WIZARD WORLD COMIC-CON AND GENESE DAVIS PRESENT:
VIDEO GAMES AND OUR FUTURE: WE’RE ALL GAMERS
FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Video game industry colleagues 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,) Ash Monif (Grimm Bros Game Studio,) and Andrew Auseon (Infinity Blade, Kingdoms of Amalur, Age of Empires,) 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)
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
Andrew Auseon is a novelist and narrative designer based in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Infinity Blade and Age of Empires franchises, and was a Lead Narrative Designer on games in the Kingdoms of Amalur series. He was the first staff game writer ever hired by both Epic Games and Big Huge Games. Andrew’s novels include the acclaimed Funny Little Monkey, and Freak Magnet, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, among others. In 2009, he published Alienated, a science fiction comedy, in collaboration with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook). Andrew currently splits his time between writing novels and indie games, and teaching courses in Interactive Narrative.
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