April 14, 2012

Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) Forced Out of Shock Stock 2012?

Last night at the Rainbow Cinemas, SHOCK STOCK and Vagrancy Films presented a wonderful 35mm presentation of DEMONS, but convention organizer James Bialkowski also took the occasion to let the audience in on some devilish behind-the-scenes shenanigans going on in the fan convention industry.

Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the AMC hit The Walking Dead, was locked in for Shock Stock 2012, said Bialkowski. However, Hobbystar (which operates the Toronto ComiCON and Fan Expo) forced Reedus to pull out of Shock Stock by using a clause in his contract that prevents guests from attending other events if those events threaten to hurt sales.

Now, I can only assume this means that Reedus is lined up for Fan Expo Canada in August. That's in August people. Shock Stock is happening now,  April 13-15. Fan Expo Canada is in Toronto. Shock Stock is in London, Ontario.

 August. April.

Toronto. London.


I guess Hobbystar doesn't have much confidence in its mega show if it thinks Shock Stock's going to substantially hurt its sales.

What do you think?