Want to be a Zombie?

Apparently, extras are needed for Blood Lodge. Take a look at this Craigslist ad here:

We are Graffiti Playhouse Production LLC. and we’re a film production company located in New Jersey .Extras are needed for our up coming horror feature film ” BLOOD LODGE ” . Filmed entirely in Stowe Vermont. We’re looking for extras to play zombies from March 14th to March 19th. You would be required to bring your own clothing. Please have the clothing dirty, ripped, torn, whatever possible to look like it has been draged from hell and back, plan on getting blood all over your clothes as well as your head, face and body. As for your make-up, our special effects artists will transform you into the zombies that we require for the part. We have zombies but need more. If interested please contact Jason at 1-732-796-4652. Tell your friends, tell your family…the more zombie extras the better!! This is your chance to be in a real feature film..Take the chance!! also check out our website at www. graffitiplayhouseproductions.com , click the news tab for more info.

http://burlington.craigslist.org/tfr/2241315479.html

Geek Things for February 25th

  • M.O.V.E. Book Sale, 10AM–6PM, Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Books)
  • ‘Name That Movie!’, 5–6PM, The CinéClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Films)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Family Movie – Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 6:30–8:15PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Movies)
  • Kids Movie – Despicable Me, 3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Movies)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds – “Using fMRI to Study Cognitive Fatigue in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury.”, 10:30–11:45AM , Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. Free. (Science)
  • Jude Scarl – The Mountain Birdwatch project, 7–8:30PM, Unitarian Church, Montpelier. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • Paige Rinker – “From Symmetry Comes Simplicity: Using Abstract Algebra to Simplify Analysis of Voting Data.” 3:45PM, Room 202, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Math)
  • Roberta Harold – “Vermont and New York in the Gilded Age: The Historical Roots of Heron Island.” 2PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $5. (History)
  • Wendell Potter – How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans discusses the health-insurance industry, 7–8:30PM, Burlington City Hall Auditorium, Burlington. Free. (Health Care)
  • ‘Antigone’, 8PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $20; $10 for Champlain College staff with ID; free for Champlain College students with ID. (Theater)
  • ‘Complete Hollywood: Abridged’, 7:30PM, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid. $12-14. (Film)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-16. (Theater)
  • ”Star Trek’ Live’, 2PM, 7PM, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. $13-20. (Star Trek)
  • Felding Winter Ball, Barony of Carolingia – Wellesley, MA (SCA)
  • FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Theoretical & Applied Physics Colloquium – “Chemical Effects” in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS), 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lafayette Hall L207, UVM, Burlinton. (Physics)

Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Leaf Cutter Ants The Leafcutter ant colony is a community of “insect fungus farmers” that grows its own food. Help provide the colony with its morning supply of leaves and get a close look at these amazing insects.
  • 3:00 p.m. Optical Illusions Play tricks on your brain and eyes while discovering that things are not always as they appear.
  • Ruth Messinger Lecture, Global Hunger 2011 and Our Role as Global Citizens, 12:15 – 1:30pm, Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Poverty)
  • Total Confusion 25, Feb 24 – 27 2011, Mansfield, MA (Conventions)
  • “China Comes to Norwich” Faculty Lecture Series – “The World Comes to Shanghai: The Architecture of Expo 2010”, 12-12:50pm, Chaplin Hall, Norwich University, Northfield. (Architecture)
  • The Very UnMerry Adventures of Robin Hood, 5:30pm, Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier. $5, 229-0492.(Theater)
  • Star Party at GMO, 7:30pm-11:00pm, Weather permitting, Green Mountian Observatory, Observatory Road, Hinesburg, VT
  • (Call Jack St. Louis 802-658-0184 (H), 802-656-1287 or Paul Walker 802-388-4220 (H), 802-861-8640 (W) for more information) (Astronomy)
  • Ground Zero Games East Coast Convention, Feb 25 – 27 2011, Oswego, NY (Gaming)
  • Westford Strategy Board Gaming, 6pm – 11pm, Westford Public Library, Westford. (Gaming)
  • Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)

 

Star Trek Live!

 

Coming to the new Performing Arts Center at Spruce Peak in Stowe, Star Trek Live comes to the stage courdesy of Mad Science Productions from the 24th through the 26th of February.

From the website:

One of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time is coming to the stage! Mad Science Productions is proud to present STAR TREK LIVE – an action-packed, interactive spectacle that is out of this world! Audience members join the newly formed Starfleet Academy only to be unexpectedly whisked into an exciting adventure steeped in the grand tradition of the Star Trek franchise and the thrilling new movie.

With the help of a surprise visitor from the planet Vulcan, Starfleet Commander Sean Christopher and his team of rookie cadets must stop a shocking invasion of Romulan forces from the future that threatens planet Earth. The cadets will have to quickly master the intricacies of modern communications, space travel and NASA technology as they draw on 21st century achievements to try to defeat their advanced alien adversaries. With cutting-edge special effects, unmatched audience interaction, and on-screen appearances from Captain Kirk and Spock themselves, STAR TREK LIVE is an exhilarating and unforgettable journey through the Star Trek universe for audiences of all ages. Be a part of STAR TREK LIVE and boldly go where no one has gone before! TM© 2010 Paramount Pictures Corporation. © 2010 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

Tickets: $20 Adults Kids $13

Showtimes:
24th – 7pm
25th- 7pm
26th – 2pm & 7pm

It looks like quite a bit of fun, and a good opportunity to get out of the house and really geek out! More information and tickets can be found here.

Geek Things for February 24th


  • Janus FOrum – Vermont Yankee: Keep It Running or Shut It Down?, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Silver Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. (Talk)
  • Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
  • Skate Derby Blood Drive, 1–6PM, Comfort Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh. Donations accepted. (Vampires)
  • ‘Memento’, 7PM, Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Movies)
  • ‘Mother Nature’s Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age’, 2:30PM, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich. Free with museum admission, $10-12; free for kids under 2. (Documentaries)
  • ‘Blow Things Up With Will!’, 10:30AM–12PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
  • Chess, 3–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Chess)
  • Daily Design Challenge, 12PM, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Poetry-Writing Group, 4:30–5:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens, Poetry)
  • ‘Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!’, 8:30AM–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Puzzles)
  • School Vacation Fun, Preregister, 1–3PM, Vermont History Museum, Montpelier. $3-5; family rates available. (Kids)
  • ‘The Nature of February’, 10:30AM, 1:30PM, Mad River Glen Ski Area, Fayston. $15-25; $65 per family of four. (Outdoors)
  • Charles A. Dana Lecture Series “French-Heritage Resonance Sites and the Shaping of America: Bringing Artifacts to Life With Self-Learning.” 12:15–1PM, Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Talk)
  • Devin Pendas, “Murder, Genocide and the Challenges of Legal Interpretation” 5-7pm, Oakes 007, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. Free. (Talk)
  • Lunch & Learn – The Queen City’s art scene, 12–3PM, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington. Donations accepted. (Talk)
  • Rubenstein Graduate Seminar Series – “The Emerald Ash Borer Invasion of North America: Ecological Impacts and the Quest for Resistance.” 4pm, 127 Jeffords Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington. Free. (Talk)
  • Wendell Potter – How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, 12:15-1:30pm, Room 11, Vermont Statehouse, Montpelier. Free. (Talk)
  • ‘Antigone’, 8PM, FlynnSpace, Burlington. $20; $10 for Champlain College staff with ID; free for Champlain College students with ID. (Theater)
  • ‘Eurydice’, 8PM, Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-16. (Theater)
  • ”Star Trek’ Live, 7PM, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe. $13-20. (Star Trek)
  • Open Miniatures Tables!, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • TotalCon, Feb 24 – 27 2011, Mansfield, Massachusetts (Convention)
  • Homeschoolers’ Series: Magnets and Electricity, Members $54, non-members $60. Register online. Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon for children ages 6-8
  • 1-2:30 p.m. for children ages 9-12
  • ES Program Woodin Colloquium, 12:30-1:30pm, Franklin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • A conversation with American Book Award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco, 5:00pm, Kemeny 008, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (Cartooning)

 

Vermont to home to ‘Blood Lodge’

 

We mentioned this a couple of weeks ago: Stowe, Vermont will be home to the principle photography for a zombie horror film titled Blood Lodge. Directed by Kevin Orosz, the film is being produced by Joel Reed (who directed Blood Sucking Freaks), and will be starring Vincent Pastore and Jasmin St. Claire.

Orosz describes the film as “…Zombieland meets Dazed and Confused mixed with the 1970s grind house movies.” The plot that we’ve been able to find is:

In the small town of Ten Acres, a group of friends take a weekend ski trip. During their trip, they find that the town is being attacked by zombies! The group unites with other guests staying at the Ten Acres Lodge in VT.

Filming is set to takes place March 14th through the 20th, both at the Ten Acres Lodge and surrounding environs of Stowe.

Blood Lodge Director in Stowe Tonight

Kevin Orosz of Graffiti Playhouse Productions will meet with actors, zombie actors, local residents seeking to provide support and any business owners looking to sponsor the production of his zombie film at the Ten Acres Lodge in Stowe today, February 18th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Principal photography of the film, Blood Lodge, takes place in Vermont March 14th to 20th of this year, both at the Ten Acres Lodge and surrounding environs of Stowe.

[via Craigslist, blog @ Ten Acres Lodge]

The Hills Are Alive With Social Chatter

We came across this article earlier today via Inc.:

Sam von Trapp is a self-described “kid from the woods,” but turning that connection and fascination with nature into a realistic and profitable business idea never occurred to him. The son of Johannes von Trapp and grandson ofMaria von Trapp (the inspiration for Fox’s famous 1965 movie The Sound of Music), the now 37-year-old Sam returned to the family’s resort and Austrian-style lodge in Stowe, Vermont, in December 2008.

As a child, Sam spent a lot of time in the woods—whether cross-country skiing, clearing mountain bike trails, or just exploring the area surrounding the Trapp Family Lodge—often provided him with amazing experiences with nature throughout his life that he would then tell his family about upon returning home. When he started sharing those experiences with consumers, via email newsletters, a blog, and social networks, the level of interest and engagement for the family business astounded him.

Sam spent several years as a ski instructor and model before returning to take over as the vice president of special projects. Along with sister Kristina, they were taking over many managing responsibilities from their father, who had handled them for 35-plus years.

Read the full article here.

Geek Things for February 16th

  • ‘How to Convert to Solar Hot Water’, 7PM, Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury. Free. (Solar)
  • Scrabble Club, 1–3PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Scrabble)
  • ‘Travelers and Magicians’, 7PM, Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Film)
  • Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • ‘Peter Pan’, 12PM, Very Merry Theatre, Burlington. Free. (Theater)
  • ‘Raptors Up Close’, 2PM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Raptors)
  • ‘Signs in the Snow’, 11AM, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Quechee. Regular admission, $8.50-10.50; free for kids 2 and under. (Kids)
  • ‘Current Events in Egypt’, 6PM, Burlington College, Burlington. Free. (Current Events)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – “The WPA: The Depression and Great Art”, 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Talk)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Environmental FOrum, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Davis Student Center, The Chittenden Bank Room, UVM, Burlington. (Environmentalism)
  • Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
  • Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Lebanon, New Hampshire (Gaming)
  • D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington (Gaming)

    Monshire Museum, Norwich:

  • 11:30 a.m. Hoopster Gilder Build a glider that flies! You will experiment with and change your design to see if you can make it fly even further.
  • 3:00 p.m. Sink and Float Test your predictions about which common objects will sink and which will float. You will then use what you learned to make a boat that will hold the most cargo without sinking.
  • Faculty Lecture Series – “Are Regional Languages Profitable? The Costs and Benefits of Maintaining Plural Linguistic Identities in Italy and Spain” Andrei Barashkov, 4:30 – 6pm, Frankin Environmental Center 103, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk)
  • “The Israel Peace Plan That Could Still Be”, 8 – 9:30pm, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 216, Middlebury College, Middlebury. (Talk(
  • NOOK Classic at NOON
  • NOOK Event, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)

Geek Things for February 9th

  • Solar-Power Seminar, 7–8PM, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston. Free. (Solar Power)
  • High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • Highgate Story Hour, 10–11AM, Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center. Free. (Kids)
  • Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
  • George ‘Peskunck’ Larabee – The history, culture and language of the Abenaki Sokokiak Nation, 7PM, Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield. Free. (History)
  • Keith Morris – “Intro to Permaculture Design: Human Beings as Keystone Species,” 6–8PM, UVM Horticultural Research Center, South Burlington. $10-20. (Talk)
  • Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – “American ‘En-Gulfed’: Why Every American President Gets Caught in the Persian Gulf.” 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. Free. (Politics)
  • Todd Lecture Series – “The Effects of Climate Change on Human Health: What We Must Do to Save Our World.” 7PM, Plumley Armory, Norwich University, Northfield. Free. (Climate Change)
  • ‘Why Fair Trade?’, 5pm, Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester. Free. (Fair Trade)
  • Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
  • Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
  • Science on Tap – Montshire After Hours, 5:30-8pm, Monshire Museum, Norwich. Tickets are $10/person (includes one complementary drink) (Science)
  • Exhibit: Raise the Roof, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, ECHO, Burlington. (Kids)
  • Getting to Know NOOKcolor, 6:00 PM, Barnes & Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)

Geek Stuff for January 26th

Geek Stuff for January 26th

‘Grow Your Own Mushrooms’, 5–7PM, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. $10-12, Preregister. (Food)
‘Finding Neverland’, 7PM, Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover. $5-7. (Film)
‘Living Downstream’, 7–9PM, Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington. Free. (Film)
Fairfax Playgroup, 10–11AM, Bellows Free Academy – Fairfax, Fairfax. Free. (Kids)
High School Book Group, 5–6PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
Middle School Book Group, 4–5PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Kids)
‘Star Wars’ Club, 3:30–4:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Kids, Star Wars)
Brown Bag Lecture Series – Will “Chip” Sawyer, (How our state has changed in the last decade by analyzing numbers from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey), 12:30–1:30PM, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury. Free. (Data)
Lamoille County Osher Lecture Series – Mark Breen: “Snow Under the Looking Glass” in an investigation of ‘flakes and how snowstorms work. 1:30PM, Town & Country Resort, Stowe. $5. (Weather)
Waterbury Historical Society Meeting – Brian Lindner on the five ski areas of Waterbury and Duxbury — and what happened to them, 7PM, Wsley United Methodist Church, Waterbury. Free. (History, Skiing)
‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’, 7PM, Briggs Opera House, White River Junction. $5-58. (Theater)
Writers’ Group, 7–9PM, Johnson Public Library, Johnson. Free. (Writing)
Magic Booster Draft – $12, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
Pathfinder Society, 6:30pm – 11:00pm, Game Lounge, Burlington. (Gaming)
Getting to Know NOOK, 6:00 PM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (eReaders)
Weekly Storytime, 11:00 AM, Barnes and Noble, South Burlington. (Kids)
Naruto, 4:30pm – 8:00pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
Wednesday Night Board gaming at Triple Play, 6:00pm – 10:30pm, Triple Play, Lebanon, New Hampshire. (Gaming)
D&D Encounter, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, The Gamers Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)
L5R Night at Triple Play, 6:30pm – 10:00pm, Triple Play, Lebanon. (Gaming)

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