ValleyCon strives to bring the best and most relevant guests featured in sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, gaming and film & TV! These guests include Media Icons, Artists, Authors, Psychics and many more. Autographs are available at one of the industry's LOWEST price point ever. The guest will do panels, readings and demonstrations for your education and entertainment.
Butch Patrick (born August 2, 1953) is an American former child actor. Beginning his professional acting career at the age of seven, Patrick is perhaps best known for his role as child werewolf Eddie Munster on the CBS comedy television series The Munsters from 1964 to 1966 and in the 1966 feature film Munster, Go Home, and as Mark, on the ABC Saturday morning series Lidsville from 1971 to 1973.
In 1964, Patrick landed the role of child werewolf Eddie Munster, starring alongside Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster and Al Lewis as Grandpa, on the CBS television series The Munsters, a fantasy situation comedy loosely based on Universal's movie monsters. The role of Eddie was originally portrayed by child actor Happy Derman in the pilot episode before Patrick was ultimately selected out of hundreds of boys for the role.
When asked how he landed the role of Eddie, Patrick recalled "I had a lot of experience. But maybe it was because my fangs were my own teeth. My teeth were so bad, that even when I closed my mouth they stuck out. I was about a head smaller than the other kids, and they liked that because it played off Herman's height." Living on the East Coast at the time, Patrick commuted to Los Angeles every week during filming of the series, appearing in 70 episodes during The Munsters two-season run from 1964 to 1966.
After The Munsters ended, Patrick continued to appear in guest-starring roles on various popular television series of the 1960s, including I Dream of Jeannie, Death Valley Days, Gunsmoke, The Monkees, Daniel Boone, and Adam, as well as a recurring role as Gordon Dearing on the CBS family comedy series My Three Sons. During this time, Patrick also appeared in several Walt Disney films, including Way Down Cellar, The Young Loner and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, as well as portraying the role of Milo in the 1970 MGM live-action/animated film The Phantom Tollbooth.
Victoria Price is a public speaker and the author of the inspirational memoir, The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self and Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography. She currently spends much of her time traveling and speaking about the life of her father, Vincent Price, as well as many inspirational self-development topics. Although Victoria is the daughter of a horror icon, she is not a fan of horror films, but she is a fan of horror fans.
Victoria Price was born on April 27, 1962 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Mary Victoria Price. She is a writer, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), Shadow Show and The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (2000). She brings her unique story to the national and international stage as an author, inspirational speaker, life coach/practitioner, designer, artist & art consultant, and interspiritual & interfaith minister.
Her critically acclaimed biography of her father, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, was published in 1999 by St Martin’s Press, in 2014 by Open Road Media. A new edition was released in 2018 by Dover Publications. She has also written for the New York Times, A&E’s Biography, and many other national, regional, and local magazines, newspapers, and television programs. Price has also appeared on Good Morning America, A&E’s Biography, NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition, BBC Radio Three, and many other national, regional, and local TV and radio programs. Articles about Price and her work have appeared in such national and international publications as the New York Times, USA Today, People, Travel & Leisure, Art & Auction, and Sunset.
Victoria believes that “we are all born fluent in joy” — and she has dedicated her life to sharing the spiritual practice of connection and presence in joy.
Robert "RJ" Haddy is a special effects artist and airbrush dealer. He is best known as a contestant on season 2 of Syfy's reality television game show, Face Off in which he was a finalist and fan favorite for the season.
Haddy is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and is a graduate of Capital High School. While at the Joe Blasco Make-Up Center, Haddy worked for Alterian Studios under Tony Gardner, which allowed him to work on films such as Batman & Robin, There's Something About Mary and Contact. Haddy later returned to Charleston to Capital High School, where he taught television production, writing and performance for the camera, special effects, web and app design, and filmmaking. He also wrote and designed the curriculum.
After the first season of Syfy's reality television game show Face Off, Haddy auditioned for season 2 at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2011. Winning the final spot on the show after competing against two other potential contestants, he finished as one of runners-up. Soon afterward, Haddy left teaching to work full-time as a special-effects artist while running an e-commerce site selling airbrush equipment, including his own Shadow line of brushes.
Haddy returned for Face Off season 5 as one of eight veterans competing against eight rookies. He was eliminated in episode 5 where the contestants had to create a Mother-Nature inspired goddess with attributes of their own mothers.
Rj is a Consummate Artist and not only is a creator of the arts but an avid consumer of them as well. He hopes that his turn on Face OFF will lead to Bigger and better opportunities as that consummate artist wether it be Acting, Directing, Designing, or Creating, Art is ALWAYS at the very core of all of it, and that is EXACTLY where Rj wants to BE!
Tom is a DC and Marvel artist (Blackest Night, Superman, Batman, catwoman…) as well as an acclaimed Pinup artist.
Born in Minneapolis and raised in Burnsville, MN, Tom has been drawing for as long as he could remember. At age 14, he was already commissioned to do portraits of baseball players, and at 16 he was hired to draw caricatures at Valleyfair amusement park and at the Mall of America. But at age 19 Tom was able to break into the industry that he loved most: comic books. Since then he has done work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Seattle Weekly, Wizard magazine, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Upper Deck Entertainment, Titan Books, and the television series Little Miss Perfect for WeTV among other clients.
Tom has also established himself as a renowned pin-up painter, having worked with some of the top professional models and pageant winners. Although he jokingly refers to himself as "The Prince of Pin-Up," he is most definitely the undisputed "King of Pageantry Pin-Up" as there is no other artist who has worked with more high-placing pageant competitors than Tom has. His work also includes Playboy models and NFL cheerleaders. Tom's pin-up work has been featured in publications such as Club International magazine, American Curves magazine, Aphrodisia 2: Art of the Female Form, and the upcoming How To Airbrush Pin-Ups due Fall 2009. He is also a prize sponsor to the Mrs. Minnesota-, Mrs. Iowa-, and Mrs. Wisconsin-America pageants, providing his rendition of each of the state's winners.
In 2005, Tom and his partner Jeff Pederson released two instructional DVDs: The Doug Mahnke Style of Pencilling and the Tom Nguyen Style of Inking. In September 2007, Tom added "author" to his resume as his first instructional book, Incredible Comics With Tom Nguyen: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-ass Comic Art, hit the shelves at many bookstores. In 2010, Tom released the sequel to his instructional book entitled Incredible Comic Book Women With Tom Nguyen: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-ass Babes.
Along with writer/artist Keith Champagne, Tom is the co-creator of the successful Kickstarter hit comic book The Switch. In his spare time, Tom teaches art via his online workshop Art Samurai, runs photography lighting workshops, lifts weights, and plans his next areas of travel.
Published authors local to Bemidji, MN. Roy C. is also a poet, journalist, essayist, and screenwriter. He is married to published playwright, poet and author Cynthia Booth, and is owner/manager of Roy’s Comics & Games of Bemidji, Minnesota.
Roy C. Booth hails from Bemidji, MN where he manages Roy's Comics & Games (est. 1992) with his wife and three sons. He is a published author, poet, journalist, essayist, gag writer, and optioned screenwriter with over 1,000 publication credits, and internationally awarded playwright with 57 stage plays published (Samuel French, Heuer, et al) with 875+ productions worldwide in 30 countries in ten languages. He is also known for collaborations with R Thomas Riley, Brian Keene, Eric M. Heideman, William F. Wu, Axel Kohagen, and others (along with his presence on the regional convention circuit). See his entry on Wikipedia, his Facebook page, and his publishers' sites for more.
Cynthia Booth is a published author, poet, and an internationally awarded playwright who lives in Bemidji, MN with her husband, author/playwright Roy C. Booth, and their three sons.
Adam J. Whitlatch is the author of the novels The Weller, War of the Worlds: Goliath, Birthright, and Vengeance For My Valentine, as well as dozens of short stories and poems spanning the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
A fantasy enthusiast from a young age, his interest in science fiction was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast for him on Halloween. It's a tradition Adam carries on to this day.
From 2012 to 2015, Adam worked as an associate editor for Minnesota-based small press publisher KHP Publishers, managing their science fiction imprint, Retro Rocket Press.
An aspiring musician, Adam is currently learning to play guitar. A martial artist since he was twelve years old, Adam currently holds the rank of 3rd Gup Brown Belt in Tang Soo Do and yellow belt in Haedong Kumdo.
As an ordained Dudeist priest with the Church of the Latter-Day Dude, Adam is available to perform wedding ceremonies. Adam resides in southeast Iowa with his wife and their three sons.
Eliot is a comic writer/creator for AfterShock Comics. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area. His current projects include a new miniseries titles "Hot Lunch Special". He has also worked with Vault Comics, Dark Horse Comics Inc., Valiant Entertainment and Heavy Metal on numerous titles. He also worked with Marvel Entertainment for the editor of “The Amazing Spider-Man, DareDevil, and Thunder-Strike.”
Outside of the comics realm, Eliot has also worked with some well known names in television including David Letterman Spike O'Dell and John Williams. He also has done some stand up comedy in the past.
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Dave Wheeler is a jack of all trades when it comes to comics, working as an: inker, colorist, letterer, writer and book designer. In addition to the comics industry he has worked in the advertising and graphics industry for 10 years. Dave currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. with his family. He is proud to be one of the co-founders of the kid-friendly comic company MIND WAVE COMICS doing his part to bring back fun to comics! When he’s not in the studio he enjoys long walks on the beach, making toys and professional wrestling!
Check out MIND WAVE COMICS at www.MINDWAVECOMICS.com.
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Acclaimed psychic, Tiffany gives inspiration, insight and understanding into your ever-changing life.
Tiffany, at an early age, showed an interest in the Metaphysical realms. At 14, she began reading Tarot cards for friends and family. Continuing through junior high, high school & college she read, honing her talents and developing others. Further into adulthood, a series of events brought her back to her New Age Spirituality and deeper studies of holistic healing, herbs, oils, stones, energy work, past life work, Angels, Reiki, etc. Having personally worked and trained with well known psychics and healers, she knows what an integral part of life and soul development readings can be. Now, at age 34, Tiffany continues her studies and assists other people in theirs. Through classes, readings and healings she works to enlighten her clients to spirit's/God's/Goddess's nature and beauty.
In her Tarot readings, Tiffany gives inspiration, insight and understanding into your ever-changing life. Tarot offers symbolic guidance to assist you on your personal path. In addition to guidance and clarification, the Tarot is enjoyable and entertaining. It is an energizing way of divining your personal path.
In a channeling session with Tiffany, guidance & messages from our angels, spirit guides, those on the other side and inner light comes through.
In addition to channeling, Tiffany also utilizes her inner voice, intuition. This assists not only in interpreting the message given, but understanding where it applies in your life.
As a healer, Tiffany is a Reiki Master. Reiki is a Japanese healing art developed by Mikao Usui. Reiki can relieve pain, acute problems, and chronic illnesses depending on the specific nature of the disease. Reiki honors the ecology of the person by working on spiritual, mental and emotional levels.
Beyond the spiritual counseling and healing, Tiffany is also an ordained minister. She provides a unique style to many various rites of passage (marriage, baptism, commitment ceremonies, etc.) that adapt and respect all faiths and belief systems. In addition to her officiating at life ceremonies, Tiffany's studies and ordination give her a perspective that is not only comforting, but educating as well.
Tiffany is also a certified Hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression therapies. This modality assists in her practice as a tool to help work through many of those karmic issues we have chosen to bring into this lifetime.
Late in 2006 Tiffany was asked to be a part of the Greater Lakes Search and Rescue team. This team, comprised all of volunteer police, paramedics and emergency medical technicians works on missing persons cases in the Midwest.
Justin Cancilliere loves telling stories. Led by mythical dreams and astounding visions that can only be described through writing, he is in the business of scripting legends. His desire is to bring to life that which swarms in his mind and cascades into words. But it doesn't end there.
He takes his artistic verbiage to podcasting as well. He has two podcasts, ParaTruth Radio, and Beyond Reason. Both are places where he can discuss the weird and unusual. This, along with avid research into the paranormal, help quench his interest in the mystical.
Justin also recently founded the BisMan Writer's Guild, a local writers group, in Feb. of 2019.
He currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he enjoys the finer things in life with his beautiful wife, Shelly.
BisMan Writer's Guild was started in Feb. of 2019. Our goal is to uplift local authors throughout North Dakota by promoting, advancing, and supporting them. We wish to push the craft of writing forward in North Dakota and bring acknowledgment to our local authors in an effort to further both writing and reading in our state. They are up to 43 members and growing!!