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.

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Tales from the Con: Gen Con 2016

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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“Baby, It’s Dead Outside:” Duets on dead.fm

Merry Christmas, Everyone!
For a little nontraditional cheer, I sang you this silly parody of a holiday favorite!
(Click the image below to listen, and find me at 11:58)

NOTE: The song, while rampant with zombies, is totally clean and in-law/coworker friendly!
The rest of the podcast however, ought to be noted as “Not Safe for Work or Family Gatherings.” Just saying.

20141228-deadfmThis little ditty is a bang-up collaboration: Actor and crooner extraordinaire Matt Shimkus (yes, also my handsome husband) joined me on vocals with his dulcet tones, piano accompaniment by Ben Dobyns of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, and original lyrics by Jimmy McMichael of the Dead Gentlemen (he who pens the story to the Demon Hunters weekly webcomic, among other things).

Like I said, it’s a delightful little romantic tune on how to weather the impending holiday/zombie apocalypse. And there are tasty rhymes like…

(My sister will be suspicious) I don’t want to seem malicious
(My brother will be there at the door) But your family wasn’t ready for war
(My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious) And human flesh is nutritious
(But maybe just a cigarette more) For resurrected anthropovores

Plus there are all kinds of other thoroughly irreverent, holiday-inspired things, like “Do you want to be a Bro, Man?” and “The Night Before Christmas as told by the Purple Ninja.”

Give it a listen! Enjoy!