Book Review: Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy

Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy
By E.R. Vernor
Published By: Schiffer Publishing LTD, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4450-3
Review copy sent by publisher

Review by Ida Vega-Landow

The popularity of zombies has yet to wane, as seen by the recent debut of the movie “World War Z”, based upon the book by Max Brooks. Brooks also wrote “The Zombie Survival Guide”, a tongue-in-cheek survival manual for those who believe the Zombie Apocalypse will soon be upon us. But “Zombie Nation” is a serious, non-fiction book about zombies in legend, literature, movies and TV. I found it to be as entertaining as Brooks’ book, though not as funny.
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Otakon 2013 – T.M.Revolution Concert & collaboration (Home Made Kazoku)

T.M. Revolution

Chances are, if you know even the slightest about anime or have watched even a few shows, you are familiar with Takanori Nishikawa, or, better know by his stage name, T.M. Revolution.  He has contributed songs to countless animes, most notably Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Ruroni Kenshin. In 2003, TMR made his North America debut at none other then Otakon. 10 years later, he has returned to help celebrate Otakon’s 20th anniversary year.

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Otakon 2013 – Home Made Kazoku Concert & Panel

Home Made Kazoku

There are different types of music out there for everyone; Home Made Kazoku is one type of music that is meant for everyone. Otakon 2013 attendee’s welcomed Home Made Kazoku back with open arms. The group had previously performed in Baltimore, MD at Otakon in 2010 and was invited back to play both a solo set and a collaboration set with T.M. Revolution. They made themselves right at home on the Mariner Arena stage, opposed to the smaller Main Events room they played in 2010.

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