Category Archives: Local Guests

Joe Sherlock

Joe Sherlock


joe sherlock

Indy Horror Film Maker

Award-winning indie horror filmmaker Joe Sherlock  is a veteran of over 30 feature and anthology films. Writing, directing, shooting, editing and scoring most of his own projects, Sherlock’s extensive body of work includes “Drifter,” “Blood Creek Woodsman,” “Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires” and “Twisted Fates,” which have been screened at festivals, conventions and cool theater pubs across North America. His work as director of photography for other indie directors include “Dead Ink,” “The Evilmaker” and “Platoon of the Dead.” An accomplished illustrator, Sherlock’s graphic novel “Demonized” was published in fall 2015. Cult movie expert Joe Bob Briggs comments, “Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Joe Sherlock, the writer/director/composer/editor, for doing things the drive-in way.”


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Vanessa Froehling

Vanessa Froehling 

 Clothing Designer


Growing up a competitive figure skater, big ‘dreams’ have always  been part of Vanessa Froehling. Born in Iowa and raised in St. Louis, MO; she later relocated to Oregon to make her Fashion  dream a reality.

Being a self taught designer and seamstress, she began her  career in 2004. Using inspiration from shape, structure, and color,  each of her designs focus on flattering every women’s body.  Vanessa’s creations bring a modern perspective to classic   silhouettes, and encourages the wearer to express their  individuality. Serving as a maker of identity, she views fashion  as the articulation of a lifestyle.

Her Ready to Wear label, Stitches by V; features Bamboo,  Organic Cotton, and Denim designs for women and men. These  designs have been shipped worldwide; and have even been  featured in television commercials, music videos, and several  runway fashion shows.

After winning the Evening Wear category at a fashion designer  challenge in 2014, it inspired her to launch of line of glamorous  gowns,  playful lingerie and swimwear, and even artistic costumes.

As a result, Fräulein Couture emerged.

Since its conception, designs have been featured on the cover of  Oregon’s, Eugene Weekly, published in fashion magazines, and have  been part of several art collaborations that later went on to be  displayed at Las Vegas’ Henry Mohney’s Erotic Museum. Her designs have also won 7 Fashion Awards, including the most recent Metamorphose Designer Challenge in April 2015, where she was the  winner of People’s AND Judge’s Choice for Swimwear, and was also the  winner of  People’s AND Judge’s Choice for Evening Wear!

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Adam Gallardo

 Adam Kreutz  Gallardo – Author, comic writer

Adam is best known for his work writing comics, especially pertaining to the world of Star Wars. He lives in Oregon with his wife and sons. He’s the writer of Star Wars: Infinities – Return of the Jedi.   

Gallardo is also the creator of 100 Girls and Gear school Volumes 1 and 2. He crafted his writing skills at the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine, Adam’s debut novel Zomburbia was published in August of 2014 by Kensington Publishing company. Its sequel, Zombified, are both as you would expect Zombie saturated based stories.

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Charles Mason

Charles Edward Mason

Steampunk designer and Enthusiast / Reality TV contestant

Charles a Local Portland area resident, is a life long fan of steampunk. in case you are unaware

 Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology  and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery

But now he is a known steampunk designer thanks to the new reality TV competition series Steampunkd’ that premiered on the GSN TV network this past August.  a pastry chef by day, Mason’s steady hand and passion for detail also play into his steampunk designs, utilizing materials of all kinds, including scrap metals and leather. He enjoys repurposing masks, props, ad even armor.