Pittsfield, MASS- The Zombie Action Committee will present an expert panel discussion on the subject of surviving the undead in fiction and theory, as part of BAM-Con, the 1st annual Berkshire Anime & Manga Convention on May 6, 2012.
Scheduled for 3pm Sunday May 6, the final day of this 3-day convention, this panel will examine various practical and philosophical aspects of zombies and their survival in fiction, from examples in anime to the entire range of film, television, books and comics.
The following specialists will present their observations, discuss concepts and offer a Q&A period to follow:
DA Chaney – Author and renowned zombie expert, Chaney’s work on the subject appears in anthologies such as First Time Dead 2, Hell Hath No Fury: An All Female Zombie Anthology, Before Plan 9: Plans 1-8 From Outer Space, Zombie Writing!, and her new novella Cryptic. Chaney is also a respected blogger on the horror genre.
Autumn Doyle – Artist, musician, and folklorist, Autumn was elected Supreme High Chancellor of the Zombie Action Committee for 2012. Autumn has studied the lore of the dead and undead in various cultures and traditions and is a celebrated expert on magical and occult theories and aspects of the walking dead. Photography of Doyle’s simulated River of Fire was recently showcased in the exhibition “Follow the River,” juried by the Northampton Arts Council
Gabriel Squailia – Author of the novel Dead Boys, which has been compared to “the Wizard of Oz in the afterlife,” Squailia is an avid purveyor of various sci/fi and fantasy is considered an expert on postcorporeal existence and animate corpses.
Palmer Dietrich – eminent survivalist Palmer Dietrich specializes in crisis readiness and emergency action strategies. Dietrich, who serves as Deputy Director of Communications & Outreach, oversees networking and coordination with other zombie awareness groups worldwide, and claims to be one of the only American civilians to have survived a zombie crisis.
The Zombie Action Committee is thrilled to participate in this new convention created by MediaCrash and the Berkshire Anime Convention, as part of its overall mission of raising awareness and resilient community building. For more information and tickets to Bam-Con visit the convention’s homepage at http://www.bam-con.com/ or enjoy the following video: