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One Year After ‘ElfQuest’ Launch Thorpe Returns as Panelist with
Los Angeles, CA – Actor/Producer/Content Creator STEPHANIE THORPE is gathering her geek girlfriends for the “Geek Girls Create” panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA on March 17th, 2012. Thorpe, who premiered her highly acclaimed, fan-made, non-profit trailer “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” at WonderCon 2011, returns to discuss the ups and downs of living, loving and creating geek culture.
“Geek Girls Create” will bring together a group of talented women who have taken their love of the geek life and turned it into a career. These geek girls direct, produce, act, host and embody geek culture, creating their own award-winning content for film, TV and the web. Thorpe will be joined by: Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken, Jedi Camp), Kristen Nedopak (Fight Class, Think Hero TV), Jessica Mills (Awkward Embraces), Crix Lee (Girl Gamer, The Frame Rate) and Helenna Santos Levy (Girl and Boy, American Reunion).
An expert on New Media, Thorpe is a celebrated panelist and speaker and has been featured at numerous conventions around the country including Comic Con, Digital Hollywood, AFI, Screen Actors Guild, SAG
Conservatory, WonderCon, VidCon, Comikaze, GeekGirlCon and The HollyShorts Film Fest. Thorpe also just appeared on a panel for DotCon: The Convention at Your Desk, along with Aaron Douglas (star of BSG), and Deric Hughes (writer of Warehouse 13).
The international website Pop Culture Monster just named Thorpe as one of their top “Geeks and Nerds of 2011” alongside notables Zachary Levi, Felicia Day, and Robin Williams. The series “Gold: Night of the Zombie King”, in which she stars, just earned 5 nominations from the International Academy of Web Television Awards (IAWTV), and a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Thorpe at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Also just announced, Thorpe is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work on Zombie King on IndieIntertube.com.
Thorpe collaborated with producing partner Paula Rhodes for “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining”. www.elfquestfantrailer.com Based on the mystical 1978 comic book series, “ElfQuest”, from creators Wendy
and Richard Pini, Thorpe starred in as well as directed the project. Since its launch at WonderCon 2011 and at a SAG New Media gala event, Thorpe’s vision for “ElfQuest” has earned enormous fan and media support, including a panel at Comic-Con 2011, an interview with CBS, and an article in the New York Times. On February 25th, 2011,
“ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” was nominated for two IndieIntertube Awards.
Recently, Thorpe joined the cast of web series “Shelf Life”, which she is producing alongside Yuri Lowenthal (Legion of Superheroes) and Tara Platt (Afterworld). The project is directed by Paul Jenkins (Eisner Award-winning comic). In other producing news, Thorpe is developing an Untitled Andrew Erin TV series, a Teen Thriller series, and will be starring in a new project she’s creating called “The Lady’s Room”, with Jessica Mills (Awkward Embraces) and Tanya Ihen (Vampire, Zombie, Werewolf). Thorpe was recently cast as a lead in new series “Pairings”, as well as the indie feature “Love for Demons”.
Thorpe has proven herself a driving force as a producer and actor in numerous web projects including the critically acclaimed “After Judgment” (6 Streamy nominations), “Asylum” (NYTVF official selection, LA Web Fest winner, and just picked up by BET), Babelgum’s “Hurtling Through Space”, and Tyler Mane’s “The Mane Show”. Thorpe has been nominated to the Board of Directors for IAWTV, hosted 4 events for the non-profit organization Celebrate the Web and is a founding member of The League of Extraordinary Ladies, a group of over 600 members focused on fostering connections in the geek community.
Where: WonderCon 2012 – Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Panel: Geek Girls Create – 5:30pm – 6:30pm / Room: 207ABC
About: Learn how each of these smart and sexy ladies built their unique, individual brands and gain insight into the struggles and success of creating your own work, from networking to production to marketing…and staying sane along the way.
For Information About STEPHANIE THORPE visit:
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Official Press Release
Elves are descending on San Diego at Comic Con International 2011 for the panel “ElfQuest: From the Woods to the Web” on Friday, July 22nd at 8pm.
New media producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest) are responsible for the current phenomenon of fan resurgence in the mystical comic book series ElfQuest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini in 1978.
Thorpe and Rhodes collaborated to create the fan-made, non-profit trailer “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” which has been earning high praise from the media and enormous fan support since launching in April at the Screen Actors Guild New Media premiere. Lifelong fans of the comic book, Thorpe and Rhodes pulled together their skills and resources, along with a cast of famed ‘women of the web’ and donations from other devoted fans to create the world of Two Moons.
ElfQuest tells the tale of a tribe of elves who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and must find a new home. It’s known for its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy scene. Originally self published by the Pini’s, the comic book series was later picked up by Marvel and DC Comics, respectively.
Up next, Thorpe and Rhodes are looking at features that resonate with their geek heritage for their next project together. Individually, Rhodes will return to webseries Hollywood Wasteland, while Thorpe is currently working on a sci-fi series with director Andrew Erin (Confined), and a travel/food/fashion show with host Kristyn Burtt. Thorpe is proud to announce 10 episodes of the new series “Shelf Life,” premiering at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The live action comedy was produced by Thorpe with Yuri Lowenthal (Legion of Superheroes) and Tara Platt (Afterworld) and directed by Eisner Award-winning comic author Paul Jenkins.
Panel Details: Friday, July 22nd at 8pm / San Diego Convention Center, Room 4
Panel Participants: Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King), Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest), Wendy and Richard Pini (authors), with host Taryn Southern (Battle: Los Angeles)
About the Panel: The panel will examine the changing landscape of fan fiction, social media, and the web, bringing together the creators and cast of “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining”; along with special guests Wendy and Richard Pini, who will share exclusive, never-before-seen ElfQuest art and the latest news.
For Information or To Watch “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” visit: www.ElfQuestFanTrailer.com
Screen Actors Guild New Media Department
Presents The Premiere of Duo Luna Productions’ ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining!
Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild New Media Department presents the premiere of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining!, Wednesday, April 6 at SAG National Headquarters in Los Angeles. ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining! was created by new media producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest).
ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining! is a made for new media project based on the comic book series ElfQuest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini in 1978. It is the tale of a tribe of elves who find themselves driven from their forest by humans and must find a new home. It’s known for its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy scene.
SAG New Media is hosting the Premiere of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining! to showcase the quality and professionalism of new media content created by SAG members and SAG signatory producers. Having established a relationship with producers Rhodes and Thorpe, the choice to collaborate with Duo Luna Productions was an easy one for SAG New Media.
“We at SAG New Media are very excited to present the work of some of the most amazing talents in new media today,” said Mark Friedlander, SAG’s national director, new media. “It’s professional producers like Paula and Stephanie that professional actors love to work with. That’s what makes a production great.”
“Paula and I have loved this series since we both were little girls,” Thorpe said, “It showed us how to be heroines, and ultimately inspired us to be creative producers and actors. This project has been a complete labor of love for us, and we are overwhelmed by the support of the community. We are honored that SAG New Media is hosting and sponsoring the premiere.”
“From its beginnings on Twitter, casting so many amazing web personalities, having such a successful crowdsourcing experience where fans from all over the world came out in droves, the incredible support of so much of the online community to bring different elements to life, and SAG New Media helping us along the way, this has truly been a project that’s sprung out of the creatively rich cyber waters,” Rhodes said.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 125,000 actors who work in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.