I had a great time this past weekend attending the Austin Teen Book Festival here in Austin, Texas. There were some amazing authors in attendance and it was quite impressive to be in the presence of so many famousy famous YA writers (Justine Larbalestier, Heather Brewer, Daniel Waters, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Libba Bray and more more more)!
I was only able to stay for one panel (bummer!), but it was a good one: Zombie vs. Vampires. The panelists were Carrie Jones, Daniel Waters, Heather Brewer and Cynthia Leitich Smith.
While I was listening to merits of glamoring vs. full-on brain eating, I wondered what you guys would have to say about all of this. So I’m opening the field a little here and asking, what do you think?
In a fight between zombies, vampires, were-things and scary pixies, who do you think would come out victorious? Who would make you pee your pants a little with fright?
How about a little pro/con chart for each of the creatures:
Pros: super strong; create more minions as they attack; can fight in the daytime
Cons: do not sparkle in the sun, or ever; kind of slow; not smart
Pros: don’t need a mob to be effective; smart; have that glamor thing going for them
Cons: Sunlight; being way too emo
Pros: fast; violent; crazy
Cons: only a were-thing at certain times of the month; fleas
Pros: some of them can fly; soul-sucking; attractive
Cons: distracted by shiny things; confused with faeries
It’s a fantasy creature smackdown! Let us know which undead/fanged/furry/pretty critter would prevail… and who you would run from the fastest.
KA Holt is an unabashed fan of zombies, though she admits they can be kind of slow on a variety of levels.