TV ain't what it used to be. It's not the only place for great visual storytelling, and the web is finding itself home to new, quality, ground-breaking content. Webseries are on the rise with some episodes reaching tens of thousands of views - and tens of thousands of fans, not limited by a cable service or broadcast signal but all over the world
So it's not surprising there's a fan base now yearning for more of their favorite characters. Many of the actors and actresses are familiar faces. Many soap stars have found a home in webseries, many actors moonlight from their traditional roles in current projects and new actors perfect their skills. In addition, known names from movies and TV often "come to play" as Steve Silverman, co-festival director and creator of Pretty the Series adds, because they "just have so much fun."
HOT AS HELL WEB SERIES FESTIVAL starts Friday, August 8th in Palm Springs, California. According to the press release, it's a full weekend of fan-focused events featuring many of the faces from the hottest webseries. Scheduled to appear as of press time are: IAWTV Award Winner “Husbands,” Emmy Nominees “DeVanity” and “Tainted Dreams,” and fan favorites “Where The Bears Are,” “Fumbling Thru The Pieces,” “Pretty” and more. A total of 14 web series will be in attendance, including web stars Brad Bell and Sean Hemenon (“Husbands”), Emmy winners Michelle Staford (“The Staford Project”), Bobbie Eakes (“Fumbling Thru The Pieces”/”Tainted Dreams”) and Martha Byrne (“Gotham”/”Anacostia”/”Weight”) and TV stars who moonlight on the web, Dale Raoul (“True Blood”/”Under The Dome”), Diane Delano (“Mike & Molly”/”The Bridge”) and more.
“Think Comicon in 115 degrees of heat,” promises co-festival director, Steve Silverman, “But it’s a dry heat.”
“Plus we play ‘Web Star Bingo,’” adds co-festival director, Julie A. Smith, “Which was the
most talked about event from last summer.”
All events take place at the historic Riviera Resort in Palm Springs, ofering a special
hotel stay discount of $99/night for guests of HOT AS HELL. Enjoy parties, panels, and
be part of live radio broadcasts right from the event, plus premieres of new season
episodes from “Where The Bears Are,” “Old Dogs & New Tricks,” and “Pretty,” plus
never-seen-before behind the scenes content from “Husbands,” “DeVanity,” “Boys In
Tech,” “The Inn,” and more.
Discount Tickets now on sale: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/51
Come back to SuzeeBehindtheScenes for coverage of this event.