Next stop, Wizard World Comic Con Nashville. The Walking Dead #1 variant, illustrated by Jerome Opeña, will be available to Con-goers starting on Sept. 25th. Also: Two new videos for Night People and release details for The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Once Upon a Zombie.

The Walking Dead #1: Press Release: "NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 8, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman 's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Eisner Award winner Jerome Opeña has drawn the 18th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Nashville, September 25-27. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner-Award-winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Music City Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black and white sketch version of the comic.

Opeña is a comic book artist who has been working full time in the industry since 2005. He got his start with Humanoids Publishing and went on to contribute work to: Image, Dark Horse, and Marvel.

Best known for his frequent collaborations with writer Rick Remender (“Fear Agent,” “Punisher,” and “Uncanny X-Force”), he also has teamed with Jonathan Hickman on The Avengers and was one of the artists on the Infinity series.

Opeña’s latest project was the “Avengers: Rage of Ultron” which is a graphic novel by writer Rick Remender. The graphic novel was released in May of 2015. Opeña is currently doing various covers for Marvel Comics.

The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015-16 Wizard World shows is available at"


Night People: "'Night People' is an Irish Sci-Fi / Horror film which marks the feature film directorial debut of Gerard Lough.

A pair of professional but badly mismatched criminals breaks into a vacant house to carry out an insurance scam. Awkwardly thrown together with an hour to kill, they reluctantly start telling each other tall tales. One concerns two friends who discover a mysterious device that may be of alien origin. The more they learn about it, the closer to the breaking point their friendship is pushed. The other is about an ambitious business woman who provides a dating agency for wealthy fetishists. She attempts to escape this shady line of work by taking on a new client who's habits may be of the vampiric variety. As the night progresses the line between fiction and reality starts to blur and the hidden agendas of both thieves become apparent."

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The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Press Release: "San Francisco, CA (September 8, 2015) is a dystopian wasteland. Rotting feet shuffle over a dirty pavement. The air is clammy with the stink of putrid flesh. An ominous silence is broken only by the mournful moans of the undead. When zombies have taken over, what's a survivor to do?

Hunker down, fortify bases, set traps, and salvage supplies, that's what. Because before fleeing their compromised home, the savvy survivor snatched up a copy of The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (No Starch Press, $24.95, 296pp., October 2015).

In this indispensable text, expert hardware hacker and zombie anthropologist Simon Monk gives readers all they need to survive an undead uprising. The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse covers everything from identifying basic zombie types to crafting essential electronics.

Take charge of the environment:

  • Monitor zombie movements with trip wires and motion sensors
  • Keep vigilant watch over the compound with surveillance cameras
  • Power anti-zombie systems with car batteries, bicycle generators, and solar power

Escape imminent danger:

  • Repurpose old disposable cameras for zombie-distracting flashbangs
  • Open doors remotely for a successful sprint home
  • Prevent disasters with fire and smoke detectors

Communicate with other survivors:

  • Hail nearby humans with Morse code
  • Pass silent messages with two-way vibration walkie-talkies
  • Scan radio stations with an automatic frequency hopper

Founder Bill Pollock, last seen barricading his office door with Commodore 64s and crates of bourbon, was unavailable for comment. However, a flash drive unearthed in the rubble of the No Starch Press office had this to say: "The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is for any survival-minded maker who wants to learn how to utilize their surroundings, use salvaged parts, generate their own power, and develop maker and survivor skills."

For anyone from the complete beginner to the keen hobbyist, The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is an essential survival tool and will be available everywhere this October."

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).