<editorsnote> Nerds, meet my buddy Helenna. We met on twitter not too long ago, and she’s totes mcgotes one rad chiquita banana with a flare for all things flair! That’s right, Helenna here is what we call an artsy fartsy nerd. She’s a poet, into all things dramatic arts, and she’s going to come on board to write each week about her love of said drama. Well not like actual drama drama, like some cat fight shit – but you get the idea.
I only have one thing left to say … HIT IT HELENNA!!! </editorsnote>
Not gonna lie. I’m pretty freaking excited! But disclaimer….I’m taking off my nerd glasses for this post and putting on my geek cape!
This is definitely a top life event for me.
Yes, it’s true, I don’t have quite as much geek cred as the ladies I am on this panel with. But, the little burgeoning geek in me is very very happy and jumping up and down like a freaking Oompa Loompa on crack.
See I may not have a crazy amount of trivia in my brain about comics and characters, but I definitely have my fair share of geek out knowledge when it comes to anything Joss Whedon and also… zombies. There are other things I geek out about too, but those are the 2 major fields of my geekdom. And can I just say…. Cabin In The Woods? Hellz YES!!!
Why is the fact that this panel is going to WonderCon so freaking exciting to me?
Well…aside from the obvious “it’s WonderCon,” the words “speaking on a Comic-Con panel”are literally staring at me right now from my “vision board.” And Comic-Con and WonderCon are put on by the same company. Yes! Manifest destiny baby!
Aside from the fact that I get to hang and talk with my favorite geeky ladies in the whole wide world, I’m really excited to be able to plug my latest animated online series that I produced with my husband and which will be released by the time we are on the panel. It’s called “Girl and Boy”and I am super stoked to share it with the world.
This is our teaser vid:
I’ve spent the last 4 years learning everything I could cram into my brain about the online web series world ever since recording my very first vlog in October of 2008. Since then I have produced “The Day Player,” “The Ex-Convict’s Guide,” “Songs From,” and 97 epsiodes of my vlog“Helenna’s Tinseltown Tuesdays” all as a somewhat experimental foray into the web world. I am a member of the IAWTV (International Academy of Web Television) and absolutely LOVE the web series community.
All this being said, I am really stoked to be launching “Girl and Boy” with my husband Barry W. Levy. It’s “high brow potty humor, for the low brow comedy lover,” and I’m excited that I’ll be able to talk about this project at WonderCon since it fits right in with the whole comic aspect of the convention!
Aside from all of that, I’m so stoked to be on this panel is because these women are AMAZING!!!! All of these ladies are super proactive go-getters who are completely taking their careers into their own hands and ROCKIN’ IT! Mad props to Kristen Nedopak, Stephanie Thorpe, Jessica Mills,Cricket (Crix) Lee, and Leah Cevoli! I am honored to be in your company!
If you want to “learn how each of these smart and sexy ladies built their unique, individual brands and gain insight into the struggles and success of creating your own work, from networking to production, to marketing…and staying sane along the way,” then come and join us atWonderCon on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 from 5:30 – 6:30 Room 207ABC!