This episode of Nerd & Tie is sadly just Pher and Trae, as Nick couldn’t make it back in time from Anime Fusion to record the show. Left to their own devices, the remaining Nerds (and Ties) dig into yesterday’s all too tragic ZombiCon shooting, try to distract themselves with the new Gamera trailer, rejoices at Godzilla vs. King Kong‘s confirmation, ogle the overly detailed Man of Steel’s “Fortress of Solitude” drawn by Frank Miller, get amazed by the return of Starhunter, and recount Pher’s experiences at Anime Fusion.
Which, at the time of recording, Nick had finally left.
Gunfire broke out at ZombiCon in Fort Myers, FL last night, leaving one person dead and another five injured. Very few details have come out at this time, and according to police the suspect responsible is currently still at large.
ZombiCon is described as “the largest gathering of zombies and those who love them in the state of Florida” and the 2015 event is their ninth year running.
Mass shootings seem to be an epidemic in American culture right now, and it seemed like only a matter of time before they struck the convention world. A shooting was narrowly averted at the Pokemon World Championships in Boston just two months ago, but this time we weren’t so lucky.
Maybe it’s about time that we started to actually do something about this stuff…