Denise Michelle Crosby has appeared in film and television since the early 1980s. A photo spread in a issue of Playboy magazine and a recurring role in the soap opera Days of Our Lives allowed Denise to break through to stardom.
Denise caught her big break playing Lieutenant Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation . The character allowed Denise to build a sizable fan base that exists to this day. In 1989, she played the mother of a dead toddler who was brought back to life through an ancient curse in Stephen King’s horror novel film adaptation Pet Sematary. Remaining in the horror genre, Denise played a similar role of a mother who discovers her young daughter’s doll is evil in the Child’s Play clone Dolly Dearest.
She continued to make numerous guest appearances, including a couple of episodes of the cable series Red Shoe Diaries , which were subsequently released on video. There were also roles in Relative Fear, Mutant Species, Dream Man, Executive Power, The X-Files, JAG, The Agency, Threat Matrix, Eyes and Dexter . More high-profile work arrived in the form of a small role in Jackie Brown , playing a public defender, and a sizable part as a pregnant mother in the hit disaster movie Deep Impact, a leading role in the western/horror indie film Legend of the Phantom Rider and has appeared in a horror film by legendary genre director Tobe Hooper, Mortuary.
Denise gained major recognition as a “Star Trek” fan by producing and presenting Trekkies and its sequel Trekkies 2.
Currently, Denise has a re-occuring role on season 4 and 5 of the award winning AMC mega hit The Walking Dead. She plays Mary of Terminus.
This capable actress continues to appear on television and in film. Best known for her “Star Trek” days, Denise warmly embraces her fans often at conventions.
Rick has starred in many movies and shows, but is best known for his role in Twilight, as Jacob Black’s great great grandfather Ephraim Black, leader of the original Werewolf Tribe. Rick also starred in The Dead of the Damned, and has receieved 4 film awards thus far.
Talented character actor Bill Blair will be joining us this year. Bill Blair holds the Guinness world record for most special effect make-up characters portrayed in a career, which is amazing! Bill also played a Cardassian and a Jem’Hadar along with many other roles. Just a few of his many many show/movie appearances to date:
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: The Experience – Borg Invasion 4D
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
… and MANY, MANY more!
Bill will be doing a realistic Klingon makeup demonstration while at the event.
Dango Nguyen has re-occureing role on CW’s runaway hit The Originals and starred in Season 3 of The Walking Dead as a Woodbury guard. He also played Master Chong in the 2012 movie Masters.
William Fripp is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and currently resides in Lincolnton, North Carolina with his wife, Valerie, and two cats. After nearly three decades in the restaurant business, he has turned his passion for storytelling into a full time job. He is a published author, blogger, speech writer, public speaker, musician and is active on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and LinkedIn.
Talented author of “The Coven’ and ‘The Secret Keepers’, Chrissy Lessey.
Chrissy Lessey is an autism advocate, a coffee junkie, and an avid reader. Her debut novel, The Coven, marks the beginning of the Crystal Coast series. She is currently working on the next installment in the series as well as other projects. Her books are getting five star reviews across the board and she will be signing her books at our event!!