WANT TO GO?
ShockaCon sci-fi/horror convention
WHERE: The Haunted Barn, 426 Beauregard St. (main venue)
WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. Sunday
TICKETS: Friday $15, Saturday $15, Sunday $10 or weekend pass $30
INFO: Call 304-345-3674 or visit www.wvshockacon.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The ShockaCon sci-fi/horror convention returns this weekend for another round of early Halloween-spirited happenings. Aside from workshops, contests and the opportunity to meet actors who've appeared on AMC's "The Walking Dead," the three-day event, now in its second year, features music by Harrah, The Big Bad and The Renfields, plus appearances by The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque and Ohio's horror-themed dance troupe, The Monster Dolls.
Gazz spoke with convention founder Mike Winland to ask about last year's event and what sci-fi and horror fans coming out this year might expect.
Q: How was last year's convention?