WIZARD WORLD MUST-SEE PANEL:
WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH
WHAT VIDEO GAMES CAN TEACH
Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation video game 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. She is a featured columnist at MMORPG.com and appears internationally for literary and entertainment events all over the world. She lives in Irvine, CA, where she advocates for her other passion, animal rescue. To learn more, visit GeneseDavis.com
Robert Bell is Minister of Games at Enspire – the instructional design lead in the company’s custom game and simulation group. He has worked at Enspire since 2008 and has a decade’s worth of experience in education and instructional design. Robert is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Brooklyn College, where he received an M.S. in Education. In his time at Enspire, he has worked on serious game and simulation projects for a variety of organizations, including ConAgra Foods, International Disaster Assistance & Relief Training (IDART), Doorways to Dreams (D2D), and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Robert has presented sessions on the subject of games-based learning at ASTD TechKnowledge and ICE, Training Magazine Conference & Expo, and Serious Play Conference, among others.
Garry Gaber is a veteran American game designer, writer, studio head and educator. He is the project leader of Starlight Inception, a space combat game on Steam, Sony PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Gaber began his career at LucasArts Entertainment Company, creating art for “Jedi Knight” “Shadows of the Empire” and “Rebel Assault II” before becoming a project leader on the highly successful games “Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds” and “Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Clone Campaigns”, a franchise that has sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. After moving to Austin, TX, Gaber founded Escape Hatch Entertainment, where he designed and created several serious game titles geared toward game-based education before launching a successful Kickstarter for Starlight Inception. Gaber also acts as Director of the Game Development Institute at Austin Community College, where he helps to train and mentor tomorrow’s industry gaming professionals. To learn more, visit eschatch.com. visit producedbyeric.com
Billy Joe Cain
Billy Cain started his game industry career at Origin Systems in 1992, and has participated in the creation of over 250 hit games for home game systems, mobile platforms, and PC / Mac, and has launched three game development studios in Austin, Texas. He believes that games are going to save the world through improving brain plasticity in adolescents as well as making education fun.
Wizard World Comic Con
Wizard World Comic Con brings pop culture to life in the most extraordinary way. By producing these one-of-a-kind conventions across North America, Wizard World celebrates the entertainment industry, bringing together epic fandom, esteemed creators, and breathtaking artwork.
Friday, June 20, 2014 – 12 noon – 7pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 11am – 5pm
San Antonio Convention Center
San Antonio, TX