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Monsterama Con

monsterama bannerThis weekend the Monsterama Con arrives in Dunwoody, Ga.
Monsterama is an Atlanta convention that celebrates the fantastic in film, literature, and art.
Brought to you by TimeGate and Anthony Taylor.
It takes place at the Holiday Inn Perimeter located at 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341, from August 1-3, 2014. The convention will feature celebrity, artist, and author guests, screenings, as well as other fan related events and panels. Tickets are available at the door. Come on out and join us and celebrate horror entertainment!
***UPDATE**
Monsterama has an app! You can download Bizzabo for your iPhone or Android devices. Click on “Get Started” and you’ll look up the event Monsterama. It may ask for you to sign up via email or sign in with Linkedin, however, it is not required for you to do so in order to interact with the app schedule (listed under “Agenda”). We are updating the schedule so you may see some changes here and there. You can “Join Community” on there and see other attendees, staff, and some guests. Click on “Tweets” and you’ll see tweets that mention the official Monsterama hashtag #monsterama (you can use that on Facebook too!)
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Atlantawood

Ga peachIn the last year I’ve seen several articles posted with various online magazines about the growth of Atlanta’s entertainment industry. From The Citizen, here’s the latest word and stats on the subject.
Members of the Rotary Club of Coweta-Fayette on July 14 were given a wide-ranging update on Georgia’s film industry by Georgia Film, Music and Entertainment Office Senior Location Specialist Craig Dominey.movie reel
Dominey said that “Georgia has production incentives up to a 30 percent tax credit, state of the art infrastructures, highly skilled workforce, diverse shooting locations and direct flights through Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.”
Dominey said Georgia now has eight film and television studio facilities.
The film industry’s impact for Fiscal Year 2013 included 142 combined productions, which include feature films, TV movies and series, commercials and movie videos, Dominey said.
“The direct spending from these productions was $933.9 million and the estimated economic impact was $3.334 billion,” Dominey said, adding that the economic impact from 1973-1998 was only $2.5 billion. Continue reading “Atlantawood” »

2014 Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl

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Atlanta’s annual zombie pub crawl is less than 24 hours away. Starting at the Diesel Filling Station https://www.facebook.com/DieselFillingStation
The pub crawl brings out volumes of the undead for a good time.This year,the crawl will cover 5 local bars and as always, professioanl make up artists will be available to help you “zombify” yourself.(arrive early for make up!)
Tickets are still on sale but you better hurry!
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Biter Bash comes to Alpharetta tomorrow

Biter Bash last poster with stanThis is it! The last day to buy tickets online for Biter Bash. There’s been a lot of good “Buzz” about the event which will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Alpharetta, Ga. Saturday the 19th.
Come meet former zombies from The Walking Dead, Stan The Zombie and other actors/actresses. This is a one day ONLY event. Don’t miss out!
https://www.facebook.com/biterbash
http://www.biterbash.com/

Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl

Atlanta 2014 zombie pub crawl Walker stalker imageIt’s become a tradition once a year in Atlanta to have a kick butt zombie pub crawl.  With special thanks to sponsors likeThe Walker Stalker Con, Diesel Filling Station, Markstercon.com, Gorehound Productions, Atlanta Movie Tours and Dead, Buried, and Back!(can we plug ourselves?)  the Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl will be a must see event!
So come on out, be a zombie or not, and join us as we have fun on the crawl! Great times ahead for the undead!
****BTW, if you don’t have your tickets for the October 17-19 Walker Stalker con you better hurry! Otherwise your friends will be telling you how great it was!
http://www.walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1430147503881041/

Zombies come to Turner Field

Braves zombie night eventZombies are coming to The Atlanta Braves. More specifically, Turner Field.
Prior to watching the Atlanta Braves take on the Oakland Athletics, fans have the opportunity to purchase ticket packages that gain them entry to all the undead fun happening before the game. Ticket specials for Braves Zombie Night includes access to a makeup artist for zombie makeovers, an onfield pre-game zombie walk, a zombie survival kit drawstring backpack filled with a souvenir mini bat and commemorative zombie night t-shirt, and a viewing of the Friday Night Fireworks at The Ted.
TICKET PACKAGE INCLUDES
August 15th game ticket
Makeup artists to turn you into a zombie
On-field pre-game zombie walk
A Braves zombie survival kit: A mini bat, a zombie night t-shirt, and a drawstring bag
PRICING
Section Price
Field View with $10 Added Value $60
Outfield Pavilion $40

Town in Senoia, GA. gets walls built for The Walking Dead

walking dead season 5 rick boxcarThis article was published yesterday in TheCitizen.com. Real (steel) walls are being built around a town in Senoia, Ga. for the purpose of being used as a set for the Walking Dead.

It might look like the Great Wall of Senoia, but the 15-foot temporary wall to be constructed on the Gin Property in the fall will actually serve as a contained set for AMC television’s “The Walking Dead.”
The July 7 request to construct a temporary 15-foot wall around portions of the Gin Property just south of the downtown retail district received unanimous approval from the Senoia City Council.
Stalwart Films representative Mike Riley said the request to construct the wall dealt with creating a contained set for filming portions of the “The Walking Dead” episodes for the 2014-2015 season.
The wall will be in place from mid-September until the end of November, Riley said.
Plans call for the closure of Morgan Street near Main Street on the east and just past the homes on Lower Creek Trail to the west. McKnight Drive will be closed as will Amey Street at its intersection with Morgan Street.
Access to the contained set area will be by way of manual security gates located on both sides of Morgan Street, Morgan at Amey Street, on McKnight Drive at Lower Creek Trail and at McKnight at Baggarly Way.
Riley said the gates will be staffed by security personnel on a 24-hour basis, adding that deliveries to the area will be coordinated.
Plans call for the metal wall to be anchored in such a way that it will withstand winds of 115 miles per hour.
Several area residents and business owners were present at the meeting, though only four posed questions or concerns about the project. While largely supportive of the project, concerns were raised about traffic flow, access to their residences and the potential for increased numbers of tourists in close proximity to private residences.
Riley said businesses on Main Street will not be affected and people will be in place to deal with tourists who might attempt to venture onto the property of adjacent residences.
One resident said those living inside the contained set should be compensated for the inconvenience. Riley in response noted that it is customary to work with people whose property is being impacted. Continue reading “Town in Senoia, GA. gets walls built for The Walking Dead” »

Atlanta Biter Bash ** guest update**

addy miller black backgroundNext week in Alpharetta, Ga. Biter Bash https://www.facebook.com/biterbash welcomes their newest guest,Addy Miller. Addy was the original zombie girl season 1 episode one. Yup, the teddy bear girl. Since then, Addy’s had a busy acting schedule but not so busy that she wouldn’t come out to support The Biter Bash event.
If you haven’t bought your tickets do so now! There’s a large list of special guests attending including: Kylie Szymanski,Moses Mosley, Stan The Zombie,Luke Donaldson,Melissa Cowan, Kennedy Brice, Mike Mundy and lots more! See you there!
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Atlanta Movie Tours: Big Zombie Tour2

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If you live in Atlanta or are visiting for a few days, and you’re a zombie fan, listen up!Our friends at Atlanta Movie Tours http://atlantamovietours.com/ have just the ticket( pun intended) to add to your memorable Atlanta visit or  if you’re a resident, to show you some things you probably haven’t seen this summer.
From the press release: Guess who officially has a route change to include even more S4 locations from The Walking Dead?? That’s right…WE DO and it starts today! First up we will be changing to a great Newnan coffeeshop for our pitstop – Leaf and Bean Newnan (go “like” them!) and then it’s on to some special spots your favorite folks visited along the way to Terminus in Season 4 so get on the bus! Well, not today, cause we’re sold out, but check the calendar at http://atlantamovietours.com and get on the bus!

The Walking Dead shoot in Atlanta

Walking dead rick, norman, chandlerThe popular AMC series “The Walking Dead” will film Monday at the Hurt Building in downtown Atlanta and nearby at 58 Edgewood Avenue, reports Onlocationvacations.com.
Expect a number of lane closures near filming locations. Off-duty Atlanta police officers will provide traffic control.
Filming returns downtown after spending weeks filming around Senoia and Griffin, the film site website reports.
Click here to read more and to view the traffic notice issued by the film company’s locations office.
In other “The Walking Dead” news, AMC debuted the first footage from Season 5 on Sunday night during a one-hour special of “The Talking Dead.”
The teaser is brief, but there is a look at Carol (Melissa McBride), Tyreese (Chad Coleman), and baby Judith fleeing from a horde of zombies, notes Business Insider.
Expect more later this month when the first trailer for season 5 is shown July 25 at San Diego Comic Con, Business Insider says.

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