The Secret to Building Your Creative Platform at Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con

Genese Davis and Special Guests Discuss The Secret to Building Your Creative Platform

Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con

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Friday, April 24th, 4:30-5:15pm
Building Your Creative Platform: Everything You Need To Know About Self-Promotion
As an artist, writer, producer, designer, actor, musician or creator, self-promotion is an important part of building a career. However, if poorly executed, self-promotion can do more harm than good. How is the conventional wisdom wrong? What are the more advisable but underrated and neglected approaches? Hear from Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, Brian Rouff (Imagine Communications) Maxwell Alexander Drake (The Genesis of Oblivion Saga, Everquest Next) and Stephen Murray (The Chapel of Eternal Love) discuss this pivotal topic. Find out what promotional techniques they use, have seen, or have adopted, and their personal experiences building a business or online presence, and best practices to utilize in every entertainment industry.

Maxwell Alexander Drake

Maxwell Alexander Drake is an award-winning Science Fiction/Fantasy author, Graphic Novelist and Playwright. He is also the lead fiction writer and game story consultant for Daybreak Games’ (Formerly Sony Online Entertainment) massive online game EverQuest Next. He is best known for his fantasy series, The Genesis of Oblivion Saga. Drake teaches creative writing at writers’ conferences and fan conventions around the country.

For more, please visit, more about the Genesis of Oblivion Saga at, more about his latest graphic novel at, or read what he is doing for Sony at You can also follow him on Twitter @MaxwellADrake or Facebook /MaxwellAlexanderDrake.

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray was born in England and raised in different countries throughout Southern Africa. Upon completion of his high school education, he returned to England before moving to California in 1976. He has traveled extensively throughout the world. Murray owns a computer software company, and apart from traveling and writing, he enjoys theatre, concerts, music, reading and current affairs. Murray is nearing completion on a sequel to ‘The Chapel of Eternal Love’; has completed a murder mystery novel; and is working on another murder mystery. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Brian Rouff

Brian Rouff was born in Detroit, raised in Southern California and has lived in Las Vegas since 1981, which makes him a long-timer by local standards. When he’s not writing articles, screenplays and Las Vegas-based novels such as “Dice Angel” and “Money Shot,” he runs Imagine Communications, a marketing and public relations firm in Henderson.

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. Her writing expertise expands across various genres including thriller, fantasy, gamer-lit, and new adult, as well as screenplay, playwriting, and video game lore. Davis is an in-demand host, speaker, and moderator for TV, radio, web-series, conventions, academic fairs, publishing workshops, and literary and entertainment expos. Davis is a featured columnist at, and she is the founder of The Gamer In You. She was awarded the iGR Woman of the Year for her outstanding efforts in debunking stereotypes and for bringing the video game industry the first new adult, gaming-thriller, The Holder’s Dominion.


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