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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.


Alaina Huffman

Media Guest

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!

Instagram - alainahuffman | Twitter - @alainahuffman

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Bill Moseley

Media Guest

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.

Instagram - choptopmoseley | Twitter - @choptopmoseley

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Joe Bob Briggs & Darcy

Media Guests

John Irving Bloom (born January 27, 1953), known by the stage name Joe Bob Briggs, is an American syndicated film critic, writer, actor, and comic performer. He is known for having hosted Joe Bob's Drive-in Theater on The Movie Channel from 1986-1996, the TNT television series MonsterVision from 1996 to 2000, and The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder from 2018–present.

Briggs's acting persona is that of an unapologetic redneck Texan with an avowed love of the drive-in theater. He specializes in humorous but appreciative reviews of B-movies and cult films, which he calls "drive-in movies" (as distinguished from "indoor bullstuff"). In addition to his usual parody of urbane, high-brow movie criticism, his columns characteristically include colorful tales of woman-troubles and high-spirited brushes with the law, tales which inevitably conclude with his rush to catch a movie at a local drive-in, usually with female companionship. Briggs revealed in an interview with James Rolfe that he intended the character to have an ambiguous sounding name and initially thought of calling himself "Bubba Rodriguez", but was told that the name Rodriguez would be perceived as racist and decided to go with "The whitest name I could come up with."

The reviews typically end with a brief rating of the movie in question's "high points", including the types of action (represented by nouns naming objects used in fight scenes suffixed with "-Fu"), the number of bodies, number of female breasts bared, the notional number of total pints of blood spilled, and for appropriately untoward movies, a "vomit meter".

A typical summarization would read "no dead bodies. One hundred seventeen breasts. Multiple aardvarking. Lap dancing. Cage dancing. Convenience-store dancing. Blindfold aardvarking. Blind-MAN aardvarking. Lesbo Fu. Pool cue-Fu. Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Tané McClure. Joe Bob says check it out."

Originally, Briggs's film reviews were limited to pictures shown at local drive-ins. Later, after a tongue-in-cheek 'battle' with his own convictions in Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive In, he also began reviewing films released on VHS and DVD.[citation needed]

In 1986, as a result of the stage show, Joe Bob was asked to be a guest host on Drive-in Theater, a late- night B-movie show on The Movie Channel (TMC), a premium television network owned by Showtime. Briggs went over so well that he was eventually signed to a long-term contract. Joe Bob's Drive-in Theater became the network's highest-rated show and ran for almost ten years, and was twice nominated for the industry's Cable ACE Award. He appeared on some 50 talk shows, including The Tonight Show (twice) and Larry King Live. He was also a commentator for a Fox TV news magazine for two seasons. He also appeared in episodes of the eighth season of Married... with Children as Billy Ray Wet Nap, co-owner of Pest Boys Pest Control.

Joe Bob's Drive-in Theater ended when TMC changed its format in early 1996. He was off the air for only four months before joining the TNT network, where he hosted MonsterVision for four years. That show ended in July 2000, when TNT likewise changed format. In 2011, the most definitive account of the MonsterVision series (including interviews with Briggs and series mailgirl Honey Gregory) appeared on the cult movie website Mondo Video. In the late 1990s he also spent two seasons as a commentator on Comedy Central's The Daily Show (under his given name John Bloom), with a recurring segment called God Stuff beginning on the second episode in 1996. He starred in Frank Henenlotter's documentary Herschell Gordon Lewis – Godfather of Gore.

In 2018, the horror-themed subscription video on demand service Shudder, owned and operated by AMC, signed Joe Bob for a new series The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs, which premiered as a 13-film marathon on July 13, 2018. During the premiere, Shudder's servers crashed as a result of an overwhelming number of subscribers attempting to access the service's new Live Stream feature. Despite the server errors, the series received critical acclaim from critics and horror fans alike. On July 20, Shudder announced on social media that Joe Bob would return, which was realized as two shorter marathons on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Beginning on March 29, The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs marked the return to his double feature format, streaming live on Friday nights, and streaming on-demand on Shudder after the live streaming premieres. The second season of The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs started on April 24, 2020 consisting of 10 films. On February 23, 2021, Joe Bob Briggs announced on Twitter that Season 3 of The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder will start on April 16, 2021.

During these TV years, Briggs remained active as a writer, working as a contributing editor to the National Lampoon, freelancing for Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Village Voice, and Interview. He was the regular humor columnist and theater critic at National Review, and he published five books of satire—Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-in, A Guide to Western Civilization, or My Story, Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive-in, The Cosmic Wisdom of Joe Bob Briggs, and Iron Joe Bob, his homage to the men's movement. He also wrote and performed in special shows for Fox and Showtime, and collaborated with veteran comedy writer Norman Steinberg on an NBC sitcom that remains un-produced. His two syndicated newspaper columns, "Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-in" and "Joe Bob's America," were picked up by The New York Times Syndicate in the 1990s, and he continued to write both until putting the columns on hiatus in 1998. For one year he wrote a humorous sex advice column in Penthouse. In November 2000 he started writing the "Drive-in" column again, this time for United Press International, along with a second column, "The Vegas Guy", which chronicles Joe Bob's weekly forays into the casinos of America. In 2003, Briggs delivered Profoundly Disturbing: Shocking Movies That Changed History.

In 1998, Bloom retired from writing newspaper reviews, only to return two years later due to popular demand[20] and continue his column as Joe Bob with UPI. Bloom has also appeared on television as a host of TNT's MonsterVision horror movie marathons, and has an internet website, The Joe Bob Report,[21] with collections of movie reviews and other articles.

Briggs was president of the Trinity Foundation of Dallas, a non-denominational, non-profit public foundation that serves as a religious watchdog group and publishes The Door, a Christian satire magazine, of which Briggs was a regular columnist and investigative reporter. Some of the efforts of Bloom's religious watchdog reporting and satire were featured (under his given name John Bloom) in God Stuff, a regular segment in the first two seasons of The Daily Show.

Instagram - joebobbriggsofficial | Twitter - @therealjoebob | Facebook - Joe Bob Briggs | Website - joebobbriggs.com

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An Evening with Joe Bob Briggs:

How Rednecks Saved Hollywood

Spend a fast-and-furious two hours with America’s drive-in movie critic as he uses over 200 clips and stills to review the history of rednecks in America as told through the classics of both grindhouse and mainstream movies. You will learn:

  • The identity of the first redneck in history.
  • The precise date the first redneck arrived in America.
  • The most sacred redneck cinematic moments.
  • How Thunder Road, the Whiskey Rebellion, the tight cutoffs worn by Claudia Jennings in Gator Bait, illegal Coors beer, and the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash combined to inspire the greatest movie in the history of the world.
  • Why the redneck is the scariest monster in all of film history, with visual evidence.
  • The existential difference between Forrest Gump and Sling Blade.
  • The reason God loves rednecks.
  • and dozens of other historical facts that you didn’t realize you needed until Joe Bob deposited them in the rear lobe of your brain.

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Ivy Cosplay

Cosplay Guest

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.

Instagram - ivycosplay | Twitter - @IvyCosplay | Facebook - Ivy Cosplay

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