Rock & Shock 2017 Lineup Announced

Press Release:

You have waited patiently while we have hand picked the guests and musical acts we want to include in this year’s Rock and Shock. With a great sense of honor, we are excited to present the 2017 Rock and Shock lineup.

Rock and Shock family, the first guest announcement is here! This year, we are coming out of the gate with a larger first wave than ever! On this list we have four first time guests as well as six returning favorites, with none of those six being here last year. And this is only the beginning, as we have many more celebrities to reveal in the coming weeks.

As for this list, we begin with none other than JAMES REMAR! James, of course, is best known not only as Ajax in Walter Hill’s 70s gang classic The Warriors, but also as Harry Morgan, father of and spiritual conscience to the serial killing forensics expert himself, Dexter.

Next up is one of Rock and Shock’s most popular and beloved guests, local boy ADAM GREEN! Aside from all the brilliance he’s brought us over the years (the Hatchet series, Digging Up the Marrow, the horror sitcom named after his hometown, Holliston, and so much more), Adam currently has a whole lot on his plate. Listeners of his podcast (The Movie Crypt, with Joe Lynch) have heard that he will soon unveil a new film as well as a novel, a comic, and he has also reunited with his bandmates to bring back Haddonfield! Better yet, they have an album coming out and on Saturday, October 14th the band will be taking the stage to play for you at Rock and Shock!

Pretty great, right? But there’s more, because we’re very happy to welcome POLLYANNA MCINTOSH! Pollyanna, of course, was last seen making life or death deals as Jadis on The Walking Dead, and before that she had the career defining role of The Woman in the adaptation of the Jack Ketchum/Lucky McKee novel of the same name.

TONY TODD is also familiar with bringing books to life. The horror legend’s portrayal of Clive Barker’s creation, Candyman, has kept people cautious for years about what they say in front of the mirror.

Speaking of horror legends, there’s TOM SAVINI. The makeup and effects wizard is also an actor and director who has worked with nearly every major star the genre has produced since the 70s, and his work on franchises like Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and, of course, his many collaborations with the beloved George Romero, have earned him a top spot in the horror hall of fame.

TIFFANY SHEPIS is also returning to the show. Beginning her career in the Troma world, Tiffany took fast to her trade and soon became a queen of independent horror, shattering any boundaries put on her and gaining the respect of genre luminaries along the way.

ALEX VINCENT and CHRISTINE ELISE have both battled the maniacal doll Chucky, Mr. Vincent kicking off the proceedings in the original Child’s Play film and Ms. Elise in the sequel.

BARBARA MAGNOLFI has worked with Italian horror legends Sergio Martino, Ruggero Deodato, Luigi Cozzi and, most famously, the inimitable Dario Argento on Suspiria, making her name unforgettable in the genre along the way.

Finally, we have first time guest MARK L. LESTER, a man responsible, be it as director, writer or producer, for such famous fright films as The Funhouse, Firestarter, and Class of 1984. As you can see, we have a lot to offer you for the 2017 Rock and Shock already, and we’re just getting started!

Last week, we gave you a sneak peak of Ministry and Death Grips appearance on The Palladium stage on Friday, October 13th. However, that’s not all we have in store for you. On Saturday, October 14th, please welcome Superjoint to The Palladium stage with Motionless in White, our favorite punk rock cover band featuring Ace Von Johnson: The Rocking Dead (who has a new and exciting lineup), The Amity Affliction, Devildriver, Miss May I, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite, and Adam Green’s Haddonfield. On Sunday, we welcome back Twiztid’s “Mostasteless Tour”, featuring Moonshine Bandits, Blaze Yah Dead Homie, Whitney Peyton, and Andrew W Peyton. Don’t miss the Sunday After Party featuring Blaze Yah Dead Homie and Whitney Peyton.

We still have many exciting announcements coming your way. Stay tuned to our website (www.rockandshock.com) as well as our social media pages for all the updates as they are unveiled, and we hope to see you this October 13-15!

MA – Curse Words Van Tour Signing

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44, Poe Dameron) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) appear at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Thursday, August 10th from 3:00 till 6:00 PM signing and selling the Curse Words Van Tour EXCLUSIVE hardcover from Image Comics! 

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

Plastic City Comic Con Returns on July 29th

Plastic City Comic Con holds their second annual event for comics, toys and pop culture fans in North Central Massachusetts on Saturday July 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Wallace Civic Center. Jam packed with comic artists, writers, creators, and vendors! Admission is only $2.00! Kids 12 and under are FREE! Guests include:

  • Jerry Ordway ​(Superman, Power of Shazam, Crisis on Infinite Earth)
  • Joe Caramagna (Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers, ​Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Craig Rousseau (Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, ​Perhapanauts)
  • Joe St. Pierre ​(Spider-Man, Venom, New Zodiax)
  • Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, ​Johnny Raygun, Sgt. Werewolf)
  • Sean Wang (The Tick, Meltdown, ​Runners)

For the complete list of writers, artists, and exhibitors please refer to the convention’s website…

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Wallace Civic Center
1000 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
(978) 665-4938

 

MA – TEOTFW Signing

Creator Charles Forsman (Revenger, Slasher) appears at Comics N’ More on Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM!

His graphic novel “The End of the Fucking World” is being re-released in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix/BBC series that is being made, based on the book!! We’ll have copies of his ongoing comics, graphic novels, and prints. Check out Slasher, Revenger, and Celebrated Summer! Get your copies signed!

“TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.

Forsman’s story highlights the disdain, fear and existential search that many teenagers fear, but through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye. Forsman’s inviting, Charles Schulz-influenced style lends a deadpan quality that underscores the narrative’s tension. The End of the Fucking World was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. Now that the world is ending, it’s sure to become the most talked-about graphic novel of 2017.

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Comics N’ More
31 Union Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
(413) 529-0800

The Return of LadiesCon 2017

Press Release:

The Ladies of Comicazi, who represent an inclusive community devoted to consuming, critiquing, and creating comics and pop culture, are teaming up with their homebase, Comicazi, to bring the second annual LadiesCon to the Armory on September 16, 2017. Admission is FREE!

The one-day show will present writers, artists, creators and artisans specializing in comics, fantasy, and science fiction, with a particular emphasis on creators who identify as women, LGBTQ, and people of color, as well as local artists.

Meet creators, buy books and crafts, and see panels on a variety of topics, including cosplay and fanfiction! The first show was a huge hit – don’t miss this one.

GUESTS INCLUDE:

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Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
(617) 718-2191

MA – Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl Signing

Guest comic book artists and creators Craig Rousseau and Rich Woodall appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, July 15th, 1:00 – 5:00 PM to sign purchased copies of their co-created comic book Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl. Trade paperback copies of the book will be available for sale at the artists’ table, along with prints and other merchandise. Guests are welcome to ask for signatures on other works by the artists as well. Guests are also encouraged to ask for one free head sketch from each artist.

Craig Rousseau has been a comic book artist and writer for over twenty years. During his career, Rousseau has worked for various comic book publishers, but is best known for his work on DC Comic titles, such as Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond and Impulse. He also worked on Disney Adventures (Kim Possible), Beckett (Ruule: Kiss and Tell, Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai, The Cobbler’s Monster), Image Comics (Tellos: The Last Heist, Tales of Tellos, Invincible Handbook, Monster Pile-up) and Marvel Comics’ Creative Services.

Rich Woodall has been writing and drawing comics for the past twenty-five years, working on Creator Owned Projects like Johnny Raygun, Zombie Bomb, and his Patreon site featuring Sgt. Werewolf. He’s also contributed to Image, Dark Horse, and IDW comics, on titles such as Tellos, The Perhapanauts, Savage Dragon, Invincible, TMNT, and Madman.

Manager Pete Beaudoin says, “Some of my favorite comic books are creator-owned because they expose the full range of talent behind the creator. It’s a more intimate look into their process and ideas.”

That’s Entertainment, located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s “geek.” Checkout their wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, role-playing games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and so much more!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

MA – Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century Signing

Matt Dursin will be signing copies of the Robin Hood: Outlaw of the 21st Century trade paperback at New England Comics in Harvard Square this Saturday, July 8th at 3:00 PM.

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New England Comics – Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-354-5352

MA – The New Zodiax Signing

Former Spider-Man artist Joe St. Pierre appears at Paper Asylum on Saturday, July 8th from noon till 4:00 PM for an in-store signing and sketching. He’ll also have copies of his book The New Zodiax! Plus Speakeasy Donuts will be there with a pop up shop.

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Paper Asylum
166 Cabot St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
(978) 998-4692

MA – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Friday August 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM!

Last Fan Standing is a no-holds-barred live game show, and YOU get to participate! Test your ultimate nerd knowledge as the legendary Bruce Campbell hosts. The top four contenders will face off on stage…will you be one of them? For more information on the show, see the Last Fan Standing website. Every ticket includes admission to Last Fan Standing and comes with a copy of Bruce Campbell’s book HAIL TO THE CHIN. VIP tickets also include an exclusive Meet & Greet with Bruce Campbell.

Event Guidelines:

  • General admission tickets are $40.00 and include admission to the Last Fan Standing game show and 1 copy of Hail to the Chin.
  • VIP tickets are $75.00 and include admission to the Last Fan Standing game show, 1 copy of Hail to the Chin, and an exclusive Meet & Greet with Bruce Campbell.
  • Ticket purchase is required to attend this event.
  • Tickets may only be purchased online.
  • The show will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6pm.
  • Your copy of Hail to the Chin may be picked up at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on the night of the show.
  • The line at the theatre will begin forming at 5:30pm.
  • Please arrive on time, as your seat cannot be guaranteed after 5:55pm.
  • Present your printed Eventbrite ticket for entry to the theatre.
  • ***VIP TICKETHOLDERS MUST RETAIN THEIR TICKETS FOR ENTRANCE TO THE MEET & GREET***
  • The VIP Meet & Greet will take place at 7pm, across the street from the theatre at Brookline Booksmith.
  • If you do not attend the event, please pick up your copy of Hail to the Chin at Brookline Booksmith before the end of August 2017.

Books available from Brookline Booksmith. Tickets available at the link.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Pigs Might Fly/Making Scents Signing

Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline (Making Scents) and Jerel Dye (Pigs Might Fly) sign at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday July 25th at 7:00 pm

If pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings—but there’s no convincing Pigs Might Fly’s Lily Leanchops. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft—and there’s no time for a test run.

In Making Scents, Mickey’s parents are crazy about canines. Naturally, they’re raising their son as if he was a dog… and Mickey wants nothing more than to make his parents proud.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

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