If you’ve seen the movie Shawn of the Dead, you’ll know that Shawn and Ed’s plan when the zombie apocalypse came was to get all their pals together, head to their favourite pub — the Winchester — and hole up there until the cavalry came. Smart guys, Shawn and Ed. Drinks and weaponry: a solid strategy.
Well I can do them one better.
As some of our readers will know, we along with several Friends of the Unknown Studio — the likes of Duncan, Evan, Sean, Brit and Paul — have been speaking at length about #yegzombeers: an event that brings together the up and comers of this city so they can drink beer… and plan for Edmonton’s own Worst Case Scenario: when the walking undead outnumber the living. Well, we hosted our first successful #yegzombeers last week. And it was in a pub that has a significant advantage over the Winchester: it has two floors with an open loft from which you can pick of the shambling hordes.
And #yegzombeers was so successful, that we’re going to turn it into a weekly occurrence that lines up with the weekly airdates for the Walking Dead on AMC. Thanks to Trevor from Original Joe’s Varsity Row, we’ll have a weekly zombie preparedness meeting, followed by a viewing of everyone’s new favorite hero Rick Grimes.
And practice your melee combat, just in case shit hits the fan, like, ASAP.