IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SHOCK STOCK 2020 AND THE COVID-19 VIRUS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SHOCK STOCK 2020 AND THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

As a precautionary measure in response to the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, vendors, guests, staff, and volunteers, the Shock Stock 2020 event is moving to the Aug 14-16 weekend of 2020, with all changes effective immediately.

At this time, ticket holders and room bookings for the May event have the following options:

  1. Your booking/ticket is automatically moved to the Aug 2020 weekend. Ticket and / or booking remains valid, and no changes on your part are required.
  2. A credit can be issued to be used towards mail-in autograph services, or convention goods, if you wish to receive autographs from the attending guests and / or some of the wares available at the show and cannot attend the new dates. This is something we are currently working on in detail, and more information will be available to you upon request.
  3. You can request a partial, or full refund for your ticket / room booking if you are unable to attend the August event combined with the credit if you wish for a partial refund.

As a small, independently run event, we ask for your support during this time of crisis and that you consider taking the full or partial credit option if you can’t make the event rather than cancel outright. I understand our economic status isn’t the best right now, but many of our vendors are also seeing this hit and we want to work on making this event as successful for them as well. Our team has been working hard over the past few weeks on a resolution that will keep the show alive, as well as create a successful and safe environment for the vendors, guests, and fans as well.

We apologize to those who wanted this announcement to come sooner, and though we feel a responsibility to do our part to protect the health and safety of our community; we wanted to ensure that all the pieces were in place to guarantee to everyone that we were NOT cancelling, or postponing indefinitely. We did not want to leave questions unanswered.

As for guests, we are currently working with agents to retain as many of our previously announced guests as possible, and will be working to add additional guests and attractions to make the August 2020 Anniversary show even better.

Thank you everyone for your understanding, and please stay safe during these troubled times.

 – The Shock Stock Family

The Original Miss Shock Stock Comes Home!

Sadie Katz was ‘crowned’ Miss Shock Stock 2015 – the first of only 2 times we did the competitive pageant so far – and it was a rollercoaster to say the least. Jake ended up in a heap on the ground, Rocco was told to fuck right off, and Sadie was on the receiving end of a massive hot soaker.

In the years since, Shock Stock has gone through some significant changes ( the addition of the Crystal Shocker Awards and the relocation to our favourite venue of all time the wonderful Ramada Inn, to name a few) and Sadie has kept on her own path of destruction through Hollywood and beyond with starring roles in a slew of horror flicks, as well as plenty of work behind the scenes, writing and directing as well. It’s time we come back together and remind ourselves of that blissful 2015 suckfest that was Shock Stock with an anniversary shindig we all won’t want to forget! Tickets on sale now and limited hotel rooms still available through our WEEKEND WARLORD package – reserve your room today!

Star of Italian Classics Comes to Shock Stock!

Cinzia Monreale (aka Sarah Keller to fans of Fulci’s The Beyond ) is making a VERY rare Canadian Appearance at Shock Stock 2020!

Fans of Italian cinema will undoubtedly recognize Cinzia from her iconic role as the blind Emily in his masterpiece THE BEYOND, but fans who enjoy ‘the violent emotions’ may also know her from her starring role in Joe D’Amato’s BUIO OMEGA, which is a personal favorite at Shock Stock HQ.

We’re very excited to be having Cinzia here in Canada to meet her fans and share some of the experiences she had working with some of the greatest names in Italian horror.

As well, we’re working on a VERY special ‘Enhanced Photo Op Experience’ – Details will be available soon but assured this will be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans of Fulci’s classic THE BEYOND.

Tickets for Shock Stock are available now, with hotel room reservations (through our weekend warrior deposit system) almost 50% booked! Visit our ticket page to get yours booked today!

ONE WEEK AWAY!

PACK YOUR BAGS ! YOU’RE IN FOR ONE WILD RIDE!!!

Be sure to get your swag in advance, as we only have so much fun supplies for the weekend.

Check out our updated pages for the schedule app, new guest images, and a whole lot more!

Rocco Claus has a little somethin’ fer yer stocking!

HO HO WOE!

It’s the holiday season, so of course ROCCO CLAUS has a little somethin’ for all the good little boys and girls who book their SHOCK STOCK rooms before Dec 25th! Be sure to follow the link below and if you need a holiday gift idea – the best gift we can think of – Shock Stock passes – then use the promo code “ROCCOCLAUS” to save $$ on both single day and regular weekend passes!

Offer Expires Dec 25th at 11:55 pm

Link to buy tickets and hotel rooms.

 

The Insatiable Kleio Valentien makes her return!

Kleio Valentien, one of our favourite guests, returns to Shock Stock 2019!

The above image is Instagram-ready ( wink wink)

 

AVN 2016 Best Supporting Actress
2017 Best Actress
XCRO 2017 Best Actress
2017 Inked Angels Performer of the Year

 

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This Guest is Sleazy & We Think You Oughtta Know This

Sleazy P. Martini, the manager of the Scumdogs of the Universe –  GWAR – makes an appearance at Shock Stock!

The above image is Instagram-ready ( wink wink)

Bio from GWAR.net :

‘Heir to a huge Mafia fortune, this ex-Reagan aide threw it all away for the “glamor” of rock management. Since his discovery of GWAR, the competition has been ruthlessly reduced, and the location of Elvis revealed.’

Sleazy P. is also appearing along side artist Don Drakulich. Bio from Slave Pit Inc. :

‘Don Drakulich graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1984. The next year Don began collaborating with GWAR and became a full member in 1986. He quickly became one of the driving forces of the band’s conceptual look and direction with his introduction of spewing gore f/x as well as costume fabrication using latex and fiberglass. During GWAR’s peak years, Don’s contributions in performing, conceptualizing, writing, directing, editing, designing, fabrication, and graphics was varied and prodigious. While probably best known for performing as GWAR’s manager Sleazy P. Martini, he specialized in creating the oversized costumes that overwhelmed the stage such as two versions of Gor-Gor as well as the Flesh Column, World Maggot, and Cardinal Syn. Don also became the Slave Pit’s character artist for famous faces that gave GWAR’s gore f/x their topical edge. During this time Don also served as the Slave Pit’s shop foreman and the f/x supervisor until 1995 and eventually stopped touring with the band regularly in 1996. He still directs videos and fabricates f/x for GWAR while running his own sculpture, f/x and video company Hypereal Productions.’

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The Ultimate Drive In Film Critic comes to Shock Stock

Joe Bob Briggs, arguably the most important film critic of our times, is coming to Shock Stock!

The above image is Instagram-ready ( wink wink)

From the official Joe Bob website –

‘John Bloom, best known as his alter ego, “Joe Bob Briggs,” is a nationally syndicated “drive-in movie critic” whose wisecracking take on B-movies was featured on two long-running late-night television shows, first on The Movie Channel and then on TNT. That tradition continues with his latest series, The Last Drive-In, currently featured on AMC’s Shudder streaming platform.

Briggs is also a successful investigative journalist, actor, and author. His nine books include the true-crime classic Evidence of Love (1984), Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies that Changed History (2003) and, most recently, Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story (2016).

Briggs has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award three times and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by United Press International for his eyewitness coverage of 9/11. He has appeared in several movies, including Casino, Face/Off, and Great Balls of Fire, and was a special commentator for The Daily Show for two years. He toured with a one-man show, Joe Bob Dead in Concert, and continues to be a regular host and Master of Ceremonies at film festivals and exploitation film conventions. Joe Bob is currently touring with his critically acclaimed comedy lecture “How Rednecks Saved Hollywood,” a one-man multi-media presentation that traces the entire history of the redneck, as told through movies, from 16th-century Scotland to the present.

Born in Dallas, he grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended Vanderbilt University on the Grantland Rice scholarship for sportswriters. He was an award-winning columnist and reporter for the Dallas Times Herald and Texas Monthly prior to his performing career, which has included stand-up comedy, one-man shows at venues like the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and dozens of guest appearances on both television and radio, including The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and The Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio. He has also continued to write for newspapers and magazines, including stints for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Talk and The Village Voice – all while hosting Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater for eleven years on The Movie Channel and MonsterVision for five years on TNT. During the course of his hosting career, Briggs has executive-produced 20,000 hours of television and become the leading authority on exploitation and genre films.

In addition to his internet-breaking return to horror hosting on Shudder’s The Last Drive-In, he is currently a columnist for Taki’s Magazine, where his satirical writings are celebrated by both conservatives and liberals— while simultaneously being attacked by both conservatives and liberals— making him one of the few journalists welcomed by most groups, no matter where they rest on the political spectrum. He believes that humor is the best antidote to sectionalism, partisanship and hatred. ‘

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Horror’s Newest Icon – First Canadian Convention Appearance!

David Howard Thornton – Art The Clown from TERRIFIER – is Coming to Shock Stock 2019!

The above image is Instagram-ready ( wink wink)

Bio from IMDB –

‘David Howard Thornton was born on November 30th, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama. He is an actor known for work in stage, film, and voice over. He is best known for his roles as Grandpa Who in the 1st- 5th national tours of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical”, the voice of Shizoku and others in the video game “Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom”, The Joker in the YouTube series “Nightwing Escalation”, and Art the Clown in the film “Terrifier”. David scored a 2017 Voice Arts Award nomination for his performance on the Western audio drama podcast “Powder Burns”‘

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