Welcome to the online home of Stephanie Cooke aka me. Here on the About page, you can learn a little bit more about me, what this site is all about and how I can help you out with a variety of jobs from writing to public speaking and more.
That brings me to my next point that has to do with the site’s creation: the design. This site would be a Tumblr or crappy generic WordPress blog if not for the creative talent of 801red who made this web site possible. If you’re looking for someone to change up your site in any way, shape or form, I cannot recommend 801red enough.
Now onto other things, like me! Where do I start… Ok, well here’s a rundown:
I’m a twenty-something gal living in the Toronto area and trying to get the most out of my life here in the city. I’m an avid reader of books and comics and I’m fortunate enough to be able to work in that industry, a point I’ll come back to in a moment). I watch a crapload of movies and TV shows on a regular basis. I play a lot of video games on Xbox 360 and PS3. I am an amateur photographer. I collect stuff and things… WAY too many things. Oh, and I’m probably well on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady.
- I’m one of the editorial staff members of Talking Comics and also one of the weekly podcast co-hosts. I help run their social media and do a lot of stuff behind-the-scenes there as well as reviews, columns and more.
- I’m a contributing editor for Agents of Geek where I also write a lot about television and movies.
- I run the monthly Toronto Geek Trivia event out of Tranzac (which is located in The Annex at 292 Brunswick).
- I work with Bill Willingham (creator of series’ such as Fables, Fairest, Proposition Player and books like Peter & Max and Down the Mysterly River).
- I helped create, put together and run the Mythic Fiction convention, Fabletown and Beyond and lived to tell the tale.
- I’ve written for Word of the Nerd, JoBlo, CGMagazine, and others (including the previously mentioned Talking Comics).
- I’m also a public speaker for convention panels and other such things. I’ve been a part of several panels including ones on social media, Mythic Fiction, Superman, creating geek events and community building, self-publishing, freelancing outside of comics and more.
Here you can find the stories from my everyday life. Some of them may be interesting and some of them may be boring as hell, but I hope that if you’re here it’s because you like what I have to say and you’ll tune in as I talk out my life.
I’m available* for freelance writing, interviews, consultations, trivia nights and public speaking at events and panels. If you’re interested in getting in touch with me for work or anything else, all of my info can be found over on the Contact page. If you want to know what services I can provide for you, all of my details can be found on my Hire Me page.