WIZARD WORLD AND GENESE DAVIS PRESENT:
WHAT’S THE STORY? CREATING STORIES THAT CAPTIVATE
SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Whether you are a seasoned writer or a brand new one, the journey of writing a compelling story is a tumultuous one. It is often time ladened with all kinds of discouraging land-mines or creative dead-ends. Join esteemed creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Adam Simon (Man Down, Synapse,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) and Brandon T. Snider (Dark Knight Manual) for this one-of-a-kind panel. This experienced team of writers, directors, and producers will share some of their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but developing habits to be a more effective content creator. (ROOM 107)
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 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 GeneseDavis.com
Adam Simon is a native Californian that began acting at an early age. Fresh out of college minoring in theater Adam began working as a Close Protection Specialist. While training as an actor, Adam offered protective services to business professionals and celebrities all around the world. In 2010 Adam was hired as a 3D technical assistant at Cameron/Pace Group LLC in Burbank California (founded by legendary directors and cinematographers James Cameron and Vince Pace). Adam worked as a Sales Producer for Cameron/Pace while attending the Joanne Baron D.W. Brown School of acting in Santa Monica California to further develop his craft. While attending their two year intensive Meisner Program, Adam continued to write and sell scripts. Adam acts in film and television productions and continues to develop his innate talent as an actor and screenwriter. Adam wrote and starred in “Synapse,” a Sci Fi thriller which is produced by Hollywood Locations and L.A. Center Studios with Kenlon Clark Directing. Adam is also the writer of “Man Down,” a film in pre production with Stephen Mceveety and Mpower Pictures producing and Dito Monteil directing.
Brandon T. Snider
Brandon T. Snider has authored the best-selling Dark Knight Manual as seen in Entertainment Weekly, Time, Forbes and Wired. He’s also written for and appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Brandon has penned over 30 books featuring pop culture’s most recognizable icons such as Superman, Spider-Man and The Muppets among many others. As an actor he’s appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chappelle’s Show and Law & Order: SVU, as well as various commercials, stage productions and short films. Brandon lives in New York City where he’s a member of both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America. Find out more at http://www.cootiekid.com
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 producedbyeric.com
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.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 – 3pm – 8pm
Friday, June 20, 2014 – 12 noon – 7pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 11am – 5pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107