Rock & Shock Preview
By Michael Arruda
This weekend, Friday October 18, 2013 through Sunday, October, 20, 2013 is the Rock & Shock convention in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Rock & Shock is a neat convention held every year at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. They feature a nice line- up of horror movie and television celebrities, and there’s usually a huge selection of horror merchandise, including T-shirts, collectibles, toys, costumes, posters, movie stills, what have you.
This year’s guests, to name a few, include Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, THE WALKING DEAD cast members Scott Wilson, Michael Rooker, and Irone Singleton, Robert Patrick from TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991), and many others, including horror author Jack Ketchum.
And across the way at the Worcester Palladium which is just down the road from the DCU Center, the con features performances by various rock bands from across the country.
While Rock and Shock tends to attract more film enthusiasts than readers, the New England Horror Writers still has a table there every year. We’ve been going to Rock and Shock for quite a while now, since I first set up communications with Rock and Shock when I co-chaired the New England Chapter of the Horror Writers Association, the precursor to the New England Horror Writers, back in the early 2000s.
I will be at Rock and Shock this year on Saturday October 19, and I’ll have copies of my books, In The Spooklight, my collection of 115 “In the Spooklight” horror movie columns, and For The Love of Horror, my horror short story collection. I’ll be at the New England Horror table sharing space with my fellow NE Horror Writers.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you might consider heading out to Worcester for a little rock and shock.
For more information visit their website at rockandshock.com.
Hope to see you there!