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Elves are descending on San Diego at Comic Con
International 2011 for the panel “ElfQuest: From the Woods to the Web”
on Friday, July 22nd at 8pm.

New media producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie
King) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest) are responsible for the
current phenomenon of fan resurgence in the mystical comic book series
ElfQuest, created by Wendy and Richard Pini in 1978.

Thorpe and Rhodes collaborated to create the fan-made, non-profit
trailer “ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining” which has been earning high praise
from the media and enormous fan support since launching in April at
the Screen Actors Guild New Media premiere. Lifelong fans of the comic
book, Thorpe and Rhodes pulled together their skills and resources,
along with a cast of famed ‘women of the web’ and donations from other
devoted fans to create the world of Two Moons.

ElfQuest tells the tale of a tribe of elves who find themselves driven
from their forest by humans and must find a new home. It’s known for
its magical artistry and for being a vanguard of the indie/fantasy
scene. Originally self published by the Pini’s, the comic book series
was later picked up by Marvel and DC Comics respectively.

Up next, Thorpe and Rhodes are looking at features that resonate with
their geek heritage for their next project together. Individually,
Rhodes will return to webseries Hollywood Wasteland, while Thorpe is
currently working on a sci-fi series with director Andrew Erin
(Confined), and a travel/food/fashion show with host Kristyn Burtt.
Thorpe is proud to announce 10 episodes of the new series “Shelf
Life,” premiering at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The live action
comedy was produced by Thorpe with Yuri Lowenthal (Legion of
Superheroes) and Tara Platt (Afterworld) and directed by Eisner
Award-winning comic author Paul Jenkins.

Panel Details: Friday, July 22nd at 8pm / San Diego Convention Center, Room 4

Panel Participants: Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King),
Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest), Wendy and Richard Pini
(authors), with host Taryn Southern (Battle: Los Angeles)


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