WIZARD WORLD AND GENESE DAVIS PRESENT:
THE WONDER WOMEN / FEMALE PROTAGONISTS PANEL
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
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,) C.S. Marks (Elf Hunter, Fire-Heart, Ravenshade,) Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) and Ken Lashley (Lady Deadpool, Supergirl, X-Men) discuss the challenges and obstacles to creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. (BALLROOM A313)
Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation video game thriller heralded as a breakthrough novel by Publishers Weekly. Davis is the founder of The Gamer in You and was recently awarded IGR Woman of the Year. She is a featured columnist at MMORPG.com and appears internationally for entertainment and literary events all over the world. She lives in Irvine, CA, where she advocates for her other passion, animal rescue. To learn more, visitGeneseDavis.com
C.S. Marks has often been described as a Renaissance woman. Author, artist, horsewoman, professor, naturalist, bowyer, songwriter and performer–she is best known for the very successful Elfhunter trilogy, which has sold over 30,000 copies in print and e-book form. After two years of being “out of print and offline,” this epic trilogy is currently being re-released by Parthian Press. Chris is in demand as a lecturer, panelist, and presenter at conventions, academic fairs, and publishing workshops, and her short fiction has been featured in numerous anthologies. She is now hard at work on an exciting new Alterran series, the Undiscovered Realms, and comes to ComicCon with a brand new novella from the Alterra Histories. She looks forward to bringing her wonderful tales of Alterra to an ever-widening group of appreciative readers of all ages.
DANNY FINGEROTH was the Group Editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics line and has written many comics, including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider-Man. He was a consultant to the Fox Kids Spider-Man animated series and has written episodes of the 4Kids’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. Danny has served as VP/Editor-in-Chief of Byron Preiss’ Virtual Comics and as Sr. VP for Development at animation studio Visionary Media. He is the author of the books Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society; Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero; and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. He was the creator and editor-in-chief of Write Now! Magazine, the leading publication about writing for comics and related media. Danny and Mike Manley have produced a book, How To Create Comics from Script to Print, and a DVD, How to Draw Comics from Script to Print. With Roy Thomas, Danny edited The Stan Lee Universe, a coffee table book featuring rarities from the comics legend’s career.
Ken Lashley has been a drawing comics for over 15 years. he is currently doing covers for DC comics on such titles as Superman, Superboy, Earth 2, Suicide Squad, Ravagers, Talon, Batwing, Team Seven and Blackhawks. Ken drew the villains month issue of ZOD as well as the hologram covers for Solomon Grundy and Desaad issues. Ken is currently drawing the 38pg SUPERMAN DOOMED issue #1. It’s the new 52 version of the Superman Doomsday battle from years gone by.
Wizard World Comic Con
Wizard World Comic Con brings pop culture to life in the most extraordinary way. By producing these one-of-a-kind conventions across North America, Wizard World celebrates the entertainment industry, bringing together epic fandom, esteemed creators, and breathtaking artwork.
Friday, May 30, 2014 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, June 1, 2014 – 11am – 5pm
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313