The third installment of SHOCKACON, West Virginia’s premiere horror and sci-fi convention, starts Friday, with all sorts of cool guests like Eria Eleniak, Michonne’s Pets from The Walking Dead, Tyler Mane, Jennifer Lynn Warren, Fred Williamson, Vernon Wells and more. It all kicks off Friday afternoon. Then day two begins with a huge costume parade through the mall scheduled for Saturday. In all there are three days of good, old-fashioned cool stuff happening, right in Downtown Charleston.
There will also be music from The Renfields, The Jasons and The Big Bad, plus dancing by The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque. Stand up comedians will perform horror-themed sets Friday and Saturday nights. Vendors will be selling all manner of cool horror/sci-fi stuff, including books, toys, jewelry, art and costuming. Seminars and discussion panels include Q & A sessions with the stars, plus discussions on effects make-up (with R.J. Haddy, from the SyFy show, “Face Off”), and panels on collecting, cosplay, writing, burlesque and surviving the zombie apocalypse.
This all starts Friday, September 26, and runs through Sunday. It’s Three days of horrific fun at The Beni Kedem Shrine Center, on Quarrier Street, right between The Charleston Civic Center and The Charleston Town Center Mall. For a full schedule of events and ticket information, check their website or Facebook page, or just check back in PopCult on Wednesday.
Above you see a cool promo spot produced by Scott Gregg, with announcing by Stephen Hensly, both of whom work on the best webshow that I can’t get away with mentioning by name here. Below you’ll see a spot I put together.
After the jump you can watch last year’s PopCult videos from SHOCKACON, and our two Halloween shows, which originated from the event.
You’ll have a blast, so come on out to SHOCKACON. You’ll see all kinds of stuff. Lots of folks from the PopCult/RFC family will be there, including me, Mel Larch, Lee Harrah, Danny Boyd, Eamon Hardiman, Ghostbusters WV Division, The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque, and more of the fine folks I’ve been telling you about here for years.
Hey, now that we’ve mentioned it in PopCult here in the Charleston Gazette, they’ll probably do an article about it over in the other paper later this week.