I had a great time this year vending with my good friends Scary Kerri from Black Orchid Designs and Zack from The Vault. I even set up a table to read Tarot this year. I had an awesome time doing readings the whole weekend. I will definitely do that again next year.
I was lucky enough to snag a photo with both Tony Todd and Eugene Clark in it. And I picked up an autograph from both of them as well. There were lots of great guests at the convention this year but I keep autographs to a minimum because Cons can be expensive! Here are a few other guests including Miss Shock Stock, Toxic Avenger, and Zombie Jesus Maggot.
The best part of Shock Stock this year was the awesome vendors. The first year I went to this small Con it was basically just the Horror Guests and tables full of VHS and DVDs for sale by collectors. Shock Stock is still the best Con for VHS. No other show has so many vendors that bring their personal collections of VHS to sell. I even had baskets full of horror VHS and DVDs to sell as well.
This year there was a definite shift to more diverse vendors. This year there were artists, crafters, jewelry designers, and clothing designers alongside the tables of VHS. I wanted to showcase a few of my favourite designers and artists from the show below:
Midnight Desires- gorgeous hand made jewelry. Every time I see this designer I have to buy a new piece. What makes her designs so different is the attention to detail.
Pixie Fashions- I've bought quite a few things from Pixie Fashions now. She has everything for your home including mugs with your favourite monsters on them, embroidered towels, and printed pillows.
Slay It Mosaic- Painstakingly handmade glass mosaics of horror characters. The display was awesome and huge!
Kit Daven- Horror author who also makes the most adorable brain cupcakes and tiny Lovecraftian monsters.
Sean Chappell- Gorgeous artwork. I wish I had bought a few prints at the show but I'm sure I will see him again soon.
Roadkill Jill Creations- this artists sells everything from jewelry to wet specimens in jars.
Rotten Rags- I couldn't resist picking up a new Elvira tee from this vender. And the glow in the dark tees were pretty cool too.
Dark Sunshine Skullz- Awesome day of the dead skulls, dead little angels, and funny tees.
It's Alive- all the zombies you can handle! Everything you need to zombify your home.
Gracie Klutz- I loved her pinup headbands. She had the best selection of fabrics. Adorable!
So it was a fun show and I hope to see everyone again next year!