SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 6:30PM – 7:30PM


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,) Ash Monif (Grimm Bros Game Studio) and Bryan Tillman (Owner – Kaiser Studio; Lead Artist – Dark Legacy: The Rising) 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.

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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 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

Bryan Tillman

Bryan Tillman is currently the academic director for Game Art and Design, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Media Arts and Animation and Visual Game Programming at the Art Institute of Washington DC. He has an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a focus in sequential art and a minor in drawing. Tillman is the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games. Within Kaiser Studio Productions, Bryan Tillman wears many hats: He is a sculptor for toys, and acts as the editor for all the comic books produced by the studio. He also does layout and illustrations for multiple projects. Tillman is currently working on a tabletop RPG titled Dark Legacy that is starting to make waves within the RPG world. To learn more, visit http://www.dark-legacy.net

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 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


Philadelphia Comic Con Programming


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