What’s The Story? Creating Stories That Captivate | San Antonio Comic-Con




Friday, August 1st
5:00 – 5:45PM
ROOM 212
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 YouAdam Simon (Man Down; SynapseAaron de Orive (Writer and Producer – Cloak and Dagger Studios) and J.R. Knoll (The Chronicles of Brawrloxoss; Hope, Last Year’s Model) 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.


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 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


Adam Simon

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


J.R. Knoll

J. R. Knoll is a fantasy writer and novelist from Central Texas. His books include the seven novels of the Chronicles of Brawrloxoss, Zoe, Undead’ Zoe, Undead 2, Zombie Princess; Hunters of Darkness Vampire Rebellion, Wonder Woman Legacy, Rose O’scarlett and the Vengeance of Cannonflash Jones, and Hope, Last Year’s Model. He was a volunteer firefighter in his youth. Currently, Knoll spends his time with his wife and four boys, working full time and writing.


Aaron de Orive

A graduate of the University of Texas film program, Aaron de Orive began his professional writing career in the video game industry, serving as a lead or senior writer on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is also the creator of the fantasy role-playing game SHARD: World of the False Dawn. De Orive’s first novel, Blade Singer, is now available in paperback and e-book. De Orive lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and two very spoiled terriers.


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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Friday, August 1, 2014 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 – 11am – 5pm



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