JourneyQuest3 at Seattle & Vancouver WebFests 2017!

Hooray! JourneyQuest season 3 is an official selection for both Seattle WebFest and Vanounver WebFest! If you’re in the area for either of these fests, make sure you catch our showings. And congrats to all the other participants… check out all the selected shows at Seattle WebFest 2017 and Vancouver WebFest 2017.

And, hey, the new poster looks pretty dang incredible too! (Have I mentioned how much I love my costumes in season 3?)

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JourneyQuest is a fantasy-comedy web-series, and a production of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, Dead Gentlemen Productions, and thousands of crowd-funding-fans. Emilie plays Wren Birdsong in all three seasons of JourneyQuest, a well-intended bardic graduate student on the trail of her first Epic. Watch seasons 1 & 2 of JourneyQuest on YouTube.

Tales from the Con: Gen Con 2016

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Just got back from my first time at Gen Con!**
… well… I got back a week ago, but I’m still recovering from the whirlwind. And eating as many vegetables as I can.

I went to work the booth, promote upcoming projects, and generally hang with fans of Dead Gentlemen and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, the production companies comprised of people I love, who employ me to make things I love. Most notably, JOURNEYQUEST (season 3 filmed last March and is coming in December)!

Like I said, this was my first year, and it was also the husband’s first time back in 10 years. It was definitely a homecoming of sorts for him, promoting our recently funded new The Gamers web-series that continues a story that started 15 years ago (15 years!) when he played Rogar the Barbarian.

The days were long working the booth, and frankly the Exhibition Hall was so stuffed with gaming wonders it was easy to be overwhelmed, but I had a fantastic time! I got to spend hours with some of my favorite people I never see, I got to meet dozens of our incredible fans who have so generously kept our projects afloat for so long, I sat in on a fun, funny, super-creative reading/workshop of a pilot script, I drank my fair share of gin & tonics, I attended screenings of Attacking the Darkness and live improv from Hat Trick Pony and watched the fantastic reactions of our target audiences, I marveled at the clever cosplayers, I caught SO MANY POKEMON, and I even played my second RPG with some awesome (and very patient) fans.

My favorite personal encounter by far at the con was when a gentleman approached me and asked if I had a spare second to send a video “Congratulations!” to his daughter. She’s 18, just got her first film she wrote and directed in a state fair competition, and is headed to study film in college– and she decided she wanted to make films because of watching JourneyQuest. Doesn’t get better than that.

Thanks for a crazy, fun, hectic, nerdery-filled weekend, Gen Con!

**Psst! For the uninitiated, Gen Con is a HUGE gaming convention that takes over what seems like the entirety of downtown Indianapolis each year for table-top, card, video, RPG, and every other kind of games, with tournaments, symposiums, and every conceivable associated accessory or activity. (phew)

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Radio Pulp Rules

Do you long for a simpler time? For a moment to huddle round the radio, leaning into the latest hi jinx and daring exploits of your favorite sleuths, explorers, and bullet-dodging adventurers?
Wait no more, friends.

Aegis-CurseJadeDragon2The folks at Airship Daedalus and Aegis Tales Radio Adventures have you covered. “AEGIS Tales brings to life unique characters from a bygone era that never was, with plenty of vintage radio crackle…”

And this month I got to voice a fun character in an installment of the Pulp Radio Serial, “Tales of Aegis, Episode 4: The Curse of the Jade Dragon.”

>>LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE

Take a listen to me as Jean Gordon, Investigator and All Around Sharp-shooting, Sharp-witted Dame. Have a listen on your commute or lunch break or while you’re washing up your dinner dishes. Pulpy good fun, a dash of horror, and lots of good voice work from PNW talent.

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Thanks to Despot Media and Creator/Producer Todd Downing for inviting me to come play!

Give it a Name, Tell Your Children

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I am a writer who often thinks of a phrase, a word, or an image, and I immediately put it on the list of, “That’s a good title for a poem, essay, song, photo collection.” I know what to call it before I write it, before I know what it is. I write poems to titles more often than not; sometimes it changes, but the title was there to start. And when I do write the poem first, it can take forever to come up with the right title. Just how I think.

(Potentially connected: My oldest girl had no name for 2 days. The second actually left the hospital and was a whole 4 days old before her name was chosen.)

I have some exciting things coming up this year, and as I wrote recently, I’ve had some particularly pernicious trouble thinking of the right title one of them. Poor nameless project, the really big one, the very personal, long-time-in-the-making project.

Well. After some accidental eavesdropping, reading other’s work, and the customarily startling flash of connected neurons, I’m pleased to say my troubles are finally over. I found it.

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#WorkingTitle Coming Soon…

congrats

Early warning: Fun things are coming later this year that I can’t wait to share… as soon as I can name them!

I’ve had several bits of good news lately, and I’m so looking forward to telling everyone every little thing about them! (within reason of course…)

One in particular, The Big One, is an interdisciplinary project, a custom fusion of the poetry and film worlds I am constantly flitting around. I’m thrilled and scared and grateful and overfull with the extravagant what-ifs afforded to those about to embark on a new project. It’s also been in the works–in one way or another– for nearly ten years. So you can just imagine how excited I am to begin the “real work” of making it happen!

Funnily enough, though, alongside the long-seeded excitement is this bizarre inability to really talk concisely about this large project, for a very simple, but very limiting problem… I don’t know what to call it.

Names are important, fundamentally, and especially for artists swimming in this social media world. How will I brand this project, tie it to me, my collaborators, and to the audience community we want to reach? How will I blog, tweet, fund raise, advertise, and celebrate this Awesome Thing in the making? So many scribbled pairings and strings of words on pages right now. Something will surface, soon.

But for now, I just want you to know: Good things are coming!
#Poetry #Film #FilmInWa #IndieFilm #WorkingTitle #NeedAGreatHashtag