Zombie Apocalypse at Balticon

[img_assist|nid=2957|title=Scott does the Zombie dance|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=153]I was a guest at Balticon this year, and I had an absolute blast. One of the fun events was taking part in the "Zombie Apocalypse" panel. Also on the panel was Zombie Girl (who is awesome), Christiana Ellis (who is awesome), and the most awesome Dan Tabor who made sure we had video.

I’ve linked to the video here. It’s a little hard to hear at times, but I was on no sleep, got on a roll and sound pretty frickin’ funny. Thought you might want to check it out. Click on the picture at right to watch.

Remember, when the apocolypse hits, you don’t have to be fast, just faster than the slowest person in your party …

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  1. JP

    My plan:

    alway hang around folks who run slower than you.



    MC, CA, UNdead Jester and Love Slave of the UNdead Grave Mother

  2. Hollia

    Nadda you worry about your self proclaimed pathetic ways….

    …because I’m flippin’ terrified of zombies.  So much so that my best "girl" friend (who’s a guy – you do the "math") and I came up with what we refer to as the "zombie contingency plan".  It is, in our opinions, a very WELL laid out plan on what to do in the event that zombies arise.  I won’t share it with you all because let’s face it – if the zombies are busy noshing are YOUR flesh then we have a better chance at surviving.  Although, that would mean you all would end up becoming zombies and then we’d be up shits creek.  So, maybe our selfish (albeit bloody brilliant) plan may just end up biting us in the ass (no pun intended).  Even still…it’s everyone out for themselves and their own damn survival.  Sorry, but it’s true.

    Back on track, though…I’m terrified also and I take the subject of the "undead" very seriously.  With that said, I have a love/hate relationship with zombie flicks.  I love to watch them and get freaked out, but then I end up having nightmares for the next week where I wake up kicking (my poor 95 lb dog beside me) and screaming at the top of my lungs, heart pounding so hard it threatens to pop out of my chest. 

    Yeah…phew!  I got a little scared just thinking about it.  Be well, my fellow Sigler lover friend, and remember head shots are gorey but oh so effective.  

  3. tsolo888

    You were right

    It was awesome, I listened to it twice back to back and got my carpool buddy hooked and listened to it again.  Now I really hope they do it justice when they make it into a movie, although I think it would be better served by being made into a mini series like band of brothers…Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> – Out

  4. JP

    But I have to know:

    did you get any ammo?



    MC, CA, UNdead Jester and Love Slave of the UNdead Grave Mother

  5. ChunkyMonkeySamiches

    have you by any chance read…

    …the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks? i took it sooo seriously it was kind of pathetic. i hounded my mom for weeks about stocking up on ammo. XDDD 


    I specialize in accurate interpretation of your pathetically unclear and dismally vague descritpion of what you think you want.

  6. JP

    The only thing that worried me

    is the flame thrower. Probably a great weapon if you have one handy, but the thing is with those quick zombs (like from I Am Legend or 28 Days Later), you light those babies on fire and you’ve got a human-sized version of the problem you face when you like cats on fire. (Um, so it would seem. I don’t know anything about cats on fire.)


    – “When I get a little money I buy books. If any is left over, I buy food and clothes.” – Erasmus

  7. PerfectDayForDying

    You won’t be disappointed

    The Redeker Plan (a central plot point) will really leave you feeling conflicted because it is both horrific and the most logical course of action. 

    Just run the plays I call, Barnes!

  8. tsolo888

    You have convinced me to get WWZ

    I’m ashamed that I haven’t already read it…Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> – Out

  9. PerfectDayForDying

    Zombie Survival RV

     So you get yourself a reliable, small-to-medium sized RV, load it up with shelf-stable foodstuffs, guns & ammo, a small portable generator, and other various sundries needed for an extended camping trip. Also you’ll want a bicycle, several deep-cycle marine batteries, and if you can find them, a portable wind-generator and / or solar cells that you can cover the roof of the RV with. Some of those crank-for-power LED flashlights and radios would be good too.

    Since you’re going to be heading as far north as possible (zombies freeze into corpsecicles), you’ll want good winter gear. There’s gonna be snow, lots of snow, so snowshoes would be a good idea. They’re cheap and weigh almost nothing. Oh, medical supplies too. Just the basics. And a few suture kits. A field surgical kit and a copy of the Special Forces Field Medical Handbook(ST-31-91B) would be good too.

    Gas. As much extra gasoline as you can carry. And a still, or parts to make a still. Despite Scott’s aversion to it, I say a chainsaw is still a good thing to have with you. Not great for killing zeds, but still useful for cutting down trees to make a shelter.

  10. PerfectDayForDying


    My adolescent fascination with zombies was rekindled by listening to the audio book of World War Z… like a dozen times. If there was ever a speculative future-history novel to take a totally fictional situation and "what if" it realistically, this is the book. 

    Just run the plays I call, Barnes!

  11. tsolo888

    Great video, wish I could have been there.

    I have an unhealthy facination with all things zombie, I can relate with walking into a sportinggoods /hardware store and thinking what would I use in the zombie apocolypse…Tsolo888 <AKA Cpt. Travis Ellis> – Out

  12. Shadygirl

    One of the best

    panels form Balticon. I am so glad you posted this. It was frakin hilarious!

    “I just need a compass and a willing accomplice” – P!nk