The Rock and Shock horror convention is fast approaching and my anticipation levels are near manic levels. There’s only one more week left and it’s entirely possible that I might explode before then.
I’ve never been to any kind of convention before. I have only a very loose idea of what to expect. I don’t know what the fans are going to be like. Are there going to be costumes? Will the guests reveal that they haven’t been acting at all and go on a murder spree through the convention hall? Will they stop for pictures in the middle of aforementioned murder sprees?
Anyone out there ever been to one of these? How should I prepare? Should I bring my Elysium Configuration?
I’ve always wanted to go to a horror convention. There are few places where my out-of-proportion love for horror movies would seem normal and a convention for horror freaks is one of them.
Luckily for me, there’s a convention right here in Boston. And, by right here, I mean over in Worcester. It’s called Rock and Shock and it’s going to be at the DCU Theater and Palladium between October 14th and 16th. The guest list alone makes me want to squeal. Robert Englund (Freddy Kreuger) and Kane Hodder (Jason) are going to be there, along with Lance Henriksen, Roddy Piper, Heather Langenkamp and countless other celebrities of horror.
And there’ll be vendors and screenings and music and people wearing costumes and oh, there’s just no place like home.
I’m going to do my best to be there and there’ll be a lengthy blog post to follow that up, maybe even with pictures. If you’re in the area that weekend, you should definitely check it out too.