Philadelphia Comic-Con Programming June 19-22

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Don’t miss Wizard World’s mega Comic-Con event in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The following high-powered panels presented by Genese Davis are a must see!

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

3:30 – 4:15PM VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
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) and surprise guest speakers 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. (ROOM 113)

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

12:30 – 1:15PM BUILDING YOUR CREATIVE PLATFORM: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SELF PROMOTION
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 creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) and surprise guest speakers discuss this pivotal topic! (ROOM 105)

3:30 – 4:15PM 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, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Rob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy Metal,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) and surprise guest speakers will describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity. (ROOM 105)

6:30 – 7:15PM WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH
Advocating for a learner-centered approach often brings up the question, “Won’t my kids just play video games all day?” Although the answer to that is multi-faceted, we know that no experience is devoid of learning. And, in fact, some may have more opportunities for development than we first believe. Join our special guests Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) and surprise speakers discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks to video games and how to navigate both. This high-powered panel will plunge into video game culture and its social development divulging how video games affect our lives and education. (ROOM 105)

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

1:00 – 1:45PM WHAT’S THE STORY? CREATING STORIES THAT CAPTIVATE
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)

2:00 – 2:45PM 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, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch,) Eric Kieron (Producer – Animation; Film; Video Games; Novels) and surprise guest speakers for this high-powered panel discussing the challenges and obstacles to creating relevant female protagonists in today’s male dominated industries. (ROOM 107)

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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.

SHOW HOURS
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

 

LOCATION:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

Philadelphia Comic Con Programming

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