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Rock and Shock is a one-of-a-kind event: equal parts horror convention,
heavy-metal show, and awesomeness. At this year's R&S, on October
16th through the 18th, splatter freaks slashed through the DCU Center,
filling their bloody burlap sacks with frightful T-shirts, posters for Chopping Mall and Twitch of the Death Nerve,
and autographs of Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), Ace Frehley (KISS
frontman), Rowdy Roddy Piper (ex-wrestler), and Gary Busey (maniac).
weekend, Rock and Shock invaded Worcester's DCU center and Palladium. For the uninitiated, Rock and Shock is a
unique experience: half horror convention, half kick-ass metal concert. I was there promoting Infinite Santa 8000, my
new animated web series about Santa Claus killing mutants in the year 8000 (no,
As an angry eldritch god pelts Worcester with foul globs of sleet, we thread our way through the DCU Center -- and what we find ain't pretty. The arcane items littering the tables in the dealers' row are slicked in blood and ichor (mostly the injection-molded plastic kind) or are emblazoned with phrases like "Tongue-Fucking A Torch-Melted Snatch" and "Killer Klown Lazer Katastrophe."
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