Deadlines: News roundup 10/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 8 - 2010


A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT] Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Before we get to the regular news, we’d like to introduce our newest contributor, Johnathon Brock. He’ll be handling most of the news duties and contributing other material as well. Johnathon, take it away: “Hello roamers and shamblers… My name is Johnathon Brock and I am a zombaholic. I’m the new guy and I’ll be bringing you the daily feed, tackling the up-to-the-minute news of the unyielding undead and providing the occasional review as well. I’m very happy to be here and glad for this opportunity to address such a vital matter of national importance as the inevitable zombie apocalypse. For everything not related to the world of the (un)living, you can check out my blog Fortune Pancakes, but for now, I’ll just say keep your wits sharp, your sword sharper, may your ammo never run low and good hunting!”

Now, on to the external news!

FEARnet has gathered every set pic, video and behind the scenes review of their new series Zombie Roadkill and placed them on one easy to read page. (FEARnet)

At the New York Comic Con, Rockstar Games has a playable demo of the new “Undead Nightmare” expansion for their game Red Dead Redemption. Zombies and cowboys are a great combination, sayeth the preview. (Kotaku)

The excellent audio drama podcast We’re Alive has been downloaded one million times! Congratulations! And if you aren’t already hooked, read my review of We’re Alive, then go download it! (A World on Fire)

Natalie Portman will stay on as producer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but has given up her role in the film. More “scheduling conflicts” apparently. (Entertainment Weekly )

The living dead will invade Newark, Delaware (or more of them anyway) for a zombie festival on October 16. (Delaware Online)

You had better be in shape if you’re in Salt Lake City because their zombies run marathons for charity. That’s happening October 9. (City Weekly)

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