Last year’s Shockacon was held around the Mound in South Charleston outside for one day. This year they are inside more and for a full three days. It is hosted by The Haunted Barn and Kanawha Players Theater.
They have gathered several guests in a number of fields. From The Walking Dead played by Jeremy Ambler, Nick Gomez, Theodus Crane, Savana Jade Wehut. . Eugene Clark from Land of the Dead, Danny Hicks from Evil Dead II, and David Crawford from Dawn of the Dead. From SyFy’s Face OFF RJ Haddy, Roy Wooley, David Greathouse, and Beki Ingram. Authors and graphic novelists Danny boy, Edward Holsclaw, Robert Tinnell, Jason Pell, Woodland Press, Burning Bush, and Lazie Horse Publishing. Movie directors Jared Coh from The Asylum and Eamon Hardimon of Razor Sharp Productions. And several more I did not mention, like wrestlers, paranormal groups, fan groups, and more.
There are several events lined up. Events lined up are Q&A panels, make up and prop workshops, creature creation competition, costume contest, scream contest, photo ops, and more. More than twenty hours of movie screenings are lined up with the premiere of Atlantic Rim and short film The Pit among them. Friday and Saturday night will have live music hosted by DJ Thunder and several local bands with The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque and The Monster Dolls helping out. The Haunted Barn will be open with their full haunting operations to check out. After parties will be held at the Blue Parrot on Friday and Saturday as well.
Tickets are $30 for the weekend, $10 or $15 for each day, or $100 for VIP passes.
If you are a horror fan this is the top event for you. Part con, part haunted house, part film festival, and much more. Check out their website and Facebook page for more info. The event is to be family friendly so do not worry too much about bringing the kids.