Esteemed creators ROB PRIOR, RACHEL LARA, BARBARA RANDALL KESEL, JOELLE SELLNER, WARREN DAVIS, ERIC KIERON, MICHELE R. WELLS, NELSON PLUMEY and GENESE DAVIS will be appearing at Wyrd Con May 23 & 24 at the LA Westin!
FRIDAY, MAY 23RD
3:00P-4:00PM WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21ST CENTURY
We couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, or film without our beloved super heroines, however the journey for them has not been easy. Whether it’s cultural barriers or societal sexism, super women have had to fight more than just crime in order to survive. Come join author Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, The Gamer in You, MMORPG.com) Micky Neilson (Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo,) Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Sonic Boom, Avengers, Jackie Chan Adventures,) Barbara Kesel (Hellboy, Watchmen, Meridian, Hawk & Dove,) and Michele R. Wells (Disney Publishing Worldwide, DK Publishing, Penguin) discuss the challenges and obstacles to creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries.
6:00P-7:00P CREATIVITY THAT LASTS
As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, there is nothing more challenging than the development of the creative process. Is art birthed from the spontaneous or is it a result of a carefully crafted rhythm and structure? In this panel, esteemed creators, Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, The Gamer in You, MMORPG.com,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) and Ken Kristensen (Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth) describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity.
SATURDAY, MAY 24
4:00P-5:00P VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
Five giants of the video game industry join forces for this highly-anticipated panel. Don’t miss author Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) Rachel Lara (Opposite Worlds, Killer Holliday, The Wayshower,) Warren Davis (Q-bert,) and Nelson Plumey (Treyarch, Activision Blizzard) give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. Video gamers can get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at video game story details, gameplay features, and the influence video games possess in both video game culture and pop culture at large. The high-power panelists will discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how it can all show what is to come.
Wyrd Con is a storytelling convention for designers, writers, creators, producers, directors, technologists, inventors and explorers to experience a wide variety of narrative formats in a short period of time. Attendees of Wyrd Con gain an opportunity to improve their craft through education and experience while getting exposed to new methods of storytelling.
- Seize an opportunity to improve your storytelling.
- Refine and gain new methods of storytelling.
- Become party of stories and adventures.
This is Wyrd Con.
Wyrd Con Moderator – Genese Davis
Wyrd Con is featuring prominent moderator Genese Davis for several one-of-a-kind panels! As an author, host, and media personality, Genese Davis leads various panels around the country for conventions such as Comic Con, Wizard World, and national literary and entertainment conventions. Her panels are often voted audience favorites because her high-powered discussions showcase a range of expert perspectives and an acute awareness for audience involvement. To learn more visit, GeneseDavis.com