Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shock Stock 2015

What a weekend! What a show! This was my fifth trip to London, Ontario for the craziness that is known as Shock Stock. It is an annual Horror Convention put on by the dynamic duo James and Jake. Every year the Con gets bigger and better. This year was no exception. Special guests included Tony Todd (Candyman) and Eugene Clark (Big Daddy).

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!


  1. That looks like so much fun. My wallet would certainly be empty if I went there!

  2. Despite being a local, I've never been to Shock Stock, mostly because I hear it's for B movie enthusiasts and I'm not that big on horror (only the black and white classics). If they continue to have art and fashion vendors perhaps I might check it out some day.

  3. I prefer the classics myself but I love a good Horror Con! If you collect classic horror on VHS or DVD then Shock Stock is the one to go to. No other Con has as much VHS as this one. Maybe I will see you next year? :)

  4. Love the blog! I nominated you for a Leibster award.

    1. Thank you so much! And I love your blog also!

  5. So much great stuff to look at! I especially love the scary looking guy in the purple tutu, simply amazing. But where do I recognize that mask from?

    1. He's the Toxic Avenger! He came by our booth to say hello. :)

  6. I'm not sure how I missed this post! I think it was because it was the day before my Pretty Market. :(

    I love Horror Cons! I feel I fit in there more than I ever will at a Pretty Market. The only down side is that I end up spending money because there's always so much great stuff to buy!

    Do you have a Comic Con down there? Ever done one of those?

    1. We have a ton of comic cons here. You can pretty much go to them all year long. The big one is Fan Expo in Toronto. I go every year but every year it gets crazier. It's so overcrowded that it's difficult to walk around. But that is the one with the big guests. We have some smaller cons coming up soon that I'm looking forward to. And yes I always spend too much money there! Lol