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Blog Like it’s the End of the World 2008

13 June 2008 - Blog Like It's the End of the World - Again!!!

After last year’s catastrophic events, bloggers of the world are keeping especially vigilant for any unusual signs of impending doom in the weeks leading up June 13th. It should come as a surprise to no one that this also happens to fall on what promises to be a very unlucky Friday.

Steve Wilson of My Elves are Different fame has set up a geographical registry to keep track of volunteer lookouts, should the improbable events of last year somehow recur. If you’re interested in telling the world what — if anything — happens on Friday, June 13th, put your pin in the BLITEOTW ’08 Frapper Map.

But honestly, what are the odds of apocalyptic lightning striking twice?

Written by in May of 2008. Last edited March 2017.

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  • Amy - May 28th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Oh dear… looks like things might be happening at the tail end of my honeymoon… eek!

  • Misty - May 28th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I’ll be at the beach – I’m SURE I’ll be safe there.


  • JFargo - May 29th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Yes! Can’t wait to see how this goes. Last year I had no idea what was happening, and got a little freaked out. It’ll be nice to be on the other side of things for once.

  • Jeff - May 29th, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Steve did such a good job last year of keeping track off all the chaos, that if I do half as well, I’ll be happy!

  • Caitlyn - May 29th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Just so you know it exists… http://community.livejournal.com/bliteotw/

  • Geoff - May 29th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I can’t believe I made it last year… it was pretty hectic.

    I’m hoping for some video to go along with pictures. Last year’s pictures were pretty decent: http://just-a-car.livejournal.com/2007/06/13/

  • Jill - May 31st, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I live in Japan. So, does that mean it starts on June 13th in Japan? Do Zombies respect the International Dateline? Where is GROUND ZERO?

  • Jeff - May 31st, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Yep, you’ll be one of the first to experience the effect. Last year, it swept the globe at midnight local-time. I suspect ground zero is outer space!

  • P@ - June 2nd, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Couple of questions:
    Has it been confirmed that the theme is to be zombies again? I’m cool with that – you can’t keep the undead down – I just wanted to know for certain that the threat is indeed the dreaded reanimated corpses.
    Also, aside from the map set up on MyElvesAreDifferent, is there a place to sign up? Should I point people in the direction of this site as well as MEAD?

  • Jeff - June 3rd, 2008 at 8:22 am

    The zombie comet — as some have called it — appears to be on an erratic but annual orbit with the sun, so the likelihood of another undead uprising is high. Currently, it seems the comet will be making a closer approach than last year, so expect even more chaos this time around.
    The Frappr map is a good measure of interest, but I’ll be doing my best to track reports in the field with one or more posts throughout the 13th. Use pings, trackbacks, comments, emails, smoke signals, whatever will work.

  • Misty - June 6th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I’ll be keeping track on my LJ, a Hazardous Occupation – http://madkestrel.livejournal.com

  • Mata - June 8th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I’m already expecting an outbreak of the undead on Friday 13th over on http://comic.matazone.co.uk . It looks likely that the cursed souls will be invading Oxford, UK. Great idea, let’s hope for an even bigger end of the world next year! 😉

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    I live less than an hour and half from the original breakout chronicled by Romero. The dead do walk here in Pennsylvania. I shall be ever vigilant again this year.

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    My night has been exciting. To put it positively.


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  • Elisabeth - June 12th, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I’m armed and I’m in. Maybe I’ll even live through it this year. 🙂

  • Naoko - June 12th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Covering this… no weapons this time.

  • Christine - June 13th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I’m in. http://dr-christine.livejournal.com/tag/bliteotw

  • Ryan V - June 13th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I’m in! For good or for otherwise.

  • Jacky Tar - June 13th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    For the curious, I’ve created a BLITEOTW article on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliteotw

  • Ooka - June 14th, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Hope everyone is safe.