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One terrifying new reason to register for the 30th anniversary conference

Zombies attack EAC's conference welcome reception!

Zombies will be the chaser after the conference welcome reception on Friday, June 5, 2009! After celebrating our 30th anniversary with live music and EAC history bites, you'll have just enough time to catch your breath before a 9:00 p.m. screening of Bruce McDonald's new zombie thriller, Pontypool.

From the Pontypool website:

Shock jock Grant Mazzy has, once again, been kicked off the Big City airwaves and now the only job he can get is the early morning show at CLSY Radio in Pontypool, Ontario, which broadcasts from the basement of the small town's only church.

What begins as another boring day of school bus cancellations quickly turns deadly when reports start piling in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking horrendous acts of violence.

Before long, Grant and the small staff at CLSY find themselves trapped in the radio station as they discover that this insane behaviour taking over the town is actually a deadly virus being spread through the English language itself.

Do they stay on the air in the hopes of being rescued or are they in fact providing the virus with its ultimate leap over the airwaves and into the world?

Tony Burgess, who wrote the book and screenplay, will introduce this well-reviewed film and answer questions after the closing credits. (Director Bruce McDonald might show up too.) The Globe and Mail calls Pontypool "a very smart, distinctly Canadian zombie movie directed with considerable aplomb."

Being an editor can be terrifying, but can you handle the threat of being destroyed by a virus spread through the English language? Join us to watch Pontypool…if you dare!

 

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