Readings of The Living Dead @ the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series

On October 7, 2008, come join editor John Joseph Adams and special guests David Barr Kirtley and John Langan to celebrate the release of The Living Dead. Adams will serve as MC for the evening, and Langan ("How the Day Runs Down") and Kirtley ("The Skull-Faced Boy") will read from their stories.

For more information, have a look at the poster Kirtley created for the event:

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The event will take place at the Melville Gallery of the South Street Seaport in New York, NY. Doors open at 6:30 PM, event begins at 7:00 PM. The event is part of the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series, which is curated by radio show host Jim Freund.

[NYRSF reading series] [Press Release]

Turn Yourself Into a Zombie, For Just £4,075 Canadian

If you’re reading this,  you probably love zombies. Well, you may think you love zombies, but you don’t love zombies nearly as much as this guy:

Rick is turning himself into a zombie. So far, more than 24 hours of tattoos – costing over £4,075 Canadian – have got him halfway there and made him a minor celebrity on the internet, where people can’t decide if he’s a body modification visionary or mentally ill sicko.

That’s from the lead-in to an interview in Bizarre Magazine. Besides words right out of the zombie’s mouth, they’ve also got a photo gallery showing off the “Zombie Boy’s” extensive tattoo-work.