By Jorge Bannister
Central Mass. Scene Editor
Rock and Shock has announced the musical headliners for the convention’s 10th anniversary taking place Oct. 18-20 at the DCU Center and The Palladium in Worcester.
The first day will see Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes host “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie” screening and will do a Q&A session afterward.
Meanwhile, Danzig will headline the second day, with special guests Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Otep, Butcher Babies and Texas Hippie as support.
And, for the second year in a row, Twztid will close the convention. This year, support will come from Blaze Madchild and Aqualeo.
All shows, including Friday night’s screening of “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie,” will be at The Palladium.
Tickets go on sale Friday. As always, tickets will be available as full weekend passes for covvention/movie/concert (prices vary because there’s reserved and general admission seating for the movie), or just the convention.
Three-day passes for just the convention will be $50 in advance or $60 the day of. Tickets for just Friday only — which is a combo convention/movie ticket — will be $45 in advanced for reserved seating ($50 day of), or $35 for general admission seating ($40 day of).
For the second year in a row, there will be a Rock and Shock concert pre-party. This year, Between the Buried and Me will be headlining the main room at The Palladium with guests The Faceless, The Contortionist and The Safety Fire VIP. Word on the street is that BTBAM will be performing the album “Future Sequence” in its entirety. That, in and of itself, makes the show worth the $17.
As for the convention side of things, Robert Englund tops an impressive list of guests. Other big names also scheduled to appear are Richard Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” “Safe House”), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” “Days of Thunder”) and John Ratzenberger (“Cheers,” “Motel Hell”).
Kathariine Isabelle, Jordan Ladd, Andrew Divoff, Jennifer Jostyn, Lew Temple, Irone DIngleton, Jack Ketchum, Joe Knetter, Sarah French, James Balsamo, Gangrel and Maria Kanellis are also on the guest list.
Just remember, the scheduled guests are subject to change.