Today is the day that ShockaCon begins! This is West Virginia’s premiere Horror and Science Fiction covnetion and it happens at the Beni Kedem Shrine Center on Quarrier Street in Charleston, nestled right in between the Charleston Civic Center and the Charleston Town Center Mall.
What you can expect if you go is a huge room filled with people like the same kind of stuff as you (Let’s face it, you won’t go if you don’t love horror movies or science fiction). There will be actors, musicians, celebrities, artists, writers, directors, vendors and cosplayers, all devoted to the worlds of horror and sci-fi.
You’ll be able to buy autographs from the famous folks on hand. Vendors will have movies, comic books, action figures, props, jewelry, and tons of cools stuff that you’ll want in your life. You can attend panels to learn how to do effects make-up or build props. There will be horror-themed crafting and lessons on cosplaying. The actors will hold question and answer sessions. Yours truly will even be on hand Saturday morning to talk about forty years of Star Wars toys with Mark Wolfe and Lee Harrah.
There will be several trivia contests, including Walking Dead Trivia, Saturday at 2 PM, hosted by Mrs. PopCulteer, Mel Larch, with an assist from your humble PopCulteer.
After-hours on Friday and Saturday there will be live music, magic, dancing and more. Ari Lehman is bringing his band, First Jason to the stage Saturday night. The Renfields will be there Friday. We’ll have more details below. And after the music wraps up Saturday night, there’s the AfterShock party at the Blue Parrot.
At 11:30 AM Saturday there’s even a costume parade that winds through the Charleston Town Center. Sunday is a whole day devoted to kid-friendly events.
It all begins today at 4 PM. Visit the website for details on tickets. You can find the full schedule in last week’s PopCulteer. The extended Halloween season kicks off in Charleston ShockaCon. We told you more about Ari Lehmen HERE and Professor Sinsiter HERE. Check below for mini-profiles of some of the guests and musicians.
You’ll find more guest profiles after the jump…
That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Go enjoy ShockaCon and come back here for more PopCult. We post fresh content every day.