"So You're A Creative Genius... Now What?" Interactive Panel Discussion
Carl King hosts So, You're A Creative Genius… Now What? An interactive panel discussion on launching and surviving that downright dangerous thing known as a creative career. He will be joined by 3 guest panelists -- seasoned warriors whose combined professional expertise covers everything you can think of: music, art, animation, web design, acting, voice-overs, directing, writing, video editing, and business. A multimedia presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.
Carl King, author of So, You're A Creative Genius… Now What?
Carl King has done creative career things with Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad), Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle / Faith No More /Secret Chiefs 3), Marco Minnemann, Virgil Donati, Morgan Ågren (Zappa's Universe), Steve Vai's Favored Nations / Profound Music Store, members of Spock's Beard, and Nils Frykdahl of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Carl has written for mental_floss, INK 19, and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. He lives in Los Angeles and has never owned a car. http://www.duckinalightbulb.com || http://www.carlkingdom.com
Jon Schnepp is director and producer of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse. You know those characters in the band Dethklok? He designed them. He also co-directed the 4th season of Venture Brothers, is the voice of the Wisdom Cube on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and was the editor and animator of Space Ghost Coast To Coast. He recently finished a new horror film, which he wrote and directed. He has published his own comic books, DVDs, and even invented a unique style of poetry. Learn more about Jon Schnepp here.
Andy Alt is Co-creator & COO of GuitarTV, a 24-hour streaming all-guitar channel launched on May 10 with rock guitarist Steve Vai. He is the inventor of The Flight 6*2 Guitar, currently being prototyped by a prominent guitar manufacturer. His art rock band, Swimming In Trees, can be seen performing live in the Los Angeles area. Learn more about Andy Alt here.
Eman Laerton is the elusive creator of You Have Bad Taste In Music, a multi-media web documentary that went viral in 2005. Under a different name, he was a popular TV show host and radio DJ in the 90s, and listed as one of the Top 100 Influential Californians of 1998 by BAM Magazine. He retired from Hollywood after No Doubt's Gwen Stefani thanked him from the stage on New Year's Eve -- as he sat in the VIP balcony of his rock club with Alyssa Milano on one arm, and Tori Spelling on the other. He now directs documentaries under the name 15 Trucks. Learn more about Eman Laerton here.
Anders Mouridsen is a musical polymath, or what the music industry calls a "Utility Player." Meaning, he learns and masters multiple instruments that no one else can figure out. They include Accordion, Dobro, Hammond B3 Organ, Lap Steel, Banjo, Harmonica, and all types of electric and acoustic guitars in various tunings, which are his specialty. He is currently touring the world with John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
- Date available: 05/16/2011
- Publication date: 05/16/2011
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Meet the Author: Carl King
Under the names Sir Millard Mulch and Dr. Zoltan, Carl King has recorded or performed with Creative Genius musicians such as Devin Townsend, Marco Minnemann, and Virgil Donati.
In 2003 his music was noticed by three-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai and Trey Spruance of Faith No More / Mr. Bungle. His 2005 album, How To Sell The Whole F#@!ing Universe To Everybody... Once And For All!‚ was co-released through Mimicry Records, and was Carl has written for mental_floss, INK19, and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly.
Websites: bendbarsliftgates.com, carlkingcreative.com, drzoltan.com