Genese Davis and the San Diego Comic-Con present this fantastic panel:
What Video Games Can Teach
Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m., Room: 4
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) Stephan Frost (Game Design Producer – Carbine Studios) Kate Edwards (Executive Director – International Game Developers Association) and Justin Burnham (Director of Operations – Devolver Digital; Project Manager – South by Southwest) as they 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.
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. Residing in Irvine, CA, Davis advocates for her other passion, animal rescue. To learn more, visit GeneseDavis.com | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Flickr
Born and raised by Vikings in southern California, Stephan Frost got his start in games at Disney Interactive Studios. Frost has worked with Konami, Warner Bros. Interactive, THQ, and Midway in either a design or production capacity. At Carbine Studios, Frost is the Design Producer and also narrates the quirky Wildstar “Dev Speak” videos. Because of his background in design and production, Frost was brought on to work with the design team to ensure a solid development and communication pipeline.