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.
From Super Hero (Black Canary, Smallville) to Super Villian (Abaddon, Supernatural) Actor Alaina Huffman has earned her Geek Cred appearing as a regular cast member in several genre television series including Syfy’s PainKiller Jane (Maureen) Stargate Universe (Lt Tamara Johansen) and most recently CWs The 100 playing rebel leader Nikki (affectionately known as Nikki-Bang-Bang) Her non-genre credits include several guest starring roles on network shows, CSI (Miami, NY) NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, The OC etc, Leads in TV movies and can currently be seen in The Netflix Thriller “The Perfection” starring Allison Williams.
Adding to her acting credits Huffman is the Co-creator alongside Tony Lee of “Agent Mom” a graphic novel with MTV comics. Currently, you’ll find her behind the scenes in the director's chair! Huffman is set to direct her first film in 2021!
When she’s not acting, Alaina is a full time mom to 4 amazing kids, she’s a certified life coach and enjoys being creative, active and traveling!
Every self-respecting horror fan remembers the first time they saw Bill Moseley – grinning like a demented Cheshire cat with a mouthful of festering tombstone teeth; pale, peeling skin and sporting a foppish black Sonny Bono Wig screaming “Music is my LIFE!” At the same time, the twitchy weirdo is flicking a Bic to the end of a rusty coat hanger, absent-mindedly scraping his diseased scalp with the heated hook and eating the scabby spoils. This, of course, was Moseley as ChopTop, the madder than mad, larger than life and sicker than sick younger brother of cannibal chili king Drayton Sawyer in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.
From the moment Moseley skeezed on screen in Tobe Hooper’s outrageous sequel to TCM, he owned the film, essaying the kind of scene (and scalp)-chewing character that would be forever bronzed in horror history. The fact that some saw-wielding goon with human rawhide on his face eventually blustered in seemed like an afterthought, and even the presence of screen vet Dennis Hopper running around screeching mad didn’t make much difference. It was Moseley who stole the show.
But where did he come from, this freakish form of spastic evil energy? What tortured paths and crooked miles did he walk before he became what he’d become? Not surprisingly, like many cinematic icons of horror, his roots were both benign and humble – the antithesis of his delightfully dreadful destiny. Believe it or not, Moseley was a man of letters. Born in Connecticut, Moseley’s parents enrolled the future screen fiend in The Hotchkiss School, an elite boarding institution in Lakeville, CT (yes it’s true, ChopTop was once a preppie… now that’s scary). His stellar academic career would eventually lead to Yale University, where he graduated with a BA in English.
After Yale, Moseley relocated to New York City and became a freelance writer for prestigious periodicals like Omni, National Lampoon, Rolling Stone, Interview and Psychology Today while simultaneously finding work in a myriad of Soho art galleries. From political ad writing, to being a gossip columnist for Showtime TV and, surprisingly, even Editor-In-Chief of CB Bible Magazine, Moseley had done it all when it came to his publishing career.
The jack-of-all-trades Renaissance man wrote, funded, and starred (as The Hitchhiker) in a wigged- out parody of one of his favorite films, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, called The Texas Chainsaw Manicure. An impressively imaginative, dead-on rip on the original, the film eventually ended up in the mitts of Massacre auteur Tobe Hooper, who was so impressed he promised Moseley a role in a proposed sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre that he had in the works. Two years later, reps from Cannon Pictures had him on the horn and within days the deal was sealed. Moseley, metal plate fastened securely to his clean-shaved bald pate stepped into the bloody boots of The Hitchhiker’s severely unhealthy twin brother, ChopTop, and a new horror icon was born.
In the years to follow, Moseley would work continuously in front of the camera, appearing in Chuck (The Mask) Russell’s successful remake of The Blob, Clint Eastwood’s Pink Cadillac, the anti- Christmas slasher sequel Silent Night Deadly Night 3, Tom Savini’s remake of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Sam Raimi’s third entry in his Evil Dead series, Army of Darkness. And while the celebrated cult actor continued developing his professional career, his more intimate and personal career as father and family man was also blossoming.
At the same time, another man was slowly building his own blood spattered empire, its foundation consisting of adolescent obsessions with comic books, exploitation pictures, dirty punk rock ‘n’ roll, and gory horror movies. That man was Rob Zombie. After a string of wildly successful albums both with and without his mutant metal band White Zombie, the ambitious musician began exploring the idea of making his first film, a picture that would tip its machete to not only the great shockers of the 1970s, but more specifically to a movie that had become part of his DNA: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2. Zombie’s first order of business was hiring his hero, ‘ole ChopTop himself, Bill Moseley for one of the starring roles.
Zombie’s controversial House of 1000 Corpses would become a massive cult favorite – which spawned an even more vicious and critically embraced sequel, The Devil’s Rejects – which also landed Moseley a prime role in HBO’s dark and delicious sideshow-set melodrama Carnivàle. As homicidal artist/serial killer Otis B. Driftwood in both House and Rejects, Moseley’s bizarro charms would be retooled for a whole new generation of counter culture enthusiasts, who immediately catapulted him into horror superstardom.
Now a genre icon twice over, Moseley lives a quiet life in Hollywood with his two daughters, two cats, a cantankerous parrot named Mr. Hanky, and his wife Lucinda, the love of his life. He’s a hysterically funny, bright, approachable guy who also finds time to release full-length albums of experimental rock ‘n’ roll, with the likes of Guitar God Buckethead (CORNBUGS) and Rani Sharone (SPIDER MOUNTAIN.) Both CORNBUGS and SPIDER MOUNTAIN CD’s are available @ www.choptopsbbq.com .
Bill Moseley’s other film projects include REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL (directed by SAW franchise director Darren Lynn Bousman), GRINDHOUSE (Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez), Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN; also THE DEVIL’S TOMB (with Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beowulf’s Ray Winstone); horror/thrillers BLOOD NIGHT and THE GRAVES, Rob Zombie’s animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO, Twisted Pictures’ THE TORTURED and the 3-D horror musical HIGHWAY TO HELL. Bill has leads in the films 2001 MANIACS: Field of Screams (directed by Tim Sullivan), NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ORIGINS (reprising his role as “JOHNNY”) and the thriller ROGUE RIVER. Bill also stars in the features EXIT HUMANITY, Lionsgate Film’s TEXAS CHAINSAW 3-D and OLD 37, which Bill and Kane Hodder star opposite each other. Bill also stars in the horror films DEAD SOULS, THE CHURCH, OLD 37 and MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT. Add on to this CHARLIE’S FARM and BOAR, Which Bill filmed in Australia, directed by Chris Sun. Bill adds to his roster of lead roles the feature films THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL I & II, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, ALMOST MERCY and the children’s comedy ARLO: THE BURPING PIG, both directed by Tom DeNucci, DEATH HOUSE directed by B. Harrison Smith, the award-winning film CYNTHIA directed by Devon Downs & Kenny Gage, the lead role of Abraham Lincoln in GINGERBREAD, and he also stars as OTIS DRIFTWOOD in Lionsgate Film’s 3 FROM HELL (Rob Zombie’s sequel to his hit films HOUSE OF A THOUSAND CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) and most recently stars in PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, opposite Nicolas Cage and directed by Sion Sono, filmed in Japan. Bill also has a role in GODZILLA VS KONG directed by Adam Wingard for Warner Brothers. Bill Moseley has starred in hundreds of other films, television shows, cartoons and music videos, which can be found on Bill Moseley’s resume, as well as IMDBPro.
From preppie journalist to satanic serial killer, Moseley’s taken a long and unusual road to cult stardom, firmly cementing his place in the annals of horror history along the way. Bill has received numerous honors and awards over the years, recognizing his many achievements: Bill was Guest of Honor at the 2006 World Horror Convention; he has won two Spike Awards, two Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, an Eyegore Award, the 2010 Song of the Year Award from the RockSolidPressure radio show for “Stupid Life of A Mom Eater” from Bill’s Spider Mountain album “No Way Down,” the 2011 SyFy/NBC/Universal Fantasy Horror Award for Career Achievement and the 2011 Crypt Icon Award. Bill is also a member of the Fangoria Magazine Horror Hall of Fame.
Joe Bob Briggs is the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic. His wisecracking take on B-movies was featured on two long-running late-night television shows, first on The Movie Channel and then on TNT. That tradition continues with his latest series, The Last Drive-In, currently featured on AMC's Shudder streaming platform.
Briggs is also a successful investigative journalist, actor, and author. His nine books include Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In (1987) and Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies that Changed History (2003).
He has appeared in several movies, including Casino, Face/Off, and Great Balls of Fire, and continues to be a regular host and Master of Ceremonies at film festivals and conventions. Joe Bob is currently touring with his critically acclaimed "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood," a one-man comedy show that traces the entire history of the redneck, as told through movies, from 16th-century Scotland to the present. Reviewers have described the show as, "Part history lesson, part clip show, and all entertaining, Joe Bob's How Rednecks Saved Hollywood is the man wholly in his element: hilarious, insightful, and courageously plain spoken" (TenneseeHorror.com) and "...a rollicking yet well-researched history of the origin of rednecks and our culture's love-hate affair with them" (Queen City Nerve).
Briggs hosted Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater for eleven years on The Movie Channel and MonsterVision for five years on TNT. During the course of his hosting career, he has executive-produced 20,000 hours of television and become the leading authority on exploitation and genre films. In 2018, The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs broke the Internet and is now in its 5th season on Shudder. John Waters said of Joe Bob, "[He] is the Henri Langlois of exploitation films. He’s already a cinema saint, and if I were you, I’d pray for his guidance.”
Diana Prince (Darcy the Mail Girl) was born in Charleston, SC, of mixed Irish, German and Cherokee descent. An avid fan of comic books and video games, she has been featured as an on-line personality for various pop culture websites, which included hosting the daily program "Geek Rawk" for Music Plus TV. Diana has also made occasional forays into the mainstream with small roles on two episodes of the hit cable TV series Entourage (2004) and bigger roles in several direct-to-DVD films. She has also appeared on numerous reality shows, including "Playboy's Foursome" and Blind Date Uncensored (2002). She resides in Los Angeles, California, and is the mother of an autistic son. Diana is an advocate for free speech and anti-censorship, she hosted the webcast "Geek Rawk" topless to help demonstrate her belief that female nudity should be a non-issue. Diana/Darcy was very involved in getting Joe Bob Briggs to return to hosting films on tv with the Last Drive-In. She took the role of “Mail Girl” based on the same role other Mail Girls had had during Joe Bob’s Monstervision on TNT days. The Last Drive-In is entering its’ 5 th season with upcoming Halloween special (and hopefully Christmas again!) before the new season next spring. Diana/Darcy is very active with social media and you can find her on Twitter @kinky_horror and on Instagram and Facebook as Darcy the Mail Girl AKA Diana Prince Fan Club. Diana is VERY knowledgeable about horror and cult films!
Adrian Lee is the founder of The International Paranormal Society and a member of the Luton Paranormal Society in England. He has investigated ghosts and paranormal activity all over the world for twenty-five years. Lee first came to Minnesota early in 2008 to work on several paranormal video productions and spent two years working in Minneapolis as the national and international news correspondent for a live paranormal talk radio show on 100.3 KTLK. He currently hosts the only weekly paranormal news quiz show, More Questions than Answers, every Friday on the Dark Matter Digital Radio Network. A show that was nominated for the 2018 Comedy Awards. Lee has also appeared on My Real Ghost Story, Fox 9, WCCO, Eyewitness News, KSTP, KGRA, KSAX and KARE 11.
Lee has written the following books: Ghosts & UFOs, Connecting Paranormal Phenomona through Quantum Physics; How to be a Christian Psychic: What the Bible says about Mediums, Healers and Paranormal Investigators; Mysterious Midwest, Unwrapping Urban Legends and Ghostly Tales from the Dead and Mysterious Minnesota, Digging up the Ghostly Past at Thirteen Haunted Sites. He currently lectures on all aspects of the paranormal, including ghosts, UFOs, psychic development and angels.
Brad Thingvold is a comic book artist/creator hailing from Bismarck, ND. He has worked on a few different comic properties over the years, and is also a teacher's assistant for art courses at comicsexperience.com. Currently, he's been putting together his own webcomic, "Bingo!" You can see it - and more - at bradthingvold.art.
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Ivy Cosplay, originally from Puerto Rico and currently, a resident of Florida, began cosplaying in 2010. Her first cosplay was of Lara Croft in a photoshoot directed by her husband Michael of MC Illusion Photography, who she assists in his work.
Ivy’s first public appearance in cosplay was during Star Wars Celebration VI where she appeared as Princess Leia during the convention, sparking her love for the cosplaying community thanks to their acceptance of her.
She has appeared in various magazine photoshoots for COSPLAYology, Cosplayzine, as well as Surreal Beauty Magazine and has appeared on the cover of Vengeance of Vampirella.
As part of her ongoing cosplaying, she has been a guest at a number of conventions including Comix Megazone in Puerto Rico, Geekfest Florida and CONjure.
Ivy has cosplayed more than 100 characters from various movies and comic books as well as a number of original characters. Her favorite cosplays are of Catwoman, Wonder Woman, and Lara Croft.
At the end of 2020, Ivy was asked to become the official model of Bianca Bordeaux from the independent comic book series known as Vampire Bloodlines. She is on the cover of issue 2.
Ivy creates her own unique costume designs, making them herself by hand, costume design being a passion. Her future goals include becoming a professional costume designer.
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!!