One Seriously ‘Dangerous’ Woman Returning to Comic-Con 2012

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Actor/Producer STEPHANIE THORPE Is One Seriously ‘Dangerous’ Woman Returning to Comic-Con 2012

Appearing on Two Panels During Renowned San Diego Fan Convention in July

Los Angeles, CA – Just when you thought you were safe, Actor/Producer/New Media Maven STEPHANIE THORPE returns for two panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, including “The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con” on Thursday, July 12th at 5:00pm and “Shelf Life: The Series” on Friday, July 13th at 7:30pm.

“The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con” panel will assemble a group of talented female movers and shakers on the convention scene to discuss the success of women in the world of geek fandom. Thorpe will be joined by: Action Chick Katrina Hill (GeekNation, MTV Geek), Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken), Holly Conrad (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope), Adrianne Curry (Stan Lee’s World of Heroes), Abbie Heppe (Respawn Entertainment), Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Kristen Nedopak (Skyrim: To Lydia with Love, Fight Class), Milynn Sarley (GeekNation’s Lairs), Patricia Tallman (Night of the Living Dead, Babylon 5) and panel moderator Bonnie Burton (SFX Magazine).

For “Shelf Life: The Series,” Thorpe will appear alongside her fellow co-stars/co-producers Yuri Lowenthal (Legion of Superheroes) and Tara Platt (Afterworld), and director Paul Jenkins (Eisner Award-winning comic) to discuss the wildly successful live-action comedy series about toys on a shelf, currently in it’s third season.

Thorpe has proven herself a driving force in numerous web projects, including the highly acclaimed fan-made, non-profit trailer “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, the Silver Prestige Award at the Prestige Film Award Festival and been the focus of a highly successful panel at last year’s SDCC.

Recent press honors reflect this success, with the international website Pop Culture Monster naming 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/), and 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/).

The series “Gold: Night of the Zombie King”, in which she stars, earned 5 nominations from the International Academy of Web Television Awards (IAWTV) and earned Thorpe nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) and the IndieIntertube Awards. In addition, Thorpe has appeared in and produced the critically acclaimed “After Judgment” (6 Streamy nominations), “Asylum” (NYTVF official selection, LA Web Fest winner, picked up by BET), Babelgum’s “Hurtling Through Space”, and Tyler Mane’s “The Mane Show”.

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, The HollyShorts Film Fest, and DotCon: The Convention at Your Desk. 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, a group of over 600 members focused on fostering connections in the geek community.

Fresh off a recurring role on the new series “Pairings”, Thorpe is developing an Untitled Andrew Erin TV series and a Teen Thriller series, is in pre-production for the new series “Weird Girls”, and will be starring in a new project she’s created called “The Ladies Room”, with Jessica Mills (Awkward Embraces) and Tanya Ihnen (Vampire, Zombie, Werewolf).

Where: Comic-Con 2012 – San Diego Convention Center, San Dieco, CA

Panel 1: “The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con” — Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 5:00pm / Room 7AB

Panel 2: “Shelf Life: The Series” — Friday, July 13, 2012 at 7:30pm / Room 26AB

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

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