So... there's like a zombie scene, right? And I know I should be all, "Zombies are the new pirates, Keep Portland Laaaame," or whatever, but... I think zombies are funny. I listened to Mail Order Zombie's podcast this morning and it doesn't suck—there's a solid report on the new zombie trend in YA lit—and Zombie Squad kinda cracks me up ("We can handle it from here. We've talked about this a lot on the internet").

If you are similarly entertained by all of this, the friendly nerds over at Geek in the City have teamed up with Guardian Games to host May of the Dead, a full day of zombie-themed gaming (including "Portland's first and only Left 4 Dead Tournament," which may mean something to someone?), zombie movies, onsite makeup artists and makeup workshops, and a 20% discount on Guardian merch for anyone who dresses up. That's tomorrow, May 30, at Guardian Games, 303 SE 3rd, from 11 am-10 pm.

ALSO, in other undead-related news, here's some news for Troma fans (and full-disclosure, my big sis helped organize this event):

"Poultrygeist, Night of the Chicken Dead is playing Thursday, june 4 in the parking lot of voodoo 2. Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendence. The Toxic Avenger and Tromettes will be there from 8:30 on...Lloyd will show up after a book signing at Powell's. There's no admission fee!"