The Shockblast Media crew made our way down to the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts today to take part in the festivities at the annual Rock And Shock Convention. I can’t even remember how many times I have managed to hit up this event, but by far and away, this is the best year ever! I was blown away by just how many people were there in attendance, how smoothly everything was run and just how much fun was there to be had. I took over 200 pictures at the show, so if you were unable to make it into town for the event, I think I did a good job of making you feel like you were. We had a few favorite guests that we met and I’d like to talk about them first.
Alex Winter: You probably remember Alex Winter from his role as the one and only Bill S. Preston, Esquire from the Bill And Ted movies. He was such an awesome dude, and it was really cool to get the chance to meet him. We asked him about the rumors of a possible third Bill And Ted movie, and he kind of chuckled about it. He said that they were definitely kicking around some ideas for the movie, but nothing was set in stone at this point, and that his previous comments seemed to take on a life of their own. We’ve got our fingers crossed that it gets made for sure! It would be most excellent.
Brian Steele: Sasquatch was all fired up to meet Brian Steele at the show seeing as though he is such a huge Predator fan, but I have to say I had no idea he was in so many huge movies! We’re talking Terminator Salvation, Hellboy, Resident Evil, Underworld and even Harry and the Hendersons! We got to talk to Mr. Steele for a few minutes and it was really cool. He shared some pretty cool stories about the making of Predators for our resident fanboy and just how hard it was for him to find his very own action figure! Check out his website at creatureboy.com for all the latest. We’re hoping to talk to him some more down the road.
Adam Green: The director of Hatchet and Hatchet II was on hand and was easily one of the most accessible guests of the show. He was giving away free autographed photos and posing for pictures with anyone and everyone he could. Talk about awesome. He’s a Massacusetts dude, which makes him even cooler. I have no doubt he made himself some new fans this weekend.
Also in attendance at the show were Danny Trejo, George Romero, Paul Romano, Adrienne Barbeau, Bill Moseley, Doug Bradley, Dee Wallace Stone, Judah Friedlander, Scout Taylor-Compton, Danielle Harris, Julian Sands, Jake Busey, Zoe Bell, Meg Foster, Steve Gonsalves and Brian Harnois from Ghost Hunters and a ton more. We had a really great time and a big thanks to Sylvia, Leah, Scott and everyone else at MassConcerts for being so awesome and putting on such a killer show. Big thanks to my homey Jeremy Saffer for letting me borrow his phone to call… myself, and shout outs to the Rev Aaron from returntothepit.com for being awesome. Check out are pictures from the show below:
I also managed to sneak over to the Palladium and grab photos of a few bands. I’ve been battling a stomach bug the last two days and really wanted to make it to Nevermore and Gwar, but it just didn’t work out. I was pretty stoked to see the three bands that I did, though, because Hatesphere, Threat Signal and Infernaeon are three bands that I have never seen and actually wanted to. They were all great, so check out the pictures below. I also have a fourth gallery of the merch areas: