If you had a chance to see World War Z, starring Brad Pitts hair, and you didn’t wonder why you saw it, you’ll be happy to be hearing the buzz about the sequel. So, look forward to another movie where characters have no real motivation other than to run from zombies and you can see every plot point coming from miles away.
Of course, no level of terrible film adapting could cause total distaste for zombie scenarios, and we’ve gotten word of a local Kickstarter for what sounds like a fully thought out replication of a survival situation. This isn’t the haunted houses with set paths like you’ve seen in the past couple of years. Survive the Dead would be a full course with many rooms, hallways and other areas you explore and survive on your own. You’ll need to find ammo, weapons and keys while leveling up your character. If this gets funded, it will be live action role playing with nerf guns. It’s what we’ve always wanted with less getting your brains eaten.
We hope to see you all at the GeekCLE Show and Tell this Friday at XYZ the Tavern in Cleveland. We’ve decided to change the rules a little to ease some minds. The basic idea is to bring something you think everyone should know and love (a movie, game, book, etc.) and possibly find your new obsession. Here’s what has changed – you have the choice to either exchange with someone, if you feel comfortable, or you can simply look into buying that something for yourself from a local shop. We will also have some great prizes.
This week has some really great events planned for Cleveland. More after the jump.
Tonight Happy Dog is hosting their monthly Life, The Universe & Hot Dogs science talk series. Chris Mihos, chair of the Astronomy Department at Case Western Reserve University, will talk about “Brewing Up Galaxies in a Dog Eat Dog Universe” and the nature of the universe’s galaxies.
Author Brad Ricca discusses his new book, Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman at the Cuyahoga County Public Library Beachwood Branch. Brad, a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University and a lifelong comic book fan, spent 10 years researching the superhero’s Cleveland creators to create this first-ever full biography.
Wednesday the Rocky River Public Library Training Department welcomes TechCentral from Cleveland Public Library as they introduce the concept MakerSpaces, featuring a 3-D printer in action!
Also on Wednesday, in celebration of the release of Truth, Justice, and the American Ale, the Great Lakes Brewing Company will be screening Batman Begins. For $10, you’ll get a seat in the Tasting Room theater, your first pint and a bag of Campbell’s popcorn.
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will be meeting Wednesday at the Beachland Ballroom to try their hand at sketching model Selena Felien, with a theme of the work of author H.P. Lovecraft, so expect Felien’s skimpy get-up to be more in the “cosmic horror” vein.
After the GeekCLE Show and Tell on Friday, the North Canton Theater is having a midnight show of Evil Dead the Musical due to every other night being sold out. We’re not sure why this wouldn’t be a permanent show.
The Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start Art Exhibition at SPACES, an exhibition of performance art-featuring video games with interactive installations, will be going through the 19th of July.
Comics out this week include the first issue of Batman / Superman in the New 52 written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Jae Lee. Fatale Vol 3 is also available Wednesday along with the first of arc 4, Fatale #15, if you’ve been following along in single issues.
This week, we leave you with this.
Any Star Wars X-Wing players want to put this together for us?