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Denver Comic Con Adds Zombie Expert Max Brooks to Guest Lineup

“World War Z” and “Zombie Survival Guide” Author Featured in Premium Panel and Exclusive Reception

BrooksMaxDENVER – April 28, 2014 – Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference (DCC), a program of Comic Book Classroom (CBC) designed to help promote literacy through pop culture, today announced Max Brooks will appear at the convention on Saturday, June 14, 2014 to host a premium meet-and-greet and one limited-seating Q&A for DCC ticket-holders.

Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost zombie preparedness experts. As we all know, the world we live in has become a rather scary place, and the global increase in the number of Zombie attacks isn’t helping matters any. Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days.

Brooks’ latest release, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks (2009), is the graphic novel that fans demanded: major zombie attacks from the dawn of humanity. Recorded Attacks reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with—and survived—the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror, we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time.

The Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks’ first release, is your key to success against the hordes of the undead that may be stalking you right now. The book is the result of Brooks’ tireless search for both the living dead and the ways to eradicate them, which has taken him to over 30 countries and territories in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brooks’ New York Times best-seller, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2007), has been made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. The book tells the story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world. Publishers Weekly called the novel “surprisingly hard to put down.” Brooks’ next release, graphic novel The Harlem Hellfighters, was released on April 1, 2014.

The son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, Max Brooks is completely dedicated to the cause of raising awareness on the issue of Zombie survival. Brooks is ready to come to your campus or community to help prepare your audience with the latest Zombie survival techniques.

Born in New York City in 1972, Brooks’ introduction to the living dead began with a traumatic childhood incident, an incident he still refuses to discuss. Since that time, he has devoted much of his life to the study and development of anti-ghoul security. He is, at present, the leading Western student in the Afro-Caribbean martial art of Mkunga- Lalem, the world’s oldest and most effective anti-ghoul fighting skill.

Tickets to a special “Max Brooks Meet-and-Greet” on Saturday June 14, 2014, are available for purchase by only 75 lucky con attendees with a valid, paid admission, so hopefuls are advised to purchase immediately. The $150 Meet-and-Greet tickets can be purchased online at under the Tickets tab. For fans unable to purchase the special reception tickets, Brooks will also appear on a Q&A panel that Saturday in DCC’s Main Events Hall, and will sign an extremely limited number of autographs in Celebrity Summit on Saturday. The Q&A panel is open to all Con attendees with a paid admission, but seating is limited. Fans having purchased the limited Meet-and-Greet passes will also gain Speed Pass first-entry access to the Q&A.

About Denver Comic Con

Entering its third year, the Denver Comic Con (DCC) is Denver’s premiere pop-culture fan experience, covering the worlds of comic books, film, and related media. It is also an extension of and an awareness builder for its parent organization, Comic Book Classroom. For the latest news and information, visit

About Comic Book Classroom

Comic Book Classroom (CBC) is a charitable organization that educates through alternative approaches to literacy, learning, and character development. CBC creates programs for underserved students, schools and communities via comic books, graphic novels, and related media. CBC is the organizer and producer for the DCC.


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