Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Fifth Annual ShockaCon to Host Celebrities, Regional Artists

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Fifth Annual ShockaCon to Host Celebrities, Regional Artists

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The fifth annual ShockaCon, a horror and science-fiction culture event, will possess Charleston Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Beni Kedem Shrine Center on Quarrier Street. Scheduled celebrity guests include Zach Galligan ("Gremlins), Steve Johnson ("Ghostbusters), Camille Keaton ("I Spit on Your Grave) and Oliver Robins ("Poltergeist), and "Mountain Monsters John Tice, Willy McQuillan and Wild Bill will be presenting panels and demonstrations and signing autographs all weekend.

Regional musicians Weird Paul Petroskey, The Renfields, OrViLL REX, Charlie Ant Eaterr, Miniature Giant and Hurl Brickbat will perform, as well as belly dance troupes Bint Il Nahar and Naughty Samadhi. The TriState Transylvanians, who produce shadow casts of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show and other classics, will stage an original narrative produced via a mash-up of cult films, and the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble will demonstrate how to do the "Thriller dance. …

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