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Film Series: Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead)

2011. Cuba/Spain. Dir: Alejandro Brugue?s. With Alexis Di?az de Villegas. 92 min.

In Cuba’s witty and referential first foray into the zombie flick, residents of Havana scream in panic as the flesh-eating undead swarm the streets. While the media portray the invasion as isolated incidents provoked by US-backed dissidents, the titular survivor resourcefully sets up a black-market zombie-killing business.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

I Dream of Zombies: Cinematic Revelations in Apocalypse

Thesis Talk Poster FinalFrom Alice Severs ’15:

Are you fascinated by the undead? Interested in writing a thesis?

The English Majors Committee invites YOU to a reading by Anya Morgan ’14, who will share an excerpt of her work and open the floor to questions afterward.

“In her thesis, Anya examines several iterations of zombie media from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to The Walking Dead (2010), unearthing a trajectory of American zombie representation that moves from an exotification of Haitian blackness to a reflection of our own national anxieties about consumerism, non-normative bodies, and epidemic.” Don’t miss out, or we will find you.

Date: Tuesday, March 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Downey 113

Repost: A Very Wesleying Recrootment

This is a repost of our fall recruitment post. Same rules apply. Our blog could be your life.

Hey, readers. Wesleying’s pretty low-staffed lately (update: just kidding, we have some underclassmen now), and to make matters worse, a whole bunch of us are graduating this coming May. So it goes. Wesleying underwent a pretty wild generational shift back in 2010, when Sheek exited and handed over the reigns, and as it finishes up its seventh academic year, it’s going to have to weather another one in 2013. That’s where you step in.

We bloggers exited the WiFi confines of our cyberspace existence yesterday in September to get some sunlight and schmooze in flesh-and-blood form at the Student Activities Fair. Frankly, it was pretty weird. People don’t really think of Wesleying as a group of humans, as normal students—we’re just a thing that’s out there, online. And it turns out there are a lot of freshmen reading. One girl bragged that Wesleying is pretty much why she applied ED. Another declared, “I’ve been reading this blog for so long, and I’m only a freshman!” Another claimed to have read every Wesleying post, which is pretty impressive, considering there are over 11,000. We’ll be materializing again tomorrow, and here’s your chance to keep the blog alive.

There’s a whole lot of text below the jump, so here’s the short of it: Wesleying is recruiting. We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting tomorrow, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. in 41 Wyllys, Room 112. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types (help run our Twitter!), homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, Photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome. If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

Humans vs Zombies

From Ismet Jooma ’14:

The end is nigh! Some freshman in the bio lab dun goofed and now the dead walk amongst the living!

Zombies vs. Humans is a campus-wide game of tag, pitting armband-wearing humans against headband-wearing zombies. Humans turn into zombies if tagged, and can defend themselves with Nerf guns, marshmallows, or socks.

To join the carnage, email wesleyanzombies(at)gmail(dot)com by November 5th with your name and whether or not you’d like to be an original zombie. For more information, join the Facebook event

Deadline: Monday, November 5
Place: Wesleyan **everywhere**~~
Cost: Potentially your human soul..?

Urgent Zombie Recruitment Notice

Haley Rauch ’15 writes in that you don’t have to wait until Zombies vs. Humans to undead yo’self: 

CASTING OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL! Oddfellows Playhouse is calling all zombie lovers for William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead: A True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599. With only one rehearsal–Nov. 6, 7, or 8 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm– you can be a zombie ensemble member for at least one show! No audition necessary. Performances are November 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. All rehearsals and performances are at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Come and have some gory fun!

For more information, call Matt Pugliese at 860-347-6143 or email him at matt(at)oddfellows(dot)org ASAP.

Audition for Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Get off yr computer-box and audition for Gabe Gordon ’15, Emilie Pass ’15, and Paul McCallion ’15s fabulous production of NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom!:

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

Audition for the darkest dramedy of the semester, NEIGHBORHOOD 3 by Jennifer Haley! This four-person show discusses pertinent topics including zombies, garden gnomes, chocolate milk, ballerinas, family relationships, and suburban pain. But seriously, come audition!

Zombies vs. Humans: The End is Nigh

Zombies have been periodically threatening this fine campus since 2006 and probably earlier. They have been featured in the Hartford Courant, in a New Media Lab documentary by Daniel Sullivan ’13, and, err, on the door to Weshop. It’s been some time since the last outbreak, but this time it’s 2012. Jessie Loo ’14 writes:

The apocalypse is at hand! The dead walk the earth, and the fight for humanity commences.

Zombies vs. Humans is a campus-wide game of tag, pitting armband-wearing humans against headband-wearing zombies. Humans turn into zombies if tagged, and can defend themselves with Nerf guns, marshmallows, or socks.

To sign up, email wesleyanzombies(at)gmail(dot)com by April 9th with your name and whether or not you’d like to be an original zombie. For more information, join the Facebook event or check out the rules.

Date: April 9 – April 20
Place: Everywhere
Link: Facebook, rules, awesome .gif
Contact: wesleyanzombies(at)gmail(dot)com

2016: Here They Come

“;alsjdg;skjf;dgkjas;dklfgj FREAKING OUT!!”: Life Before College Finals

Here they come, here come the bastards. Like zombies emerging from the damp earth of Foss Chill, a few select members of the Wesleyan Class of 2016 (the last Wesleyan class I will ever substantially get to know, sad-face) will tear open their “big envelope” today (just kidding, it’s all online now) and promptly swarm the CollegeConfidential/Facebook/Twitter/Whateversphere with the profoundly un-cynical giddiness that only a purebred prefrosh can bring.

According to Wesleyan Admissions site, ED applicants can view their decisions online at 3 pm today. That’s t-minus thirty minutes and counting:

For both Early Decision 1 and Spring Transfer applicants the online decision page will be available this year from 3:00 pm EST Tuesday, December 13th through 5:00 pm EST Friday, January 6th.  The login link below will be live at that time.

For those students whose applications are denied, letters will be available online only. Related materials will be mailed to students who are admitted or offered a place on the waitlist.

As tradition goes, prefrosh are already going nuts over at the caged madhouse that s CollegeConfidential, though it’s nothing compared to the swarm of emotions you can expect after 3:00:

ZOMBIE ART COLLECTIVE REVISITED

Ally freakin’ Bernstein ’13 sends in info about an art collective that’s been around since 2003 or so, but remains as lifeless as ever. In other terms, this is “a non-hierarchical assortment of people aiding one another in projects to reclaim public space for personal expression.” Get involved this Monday at 8:30, dead or undead.

Bernstein writes:

The Zombie Art Collective is a group of artists committed to collaborative, interactive engagement in their work. We facilitate happenings, spaces, group projects, events and workshops in the Wesleyan community.

Zombie is a non-hierarchical assortment of people aiding one another in projects to reclaim public space for personal expression. Zombies seek to create art that is involved, public, participatory, fluid, and dangerous; in which the role of the artist is to instigate, and the role of the audience is to become co-conspirators in our little mental coup against passivity.

Zombies want your brain.