Max Brooks www.maxbrooks.com Max Brooks (also a juror for the ZSHC) has been extremely supportive of our efforts to bring the Zombie Apocalypse to the international design stage. Max 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. According to the Office of Homeland Security, Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days. (Read his full bio here)
ZomBcon International www.zombcon.com The horde has spoken for Zombie fans everywhere, as Seattle will continue to be the Zombie capital of the world again in 2011! ZomBcon International is proud to announce the return of their popular convention this fall hosted in the Emerald City (Seattle) starting on Friday, October 21st – 23rd, 2011 for the second annual convention. ZomBcon debuted to an overwhelming response by fans taking center stage last year over Halloween weekend with some of the biggest names in the culture. ZomBcon is the premier sponsor for the 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition, we would like to thank them for taking so much interest and for offering the killer prizes! (Read all about them here)
Architects Southwest www.architectssouthwest.com Architects Southwest has been a significant supporter to the Zombie Safe House Competition. “There is a rich subculture of architectural design ideas which is driven by design competitions which are open to the international community. The members of our design firm have always shared an interest in the process and results of these competitions and have even competed in a few. We had considered the possibility of creating our own competition on multiple occasions but had not come across a design intent which we felt was defined enough to drive a design without controlling the parameters to such a degree that it would limit the variation in the results. Nearing the Halloween holiday, the idea was proposed that a safe house for a zombie apocalypse might serve as a suitable design program for such an ideas based competition. The company has experienced most of its gain in the form of free advertising in markets which were not previously accessible to us in a standard format. We have learned invaluable amounts about the use of social media and the free flow of digital information as a tool to promote your company. We are hoping that as we become more adept at this form of media we will see more gains in the form of an expanded market of clientele.” (From an interview provided to CBCWeekly, China)
Zombie School www.zombieschool.org At the Zombie School.org you will receive a degree in zombie survival and eradication from the experts. From Outbreak 101 to Zombie Anatomy 203 you will find all the classes and seminars you will need to survive Z day. The Zombie School contacted us in support of the ZSHC and we are glad they did because the more you learn the more realize you don’t know enough. Visit them at zombieschool.org today and register for classes.
Cootie Von Ghoul cootievonghoul.wordpress.com Katie Kight Lasseigne, or Cootie Von Ghoul, is an artist and model born and raised in south Louisiana. She currently resides with her husband and son in Lafayette, La. Mixing horror, pop, and pin-up influences, CVG has been featured in Rat Rods and Rust Queens Magazine and has created a custom painting for musician Rob Zombie. While fairly new to the art scene, Cootie has been painting for 7 years and lives by her motto, ‘Paint or Die! We contacted Cootie Von Ghoul because we fell in love with her zombie themed work. Visit her page at cootievonghoul.wordpress.com.
Americas Coffee House Americas Coffee House FB Page Americas Coffee House, located in Downtown Lafayette, has been nothing short of a inspiration hub in creating this competition. A place where artists and business men and women come together to enjoy great coffee, wonderful company, conversation, artists, and generally a cool place to hang out. Visit them today on Facebook and drop in and tell him “the crew” sent you at 403 – B South Buchanan St, Lafayette, LA
Freetown Studios Inc. (profile coming soon)