In this episode of Suvudu On Air, we’re taking you back in time and to a magical place of extraordinary weather, incredible sights and sounds, and, of course, zombies. Matt Staggs recorded the Reading With Brains panel, featuring some of the biggest and brightest names in zombie fiction (including crowd favorite, Max Brooks!).
This panel got pretty lively—HA Ha…ha—and you’ll want to sit back and listen as the panelists discuss:
- Fast vs. Slow Zombies
- Ripping off Romero
- A funny, slightly off-color Crocodile Hunter reference (only Max, folks)
- …and more
And the panelists are…
The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, and World War Z, Max Brooks has been called “the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism.”
Source: Random House, Inc.
Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.
Source: Quark Books
Nowadays I live with my wife and son in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing satirical horror novels a la Xombies, I dabble in freelance illustration (with an eye to creating dark children’s books, comics or graphic novels), humorous nonfiction (a throwback to my early days as a freelance journalist and arts critic), and stage acting (most recently in local productions of Oedipus Rex and Karel Capek’s R.U.R.). Which is to say I’m unemployed. The last real job I had was as a graveyard-shift nuclear-submarine technician, and before that I was the general manager of a Providence landmark: the Avon Cinema. What I do next is anyone’s guess.
Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama.
Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same.
Amelia Beamer works as an editor, reviewer, and photographer for Locus: The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field. She has won several literary awards and has published fiction and poetry in Interfictions 2, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Red Cedar Review, and other venues, plus a zombie story forthcoming in The Living Dead 2 (Night Shade Books, September 2010).She lives in Oakland CA. The Loving Dead is her first novel.
John Skipp is one of America’s most cheerfully-perplexing Renaissance mutants: New York Times bestselling novelist turned filmmaker, satirist, social crusader, musical pornographer, splatterpunk poster child, purveyor of cuddly metaphysics, interpretive dancer, and all-around bon vivant.
Source: Cemetary Dance Author Bio
Joan Francis Turner
Joan Frances Turner is the author of Dust, forthcoming from Ace Books on September 7, 2010. Dust is a story of the undead from their own point of view, as they battle time, decay, the loved ones they left behind, encroaching humanity and each other. Or, think Watership Down with zombies instead of rabbits. She is currently working on a sequel, tentatively titled Frail, from the all-important human perspective.
Source: Author Bio, DustTheNovel.com
Ryan Mecum is the author of the Horror Haiku series, which currently includes Zombie, Vampire, and Werewolf. He lives in Cincinatti, OH, and is constantly thinking up poems that fit the 5-7-5 haiku syllable structure.
Source: This podcast. For a more detailed bio, check out Ryan’s website.
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