Actor/Producer Stephanie Thorpe Is Hollywood’s Chic New Media ‘Geek’

Thorpe to Appear as Official Panelist Twice at GeekGirlCon This October

Los Angeles – Actor/Producer/Content Creator STEPHANIE THORPE is quickly becoming the most sought after “geek” in Hollywood. Just announced, Thorpe’s invitation to two separate panels at Seattle’s GeekGirlCon on October 8th, 2011.

An expert on New Media, Thorpe is a celebrated panelist and speaker and has been featured at numerous conventions around the country including Digital Hollywood, AFI, Screen Actors Guild, SAG Conservatory, WonderCon, Comic-Con, and VidCon; and is scheduled to appear at Comikaze and SXSW next year.

This past July, Thorpe appeared at San Diego’s Comic Con, alongside ElfQuest creators Wendy and Richard Pini, to discuss her role in the current phenomenon of fan resurgence in the mystical 1978 comic book series. Collaborating with producing partner Paula Rhodes, Thorpe created the fan-made, non-profit trailer “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” which launched to high media praise at WonderCon and was followed by a Screen Actors Guild New Media gala event. Since then, Thorpe’s ElfQuest website continues to enjoy enormous success and fan support and has been featured on CBS.

Currently, Thorpe is attending the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) to promote the Parsec Award-winning “Gold: Night of the Zombie King,” in which she stars, and was nominated Best Supporting Actress.

Up next, Thorpe joins the cast for the second season of the live-action web series “The Shelf Life,” which she is producing alongside Yuri Lowenthal (Legion of Superheroes) and Tara Platt (Afterworld). The project is directed by Eisner Award-winning comic author Paul Jenkins. In other producing news, Thorpe is developing an Untitled Andrew Erin TV series, a new Travel/Food/Fashion show hosted by Kristyn Burtt, and The Geek Girl comedy series.

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.

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