We have lived to yet another anniversary, 6 years and still biting ! Keeping you safe for six years!
If this were a post zombie apocalyptic period imagine the accomplishment of not being devoured by the living dead or even worse killed, captured, tortured by gangs and terrorists? We have come a long way from the first day when D-Undertaker created Z.S.A. to the Z.S.A. staff that have often contributed to our many successes at our main headquarters or our divisions around the globe, to our thousands of thousands of loyal fans! We have encountered laughter, anger, happiness sadness and betrayals, but today we celebrate another day of being alive & well while keeping in mind the dangers that lurk out there, the very real ones : the living! The Dead refuse to die, and among the living there are those who refuse to leave the living alone! Both of them are pests that can seriously ruin your day. In a post ZPOC world the gangs of thugs would rule the day and night looking for both food and slaves. The survival groups out there would have to be very vigilant who they trust, starting with their own. You may have the most sophisticated zombie safe area with walls and security systems impenetrable from the outside, but all it takes is one traitor inside to open the gates and allow a flood of the living dead to enter. No safe area is 100% fool proof, negligence or malicious behavior can bring us down. I dont care your reasons, mental stress or power hungry but if you betray us, you become zombie bait!
HOW DO YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE OUTBREAK?
By now ZSA fans know the basics, the 1st survival method is mental & for those who believe is some kind of higher power, spiritual aswell. At the end of the day your own attitude of confidence, empathy and justice will help you realize whats important and what’s not. If you are not mentally prepared in life for crisis, disasters of any kind you won’t survive a zombie outbreak. Panic is your worst enemy. Those around you who panic is just as bad. 2nd is physical preparation, your body needs to be healthy & strong. Sports, exercise, diet, water and controlling any illness you struggle with. 3rd is knowing your surroundings, having an escape plan to bug out or bug in, a plan that yourself and family or friends have worked out and practiced by doing real life drills. How to communicate when phones & internet is down, because face it, not long after an outbreak all forms of modern technology will go down or be shut down by the authorities in a bid to control the situation and limit mass panic. One of my very first posts on ZSA was about that. Agreeing on a meeting point before hand where all your team will meet when there is an outbreak is how you re group fast and will find all those you need to send messages to. They can then carry more messages to others, but first you need to get to that meeting point. Always have an alternative meeting place incase the first point happened to be over run by zombies or barred by security & defense officials. Planning is everything. It is the entire reason behind ZSA, plan for any type of disaster, man made, natural or zombies. 4th is prepper training how to hoard food, grow basic things, fetch & purify water. Truth be told without water your survival plan is screwed from the get go. Water is life it is said. It is true. You need water to survive. The more you know how to grow, the less you have to scavenge. So many people will be scavenging and you will encounter some very bad people if you depend on “leftovers from the pre apocalypse time period” plus those are bound to run out sooner or later. You would always have to be careful that you arent stealing some living persons provisions. If you do, then you would be no different from the thugs. Will any of that even matter in such a world? For us we hope it will if we want to bring back a world with some kind of order and respect. 5th is some basic MEDICAL knowledge , however basic it will save you and yours when there is no doctor around. Lastly 6th is your own defense and that of your loved ones. You cannot expect help from anyone else, nor trust anyone who says they will protect you. If you want to learn the hard way, be my guest and trust others, you will pay the price and so will your companions in the worst possible ways. Trust your instinct and have whatever available tools you need to fight and fend for yourself. Teach your companions to do the same as much as they can. Protect yourself by knowing how to defend yourself. Those damn zombies will not kill themselves, you have to do it.
Worth mentioning is ofcourse the notable passing of the father of the modern zombie movie genre & subculture, George A Romero who directed some of the greatest zombie classics that sealed the image of the modern zombie present even today with such hits as The Walking Dead or Resident Evil. Romero passed away on July 16th 2017 at the age of 77 we hope he rests in peace and if not, then he will rise from the grave! Active in public life until the very end, Romeros’s legacy will last longer than any doomsday apocalypse!
Stay prepared, stay zombie free and remember our motto is to Protect, to Fight and to Win! Contego, Pugna, Victoria!
The Walking Dead Season 7 Trailers! U.S. and International Versions.
By Ð☣Ünder†aker Saturday, July 23, 2016
AMC has released the first trailer for The Walking Dead Season 7 at this years COMIC CON 2016! If you werent able to attend, no worries, here they are U.S. Version and International version!
If you are a fan of the walking dead comic series, you will be thrilled to discover some new characters from the comics! I mean like wow this is gonna be AWESOME!
Who else is excited to see who Negan Lucilled? Well the date of the premiere was also announced it will be on Sunday, October 23rd, let’s get ready, October is just around the corner….well sort of lol.
So grab some popcorn, a drink or if you just want to see it, check out below, here we go! ENJOY!
AMC’s Walking Dead Season Trailer (U.S. Version)
AMC’s Walking Dead Season Trailer (International Version)
Lately I have been questioning myself, and society as a whole, regarding the rise of the Zombie Apocalypse sub-culture and my own fascination with zombies of late. I guess I have to start with my own thinking and try to expand that to the sub-culture and society at large. First of all, I have long been interested in politics which I am convinced plays a large part in the rise of the zombie sub-culture. At the same time I have watched the decline of our civilization in many ways, from a moral decline to a decline in peoples’ acceptance of personal responsibility. Throughout modern history there have been many groups that have held apocalyptic beliefs and prepared for the end of the world as we know it. Jonestown, Heaven’s Gate, militias, Y2K and the list goes on, but what is different now? Past Doomsday groups have usually had a specific date in mind, but current Zombie Apocalypse preppers and other modern preppers in general have no such timeline, other than it could happen at anytime. FYI, for those who don’t know, a prepper is someone who prepares for some type of apocalyptic event, ranging from just being prepared to survive some type of natural disaster to financial/governmental collapse to a Zombie Apocalypse. To many people, the world has been teetering on the edge of destruction for a long time, famines, droughts, tsunamis, the dust bowl, great depression, world wars, etc…
So, how does this all relate to zombies? I believe that zombies have become a metaphorical representation of society in the modern world. We have what some call “Sheeple” that seem to blindly follow the media and whatever view of the world they deem fit to air or print. People who have forgone their individual strength in favor of government checks, food stamps and programs. We have sports zombies that can quote team stats to the most minute detail, but don’t know who their representatives are in the state or federal government. We have a generation of video game zombie kids. TV zombies that are more tuned into Americal Idol or Dancing with the Stars than the economic strife and political turmoil going on around them. We have “Occupiers” that gather en masse in cities all over the world with no agenda other than to complain about the rich 1% instead of putting that effort into becoming the 1%. So, when you stop and think about it, we are surrounded by zombies of some sort on a daily basis. Mindless masses going through life on auto-pilot.
Now, when we bring all these things together, is it any surprise that the zombie apocalypse sub-culture is growing? More and more people are starting to wake up to the state of the world, the economy, their governments and so on. Many have begun prepping for whatever they perceive as the most pressing threat, but in doing so try to make sure they are prepared for ANY eventuality. Others find that type of prepping to be depressing and/or fatalistic, so just add zombies and it’s a little more palletable. Ironically, zombies also seem to fit their view of the current world condition whether they realize it consciously or not. Zombies, being mindless creatures driven by the basest instincts too feed, this metaphor could apply to those who seem to mindlessly pursue money or power. Those who mindlessly follow the mainstream media or look to the government to fulfill all their needs. Those who mindlessly envy or covet the success and the wealth of others and abdicate their own ability and individual power to achieve.
Zombiphiles, from what I have seen, seem to be a combination of self-reliant preppers, gun enthusiasts that foresee government restrictions and fun-loving free thinkers. Zombie prep seems to be a fun way to prepare for the worst. Zombie Crawls, zombie themed shooting contests, etc… all seems to put a little fun into serious concerns. That is “Why Zombies?”, zombies represent a metaphorical view of society and put a little light-heartedness into preparing for disaster, be it financial, governmental or natural disasters. For me zombies are definitely a metaphor of society, for others they are just fun and for some they are the ultimate underdog challenge. In America especially, the underdog is an icon, a force to be reckoned with. I believe this is another driving factor behind the rise of the zombiphiles. There is something alluring about a small rag-tag group of survivors facing countless hordes of undead, surviving and slaying the hordes in large numbers.
So, that’s my take on zombies, the zombie apocalypse and the rise of a unique sub-culture. Societal metaphor, sense of impending doom on many fronts, attraction to the underdog aspects and just plain fun.
About the author: Jon DoubleTap Britton, has been a ZSA HQ Commander since 2012 & Z.S.A. Texas Commander aswell. This piece he wrote impressed many of us at ZSA back then in early 2012 when he originally wrote it. DoubleTap also writes for Cold Dead Hands a 2A advocacy organization and Noozaurus website when he isnt huntin down the Undead & other zombie related activities that is.
On August 23 the highly anticipated Walking companion series from AMC & FOX called FEAR THE WALKING DEAD has finally a PREMIERE DATE! Long has been the wait (and many memes to make fun of) for how the “Walker ‘zombie’ Apocalypse” all started! With a complete new set of actors and some surprise guests possibly from the WALKING DEAD original series to cameo also! So far the trailers have been very exciting indeed! Exactly how we imagine the outbreak to take place, nice and slow…just like the zombies.
August 23rd 2015 will be the US & Canadian release date on AMC.
August 24th 2015 release date just about everywhere else, Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East! Not sure about Australia, I imagine the same as rest of the world.
Walking Dead Season 6 & FEAR the Walking Dead Trailers
Ok so here it is folks the “world premiere” trailers we’ve all been waiting for The Walking Dead SEASON 6 & the new highly anticipated companion prequel series FEAR the Walking Dead trailer shown at Florida Comic Con 2015! I put world in inverted commas because its actually viewable in the United States lol The trailer gives us all we would expect and its walker-awesome! I cant wait to finally see Rick and Morgan get together. Morgan already proved himself to be a baddass so far! For those of you who remember Morgan was featured on the very first episode of season 1 and on later seasons also. Just never long enough, but always intense! Not only are these fantastic trailers but we FINALLY got a date for the walking dead season 6 and it fell on the date we were expecting, Sunday October 11! We await those words: Previously on the walking dead…coming soon on AMC and FOX Channels the world over!
Fear The Walking Dead, is EXACTLY how I imagine the outbreak will take place, slowly and with minor incidents as the infection spreads and then the uncontrollable outbreak….Sadly no date as of yet for that series, that will have 6 episodes to start with.
And here you are folks the actual trailers:
WALKING DEAD SEASON 6 TRAILER (AMC )
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD TRAILER (AMC)
So for those outside the US here are alternative links:
Interview conducted by 3 way chat on Facebook 1/11/11
Hello guys, so I can get all 3 points of view I’m gonna post questions on here over the next day and put together interview from this …..
ST – Scott Turner
GM – Gerald McCarthy (Gez/Jez)
DW – Dave Ware
KM – Kelvin Meller (Interviewer)
Q1 – Ok first obvious one, how did it all start?
ST – As I remember it, Jez and I were chatting about Halloween and he mentioned a zombie crawl and both thought that would be cool. The next day I checked Facebook and there it was, the Zombie Facebook page was up. Jez had no choice, I was in!
GM – Too much red wine on a Sunday and a Hangover idea…
DW – , It started when gez started asking the question whose up for a zombie crawl around the bay, the angle I liked was getting people to do an event in a small town and prove we can do something.
Q2 How many people told you it would never work? Or that you’d gone mad ??
ST -It wasn’t so much as they thought it wouldn’t work, just that we were mental. A few were worried it might just be us, but knew we wouldn’t mind.
GM – Wife said we’d gone mad, but mainly it was knowing how difficult it is to get people physically involved in something like this, in a small town like Herne Bay. We were all a little worried up until the day to be honest.
DW – , I think it was us that doubted it a bit, we just wondered if it would take off. Gez and Scott are mostly mad anyway 😉
Q3 did you run into many objections from local residents while planning?
ST – I think ‘normal’ people just didn’t see it coming, until it was too late. There were no objectin before or after!
GM – We didn’t tell them!
KM – lmfao classic
GM -What they didn’t know – they couldn’t object to!
KM -Very true
DW – No objections which surprised me a bit, there’s always someone ready to put pen to paper!
Q4 so at what point did they find out …….
ST – The point at which they thought they were about to be chewed on.
GM – When 250 Zombies turned up in the middle of town.(g)
KM – Nice no wonder that guy in the kebab shop looked like his world had ended
DW – they started to find out mostly through facebook and local papers were very good and then you have Gez! lol
Q5 what was the local authority’s reaction to this?
ST – Once the call came in on the day before the crawl, they wanted to support us, but make sure it was safe. They also gave us a small police presence, which made for good footage and photos, see their grins!!
GM – They were concerned that we did not have the experience or expertise to manage a large crowd of people, so we had to ask friends and family to act as Marshals. The Police also asked for a route map just so they could be on standby.
DW – Local authority were quite until near the end, infact i was surprised by that……in a good way.
Q6 What was your main source of promotion for the crawl?
ST – Facebook, Jez’s videos and Morrisons advertising board which Jez had a strange fetish about keeping tidy. He stealthier made three different posters or quite different to maximise the space available. I joined in operation ‘Pin Board tidy’ whenever I was doing my shopping.
GM – Video promotions, a range of posters, and of course – Facebook!
KM -Send me one if you have any left 🙂
DW – main source i would say was facebook and bringing it over as a family event. I thought the fact of Gez’s videos was always a talking point for people.
Q7 Why Kent air ambulance as your charity of choice?
ST – I think Dave and Gez like this one, I wanted to save the lesser spotted field mouse, but was overruled.
GM – I used my Halloween collection a couple of years ago when I turned my garage in to a Dungeon, and we chose the Kent Air Ambulance then. I suppose it’s because people forget that this service is not government funded at all – it relies solely on charitable donations to operate! The main promo poster we put up and spread on facebook, as well as all around town is this one:
DW – Kent air ambulance is always a good charity to give to. People respond to that cause.
Q8 where and when did your fascination / obsession with zombies first start (films shows comics)
ST – Early 80s, older brother secretly renting out Zombie Flesh Eaters and The Evil Dead and me watching through the crack in the door. Mr Bruce Campbell is a particular favourite of mine with a chin of beauty. My guilty pleasure is Army of Darkness, but not strictly a Zombie film at this point.
GM – I was abroad, 9 years old and I wandered down the street in to a spanish cafe where they were watching the exorcist. That freaked me out for months, ever since then there seems to be a draw toward Zombies, a bit like overly spiced food – it burns, but you love it and keep coming back for more! I can still remember being 8 and finding my brothers illegal pirate copy of the uncut evil dead he caught me so to teach me a lesson he forced me to watch DOTD mmmmm don’t think it quite worked the way he planned lmao
DW – The funny thing is I’m not a “fanatic” like some lol but what I do like is get togethers like when Gez hosts a Halloween party etc. What really got me involved is let’s “shake” Herne Bayup a bit and see if we can get a family night off the ground.
Q9 here’s a random one I’m planning on shooting a vid on household objects you can use come Z-day any ideas I will be doing a bad ideas bit on the end so give me one of each GOOD / BAD
ST – Good: Dyson hose, straight through the forward, brain sucked straight into that patented vortex of suction.
ST – Bad: Scrubbing them to death with a brillo pad.
KM – here’s a random one I’m planning on shooting a vid on household objects you can use come Zday any ideas I will be doing a bad ideas bit on the end so give me one of each GO
GM – Corr, that’s tricky, give me a few minutes…
GM A microwave on an extension lead jammed on to a Zombies head, wired to cook on full power till the head explodes. Silly one – Jamming a 12inch Buzz Light-year in to the rear of a Zombie’s head. (And taking a picture of the legs sticking out)
KM -I have 2 of them looks like buzz is in lol
DW – Maybe a zombies hand in a blender? This is more Scotts thing!
Q10 you guys were running a competition for best zombie how were you planning to judge the participants ……..
ST – I saw Gez’s answer, let’s go with that 🙂
GM – Glad you asked, were going to do the “like” numbers on the photos on facebook, but that looks a bit tricky. We’ve got about 10 prizes to give away – could you tell us your favourite 5, and we’ll choose 5? We’re gonna give them to Zombie “groups” of people, that way, more people go away happy!
DW -as Gez said.
Q11 what advise if any would you give to others planning a similar event in their towns.
ST – Target everyone, young to old, fanboys and families. As we found out, everyone enjoyed getting involved.
GM – There were 3 of us that really wanted to get this going, all with the same enthusiasm – get as many people involved in planning, advertising, charity collecting as you can, start advertising locally and on facebook at least 3/4 weeks before the event, change, and update posters constantly, email the posters to facebook friends and get them to print and stick up the posters at work, get the local papers to run a weekly build up to the event (we managed 3 consecutive weeks with almost half page editorials) See if you can a get posters up at a nearby university, If you can get video promos of the event, even better – post youtube links to other crawls to give them a feel for what one is, for make-up and costume tutorials, most of all push, push, push it all the way to the day itself.
DW – make it light hearted, make it a family event and find a kebab shop!
Q12 what does the future hold for zombies in Herne Bay
ST – I reckon we’re on to a new Herne Bay yearly tradition that has the potential to grow and grow.
GM- The future is bright…the future is more Zombies, loads more Zombies and a giant event next year.
DW- yeah a lot of what Gez has said, we went in “blind” on this one and came away very happy. Think the children wont let this go away the zombie children will demand another Zombie Crawl!
KM -Ok a couple of serious Zday questions
ZQ1 do you think a zombie apocalypse is a possibility if so where and what would be it’s cause
GM -I think history has shown than mankind can kill, on a large scale. Viruses mutate in different ways each year around the globe. If there was a specific virus that spread to our brains that could specifically target certain decision making areas of the mind in a bad way – possibly, but only very remotely. Where – major cities spread the virus the most quickly due to dense populations, when. Who knows..it could just be tomorrow.
DW Yes its possible , probably starting round Gez or scotts house when people get fed up with them lol
ZQ2 your wife has been bit do you
A) shoot her straight in the head
B) wait for her to turn and shoot her in the head
C) keep her as a pet in the basement
GM -Wait for her to turn, otherwise I’ll have make my OWN tea
DW – I think C, though it would probably end up me being the pet! lol
ZQ3 easy one for all 3, Favourite zombie top 3 films
GM -Evil Dead, Night of The Living Dead, 28 days later
DW – Evil dead Braindead and of course shaun of the dead!
ZQ 4 Who’s survival guide max brooks or Sean T Page (hint sneaky plug) ray mears or do you have any other suggestions??
GM -Sean T Page I would say…
ZQ 5 fortify or bug out , if your buggin out where are you going?
GM – I’m going out all guns blazing mate.
DW – I’ll stand behind Gez…or Scott! lol
Last one …..….Anyone you’d like thank or anything you’d like to add ?
GM – I’d like to thank all the adults and Kids that made the special effort to do something positive for Herne Bay. There’s lots of doom and gloom in the world and for a few hours on Saturday 29th October we saw lots of people having a great time. I’d like to thank 2000ad magazine and Sean T Page for their prizes which will shortly be going to some worthy Zombies. I’d like to thank Scott Turner and Dave Ware, without the collective madness of the three of us, this event could never have happened. I’d like to thank the Zombie Safe Area Team for their help in promoting the event and for bringing to our attention their great, funny web pages. And the Lego Zombie Outbreak Team for their amazing displays and for agreeing to send me one of their cool Zombie Lego Men. (please)
KM – as soon as you have idea for dates of next one tell the ministry of zombies and they will attend en mass
GM -Will do, cheers.
KM -See who says you can’t do an interview on a roof over London lmao
GM -ha ha…quality
DW – Evil dead Braindead and of course shaun of the dead!
DW – Last bit.…I’d like to thank Gez, Scott and all our families for getting in the spirit. The local papers, facebook! Dave Hammond for coming up with great photos but most of all the people of Herne bay for coming out taking part, giving donations etc and making the dream a reality and of course you guys making the trip down!
KM – Nice I’ll email over when edited thanks for stepping up and making a difference it’s not many people can do what you did well done
ST – Nice one!
GM I’m going all goooey…
DW -He was talking to me lads…;-) (russ abbott at his best)
The moment many of us have been waiting for months now! The WALKING DEAD season two premiere, starts tonight in the United States on AMC Fox Channels! The adventure with our heroes continue, with 13 episodes this season, we are in for the fun and edge of your seat suspense the first season brought to our homes! Many people I’ve known, who didn’t care for zombies before, have become big fans of zombies since this series came on TV ! Its a world wide success! the Walking Dead is based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard! Three awesome people no doubt. For those of you who will watch it, LET US KNOW what you thought of Episode 1, give us feedback on our Facebook page or here!
For those of you who will, ENJOY QUALITY FAMILY TIME with the DEAD!
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