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Rock and Shock 3 [Oct. 17th, 2006|07:26 pm]
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Hello kiddies... Well, Rock and Shock 3 in Worcester, MA was pretty cool all in all. It was my first horror convention ever. On the way out we almost got killed by an immigrant truck driver but we did prevail on the road and made it to the DCU Center. I was disappointed with the vendors showing. There weren't as many as I expected but this is only the 3rd year of the convention so it's still in it's infancy. On the other hand, they did do an awesome job with getting celebrities in the door. George Romero copped out but I did get to meet Michael Berryman (Weird Science, The Hills Have Eyes [Original], and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses), and Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House of 1000 Corpses). All 3 of them were very nice guys. Bill Moseley even did his Choptop voice from TCM2 for me and signed his photo "Music is my life!" I love that line. Also in attendance were Doug Bradley (Pinhead from the Hellraiser series), the guy who played Bub the Zombie in Day of the Dead, the little kid who plays Damien in The Omen remake, Misty Mundae, Jeffrey Combs from Re-Animator, and a slew of others. The great thing about it was that the celebrity lines were really really short. The longest line was for Michael Berryman and I only had around 10 or 15 people in front of me. Most of the celebs you could just walk up to and bullshit.

There were some good vendors there but I felt they were woefully inadequate. If you wanted a tattoo they had a nice booth set up with people inking all day. There were a few bootleggers at the show. Picked up two bootlegs: Super Fuzz (a comedy starring Terence Hill and Ernest Borgnine that I watched all the time as a kid) and TerrorVision. I also picked up Troma's "Class of Nuke 'Em High" and got my picture taken with the Toxic Avenger. A few vendors were selling magazines, t-shirts, and legit movies. Also, I picked up a pair of those freaky contact lenses for $45. Not bad.

Later on in the day Oderus Urungus and Beefcake the Mighty from GWAR made an appearance and signed autographs for anyone who wanted one. Both of those guys are a trip and the fans loved them. Overall Rock and Shock was a good experience and I will definitely be making the 2 hour drive out there next year.