Geek Icon Stephanie Thorpe Becomes “Legendary” Priestess

Actor/Producer/New Media Maven Signs on to New Fantasy Series

(July 10, 2012) Los Angeles—Stephanie Thorpe (“Shelf Life”, “ElfQuest”, “Night of the Zombie King”) joins the cast of “Legendary: A Tale of Blood and Steel” as Kiera Duende, the Elvan High Priestess, a mysterious and powerful protector of the Elvan race in the forests of Lavornia.

“Legendary”, created byPortland’s J. Lee (Embers of War), begins production inOregonthis fall as a full-scale transmedia project. The series will be enhanced by a highly interactive website, plans for 3 separate novels, several short stories, and a series of comic books, all set against a backdrop of Oregon’s breathtaking scenery (50 horses and 85 acres of terrain on Mckay Creek Stables will make up much of Lavornia’s realm).

Joined by executive producer, Guido Orio (Golden Summit Digital Media), and writer/director Barry Morgan (Koldcast original thriller “Arcana”), “Legendary” has already been hailed as “Game of Thrones” for the online audience, with George R. R. Martin (creator of “Game Of Thrones”) taking notice at a recent convention and filming several promotional spots for the series.

A veteran of the New Media scene, Thorpe comes to the project with a long list of web series acting & producing credits and established connections to the geek community. She is the famed creator of last year’s “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining”, a celebrated speaker on New Media, and one of the founders of the League of Extraordinary Ladies, a group of 600+ members that fosters connections in the geek community.

Thorpe is thrilled to be joining the cast, and will be stopping by the full scale fantasy village of “Stonefall” in Oregonthis August on her way to speak at GeekGirlCon. The village will serve as the series’ main location.

Follow the series at: WWW.TWITTER.COM/LEGENDARYWEBTV
Like the series on Facebook at: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LEGENDARYSERIES

For Information About STEPHANIE THORPE visit: www.TheStephanieThorpe.com

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About Stephanie Thorpe

Stephanie Thorpe is an actor, producer, content creator and renowned new media expert. She’s been 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”. Her web acting credits include guest appearances in the long-running “Elevator” and “The Temp Life”. She most recently starred in the Parsec Award-winning GOLD spin-off “Night of the Zombie King”, for which she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress by IndieIntertube & at the New York Television Festival in 2011. The series was also nominated for 5 International Academy of Web Television Awards. Stephanie is the creator of last year’s cyber-phenom “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining”. Based on the classic comic book series by Wendy and Richard Pini, Thorpe directed, co-produced and starred in the project which has since appeared as an Official Selection at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, won Best Trailer at the IndieIntertube Awards, the Specialty Short Award at BaltiCon and the Silver Prestige Award at the Prestige Film Award Festival. The film was also the focus of a highly successful panel at last year’s SDCC. Stephanie stars in & produces returning series “Shelf Life” (www.shelflifeseries.com), 2 new series she’s created, “The Ladies/The Gents” and “SlumberCon”, and will produce Mark Gardner’s new project “Weird Girls” (www.weird-girls.com). An expert on New Media, Stephanie continues to speak at events around the country, appearing on such panels as “Geek Girls Create” at WonderCon 2012 and the upcoming Most “Dangerous Women at Comic-Con” and the “Shelf Life” panel at SDCC 2012.

Links:

Thestephaniethorpe.com

Elfquestfantrailer.com

Legendary

Press:

International website Pop Culture Monster named Thorpe as one of their top “Geeks and Nerds of 2011” alongside notables Zachary Levi, Felicia Day, and Robin Williams (http://popculturemonster.com/index.php/2011/the-geeks-and-nerds-of-2011/)

Placevine Studios named her one of the “Top Ten Emerging Web Series Stars of 2012” (http://www.placevine.com/blog/2012/03/09/web-series-news-placevine-studios-top-ten-emerging-web-series-stars-of-2012-part-two/)

Thorpe was included in the “Who’s Who Geek Edition” of geek-industry website International House of Geek (http://ihogeek.com/2012/05/03/stephanie-thorpe/).

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