Geek Icon STEPHANIE THORPE to moderate panel celebrating 35th Anniversary of legendary comic series “ElfQuest” at the Emerald City Comic Con 2013 on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Joined by creators Wendy and Richard Pini, you’re invited to share in an examination of all things “ElfQuest”: past, present and an exciting look ahead at what the future holds for this beloved series.
Recently announced on the front page of Variety, Thorpe and producing partner Paula Rhodes acquired the film/TV rights to the ElfQuest franchise. As one of the driving forces behind the award-winning cyber-phenom “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining”, Thorpe will bring her unique perspective to the lively discussion. This short live-action production has had over 300,000 views since its debut, earning numerous awards and accolades from film festivals, conventions and the media with over 100 articles and interviews to date (elfquestfantrailer.com).
Thorpe comments, “I think ElfQuest resonates with fans on so many levels. Wendy and Richard Pini are really incredible visionaries and the art is absolutely beautiful. People are also really attracted to the grand adventures that Cutter and his tribe go on, and despite being elves, these conflicts make for very human stories.”
Her acting & producing work continues in returning series “Shelf Life” (www.shelflifeseries.com), which has completed 4 seasons of 40 episodes, and was featured at Comic-Con 2012 and at Social Media Week in LA.
And coming soon, Thorpe creates and stars in the new series “Slumber Con”. Touted as ‘The View…for nerds’, Thorpe and fellow geek girl Jennifer Landa host slumber party-style chats about the latest in nerd news, entertainment, crafts, food & style (www.slumbercon.com). Thorpe is also one of the writers, directors, producers & actors in the new comedy series “The Ladies & The Gents”, exploring the shenanigans during ‘One night, One club, Two restrooms’ (theladiesandthegents.com), which will premiere in mid-March 2013.
Where: Emerald City Comic Con 2013 – Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
Panel: “ElfQuest: 35 Years and Beyond!”
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11am in Panel Room 3AB.
ABOUT STEPHANIE THORPE
A growing 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, appearing on such panels as Geek Girls Create at WonderCon 2012 and The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con at SDCC 2012. She was honored to speak on 3 panels at Comic-Con 2012 and GeekGirlCon 2012; and she appeared on 2 panels at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in September 2012. Thorpe has been nominated twice 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.