Zombie art, paranormal investigation and Max Brooks in moderation at Phoenix Comic Con on Saturday

It’s another beautiful day in Phoenix. If you’re attending the Phoenix Comic Con on Saturday, 28 May, 2011 and looking for the Preternatural Post’s Mena Grazie, she’s moderating the following panels:

  • Heathyr Hoffman and ARMS in RM 129A at 10:30 a.m.
  • Max Brooks, Zombie Expert and Historian in RM 120 North Ballroom  at Noon
  • Arizona Paranormal Activities in RM 129A at 1:30 p.m.
  • 68 and the Art of the Zombie in RM 129A at 9:00 p.m.
Phoenix Comic Con attendee

Heathyr Hoffman and the Arizona Research & Mediumship Society

An original cast member of the SyFy Channel’s  Ghost Hunters Academy and a life long spiritworker, Hoffman brings both science and metaphysical skills to the investigation of paranormal activity. Like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, this skeptical medium looks for all possible explanations of reported haunts seeking to balance the spiritual and scientific aspects of investigating unexplained phenomena.

Hoffman, a Phoenix resident, founded to Arizona Research & Mediumship Society, or ARMS, that strives to bring openness and objectivity to paranormal investigations. Members are a diverse group, ranging from mediums to skeptics and everywhere in between.

This is the only panel for Hoffman and ARMS, both of whom are appearing at the Phoenix Comic Con on Saturday only.

Max Brooks, Zombie Historian and Expert

The talented son of film icons Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is the authority on zombies. The author of The Zombie Survival Guide and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, Brooks is in the vanguard of voices warning the world about the risks posed by zombies as well as teaching people how to survive the zombie apocalypse when it comes.

Brooks is also the author of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, detailing the war between humanity and zombies. A film, based on the book and starring Brad Pitt, is scheduled for release in 2014.

This is Brooks only panel at the Phoenix Comic Con.

Arizona Paranormal Activities

Join Miskatonic Paranormal and Phoenix Paranormal as they discuss hunting ghosts in Arizona. This is the only panel Miskatonic Paranormal is participating in at the Phoenix Comic Con.

’68 and the Art of the Zombie

Dissect the zombie comics genre and learn how to raise an army of the hungry dead with horror comic’s creators Jay Fotos, Nat Jones and Mark Kidwell. Fotos and Jones founded Frazetta Comics in 2006 and scored the #1 selling Image Comics title, Frank Franzetta’s Death Dealer in 2007. Joining them is Kidwell who was part of the original creative team behind ’68.

This is the only ’68 Panel scheduled for the 2011 Phoenix Comic Com.