Virginia Beach Culture Shock Weekend Pop Convention Announced

Posted By on April 17, 2013

The creators of the successful Blood at the Beach horror convention have announced the first details of Culture Shock Weekend, a new pop entertainment convention coming to Virginia Beach this summer.

Culture Shock Weekend 2013

The first ever Culture Shock Weekend is happening August 9-11 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Conference Center in Virginia Beach.

Among the first few celebrities just announced on the guest list is Richard Hatch, the Season 1 million dollar winner of the long running reality series Survivor, making his first ever convention appearance. 

Richard Hatch - Culture Shock Weekend 2013

Best known as Winston Zedmore in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, Ernie Hudson is returning to Virginia Beach after appearing at the first Blood at the Beach convention in April 2012.

Hudson has appeared in dozens of other notable films, including Airheads, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Leviathan, The Basketball Diaries, and The Crow, filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1993.

Ernie Hudson - Culture Shock Weekend 2013

Also confirmed to be in attendance is Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who starred in the popular video game adaptation Mortal Kombat, in addition to an impressive filmography of over 100 screen credits, including roles in John Carpenter’s Vampires, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, and big budget blockbusters like Pearl Harbor and Elektra.

Other guests previously announced include Scott Schwartz (A Christmas Story, The Toy), Michael Pare (Eddie and The Cruisers, Village of the Damned), Keith Coogan (Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Toy Soldiers, Adventures In Babysitting), and Jeremy Miller of the classic 1980s sitcom Growing Pains.

A replica of the Batmobile from the 1960s Batman TV series will also be at the event for photos.

Tickets to the three-day convention go on sale tomorrow, April 18 at 5pm at

Ernie Hudson ('Ghostbusters', 'The Crow') with Editor In Chief Matt Artz at the Blood at the Beach Convention, April 20, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA. (photo by Sue Artz)

Ernie Hudson (‘Ghostbusters’, ‘The Crow’) with Editor In Chief Matt Artz at the Blood at the Beach Convention, April 20, 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA. (photo by Sue Artz)


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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