Comic-Con International 2013 Panel Applies Real-Life Law and Forensic Psychiatry to Post-Zombie-Apocalyptic-World
Los Angeles, CA, July 2013 – After unprecedented audience response to presentations at Comic-Con and WonderCon, the doctors of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., return to San Diego Comic-Con for another must-see panel. On Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm, in Room 7AB, they will team up with one of the lawyers from Law and the Multiverse, co-author of “The Law of Superheroes,” James Daily, and attorney and professor Jeff Trexler, to present “Not Guilty Due to Zombification? Law & Forensic Psychiatry in a Zombie Apocalypse.” Together this collaborative panel will offer fascinating insights into the legal ramifications of a zombie apocalypse. Would zombies have the same legal rights as their human counterparts? What criminal charges might the surviving humans face? Could a “cured” zombie be found guilty of murders committed as a zombie? Explore these and other scenarios facing humans, zombies, and former zombies alike during a zombie apocalypse. Broadcast Thought and the attorneys will present a never-before-seen mock trial at Comic-Con. The lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury. Join them, and discover whether the walking dead will be found guilty or will walk free!
The presenters will be available for interviews before and after the panel.
About Broadcast Thought:
Broadcast Thought is H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., three physicians specializing in forensic, child and adolescent, and adult psychiatry. The doctors serve as creative consultants and subject matter experts to the media and entertainment industries and co-create mental health related content.
Broadcast Thought’s Comic-Con and WonderCon appearances have drawn capacity crowds, and their approach has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Wired, ABC News, AOL News, British Medical Journal, Newsarama, Entertainment Weekly, and Discover.
About Law and the Multiverse:
James Daily and Ryan Davidson are the legal minds behind the popular blog Law and the Multiverse. In it, they explore the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers.
Law and the Multiverse has been featured in The New York Times, Mother Jones, NPR’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, the ABA Journal, and many other publications, radio shows, blogs, podcasts, and websites, both in the U.S. and around the world.
About Jeff Trexler:
Jeff Trexler is an attorney and professor at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School. He has written on legal issues for The Beat, TCJ.com, and Blog@Newsarama.
“Not Guilty Due to Zombification? Law & Forensic Psychiatry in a Zombie Apocalypse” takes place on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm in Room 7AB, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.