GENESE DAVIS AND THE SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PRESENT AN ACTION-RPG PANEL
Friday, 7/25/14, 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., Room (Updated) 25ABC
David Brevik (CEO Gazillion, visionary behind Diablo and Diablo II) sits down with fellow industry professionals and discusses the evolution of the action-RPG genre. From turn-based to real-time action, hear from the movers and shakers on how far the action-RPG genre has come and where it will be going in the future. Don’t miss this chance to ask those burning questions you have in the Q&A session moderated by Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion; MMORPG.com; The Gamer in You).
David Brevik is a video game designer and producer known as the co-founder and president of Blizzard North (Condor Inc.), the highly successful video game company behind titles such as the Diablo series. His prior position was lead technical director at Iguana Entertainment. GameSpot named him as 1996’s fourth most influential person in computer gaming for his role in the inception and development of Diablo. Brevik co-founded Flagship Studios (in 2003) as well as Ping0 (in 2006), a sister company to Flagship Studios. Brevik went on to become the new creative director for Turbine and its new West coast studio. In 2009, David Brevik began at Gazillion Entertainment in San Mateo, California working in the Gargantuan Studio. In 2011, Gargantuan became Secret Identity Studios and David Brevik was named president and chief operating officer of Gazillion Entertainment.
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