The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

The ZRC Gets Interviewed!

| August 29, 2012

Well, ok, I did, on behalf or the ZRC. Hard to interview an organization per se. You can see a series of fascinating questions and my attempts at fascinating answers here. I hope this helps fill the void of Zombie Friendliness a bit until Horrorhound and the resumption of full ZRC activities.

Short ZRC Vacation Until Horrorhound Indianapolis

| August 24, 2012

Hello out there, Zombie Rights Allies and Knowledge-Seekers alike. Just a quick note from your ZRC President here to say that since I start law school orientation next week (to learn new tools and techniques to protect our clients and promote The Cause) the ZRC is taking a short semi-vacation until September 7th when we [...]

Kickstarter for Napoleonic Age Zombie Adventure?

| August 22, 2012

I have to admit to a general ignorance of the historical fiction genre. There have been quite a few period Zombie stories of late, but most are copying the ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ trend and consist of mashups of varying amounts of original writing splashed in amongst public-domain classics. Which was an original idea.. [...]

‘ZomBee’? Really.

| August 21, 2012

The practice of calling things you don’t like ‘Zombie’ has long bothered the ZRC. Recently there has been a veritable epidemic of such namecalling about the study of our sickly honeybee population; bees wander off and die, for various reasons. Obviously this is a bad thing, at least if you like honey or eating fruits [...]

Shoot With Actual Guns at ‘Zombies’ for Entertainment?

| August 17, 2012

The talented and vigilant Michelle Hartz forwarded us this disturbing story from Ohio, which the ZRC visited just this spring and clearly need to patrol a bit more often: The Shoot Extreme gun range in West Chester, Ohio, is drawing crowds with so-called Zombie Hunts, where customers can take down flesh-eating imposters. Shoot Extreme provides [...]

The Zombie, Err, Thing Rights Campaign at Flashback Weekend

| August 15, 2012

First, let me apologize for the belated post; ran into a few difficulties, including photographing some items. So the Thing Rights Campaign was devised, in part thanks to the encouragement of ZRC pal Michelle Hartz, to take the important issue of Things and their proper, and often sadly ignored, civil liberties to Flashback Weekend, featuring [...]

ParaNorman ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Teaser: Good or Bad for Zombies?

| August 13, 2012

I have to say, while this ParaNorman teaser spreads some unfortunate misunderstandings about Zombies (like that they all eat Living humans, let alone exclusively), it still, in a strange way, feels sympathetic toward the Zombies even as it misunderstands them: I’m wary of the ‘humorous fat sidekick’ kid as well as the Zombie-bashing, but that’s [...]

We’re Back from “Flashback Weekend”, Important Thing Rights News to Follow

| August 13, 2012

Been catching up on some stuff and housework after a very successful bit of outreach at Flashback Weekend. Will have a writeup soon, but suffice it to say we talked Thing Rights and Zombie Rights with some very important people. Also, saw ‘The Thing’ on the big screen. Which was sad, as it is a [...]

Announcing ‘The Thing Rights Campaign’

| August 9, 2012

We’re not ones to shy away from the big issues here at The Zombie Rights Campaign. Mummies? We back them. Deadites? We’re there for them. The upcoming Flashback Weekend, starting tomorrow in Chicago, presented us with a unique opportunity and quandry, however. There’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime sort of event, a 30th Anniversary Screening [...]

Don’t Say the Zed Word: ‘Zombie Debt Collections’

| August 9, 2012

I think that no one thing shows the Anti-Zombie bias of the press quite as vividly as their penchant for labeling any negative phenomenon ‘Zombie’ of late. Case in point, and a new one on the ZRC: ‘Zombie Debt Collections’, referring to debt being collected, seemingly erroneously, on behalf of a company that doesn’t exist [...]