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Past Guests of ValleyCon 30

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.


Dean Haglund

Media Guest

Dean is best known for his nine seasons playing Langly, one of the computer geeks known a "The Lone Gunmen" from the FOX TV series The X-Files, as well as from the spin-off series The Lone Gunmen.

Birthday: July 29, 1965
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba

His parents, he jokes, always wondered why he went into acting, "...when I had such a burgeoning animation career." Though he has done cartooning and even played in a rock band ("We were terrible!" he admits), he always returned to his first love – the stage.

His acting career began early, with roles in school plays and community theater at the Prairie Theatre Exchange in Winnipeg. When he was old enough to get into bars, he started doing stand-up comedy acts to help pay for acting classes. He eventually moved to Vancouver and began attending Simon Fraser University, getting a Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies (theatre, dance, and video production). He also joined the Vancouver TheatreSports League; an improv group that was to be his "day job" for many years. While at the Vancouver TheatreSports League, he started scripting some of the group’s routines, including several festivals and corporate stage shows for them. This eventually led to his co-writing the pilot for a situation comedy called "Channel 92," which aired on UTV. About the same time, he began to get bit parts in television shows such as "Sliders," "Lonesome Dove: The Return," and "Street Justice". "I sold drugs to Lorenzo Lamas in [HBO's upcoming] Mask of Death." In an episode of Lonesome Dove: The Series, "I was beaten and hanged before the first commercial." This led to his being hired on for a one-time bit part on a show called "The X-Files."

And the rest, as they say, is history – the history of a hacker-dude named Ringo Langly. Dean, who in real life is the most tech savvy of the Lone Gunmen actors, says that while he can't hack his way into top-level security systems, he does have a good basic knowledge of computers and often has friends call him to help fix their systems. The difference between him and Langly, he says, is that Langly, "... has that really cool software where he can just sit around reading books and drinking Tab while it works!" When he has the time (and he hasn’t had much time lately), Dean enjoys working on his computer.

And yes, he says he IS a Ramones fan.

Dean's real roots lie in stand-up, however, and he still performs regularly in select clubs across North America. He's a member of Vancouver TheatreSports, an improv group that performs on Granville Island (very funny show, by the way).

Inspiration for Langly: Computer-nerd friends and grunge-rocker types.
How he's like Langly: "I own a computer, I listen to the Ramones, the long blond hair is for real."
How he's not: "I'm not as paranoid and I don't wear glasses."
Startling revelation: "I'm Canadian and I can't skate."
Favorite episodes: "War of the Coprophages" (killer cockroaches) and "E.B.E." (introduced the Lone Gunmen).
Off duty: Married, practices yoga, can do splits.
Is the truth out there? Regarding conspiracy theories he says, "They're all true--but only to certain people."
What he'd like for Langly: "A job at the Pentagon."

Actor filmography
1.X-Files: The Movie (1998) .... Ringo Langly
2.Mask of Death (1996) .... Dealer
3.Dangerous Indiscretion (1994) .... Crack head
4."X-Files, The" (1993) TV Series .... Langly (1994-)

Notable TV guest appearances
1."Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1998) playing "MIB (Mr. Lincoln) " in episode: "Honey, I Shrunk an Illegal Alien"
2. Sliders (1995) playing "Stockboy" in episode: "Fever"
3. Street Justice - Appeared in one episode. No information is available.
4. Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) playing Nathan Silas in episode: "The Return".
5. The Commish (1994) playing "Zack" in episode: "Working Girls".
6. The Commish (1992) playing "Drug Dealer" in episode: "V.V."

Miscellaneous crew filmography
Channel 92 (1996). "Pilot". Haglund was the cowriter. "I own a computer, I listen to the Ramones, the long blond hair is for real. I'm not as paranoid and I don't wear glasses."-- Dean Haglund, "Langly" on The X-Files, regarding any similarities between him and Langly.

The following is an interview conducted shortly before the final “X-Files” episode was aired.

As The X-Files was winding down it's nine year run on FOX with a two hour series finale, Dean Haglund laments on his time as one of the beloved Lone Gunmen, "Langly," and what the series had meant for him personally. And what the future holds for him.

"To be nine years with something and yet not be with it everyday was amazing. I did some of it so I could see the forest grow but not be a tree in it so to speak. And yet at the same time to be included in it. I had tons of free time to develop other things yet it was regular employment." Sort of like having your cake and eating it to? "It's exactly like that. I believe I'm the luckiest person. Sure I would have wanted more money, but I'll get that on my own. I've had the opportunity to do stand-up, all the conventions, and you know, be in the show once and a while. I don't think if I was in it full time, it'd have offered me that opportunity."

The opportunity to play one of the Gunmen was supposed to be a one time appearance. The Lone Gunmen were created by former "X-Files" producers Glenn Morgan and James Wong as sort of an homage to Sci-Fi convention goers, but the fans immediately connected with the unlikely heroes played by Haglund (Langly), Tom Braidwood (Frohike) and Bruce Harwood (Byers), and what started as a one shot appearance, grew into a nine year run that eventually lead to a spin-off series.

The Gunmen are such a part of The X-Files universe, that when this seasons episode "Jumping the Shark" killed the beloved trio off, fans were calling for Chris Carter's head on a platter. Fans needn't worry though, the Gunmen are back and very much alive (There is a sequence where Mulder has a vision of people that he's dealt with through the years who are now dead), and working to help Mulder. While Haglund won't divulge just how the Gunmen are "brought back to life" he does allude to the fact that it might have something to do with the character Morris Fletcher (Played by Michael McKean).

As for the demise, albeit temporary demise, of the Gunmen, Haglund has a theory to Chris Carter's madness. "Ya know, ever since the first season he's said no one was safe. I think he's got that Stephen King thing where he's really angry at the fans." Really? "It seems that way doesn't it? Seems like he's killing off now, after nine seasons of fighting with network executives, he's taking it out on the show. He's laying siege to any and all!"

Conspiracy theories involving Stephen King aside, Haglund recounts when he realized the Gunmen were something special. "We had come back for our second episode, still feeling like extras, and producer David Nutter, whom we'd never met before, came up and said 'Hey guys, have you seen Cinefantastique?' He showed us the article that had a first season review and we were called out. We went 'Hey! Somebody's watching us!' That was our first indication that the Gunmen were a part of The X-Files genre. I'll never forget it. We were outside on a picnic table, and it was a sunny day." The popularity of the Gunmen grew to the point where FOX eventually gave them their own series, aptly titled "The Lone Gunmen" that debuted in March 2001. The series, while loved by many, never could find it's feet and was not renewed for another season.

Haglund believes there was no one reason as to why the show didn't work, and that in itself doomed the series. "If there is one thing that doesn't work, you can fix it. Everybody had something different about the series that they didn't like, so there was no way to say 'Ok, this is what's broke, fix it.'" Haglund was characteristically philosophical about the series from the beginning. "It was a mixed blessing really, because it took me back to Vancouver, which is where I'm from, but it also took me away from L.A., where I had some stuff going." Haglund is quick to point out that he's not ungrateful for the series. "It was the opportunity to do your own series. I guess it's sort of like anything else. You're happy if it did go and happy if it didn't. You can't really attach yourself to a show. If you're clinging your whole life to it and it goes away, then your whole life falls apart. " One thing Haglund has not done is hang his hopes on a single endeavor. He has a slew of projects in the works, including working with a production company to put together a show for the Sci-Fi Channel. "I don't want to say what it is just yet because the idea is so awesome! I'm also working on a half hour sitcom for American TV."

In between show developments, he 's still doing stand-up comedy. And as if that wasn't enough, he's teaming up with Peter Murietta to write a Bizarro issue for D.C. Comics. He's quick to clarify that it's "going to be a stand alone like the Superman Bizarro. That Bizarro, not the character "Bizarro." It's part of the series of Alternative Artists doing Superman comics. We're (Dean and Murietta) doing Batman. I think it's coming out in the Fall."

I asked Haglund what his feelings were as he left the FOX lot for the last time, and closed this chapter of his life. He described feeling a bit shocked by his reaction to leaving for the last time. "I knew it was ending for 3-4 months. It was like, 'I'm already over it.' At the same time there was kind of a pang. I was shocked as I was driving away. I got the pang, and that made me smile, and that was it. The smile was a job well done. Wasn't that fun?" "I was just so excited to be a part of something my kids thought was cool. They're big fans of the show and so it was great to be cool in their eyes."—Blythe Danner on her role as A.D. Cassidy in The X-Files movie, Fight the Future. And in case you forgot, one of her children is an actress named Gwyneth Paltrow.



Lani Tupu

Media Guest

Actor Lani Tupu's plays the character Bialar Crais on Farscape, and is also the voice of Moya's Pilot.

Multi-talented Lani John Tupu has two major roles in the prestigious Saturn Award-winning TV series Farscape. He is the cranky, unpredictable Captain Crais, and the voice of Pilot, the ship's navigator. Lani is also in the international, critically acclaimed Australian film Lantana which won the AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards for Best Australia Film of the year in 2001 and which picked up no less than seven major awards.

Lani was classically trained in New Zealand Drama School (Toi Whakaari). After graduating, he worked steadily on stage in Auckland at Theatre Corporate. His colleagues at this theatre included Michael Hurst of Xena and Hercules fame. His second boss and Artistic Director at Mercury Theatre in Auckland was also none other than Jonathan Hardy, who is the voice of Rygel in Farscape.

He then landed the title role of a doctor in Country GP for two seasons on national television before leaving for Australia, in 1985. The idea was to branch out across "the big pond," and see what fame and fortune might bring. It was a decision that he has not regretted. "If I hadn't left NZ," he says, "I wouldn't be flying around in space with a wacky and wonderful bunch of misfits, such as the Farscape crew, and even more so, meeting an equally wild and wacky bunch of sci-fi fans. My world has certainly expanded; it really is a long way from Kansas, Toto!" Lani's screen film credits include Lantana, The Punisher, Liquid Bridge and his television credits include Farscape, The Lost World, Green Sails, Mission Impossible, Tales of the South Seas, Flipper (with Jessica Alba), Time Trax, Stingers, Grass Roots, Police Rescue and Tanker Incident, to name a few. His last stage appearance was in Australia was in the spring of 2003 with the play Away by Michael Gow.



Wayne Pygram

Media Guest

Best know as Scorpius on the TV series Farscape, Wayne Pygram is an experienced Australian actor with an extensive background in theatre and film.

Wayne Pygram is an experienced Australian actor with an extensive background in theatre and film. His vivid portrayal of the half-Scarran scientist Scorpius has earned him a place in the hearts of Farscape fans worldwide.

Before taking on the role of Scorpius, Wayne was well known to Australian audiences for his appearances in TV shows such as Time Trax, Water Rats and The Lost World. He has also had roles in feature films such as Farewell to the King, Return to the Blue Lagoon, The Custodian, Risk, and Heroes Mountain.

In addition to his television and movie roles, Wayne is a veteran of 45 stage productions. He is also a professional drummer in the rock band Signal Room. Fellow Farscape cast member Anthony Simcoe is also a member of the band.



Ben Bova

Author Guest

Dr. Ben Bova, author of more than 80 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, became involved in the U.S. space program two years before the creation of NASA. He was editor of Analog and Omni magazines, has written teaching films with Nobel laureates, and is President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has won six Hugo Awards.

*Excerpted from Ben's Website bio!

For more than fifty years, Dr. Ben Bova has been writing award-winning science fiction and nonfiction about science, technology, and the future. The author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, Dr. Bova has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age.

His nonfiction books, such as IMMORTALITY and THE STORY OF LIGHT, show how modern technology can be used to solve economic, social and political problems. In his various writings, Dr. Bova has predicted the Space Race of the 1960s, solar power satellites, the discovery of organic chemicals in interstellar space, virtual reality, human cloning, the Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars), the discovery of life on Mars, the advent of international peacekeeping forces, the discovery of ice on the Moon, electronic book publishing and zero-gravity sex.

He lectures regularly on topics dealing with the prospects for human immortality, the impact of science on politics (and vice versa), space exploration and development, the craft of writing, and the search for extraterrestrial life. He has worked with film makers and television producers such as Woody Allen, George Lucas, and Gene Roddenberry.

His 1994 short story, "Inspiration," was nominated for the SFWA's Nebula Award. He received the 1996 Isaac Asimov Memorial Award; was the 1974 recipient of the E.E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction; the 1983 Balrog Award winner for Professional Achievement; the 1985 Inkpot Award recipient for his outstanding achievements in science fiction.

Bova's over 100 books include The Kinsman Saga (1976-1979, the forerunner of his current planetary books), the ''Voyagers'' sequence (1981-1990), and anthologies The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volumes 2A and 2B (1973). His 1970 short story ''Brillo'', written with Harlan Ellison, was nominated for a Hugo; his 1994 short story ''Inspiration'' was nominated for a Nebula.

Bova went back to school in the '80s, earning an MA in communications in 1987 and a Ph.D. in 1996. Many of Bova's futuristic speculations are now history, including video games, virtual reality, and electronic books. His recent string of interrelated novels began with Mars in 1992, and now includes Moonrise (1996), Moonwar (1998), Return to Mars (1999), Venus (2000), and the forthcoming Jupiter (2001). His most recent nonfiction work, Immortality, appeared in 1998.

''There's a basic optimism to science fiction – maybe I should confine that to hard science fiction. I think the field shares the basic optimism of science itself. If there is a credo in this business, it should be a quote from Albert Einstein: 'The most mysterious thing about the universe is its understandability.' We can understand the way the universe works; hard science fiction that deals with real science and technology is about people learning how the universe works, whether that universe is the solar system, the whole cosmic wonder of it, or the universe within our own body. But you can learn, and knowledge makes us better. It makes us wiser, more capable, it improves our lives. And knowledge is always to be preferred over ignorance.

''Yet there are always forces in society that move for ignorance. They want to keep the status quo. Every institution in society except for science is built to keep the status quo. Law, religion, social customs, family traditions – they're all there to keep things the way they are. Science is constantly making new discoveries, and that's why scientists are very often looked on as scamps by everybody else – if not with outright fear. Science is always breaking the mold, finding something new. Today doesn't have to be like yesterday. Tomorrow will be different. Change is inevitable, and scientists are actively going out and making changes! They are doing it because it's fun, because they're driven to it by their own personalities. And science fiction echoes the basic optimism of science. We don't say 'We shouldn't go there because there may be dangers.' We say, 'Gee, let's find out what that's all about, and if there are dangers we'll deal with them,' because with every danger come new opportunities as well.

''I didn't realize it at first, but I've been writing a serial novel for the last 10 years – Mars, the two Moonbase books, the sequel to Mars, and Venus; now I've done Jupiter. They're all interrelated, and it all turns out to be this big canvas of how the Earth changes and how this impels and requires our expansion into the Solar System. I'll keep on writing about it until I get it finished – though it never really will be finished.

''I think of them as historical novels that haven't happened yet. My audience consists partly of science fiction fans, but mostly of people in technical fields – I sell well at universities, NASA installations, places like that. It's a technically educated audience, people who are interested in realistic stories about how you get there from here. Everybody wants to be in this wonderful future. The question I keep thinking about is, How do you build it? How do you make it happen? And what resistance do you have? Why aren't we on Mars right now? So I'm writing novels that are all interconnected.

''I'm talking about what is going on in the real world, not in science fiction. They do affect each other a little bit, but the big effect the real world has on science fiction is in the distribution of magazines and books. These days, Analog is sort of insulated from the real world, and that's what its hardcore readers want. But that readership is getting smaller and smaller. F&SF has just about given up on SF. They dropped Gregory Benford as science correspondent and added two movie columns. We've seen a lot of attempts to tie in popular movies and things with science fiction, but I don't think it really helps.

''After saying, the last time we talked, that I was just going to be a writer, I find myself back in the editing and publishing game. ''One of the first people Doug Conway, the founder of GalaxyOnline, brought in was David Gerrold, who recommended that he come to me because he was looking for a publisher. What Doug had in mind was something like Omni. He wanted to produce a top-rate medium that deals with science, the future, fiction as well as nonfiction. It sounded intriguing.

''One of the reasons I'm interested in GalaxyOnline is this may be a new medium and draw new readers into the field. A lot of youngsters are looking at their screens. They're not buying books or magazines, but they are on the Internet.

''Besides the written word part, GalaxyOnline is multimedia – it's got films and video. Right now most are short or reruns of old stuff we've taken the license for. The whole operation is deliberately aimed at people with very fast machines, because we see this as the future market. With the fast machines, you'll be able to look at films and videos in real time. With the published word, it's not that important, but even there we would like to be able to do more visuals, since illustrations to the story break up the blocks of type. We want to do audio as well. It might be interesting to have authors reading parts of their stories. It's an experiment. Moving in all these different media, what really is going to work? Nobody knows. GalaxyOnline is getting about half a million hits per month, and we are now starting to see what features people are looking at.

''Our aim is to have new material on the site every day – a new piece of fiction, a new piece of nonfiction. This changes the way publishing works. You don't have deadlines anymore. Every day is a deadline.

''The SF field has always changed, never been static. I think what has happened is that science fiction has invaded the rest of the world and conquered it. We've won. But nobody realizes that. It's like the plot of a science fiction story: the invaders have taken over the civilization but the civilization doesn't realize it. In a sense, most of the science fiction stuff people were writing about in the '50s and '60s has come to pass. We have computers in most every home. We have space travel of a sort. We have the prospect in medicine of elongating your life so far that you're virtually immortal. (It's not nanotech, it's telemerase, an enzyme. Secret of eternal youth: one bite on the neck and that's it!) There are examples of human cells that have been immortalized so they're now something like twenty times longer than their normal lifespan.

''I talked about that in Immortality. Every now and then I do a nonfiction book, and Immortality was about all this research, and then the social consequences. It may be for the benefit of society to suppress this kind of research. Maybe we can't handle a world in which nobody ages and the death rate goes down almost to zero. It may create such intolerable strains on society that it would be better to do without it. But once people realize they can live forever, this kind of therapy is going to be done. No force on Earth will be able to stop it or suppress it. We're going to have to learn to bring down the birth rate almost to zero, or overpopulate ourselves. Bring back starvation!"

http://www.benbova.net/



Terry Brooks

Author Guest

Author of the Shannara series, Magic Kingdom of Landover series, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and many more.

*Excerpted from Terry's website bio!

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University.

A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, westerns, and non-fiction, until one semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read. That moment changed Terry's writing career forever, because within the pages of Tolkien's great work he found all the elements combined in one genre that would allow him to release onto paper his own ideas about life, love, and the wonder that fills this world.

With that new found knowledge he wrote and published The Sword of Shannara in 1977, the grand result from years of trying to retain some form of sanity while studying law at Washington & Lee University.

It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.

On the spare time he could afford from his law practice Terry wrote The Elfstones of Shannara, which followed in 1982 and once again brought us an epic novel of wonder and adventure in the eagerly awaited sequel to The Sword of Shannara. The Wishsong of Shannara, published in 1985, finished the remarkable trilogy.

After publishing his first three Shannara novels, Terry knew that writing was not only his life's ambition but that he could make a living with it as well. Even though he was hesitant, he quit his practice of law to pursue a full-time writing career. He moved to Seattle and began writing Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold!, which began a bestselling new series for him in 1986.

After two more Landover novels, The Black Unicorn and Wizard At Large, Terry wrote The Heritage of Shannara, a four-book series returning to the very heart that made him such a success. The publication of The Talismans of Shannara in 1993 concluded that storyline.

One of the idiosyncrasies about Terry is he can't write in one series for long; he needs, as a creative writer, to take time off from a project which inevitably allows him to explore new mythos and ideas that he is constantly thinking about. In essence, he recharges himself this way so when he comes back to a series it is meaningful storytelling. Rather than start a new Shannara novel after he finished The Heritage of Shannara series, he began writing two more Landover books (The Tangle Box & Witches' Brew).

Once done with the Landover books, and another foray into the Shannara series with the release of First King of Shannara, Terry decided to create something new. Since the beginning of The Heritage of Shannara series in 1990, Terry had been thinking of a new series; a dark, contemporary fantasy set in a town similar to the Illinois hometown he grew up in.

The ideas for this new series grew, expanded, and grew some more over the next several years while he wrote other novels, and in September 1997 Terry released Running With the Demon, his darkest most complex masterwork yet. The story of Nest Freemark and John Ross continued in A Knight of the Word and Angel Fire East in what has been tentatively titled The Word & Void trilogy.

In the midst of writing The Word & Void trilogy, George Lucas, the esteemed creator of Star Wars, personally asked Terry if he would write the novelization to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Being a Star Wars fan Terry agreed easily and soon found himself travelling to Skywalker Ranch to discuss the project with Lucas and a month before the theatrical release of the movie the book was published with great success.

It was during this time that Terry decided to have an official website, one that a dedicated fan would devote time towards to ensure that the latest news, touring information, and book summaries could be available to his fans. Terry found his fan.

At the moment Terry has returned once again to the Shannara series with a new trilogy titled The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara. The first book, titled Ilse Witch, takes place 130 years after the events of The Talismans of Shannara where Walker Boh is still a Druid and is trying to do something to reform the Druid Council. Antrax and Morgawr finished up the series.

Not tired of Shannara, Terry will continue to write three more books that take place 20 years after the events in Morgawr, the first of which is titled Jarka Ruus and is in bookstores now.

What's on the horizon after that? Who knows. Rest assured it will be something that only Terry Brooks can bring us. He lives with his wonderful wife Judine in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, and on the road meeting his fans.

http://www.terrybrooks.net/



Tri-Destiny

Guest of Honor

This all-female vocal trio from Salt Lake City, Utah preforms a combination of enchanting medieval music and unforgettable emotions.

Tri-Destiny, we are an all-female vocal trio from Salt Lake City, Utah. We offer a combination of enchanting music and unforgettable emotions.

Travel through time - from medieval knights in "A Rover" to the bittersweet "Love Lies" of the '90s and beyond - in their concerts of all-original, soft rock, romance music.

Find out more about Tri-Destiny, or listen to some samples of our music.

Biography

What:
Tri-Destiny, an all-female vocal trio from Salt Lake City, Utah.

A combination of enchanting music and unforgettable emotions. Travel through time...from medieval knights in "A Rover," to the bittersweet "Love Lies" of the '90's... and beyond... in a concert of all-original, soft rock, romance music.

Who:
Tri-Destiny includes
Paige - Lead vocalist with over nine years of singing experience and a lifetime love of music.

Gentry - Low harmony vocalist with occasional leads. Her keyboard and songwriting talents were the original impetus for the formation of Tri-Destiny. Those same ever-expanding talents remain the creative backbone of the group.

Kat - High & low harmony vocalist. She also applies her writing skills to fine-tuning the lyrics of each new song and her needlework skills to creating the group's period costumes.

Brian Brady
In the powerful tradition of Spider-Man and other Super Heroes, we present our new lead guitarist, Brian Brady---the Man with Electric Hands! After working with him for the last month and a half, Gentry (Tri-Destiny's keyboardist and songwriter) calls Brian "the other half" of her brain because of the way Brian unerringly finds the best electric guitar sound for each song.

Brian's skill brings an edgier rock sound to all of our songs yet he understands and responds to the romantic, soft themes that the majority of our songs possess.

Some brief info about Brian:
His guitar career began early when, as a child he picked up his dad's old acoustic guitar and tinkered with playing it. He remembers it was difficult to play because the strings were about a half inch above the frets! That makes for major calluses on a kid's fingers. But he persevered and has been a serious guitarist since 9th grade when he joined his friends in his first garage band.

Other hobbies: golf
Best-known former band: Broken Half
Favorite guitarists: David Gilmore of Pink Floyd
John Petrucci of Dream Theater
Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin
Plays a 7-string Ibanez electric; also a 7-string Squire electric/acoustic
Born and raised in Sandy, Utah. Attended Jordan High School.

Holland Malmrose
As outstanding and unique as his name, our drummer, Holland Malmrose, is literally the beating heart for our body of music. It's impossible to over-emphasize his importance to the new Tri-Destiny sound. His percussion creativity delights us and is evident in every song and even in his showy style of twirling and throwing his drumsticks as he drums. Some brief info about Holland:

Holland's dad, Marty, is a professional drummer, so Holland began drumming early in life. While still in diapers, he put on his dad's headphone and tried to play his dad's electronic drums. Seeing his interest, Marty bought him a tin drum set and Holland literally beat it to death! At age 15 he played in his first band. He remembers being sick from stage fright as he waited backstage while his mind went blank and he couldn't remember the song he was about to play. Then someone opened the curtains before the band was finished setting up so they hurriedly began to play and that's when they discovered the lead guitarist had been left without a mike!

Hobbies: golf, Spanish, sports
Is a movie buff whose favorite movies include: Lord of the Rings, Troy, and Dumb and Dumber
Best known former band: Broken Half
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah

Where:
Tri-Destiny has performed at:
Thanksgiving Point
Live at the Terrace, BYU
Renaissance Fairs
The Lighthouse
BYU Sci-Fi Symposiums
Borders
Trolley Square
Time Quest
Anniversaries
Weddings
Media Play
The Homestead

We've also played at the Utah State Fair, Conduit, Salt Lake's Science Fiction Convention, Temple Square Concert Series, Brigham Young Historic Park, DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia, MileHiCon in Denver, Colorado (Music Guests of Honor). We are also able to do school assemblies. We have a program called "Reading is Related to Everything", that helps kids get excited about reading.

How:
Tri-Destiny sings live to minus tracks of their own professionally recorded CD's. We also offer the option of mixing live keyboard or piano into our concerts.

Tri-Destiny dresses to match whatever level of formality your event requires.

Some options are: Matching full-length gowns
Holiday formals
Casual style
However....Most likely you have seen and remember us in our period-styled clothing which include:
Shakespearean peasant
Cavalier
Medieval banquet dresses
Autumn Gypsy
Find out more in Tri-Destiny's discography.

Please feel free to contact us, we always love hearing from our fans.
Tri-Destiny
10996 S. Ptarmigan Cove
South Jordan, UT 84095
801.254.4024
TriDestiny@networld.com