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Scenes From ShockaCon

966_4688Your PopCulteer had a blast at ShockaCon last Saturday. Due to real-life intrusions I was only able to make it to one day of the extremely fun three-day event, but I could tell that the entire event was a success. I hosted the “40 Years of Star Wars Toys” panel with Mark Wolfe and Lee Harrah, and played Ed McMahon to Mrs. PopCulteer, Mel Larch as she hosted Walking Dead Trivia. That was right after her stint moderating the panel with Walking Dead actors Lew Temple, Josh Turner and Scott Lane.

Unfortunately, I was having so much fun that I didn’t take many photos. And many of the photos I did take did not come out well because I was trying out a new camera that turned out to be a bit of a dud. I did get a decent shot of the Staypuft Marshmallow Man, who greeted visitors, courtesy of Ghostbusters WV Division.  Most of the stuff I shot inside came out fuzzy.

Despite the camera glitches, we do have some images to bring you. I want to thank Mike Winland and Penny Maple and the whole ShockaCon crew for putting on another great show. We’ll do it again next year, and this time I’ll bring the good camera.

Scott Lane, Josh Turner and Lew Temple, who have all appeared on The Walking Dead, talking with Mel Larch


The first Jason, Ari Lehmen, signs a photo for a fan in the only decent shot I got of any of the other guests.


Lee Harrah, Mark Wolfe and yours truly, minutes after hosting our panel on Star Wars Toys. Photo credit to the guy in the Ghostbusters outfit that Mark handed his phone to.

It has now been determined that the Staypuft Marshmallow Man is 3.4 Mark Wolfes tall.


From Indiana came this incredible Walking Dead car, autographed by most of the cast members.


Some cast member signed the dash, which was populated by Funko TWD Mystery Minis.


One of the folks keeping an eye on things.


The winner of the Bobbing For French Fries contest.


Mr. Harrah, making a toy deal.


An apparition haunting the Ghostbusters table while they weren’t looking.


Finally, the oversized Retro A Go Go Astro Zombie Halloween mask that I would’ve picked up if I had any wall space left.