Already going through Halloween withdrawal? Missing the gore and scares of the holiday? Got the blues because the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins have left for another year?
No worries! Windycon 39 is to the rescue!
Windycon runs from November 9th to 11th, focusing on zombies, horror, and science fiction. The entrance fee on Saturday is $45. I'll be there for a signing, reading, and panel discussion. If you're in the Chicago area, why not stop by?
My schedule on Saturday, November 10th:
12 PM - 1 PM: Book signing. "Dead Things" will be available for $6 while supplies last;
1 PM - 2 PM: Reading from "Dead Things" in the Walnut Room;
2 PM - 3 PM: Panel discussion: "Zombies as a Social Metaphor"
About the panel discussion:
"Romero’s movies were biting social commentary on consumerism and apathy. Current movies, TV series, and survivalist reality programs echo a larger distrust of government, fear of a panic-filled populace, and a seething hidden desire to destroy the world and start over. Zombie culture serves as the perfect metaphor for the shaky and nervous weltgeist. S. Perkin, J. Martinez, M. Darst, M. Huston, J. Jones, Lilac A"
By the way, I had to look up "weltgeist." This should be a fun and considered discussion on zombies, fear, and society. : )
Hope to see you there!