The Hero’s Journey Panel at WW St. Louis

O Hai!

You heard right! I’ll be at Wizard World St. Louis talking about Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey and how it pertains to popular series like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and more. You’re welcomed to join our distinguished group of panelists for an interesting look at pop culture.

DAY: Sunday, April 6
PANEL TITLE: “The Hero’s Journey..(more)”
TIME: 11:30-12:15pm
ROOM: 144


Rhi Paille

Rhiannon is a Booksmith from the North, telling her fantastical tales to unsuspecting folk on mountains, in valleys and mostly in cities around the world. She holds a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology, which is to say she happens to know a lot about what goes bump in the night. When she’s not writing she’s singing karaoke, burning dinner, and hiding her superhero identity. She’d like to own a unicorn one day, as long as it doesn’t eat her. You’ll find her sipping iced cappuccino despite her allergy to coffee at


Christopher Boll

He’s still busy writing his bio, so for now I’ll say he makes art for Studio De Sade, First Arcana and Flame Bearers as well as maps for my The Ferryman + The Flame Series. He’s philosophical so it might take him awhile to write a real bio, for now you can use this one.

Adron Buske

St. Louis-based writer Adron Buske is the co-creator of the supernatural comic adventure series “Loop & Hoodie” with artists Dan Cassity and Travis Nuckolls, as well as the fantasy adventure comic “Good Intentions” with artist Gene Kelly.

He and his wife, Wendy Buske, are the creators of Nerd for a Living, a website and marketing service dedicated to helping nerds/geeks discover fulfilling, profitable and sustainable career paths in fandom-related industries. They host an interview podcast at

Adron has been a creative professional for over 12 years, working in digital and broadcast media. He channels his skills in graphic design, web development, photography, and marketing into his company, Armadian Creative.

Find out more at
Follow him on Twitter: @AdronBuske

Genese Davis

Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion and the founder of The Gamer In You. Davis was recently awarded iGR Woman of the Year, and is a Publishers Weekly featured novelist. As an award-winning writer, model and moderator she appears internationally for entertainment and literary events.

Jeffrey Johnson

One of the greatest things about growing up a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the 80’s was that I was there to be shocked as Flynn was pulled into the digital world in “Tron,”  I could be jealous of Alex Rogan when he was recruited by Star Command  in “The Last Starfighter,”  I cheered when the Ghostbusters defeated Gozer the Gozerian.  The wonderful thing about being an illustrator is that I’m no longer merely a spectator, but am now a part of bringing exciting stories like these to life.

Jeffrey Johnson is a stay-at-home dad, freelance illustrator, web comiker, and crafter. He lives, works and plays in Saint Louis, MO with his wife and two daughters. You can find more about him and his Handmade Family at