San Diego Comic-Con and Genese Davis held a fantastic panel on female protagonists and wonder women of the 21st century!
WONDER WOMEN OF THE 21st CENTURY: FEMALE PROTAGONISTS
Friday, 7/25/14, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 9
We couldn’t imagine our favorite comic book, TV show, video game, 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) Adrianne Curry (Reality TV personality; Spokeswoman; Model; America’s Next Top Model) Susan Eisenberg (Voice Actor – Justice League; Jackie Chan Adventures; Skyrim; Injustice) and Adam Simon (Man Down; Synapse) as they 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.
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
Eisenberg reprised her role as Wonder Woman in 2010 in the Warner Bros. DVD Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Since then she has voiced the Amazon Princess in video games (DCUO & Injustice: Gods Among Us), features (Justice League: Doom) and television (Wonder Woman short). Eisenberg has attended various comic book conventions, including Comic-Con in San Diego, Armageddon in New Zealand and Australia, and Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles. Eisenberg has been featured in national television campaigns for Fancy Feast, Kenmore, Gatorade, Moet & Chandon, Pioneer Electronics, and Microsoft. She has recorded promos for CNN, and voices all of the television and radio commercials for The Salvation Army. Susan Eisenberg studied acting and voice at American University in Washington, DC, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Adam Simon is a native Californian that began acting at an early age. Fresh out of college minoring in theater Simon began working as a Close Protection Specialist. While training as an actor, Simon offered protective services to business professionals and celebrities all around the world. In 2010 Simon was hired as a 3D technical assistant at Cameron/Pace Group LLC in Burbank California (founded by legendary directors and cinematographers James Cameron and Vince Pace). He worked as a Sales Producer for Cameron/Pace while attending the Joanne Baron D.W. Brown School of acting in Santa Monica California to further develop his craft. While attending their two year intensive Meisner Program, he continued to write and sell scripts. Simon acts in film and television productions and continues to develop his innate talent as an actor and screenwriter. Simon wrote and starred in “Synapse,” a Sci Fi thriller which is produced by Hollywood Locations and L.A. Center Studios with Kenlon Clark Directing. He is also the writer of “Man Down,” a film in pre production with Stephen Mceveety and Mpower Pictures producing and Dito Monteil directing. To learn more, visit SynapseTheFilm.com