Kristen Nedopak to Attend GeekGirlCon 2012
Posted by Mirjana on August 9, 2012
With an extensive resume that includes directing, writing and producing, Kristen will headline her panel entitled “Geek Girls Creating Their Own Films and Shows” on Sunday, August 12th from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Other panelists include Stephanie Thorpe, Teal Sherer and Christa Charter; the panel will be moderated by Cheryl Platz. You can read the full press release after the jump.
Female Creator Kristen Nedopak Inspires Seattle Filmmakers With ‘Geek Girls Create’ Panel at GeekGirlCon 2012
Film/Series Director, Writer, Producer and On-Camera Personality Kristen Nedopak returns to Seattle with her renowned panel “Geek Girls Creating Their Own Films and Shows.”
The panel will be part of GeekGirlCon (http://www.geekgirlcon.com) on Sunday August 12 from 12:30-1:30PM. Fellow panelists include powerhouses Stephanie Thorpe (Shelf Life, ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining), Teal Sherer (My Gimpy Life), Christa Charter (The Sleepless Nanny); moderated by Cheryl Platz (Unexpected Productions).
Nedopak founded “Geek Girls Create” in late 2011 to inspire women and men to make the work they are passionate about, providing success stories and valuable experience-related tips on production, networking, marketing and publicity to eager ears. Since then GGC has spoken at Comikaze, WonderCon and Comic-Con, and will soon expand to reach a larger audience at women’s conferences and schools.
Nedopak states, “I’ve always been the type of person who looked to my successors and role models for ideas and tangible action items that would help me learn, grow and develop my dream career. With this panel, I’m able to give back to the community, and help encourage and motivate the next wave of talented creators. Also, much of my early film experience stemmed from living and working in the Northwest film industry, so I’m excited to reunite with old friends and meet new peers at this event.”
Nedopak began her career in film and television in Seattle back in 2001, and has been a part of over 40 independent films and other projects in the Northwest alone.
Her high-quality work in the film/web series arena has spawned much acclaim from the press. “A new force to be reckoned with, Kristen Nedopak is a breath of fresh air,” says one outlet (full story: http://obnoxiousandanonymous.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/who-is-kristen-nedopak-you-wont-be-asking-for-long). Recent work includes Nedopak’s viral smash hit series The Skyrim Parodies (http://SkyrimParodies.com) and sword fighting show Fight Class (http://theatricalcombat.com/fight-class-the-webseries). “Skyrim: To Lydia with Love” is an official selection of the 2012 Dragon*Con Film Festival, and after a highly successful IndieGoGo Campaign, six more parodies are in post-production. The latest episode of Fight Class has been released (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leviathaninteractive/project-lodus-a-cyberpunk-co-op-action-rpg/posts/283650), where Nedopak and team help promote Project Lodus, A Cyberpunk Live Action RPG in-the-works by Leviathan Interactive.
Kristen is also partnering with Jedi Camp Director Bill Ostroff to create The Geekie Awards, an awards event for geek artists, cosplayers, filmmakers and more (http://TheGeekieAwards.com). Nedopak was recently a guest speaker at the Women’s 2.0 Conference and one of this year’s ‘Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con’ panelists (voted one of the best panels at Comic-Con 2012).
Recent press honors include a cover spread and article in Faery World Magazine (http://www.nedopak.com/my-costumes-featured-on-the-cover-of-faery-world-magazine), a feature in the “Who’s Who at Comic-Con” geek edition of International House of Geek (http://ihogeek.com/2012/04/07/kristen-nedopak) and she’s been dubbed one of the “Sexiest Actresses at Comic-Con” by Gorno for the second year in a row (http://gornoblonde.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/sexiestactressescomiccon2012part1).
You can learn more about Kristen by visiting her website.
Geek Girl Con is in its second year, and is taking place in Seattle on August 11th and 12th.
Source: Kristen Nedopak
GS Reporter: Mirjana