I had a lot of fun discussing this with my university zombie classes. It was a pretty disgusting thing to think about, but they signed up for it!
“Tastes like chicken! No, sorry, it tastes like Chuck N.!”
From The Independent:
What does human meat taste like?
Two London chefs are this week trying to come up with a burger that tastes like human flesh, while Hannibal is busy cooking lung and loin bourguignon over on NBC, but exactly what flavor do [humans] have? …
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Hey, guys! I’ve been working diligently on Cthulhu: The Novel, and I shall have updates and such very soon. In the meantime, check out my advice column at WhatsYourPrice.com, where I talk this time about chivalry on a first date:
Chivalry Isn’t Dead, But It Might Be Getting Slightly Confused
Dating has become more sophisticated, if not downright tricky, over the past few decades. It used to be that dinner and a movie or maybe the proverbial long walk on the beach would suffice for a couple just getting to know each other. There are pitfalls, however, as social mores and gender roles have grown more elastic. Here are a few conundra you’ll be hard-pressed to avoid, along with our WhatsYourPrice opinion on the matter.
What we call “chivalry” in the 21st century is a far cry from the “loving but never touching” rules of the Middle Ages, of course. Now there are niceties such as opening doors for one’s date, or pulling out her chair for her in restaurants, or even who pays up when the waiter brings the check.
Still popular, however, is the old “make sure she’s not a witch made of wood” routine.
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This is a video of the very fun panel discussion on George Romero’s zombie legacy. The guy with the Band-Aid® on his nose is the bass player for Anthrax and also quite the horror movie fanatic (who woulda thunk it?). I recommend skipping to the parts where I am talking, which increase the more time has gone by BECAUSE I MUST RESCUE THE AWESOME. I hope you enjoy!
I hope to go back for the Fan Xperience in Spring 2015 and then the Comic Con again in September 2015! w00t!
I was invited as a special guest to the Salt Lake City Comic Con last weekend, and I sat on one panel — a George Romero retrospective, very fun — and gave a one-hour talk on “Creating the Perfect Scene,” using the ideas of several well-known writing gurus and presenting them with my own twist and style.
It was a hit. Huge. Like cheering at the end. It was, to say the least, a heady moment in my life. But even more than that, I talked to some attendees afterwards and they told me that this was just what they needed to get themselves actually writing that book they had always dreamed about. I was very proud to have helped them, and very flattered that Dan Farr (the founder of SLCCC) gave me such an outlet to help fledgling writers.
The video is on YouTube, and right here as well:
I loved this Con, and I hope to be able to enjoy the magic, sell my books, and spread the gospel of creative writing to more audiences. What a rush.
This is me at the Salt Lake Comic Con this past weekend, entertaining myself with an impromptu dance featuring me and my hat between segments of the big Cosplay Contest. Enjoy.