I got acquainted with Jonathan Coulton when I saw him perform during a live telecast when RiffTrax did a screening of Plan 9 From Outerspace. If you're not familiar with RiffTrax, they're the guys from MST3K. And if you don't know what that is, go to Amazon and buy a DVD of Mystery Science Theater 3000 right now! Hurry!
I mention Jonathan Coulton because my blog title comes from his son "Re: Your Brains," which is pretty awesome. You should listen to that too, when you're looking up MST3K stuff.
In an FYI about that - I'll be going to this this year:
Anyway - Zombieaplooza news :
I've gotten a lot of great flash fiction and short stories submitted, plus a bunch of awesome giveaways. I've had a pleasure of reading all this stuff , and let me tell you, this whole zombie month is gonna be a real treat. Honest.
It's neat seeing the different way people have taken this whole thing. From dark and creepy to funny and light. We've definitely got something for everyone.
I plan on doing up a calender in the next few days so you see everything and everybody that's coming up. But trust me. It's awesome.
If you are interested in joining in Zombieaplooza, I've still got a few days open, so holla at me, and we can try to arrange something.
Also, the wonderful Glendon Haddix with www.streetlightgraphics.com has made up some terrific logos:
Feel free to use them wherever you want.
If you're having a Halloween event yourself, and you'd like me to contribute something, I'd be more than happy to. Just let me know (Fun fact: I'll come bearing paperbacks of Hollowland to giveaway!)
And in one final fun story - I'm not sure if you caught The Greatest True Story Ever Told (Not Really) blog I posted a few weeks ago about my roommate Eric sleepwalking and randomly spouting out the name of a guy I follow on Twitter - Shane Nickerson. Eric had inexplicably become convinced that Shane Nickerson was involved in the theft of Eric's blankets.
About a week later, Shane Nickerson commented on the blog saying, "The weird thing is, I DID steal all of his blankets. :)"
This made me laugh, and that's what I follow him on Twitter.