Alpharetta Biter Bash updates and interview

Are you ready for Biter Bash 2014 Atlanta folks?You can follow Biter Bash on facebook or their website. The promoter Craig Patterson has posted several new updates about the event(including a Cosplay event) so we wanted to pass them along to you.  First we’ll start with the fundraiser.
biter bash update jpeg “Ok guys/gals… here is your chance to help Biter Bash grow! From now until May 31st, I am having a fundraiser on Fundly. This it to raise money for a new venue that I have found, but is out of my budget! It is almost 3x the size and will allow the hosting of many more guests and vendors! WE ARE OFFERING MORE VENDOR SPACES through this campaign! We are opening up 15 more tables for vendors! If we do *not* move, all vendor purchases will be refunded! Purchases of tickets and items will be valid no matter which venue is used! I have at least 10 more guests that are waiting for spots to open up! There are even corporate / business sponsorships! Don’t wait til the last minute to buy your tickets! Get a deal here and help us make the show better for you… the fans!”
Next, here’s some details on the cosplay event.
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Last but not least, here’s an exclusive interview with Craig on a recent episode of Scary Times TV.

If you haven’t registered yet, here are the  admission rates for the July 19th event.
General Admission ($5) – Basic VIP ($15) – Silver VIP ($30) - Gold VIP ($40) – Diamond VIP ($90) – Meet & Greet Pass ($25)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Walking Dead game coming to next generation consoles

walking dead game Per the escapist,The Walking Dead title has yet to appear on next-gen consoles. It seems as though that might be changing; GameStop’s online store has suddenly started listing a new GOTY edition of the game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
According to the site, which we should note is not the same as an official confirmation from the studio behind the game, The Walking Dead will hit next-gen systems on June 17 at the low-low price of $29.99. This edition of the game, like the GOTY edition before it, will include all five episoades of the original game’s DLC along with the 400 Days DLC.
Generally speaking GameStop is pretty on about these things. The date might not be exactly right, but it’s safe to assume that Xbone and PS4 will be seeing The Walking Dead sooner rather than later. We’ll keep you posted — Telltale is, naturally, not talking.
Would you buy The Walking Dead on yet another system? Have you played it before?

Goosebumps begins filming

The Los Angeles Premiere Of "Tropic Thunder" - ArrivalsThe well-known books series is getting a live-action film. Filming has now started on the Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black. Instead of adapting any single Goosebumps story, the film makes series author R.L. Stine the center of the story. Teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) moves from a big city to a small town, where he meets Hannah (Odeya Rush) and her mysterious father, R.L. Stine (Jack Black). The teens discover that the monsters in Stine’s books are real, and that he keeps them locked up in the books he writes. In typical Goosebumps fashion, the monsters are unintentionally released and the trio must put them back where they belong. Goosebumps is scheduled for release March 23, 2016.

The film reunites Black with Gulliver’s Travels director Rob Letterman. School of Rock screenwriter Mike White and Darren Lemke wrote the screenplay, based on a story by Lemke, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski. Filling out the cast are Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone), Jillian Bell (Bridesmaids), Ryan Lee (Super 8), and Ken Marino (Veronica Mars). Filming for Goosebumps will be in Conyers, Madison and Atlanta, Georgia.

Patrick Schwarzenegger in Scouts Vs. Zombies

Patrick_Schwarzenegger_TIFF_2012From The Escapist via Deadline, Patrick Schwarzenegger, the 21 year-old model/actor/menswear entrepreneur son of action star (and former California governor) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is getting into one of the family businesses; officially signing on for his first action movie role on Wednesday. The movie? Paramount Pictures’ action/horror/comedy mash-up Scouts Vs. Zombies.
The project, currently set to be directed by Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones helmer Christopher Landon, is about a group of Boy Scouts (likely called something else for purposes of copyright) who must use their scouting skills to protect their small town during a zombie outbreak. Comedian David Koechner had previously been cast in the role the Scoutmaster. Schwarzenegger will play a High School football star and bully who is the (pre-outbreak, one must assume) nemesis of The Scouts.
Patrick, whose full name is Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger, has previously worked mainly as a model and as CEO of the “philanthropic clothing line” Project360. He’s had only small roles as an actor up to this point, most recently playing “Fratboy Cooper” in the Adam Sandler vehicle Grown-Ups 2.

The 100

CW 100 series jpegKATE VERNON (“BATTLESTAR GALACTICA”) GUEST STARS IN THIS EPISODE — Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Raven (guest star Lindsey Morgan) make contact with the Ark, and Abby (Paige Turco) guides Clarke through a dangerous procedure in a desperate move to save one of their own. Meanwhile, on the Ark, Abby is removed from the council, and former Chancellor Diana Sydney (guest star Kate Vernon) takes her place. Jaha (Isaiah Washington) reveals to Abby that there are not enough drop ships for everyone on the Ark to go down to Earth, and Kane (Henry Ian Cusick) begins to deal with his guilt over his recent decision. Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley, Devon Bostick and Chris Larkin also star. John Showalter directed the episode written by Akela Cooper & Kira Snyder (#107).

Extinction Parade

extinctionparade__140423224927Hot off the presses from Deadline comes word of yet another post apocalyptic comic being optioned. This time the comic comes from Max Brooks.That’s right… the man behind World War Z. But this isn’t just another zombie comic. Read on.
Legendary Television and Digital Media has optioned World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide author Max Brooks‘ horror comic series The Extinction Parade for development as a TV series. Brooks will assist in development of the project and pen the pilot episode, Brooks and Avatar Press said today. Extinction Parade pits zombies against vampires in a world where the zombie plague has put the human race on the endangered species list, according to a description of the series on Avatar’s website. Fearing the end of their food supply, the vastly outnumbered vampires enter into an all-out subdead war with the zombies, with humans caught in the crossfire.

Test Group exclusive set photos

Test group Christa new artIt’s hard to keep up with the multiple indie and theatrical projects underway here in Atlanta. One of them Test Group, just finished casting at Studio Z in Tucker Ga. In speaking with the producers Keith Bailey and Albert Roberts they informed me they’d be shooting the B-role footage shortly.Today we have some new artwork and a couple of set photos. Check back with us and we’ll keep you updated as the film begins production. If you like you can follow them on Facebook.

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Steven Yeun in animated flick ‘Chew’

Chew issue 1 coversteven young suitIf you haven’t read the comic Chew, here’s the synopsis.”Chew” centers on Tony Chu, a detective and operative for the Food and Drug Administration. He works in a world where chickens have been outlawed thanks to a deadly bird flu. Not that he’d be chomping on chicken to begin with; Chu is a “cibopath,” which means that he gleans psychic impressions from anything and everything he eats, except beets.
In other words, if Tony eats an apple, he can tell you exactly where that apple has come from and what it’s been through. If he eats a steak, he can see what kind of life the cow lived before winding up as a medium-rare delicacy.
And if he takes a bite out of a corpse? Murder mystery solved.
Now Steven Yeun has been signed to play the voice of the lead character Steven Yeun has a thing for comic books about weird eating habits.
The actor stars on “The Walking Dead” as Glenn Rhee, the former pizza delivery guy who has been with Rick and Carl Grimes since the earliest days of the zombie apocalypse. These days, he’s stuck in a train car in Terminus, positioned to become the next meal for a group of cannibals — an ironic twist of fate, given the flesh-hungry, walker-infested world he already lives in.

Walking Dead Game of The Year edition

walking dead gameGame Informer reports that The Game of the Year Edition for the first season of The Walking Dead came out late last year for the last-gen systems. Now GameStop’s online site lists the compilation for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to the site, the title will come out on June 17 and will cost $29.99.
The current-gen GOTY edition features all five episodes of the first season, the DLC 400 Days, and other digital content for $29.99.
We’ve reached out to developer Telltale Games for confirmation on the matter, and we’ll update this story if we hear anything.

Butch Patrick a.k.a Eddie Munster trys to save haunted house

Chiller Theatre ExpoeddiehouseI’ve had the pleasure of speaking to Butch Patrick several times at various conventions. He’s a great guy and has some really neat stories to tell about his days on the Munsters. While glancing at Fearnet’s page I found this interview he did with Fox 411. Apparently he’s trying to save a haunted house from demolition. We wish him well in his endeavors.

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