Archive for January, 2013

Max at the 12th annual San Francisco Sketchfest

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Come see Max speak at the 12th annual San Francisco Sketchfest. His event will be part of the Sketchfest Comedy NightLife event, and will take place at the California Academy of Sciences. NightLife features food, drinks and DJs and is for guests ages 21 and over.

Details: Thursday, January 31, 6-10pm, California Academy of Sciences, 21+

Click here for event info and click here for more about Max’s appearance.

Max speaking in LA

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Come see Max speaking on January 17th at the Fowler OutSpoken Conversation:The Walking Dead: Zombies in Haitian Vodou and Contemporary Popular Culture.

Of many fascinating spirits featured in the Haitian Vodou sphere, the zombi has an interesting trajectory from Haiti to contemporary culture. In this roundtable discussion, panelists Max Brooks (right, author of The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead and World War Z); Anna Creagh (left), teaching associate at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Culture; and Patrick Polk (middle), co-curator of In Extremis and the Fowler’s curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts examine the origins and manifestations of these “troublesome dead” in the Haitian belief system and modern zombie culture.

EVENT DETAILS

Fowler OutSpoken Conversation: The Walking Dead: Zombies in Haitian Vodou and Contemporary Popular Culture
Speakers: Max Brooks, Anna Creagh, Patrick Polk
Thursday, January 17, 2013
7:30 pm
Fowler Museum Auditorium
Free lecture

For more info, join the Facebook invite here.