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Saturday, May 26 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Zombae: The Evolution of Zombies in Popular Culture

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Zombies have been a part of popular culture since the dawn of fiction. Where once they were brain-washed fools and shambling corpses, today they are metaphors for natural disasters, modern consumerism, and even adolescence. Join us for a light-hearted discussion of all things zombie, from their superstitious beginnings to our modern fixation. We’ll tackle some tough questions like how much of our modern concept of zombies is rooted in racism and classism, and lighter fare like how all you need to survive a zombie outbreak is a sturdy door and a Netflix subscription.

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Robert Aldrich

Robert V. Aldrich is a novelist and writer based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. He writes mostly sci-fi/fantasy, and draws inspiration from anime, video games, comics, lucha libre, and even opera (no really, it’s true). Robert has three books published through Caffeine & Ink Books... Read More →

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Aisha Matthews

Director of Literature Programs at Escape Velocity, Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is a Ph.D. student in English Literature at Southern Methodist University, having finished her Master’s Degree at Southern New Hampshire University in early 2017. As an undergraduate at Yale (’13), she studied Young Adult Science Fiction Literature (alongside more... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm EDT
 Annapolis 4