I generally try to avoid Florida as a rule but if I could I’d be there on Valentine’s Day! Shock Comic Con has a great line up this year including John Waters who will be presenting his updated “This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier” as well as selling his new book (signed) “Carsick” But for me, the big draw here is the Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge and Friday the 13th reunions! One day I will meet Robert Englund!
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – January 7, 2014 –Shock Pop Comic Con arrives in Ft. Lauderdale, February 13–15, 2015 with very special guest JOHN WATERS presenting his newly updated “This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier” for a February 14, Valentine’s Day–only, onsite show and autograph session for his best-selling new book CARSICK.Anniversary reunions during the star-packed weekend include the 35th of FRIDAY THE 13th including Sean Cunningham, Adrienne King, and composer Harry Manfredini; 30th of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2, with Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Jack Sholder, and David Chaskin; screenwriter Alvaro Rodriguez and Danny Trejo for MACHETE and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN; Ralph Macchio and the KARATE KID crew; and a DEMONS 30th Anniversary reunion and screening, with the Italian cast coming in including Claudio Simonetti of Goblin!Television superstars include a 30th MIAMI VICE reunion Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown, Michael Talbott, and John Diehl; SONS OF ANARCHY’s Ryan Hurst and Drea de Matteo (SOPRANOS) roar in, a BRADY BUNCH reunion with Susan Olsen and Christopher Knight; TRUE BLOOD vamp Kristen Bauer, RJ Mitte of BREAKING BAD, Naomi Grossman from AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM and FREAK SHOW, Sylvester McCoy from DR. WHO and THE HOBBIT, along with William Kircher; Bam Margera and Brandon Novak from JACKASS, and more!Comic art is here with Bob Schreck of LEGENDARY COMICS, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith of 300 DAYS OF NIGHT, and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST stars BooBoo Stewart and Daniel Cudmore from the big screen, and Gerry Conway, creator of THE PUNISHER and screenwriter of CONAN THE DESTROYER and FIRE AND ICE, along with Simon Bisley, Geoff Darrow, Whilce Portacio, and more in the rooms.GAME OF THRONES storyboard artist William Simpson comes in from Ireland, and Clive Barker is represented with a special Seraphim Art Show, and the team behind the next BOOK OF BLOOD adaptation JACQUELINE ESS. Holly Frazetta shares her father’s work in a spectacular FIRE AND ICE panel, including Key Animator and Animation director Steven Gordon, and a special Skype with Ralph Bakshi himself!
Tickets are $30 each day or $60 for the weekend, with John Waters VIP tickets at a special price of $75 which includes preferred show seating, an autographed copy of John Waters’ best-selling book, “Carsick”, AND guaranteed front-of-line privilege for the post-show book signing. Get your tickets in advance here! Who’s going?
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