RPPR Presents: Zombies in Gaming Panel at Gencon 2012
I participated in a panel discussion about zombies in gaming at Gencon this year with Kenneth Hite, Dennis Detwiller, and George Vasilakos. If you want to get ideas about zombies interact with role playing games and what the best new zombie flicks out are, take a listen!
The Department of Homeland Security has warned citizens to prepare for potential zombie attacks, adding that such preparations could also be used in case of natural disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency hosted an online seminar for its Citizen Corps organization to help emergency planners better prepare their communities for disaster. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year first launched a zombie apocalypse social media campaign for the same purposes.
Kenneth Hite, acclaimed writer and author of Trail of Cthulhu reviewed Zombies of the World on Flames Rising:
“Payton does not aim for completness, but for richness. And between his light authorial tone, his slamming graphic design chops, and his slavering hunger for the topic, he shoots his target square in the head.”
Read it here!
The book also lists which humans (living ones, not dead ones) you should try to avoid if you’re trapped in a zombie attack. If you’re reading this book (or this review) then your chances of survival are already far better than that of the uninformed citizen.
Check out the full review here.
One of the best pieces of zombie literature will finally hit the silver screen next year:
Paramount has announced they’ll be dropping their Brad Pitt-led zombie movie “World War Z” into theaters on December 21, 2012. The film is currently shooting with Marc Forster directing the Black List-approved script by J. Michael Straczynski (with rewrites by Matthew Michael Carnahan) that centers on a UN bureaucrat named Gerry Lane, who in the aftermath of the zombie war is asked to compile a complete report on the incident.
AMC announced that Frank Darabont was stepping down as showrunner for the hit series The Walking Dead. The show is in the midst of production of its second season, and the announcement has left AMC executives scrambling.
From Technorati news
According to New Scientist “researchers at Dermalog Identification Systems in Hamburg, Germany, have developed a way for a fingerprint scanner to differentiate between live and dead tissue.”Ostensibly designed to keep thieves from bypassing fingerprint scanners by severing fingers from authorized users, this system can also be of great help against intelligent zombie species. Talking Zombies are particularly clever and determined predators and would not hesitate to mutilate a victim to gain access to secure locations.