In two weeks, zombies will take over Redlands’ Fox Events Center for the Third Annual Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant presented by Forbidden Panel. Ten undead contestants will compete in talent, swimsuit, and evening gown categories before one survives to win the crown. The I.E. Zombie Beauty Queen will make appearances at comic conventions and horror shows throughout the year with Forbidden Panel to visit with fans and turn the unlucky ones into the walking dead. The show will also have a junior division featuring six contestants showing off their zombie skills to win the youth crown. The competition is judged completely by audience votes. The ZOMBIE KILL SQUAD cosplay group will be providing protection from the zombie contestants throughout the event.


The pageant takes place Sunday, October 27th at the Fox Events Center in Redlands, California; doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased for $12.00 online at or at the Fox Events Box Office until Friday, October 25, 2013 and the night of the show for $15.00 at the door.

For more information visit the Forbidden Panel website and join the Facebook Event page.

Forbidden Panel Facebook Page

3rd Annual Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant Event Page

Forbidden Panel is a comic book publishing and media company. The group has published over a dozen books (like ZOMBIE KILL SQUAD) and runs a news site, a local book club for comic books (Inland Empire Comic Book Club) in addition to recording the podcasts, Forbidden Panel News and the Midnight Movie Maniacs Reviews. Forbidden Panel hosts the Inland Empire Comic Expo and Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant in Redlands. Follow the Forbidden Panel on Facebook and Twitter, as well as, to keep up on convention appearances and events throughout the year. For media information, contact Martin Bright via email at