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We are an elite organization dedicated to the preservation of human life and the extermination of all zombies!
We are highly trained agents specializing in counter zombieism and zombie defense.

http://www.departmentofzombiedefense.com/

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Fangoria

FANGORIA sliced its way onto the scene in 1979, becoming the only national publication devoted to the modern horror genre. Three and a half decades later, FANGORIA is still the number one authority on all things scary! FANGORIA provides the best in horror entertainment and news coverage including the website, magazine, film production and distribution divisions, convention circuit, and Dreadtime Stories series hosted by Malcolm McDowell. FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT: We know what scares you!

Rebekah McKendry

Rebekah McKendry is the Director of Marketing for FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT as well as a staff writer. She has been with FANGORIA since 2004, and began as a research assistant working for FANGORIA RADIO on Sirius XM. Additionally, she is a college professor teaching classes focused on film history and horror films. She has Bachelors degrees in Film and English, a MA in Media Education, a MFA in Film Production, and she is currently completing her PhD in Film Theory focused on horror and exploitation cinema. She also co-hosts a weekly podcast on GeekNation called KILLER POV.

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Military Historian and international weapons expert for motion picture and television, Gary is best known as the Gatling gun expert for such movies as The Last Samurai and as consultant for movies, Master and Commander and 3:10 to Yuma.  Mail Call, starring R. Lee Ermey. Recently, Gary and his production company, Harperhaus, was Firearms Expert for all of Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, Season 3. This included him as on-air Teddy Roosevelt historian and Gatling gun expert for the episode, Teddy Roosevelt versus Lawrence of Arabia. Gary’s expertise with military history and weapons has made for the greatest of experiences and He was also Master Armorer for the History Channel’s series, adventures.

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A 1996 Graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Burrows has become known for his unique style of intricate linework which reflects a blend of American, Japanese, and European influences.

Burrows entered comics professionally as Scott Clark's background assistant on a number of Wildstorm projects, and subsequently worked on indy projects such as King Zombie for Caliber and Skid Roze for London Night Studios. Jacen has also worked in the game industry on properties such as Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons.

At Avatar Press, Burrows has provided artwork on Cimmerian (written by Tom Sniegoski), the Ravening, Quantum Mechanics, and Razor among others. His best known Avatar works have been for Warren Ellis Avatar projects Bad World, Dark Blue, and Scars, Alan Moore projects The Courtyard and Yuggoth Cultures, and Garth Ennis project 303.

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Orphan(0) : Jacen Burrows (guest_id=126) : categories=Horror;
 

Jay Fotos has worked on hundreds of projects for more than a decade. To name a few, Spawn, Godzilla, Transformers, Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd, 30 Days of Night to the #1 New York Times Best Seller series Locke & Key. Co-creating '68, Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer and spearheading the Frazetta Comics line through Image Comics.

Jay is also currently working on Joe Hill's Wraith and the highly acclaimed IDW Publishing series V-wars.

For all things '68 please visit www.68zombie.com and also join the '68 ZOMBIE COMIC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/68zombie

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Kyle Thompson is the owner & visionary at Midnight Studios FX sculpture studio/make-up fx lab. Kyle's work focuses on creature design through sculpture and illustration, breathing life into conceptual creature design, make-up fx, body suits, stop motion figures, hyper realistic dummies, art direction, and hot set decor for motion pictures as well as props and animatronics for theme parks and dark attractions. Kyle's credits include Haunted Hollywood Universal Studios, Disney Pixar, Six Flags, Lionsgate, Nevermore Pictures, Blood Worx Films, Dead of Night Films, Horoscope Pictures, Knotts Scary Farm and many more!

Website: http://www.midnightstudiosfx.com/

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Max Brooks is the bestselling author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and its graphic companion, The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. He has also written the comic book and graphic novel series G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds, The Extinction Parade, Shadow Walk, and The Harlem Hellfighters.

Brooks has a number of other creative credits. As an actor, he has been seen in Roseanne, To Be or Not to Be, Pacific Blue, and 7th Heaven. He also has a career voicing animation; his voice has been featured in the animated shows Batman Beyond, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Justice League and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series. During the start of the 3rd season of Lost Tapes, he was cast as himself in the zombie episode, telling the audience about how zombies come to be. He also appeared on Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior, in which he represented the zombie team in the "Vampires vs Zombies" episode, as one of the Zombie experts along with Matt Mogk the Founder of the Zombie Research Society. He also appeared on the Discovery Channel's Sons of Guns in a zombie gun build off.

Max Brooks appears courtesy of Avatar Press.

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Raven Gregory is a comic writer and editor who has yet to win a single award to show off to his mom but is responsible for the creation of some of the hottest independent comics on the stands today. With over two-hundred stories published he also served as the Executive Editor and Staff Writer of Zenescope Entertainment before moving on to pursue producing his own line of creator owned books. His past works include "The Gift," "The Waking," "Fly," "Irresistible," "The Threater," "The Wonderland Trilogy," "The Dream Eater Saga," "The Secret Life of Crows," "No Tomorrow," and the upcoming "Widow's Web." He currently resides in Glendale, Arizona with his four kids, and two dogs. "Widow's Web" will be his very first Kickstarter!

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Orphan(0) : Raven Gregory (guest_id=128) : categories=Horror;
 

Ray Villafane, visionary and patriarch of the Villafane Studios Sculpting Family was born in Queens, New York to Reinaldo Villafane and Virginia (Guzman) Villafane. He spent his childhood on Long Island and was raised alongside two sisters and one brother. At a very young age Ray showed a knack for art; a passion that his mother approvingly encouraged him to pursue. Throughout his academic career, Ray’s classmates and teachers also recognized his natural artistic abilities.

Ray graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1991. However, also having a passion for children, he elected for a career in teaching. From 1993 to 2006 Ray taught Art for students grade K-12 in Bellaire, Michigan. It was during his teaching tenure that Ray began “dabbling” in pumpkin sculpting, initially as projects with his students. After several custom-carved requests from students’ parents, Ray realized he was on to something with his pumpkins and started offering them to local hotels and restaurants. It became his fall hobby for several years.

In 2003, Ray married Tamara Schmidt. While Ray and Tammi’s union gave rise to a blended family, they also had children together. It was during this time that Ray was encouraged by his wife to find an art medium he really enjoyed and run with it; they could use his obvious talent to supplement their income and support their large family. Ray decided to contact a former SVA classmate whom he had thought to be working for Disney as an Animator. Upon speaking, he learned that the friend was actually sculpting for Disney. Having really sparked Ray’s interest, he flew to New York to spend a weekend observing his colleague in action. That weekend clarified for Ray exactly what he wanted to do; he went home and started sculpting his first piece.

The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin carving, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe for VIP Galleries (Very Impressive Pumpkins). From the President’s quarters in the White House to Bermuda’s Sousa’s Gardens, Ray’s pumpkins have gathered a cult-like following.

Website: http://villafanestudios.com/

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Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive is a non-profit cosplay for charity group that helps raise money for the AAWL (Arizona Animal Welfare League). the first and largest no-kill animal shelter in Arizona.  We are designed off of the Umbrella Corporation from the beloved Video game and movie franchise Resident Evil. When ever we can we attend events to raise money for charities. we have 50+ active dress up members and 180 total members and quickly growing. we love what we do and are always looking for more members to help the group grow and in return help the animals.  

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An American author who has published over twenty books, the titles AfterAge, deadrush, Final Impact, Red Shadows, DeadTimes, That's Not My Name and Mirror Me were solo novels, or fiction created solely by her. Her most recent works Highborn and Concrete Savior are part of The Dark Redemption Series. She lives in Arizona and is married to author Weston Ochse.
 
AfterAge was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's 1993 Bram Stoker Award, in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Deadrush was a finalist for the Horror Writers Association's 1995 Bram Stoker Award, in the category of Superior Achievement in a Novel. Her 'Buffyverse' novel, The Willow Files, Vol. 2, won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award in the category of Works for Young Readers. Final Impact won the 1997 Chicago Women In Publishing Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction, and the Rocky Mountain News "Unreal Worlds" Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997.
 
That's Not My Name was the First Place Winner of the Illinois Women's Press Association's 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest in the Fiction Novel Category. 
 
That's Not My Name was also the First Place Winner of the National Federation of Press Women's 2001 Communications Contest in the Fiction Novel Category. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo was the First Place Winner in the Illinois Women's Press Association's 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest in the Juvenile Book Category, and the Third Place Winner, National Federation of Press Women's 2001 Communications Contest in the Juvenile Book Category.
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