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Friday, September 11, 2009

Atlanta Zombie Symposium digs the living dead

The Twilight phenomenon affirms the affinity between vampires and teenage girls, but academics and other scholars should prove popular with zombies, because of their big braaaaiinnsss. On Sep. 12, the Atlanta Zombie Symposium asserts the intellectual and importance of the living dead, as the schedule reveals:

1 – 3:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: The Zombie Perceived: Religion, Media, and Society, Dr. Dianne Stewart, Emory University; Dr. Andrea Wood, Georgia Institute of Technology; Laszlo Xalieri. Moderated by Stan Woodard. Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center, 225 North Avenue, Georgia Institute of Technology. Free with limited seating.

5 – 9 p.m.

Night of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead. A rare opportunity to see George Romero’s 1968 classic on the Big Screen, followed by Dan O’Bannon’s send-up of the zombie scenario. Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. $9 for one, $12 for both

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Dance of the Undead, including the "Zombie Transformation Chamber." Graveyard Tavern, 1245 Glenwood Ave., East Atlanta Village $2

Speakind of the undead genre, here's the trailer for the upcoming film Zombieland with Woody Harrelson, opening Oct. 2:

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