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Pencil This In

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 27, 2008 5:20PM

Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War makes an appearance at Borders tonight to chat, sign copies of his books and provide witty tutelage in the form of “ten ways to survive a zombie attack.” Brooks is planning to release his newest book, Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, in June 2009.
Borders, 830 N Michigan Ave., 10/27, 7:30 p.m., $7 - $10

The Horror Film Festival [PDF] at Portage Theater begins its run this evening, kicking off with a showing of Dawn of the Dead. (See above re: zombies). Other classic movies like the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and American Werewolf in London will illuminate the theater's screens through Halloween night.
Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee, 10/27 - 10/31, Dawn of the Dead @ 7:30, doors open at 6:30, $7

Panels and Discussions
A panel discussion presented by the Illinois Science Council, titled The Science of Spooky: A Fun yet Scientific Look at Ghosts, Vampires, ESP and other Eerie Halloween Things, will take a closer look at scientific evidence to date in support of anomalous perception, telekinesis and ESP as well as the properties and laws of physics as they apply to the idea of ghosts, phantoms and vampires. The panel will feature Julia Mossbridge, visiting scholar in the Visual Perception, Cognition, and Neuroscience Laboratory, department of psychology at Northwestern University and Dan Hooper, a physicist.
Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., 10/28, 6:30 p.m. Free, full menu and cash bar available