2012 ZomPoc 2012

Published on January 24th, 2013 | by deb polson


Zombie Apocalypse 2012

Zombies vs Survivors.

Dusk til Dawn Live Event.

December 18, 2012.

  • 11 Survivors: Applied via a survival questionnaire.
  • 65 Zombies: Registered via the web.
  • 30 Crew: Designers, programmers, web designers, prop designers etc and volunteers for the event.

Location: Edge, Brisbane, South Bank.

Hosts: Edge, State Library of Queensland.

Lead Designer, Writer, and Event Coordinator: Deb Polson

Main Production Crew: Cassandra Selin, Luke Atherton, Daniel Flood, Mick Byrne, Cameron Boyd, Ack Kinmonth, Vivian Koh

Event Coord Crew: Nathan Pitt (Medics and Plant PC), Caden Adam, Lee Campbell-Smith (Lead Security), Justin Maughan (Lead Zombie)

Photographers: Mathew Fallon, Andrew Nevin, Andrew Watt, Vivian Koh, …

In the traditions of Dungeon Mastery, this is more than a game; it’s a interactive cinematic experience of live action role play and experimental effects. Engaging multiple local community groups of designers, artists, developers, fans, actors, families, and various interest groups.

Games: Room clearing and Capture-the-Flag scenarios. Rules and role-playing devices.

Film and TV: Cinematic aesthetics applied to the scenes mostly to create the illusion of a fantastic environment and situation. It is critical to provide this for the players as it helps them sustain their roles in unison, hence maintain the ritual of make-believe. Many tropes are borrowed from genre films as guides to understanding the game sequences and characters.

About the Author

The lead designer of the 2011 and 2012 Zombie Apocalypse hosted at the Edge, Brisbane.

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