WANT TO GO?
WHERE: Around the mound, South Charleston
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-345-3674 or www.wvshockacon.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. --Mike Winland has a message for science fiction and horror fans who come to this weekend's Shocka-Con around the Mound in South Charleston: you ain't see nothing yet.
The organizer and visionary behind the sci-fi/horror convention said, "We were going to go for the traditional three-day, celebrity-filled convention, but we just didn't have time to pull it off."
There's always next year.
This year, Winland said, expect a small but intense one day event with a lot of local flavor and favorites including a showing of filmmaker Eamon Hardiman's "Porkchop 3D," Transylvanian pogo punk by The Renfields and a sampling of area writers, artists, actors and others who work in the realm of the spooky and weird.
The Cemetery Knights will have their hearses, and there'll be some Imperial Stormtroopers. Vendors will be selling gory gear, geek stuff and costumes, and the convention will host a haunted barn.
"We also got the Monster Dolls coming in," Winland said. "And that's pretty cool just by itself."
The Monster Dolls are a horror-based tribal/belly dance troupe from Ohio that performs in masks and fright makeup.