Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Fan Expo Canada part 5: Webseries

Several booths were at the con advertising their webseries and comic strips (I was going to add comics to this post but it got too long, so they'll get their own post later today).  Looking for more entertainment?  Check out some of the following:

Riese: Kingdom Falling

Syfy.com premieres the steampunk digital series Riese: Kingdom Falling, winner of Streamy Awards for Best Cinematography and nominee for Best Sound Design and Art Direction. The series was created by Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff and produced by Galen Fletcher and Nicholas Humphries.

Riese: Kingdom Falling takes place in Eleysia, a dying kingdom where distrust and anxiety have clouded people's minds, causing a regression into primitive ways of thinking. Rituals and mythology have resurged, and the darker side of mankind has begun to reveal itself. Riese, a wanderer, travels across the decaying land with her wolf, Fenrir. Marked as a heretic by religious group The Sect and the new Empress, Riese must evade their assassins and discover their true intentions for Eleysia.

Narrated by Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary), the series stars a cavalcade of talent from the world of popular speculative drama including Christine Chatelain (The Bone Collector); Sharon Taylor (Stargate Universe); Ben Cotton (Harper's Island), Allison Mack (Smallville); Ryan Robbins (Caprica); Patrick Gilmore (Stargate Universe); Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica) and Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary).
The first season (10 episodes) is up online and they're starting a card battle RPG based on the show. Alas, if you're like me and outside the US, you can't watch this.  :(

A more world friendly webseries is Pretty in Geek, about a group of LARPers. Or will be.  So far, all they have up is a how to video on turning invisible.  Their website states that all 8 episodes will be released this year.
Pretty in Geek is an eight-episode sitcom about a bunch of girls who playing D&D, becoming friends, and all the in-game orc killing you could want. Or at least, the attempted-in-game-orc-killing.

Next up is Heroes of the North, a Canadian superhero team.

Welcome to Heroes of the North, an award winning, unique transmedia experience set in the universe of Canadian superheroes.

The story of the first season is told through 20 live action webisodes, 8 comic books, a diary, video games (coming soon!), characters tech sheets, characters facebook pages, universe related websites, etc.

Each elements contributes a building block to a bigger and better comprehension of the events and actors in the story.

We hope you enjoy your exploration of the Heroes of the North Universe!

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