reveals new zombie games: ‘The Last of Us’ & ‘Fortnite’ trailers

Two new zombie video games were announced during Spike TV’s Video Game Awards last night.

Naughty Dog, developers of the Uncharted game series, revealed their newest project, The Last Of Us.  The survival/action game is set years after the zombie apocalypse has struck.  The Last Of Us features a teenaged girl and a middle-aged man as its protagonists.  The game will be released exclusively for PlayStation 3.

Epic Games, creators of the Gears of War series, reveled the game Fortnite at the VGAs.  Fortnite appears to be a zombie tower defense game.

Watch the games’ trailers below courtesy of GameTrailers.

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Ohio county holds mock zombie outbreak to train emergency responders

This Halloween afternoon, Delaware County, Ohio will be running a “zombie hazardous materials exercise” to test the abilities of its emergency first responders.  The mock zombocalypse is being organized by the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and will include 250 “zombie victim” volunteers.  First responders will have approximately 2 hours to effectively deal with the hazardous chemical spill that is creating the zombies as well as assist zombie victims through the decontamination process that will bring them back to normal.  Any responder who is not wearing proper personal protection and comes into contact with either the chemical or a zombie will turn into a zombie themselves.  The trial outbreak was inspired by the CDC’s recent zombie preparedness campaign.

Learn more about Delaware County’s zombie exercise on its official website.

Zombies Take Over ‘The Huffington Post’ for Halloween

Zombies have taken control of TheHuffingtonPost.com.  Head over to the internet newspaper’s culture section to see its news blogs written by zombies.  Some example articles:  Zombie Is Not A Choice, Bachmann Says ‘Brian’ Instead Of ‘Brain’, Things That Look Like Brain But IS NOt Brain (SLIDESHOW)