New Media Maven
Assembles Web Series
Experts & Elves
at San Diego Comic Con 2013
Also Celebrates 35 Years of Legendary
Comic Series ElfQuest
Los Angeles, CA – With more than 100 episodes of original web content under her creative belt, New Media Maven STEPHANIE THORPE will moderate a panel of web series experts at SDCC 2013 on Thursday, July 18th at 7:30PM in room 24ABC.
Thorpe will lead the “Web Creators Assemble!” panel featuring a lively discussion amongst web experts on breaking new ground, creating innovative content, building a following and more. Joining the panel will be Jane Espenson (tv writer/producer Once Upon a Time, Buffy), Brad Bell (Husbands), Tara Platt (Shelf Life), Katrina Hill (Gamers Anon), Alex Langely (Super Knocked-Up), Sandeep Parikh (The Guild, The Legend of Neil) and Jourdan Gibson (The Cell).
And, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of legendary comic series “ElfQuest,” Thorpe will join creators Wendy and Richard Pini, producing partner Paula Rhodes (with whom she holds the film/TV rights to the ElfQuest franchise) and Managing Editor of Boing Boing Rob Beschizza as they celebrate three and a half decades of the longest-running fantasy graphic novel series and surprise fans by what’s planned as the story builds to its most ambitious chapter yet, “Final Quest”; which will be published by Dark Horse in the fall.
Currently, Thorpe’s artistic spirit is being showcased in the latest edition of Cupcake Quarterly Magazine. The feature includes photos of Thorpe as her favorite superhero The Scarlet Witch and as a gender bending Sherlock Holmes. Also, Thorpe has just signed on to write the new monthly column “Red Carpet Rundown” for Ms. In The Biz Magazine, offering up ways to rock the red with style and fun while on a budget. (msinthebiz.com)
Thorpe’s latest creation “The Ladies & The Gents,” premiered to rave reviews and was showcased at the Big Screen Little Screen event held at SAG in May. Now halfway into its 20 week run, this comedy series involves over 50 web-celebs and explores the shenanigans during ‘one night, one LA club, two restrooms.’ (theladiesandthegents.com)
This August, Thorpe has been invited to judge a category for the 1st annual Geekie Awards. She is proud to have two of her series nominated at the gala event being held August 18th in Hollywood: “Shelf Life,” which just wrapped it’s 4th season (shelflifeseries.com), and “Night of the Zombie King” (goldtheseries.com), in which she’s a series regular.
And to wet your appetite for all things nerdy, Thorpe’s latest venture the series “Slumber Con,” just aired its first promo. Touted as ‘The View...for nerds’, Thorpe and fellow geek girl Jennifer Landa host slumber party-style chats about the latest in geek entertainment, crafts, food & style (www.slumbercon.com).
A popular presence in the New Media scene, Thorpe is in demand as an expert panelist & speaker, a host and presenter, a writer & producer, content creator, actress and director. She speaks at events around the country and has appeared on numerous panels at Comic-Con, Wonder Con, Emerald City Con, Geek Girl Con and Stan Lee's Comikaze. Thorpe has been nominated twice to the Board of Directors for IAWTV and hosted 4 events for the non-profit organization Celebrate the Web.
Where: COMIC-CON 2013 – San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Panel 1: Web Creators Assemble! – Thursday, July 18th @7:30pm / Room 24ABC
Panel 2: ElfQuest 35th Anniversary – Friday, July 19th @6:30pm / Room 8
For Information About STEPHANIE THORPE visit: www.TheStephanieThorpe.com
Follow Her on Twitter @thestephthorpe