GENESE DAVIS SPEAKING AT WIZARD WORLD SAN ANTONIO

GENESE DAVIS LEADING ONE-OF-A-KIND PANELS AT THE SAN ANTONIO COMIC-CON

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Friday, August 1st
5:00 – 5:45PM
ROOM 212
 
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,) Aaron de Orive (Writer and Producer – Cloak and Dagger Studios,) and J.R. Knoll (The Chronicles of Brawrloxoss; Hope, Last Year’s Model) as they discuss the essentials to writing captivating stories on this one-of-a-kind panel. This experienced team of writers, directors, and producers will share their secrets to not only completing a compelling story but developing habits to be a more effective content creator.
 
Saturday, August 2nd
1:00 – 1:45PM
ROOM 214
 
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,) Aaron de Orive (Writer and Producer – Cloak and Dagger Studios,) and Erik Reeves (Hoodratz In Space; Peacekeeper; Throwd comic series) will describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity.
 
 
Saturday, August 2nd
2:00 – 2:45PM
ROOM 210
 
WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21st CENTURY: FEMALE PROTAGONISTS
 
We couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, novel, 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. Join esteemed creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch,Adam Simon (Man Down, Synapse,) and surprise guest speakers discuss the challenges and obstacles to creating relevant female protagonists, the influence female heroes possess in pop culture, and how the entertainment industry is evolving at large.
 
Saturday, August 2nd
3:30 – 4:15PM
ROOM 212

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 Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion; MMORPG.com; The Gamer In YouAntonia “Toni” Phillips (Live Producer – BiowareBilly Joe Cain (Wing Commander: Prophecy) and Joe Currivan (Producer – BattleCry Studios) give their insight on everything ranging from creating futuristic video games to delving into themes that span the most prevalent elements of pop culture. 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. These high-power panelists will discuss the past of video game culture as it compares to today and how “gamification” is making it possible for everyone to become a gamer.
 
 
Sunday, August 3rd
12:00 – 12:45PM
ROOM 212
 
BUILDING YOUR CREATIVE PLATFORM: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SELF PROMOTION
 
As an artist, writer, producer, designer, 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 YouMike Wilson (Founder – Devolver DigitalAdam Simon (Man Down; Synapse) and surprise guest speakers discuss this pivotal topic including what promotional techniques they use, have seen, or have adopted, and their personal experiences building a business, an online presence, and best practices to utilize in every entertainment industry.
 

Sunday, August 3rd
2:00 – 2:45PM
ROOM 212

WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH

Join this high-powered panel divulging how much of an impact video games can have on people’s lives in-game as well as offline. Parents advocating for a learner-centered approach often bring 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 featured panelists Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com, The Gamer In You,) Robert Bell (Minister of Games – Enspire,Billy Joe Cain (Wing Commander: Prophecy,) and surprise guest 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. 

 

SHOW HOURS

Friday, August 1, 2014 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 – 11am – 5pm

 

LOCATION:
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

 

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Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation 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. Her writing expertise expands across various literary genres including thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, gamer-lit, new adult, and young adult, along with screenplay, playwriting, video game lore, characterization, and narrative. Davis is an in-demand host, speaker, and moderator, appearing internationally for TV, web-series, conventions, academic fairs, publishing workshops, as well as literary and entertainment expos. In addition, she is a featured columnist at MMORPG.com.

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