SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1:30PM – 2:30PM


As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, self-promotion is an important part of building a career. However, if poorly executed, self-promotion can do more harm than good. How is the conventional wisdom wrong? What are the more advisable but underrated neglected approaches? Join esteemed guests Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion,, The Gamer In You,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Gabe Smith (Human Comics,) Rod Brown (President: Native Comics,) and Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) discuss this pivotal topic. (BALLROOM A315)


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Genese Davis

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 and appears internationally for literary and entertainment events all over the world. She lives in Irvine, CA, where she advocates for her other passion, animal rescue. To learn more, visit

Roderick Brown

Roderick Kendall Brown graduated from Emory University with a degree in Liberal Studies and African-American Studies. It wasn’t long before others started to see what Brown was trying to create and joined what Brown calls the Native Comics Crew. Brown and his Crew began to participate in art festivals, road races, expos and elementary, junior high and high school events, showing kids and adults alike, that having a positive mindset can lead you to a better understanding of all people. Brown also graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with honors in technical expertise for Graphic Art and Design. Native Comics continues to grow and expand creating imaginative storylines and colorful characters.

Gabe Smith

Gabe Smith is a screenwriter and independent comic book publisher from Venice Beach, California. Smith is the Creative Director and Owner of Human Comics, a publishing company whose works have been internationally distributed through Diamond Distributions. Human Comics is also based in Venice Beach, California.

Eric Kieron

Eric Kieron is an award-winning producer for film, theater, video games, web, and literary genres. He is passionate about producing high quality, creative content built to entertain. He is a cinematics producer for a premium animation and video game company, and is the founder of the film production company, Sleepwalker Studios. As a director, he focuses on the creative vision of the project aiming to intrigue and excite an audience. As a producer, he has led teams from concept to completion on a number of premium projects. To learn more, visit

Rob Prior

Using his numerous skills as an illustrator, screenwriter, storyboard artist and more, Rob Prior’s career spans over twenty years of gaming, comic, film, and television experience. He has also been recognized as one of the top intellectual property creators from his peers for creating incredibly detailed worlds, characters and stories. As a comic book artist, Rob has worked with Marvel, D.C., Todd McFarlane, Kevin Eastman and Image Comics, to name a few, with his most notable credits on, “Spawn“, “Terminator“,  “Deep Space 9“, “Evil Ernie“, “Melting Pot”, “Lady Death“, and “Heavy Metal“. This year Rob will be the lead illustrator on Image Comic’s latest “Blood Merchant” graphic novel. To learn more, visit


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


Atlanta Comic Con Programming


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