John Bucher is a renowned strategist, communicator, and cultural mythologist based out of Hollywood, California. Disruptor named him one of the top 25 influencers in Virtual Reality in 2018.
He is the author of six books including the best-selling Storytelling for Virtual Reality, named by BookAuthority as one of the best storytelling books of all time. John has worked with companies including HBO, DC Comics, The History Channel, A24 Films, The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation and served as a consultant and writer for numerous film, television, and Virtual Reality projects. Currently, he teaches writing and story courses as part of the Joseph Campbell Writers Room at Studio School in Los Angeles and at the LA Film Studies Center. He has spoken on 5 continents about using the power of story to reframe how products, individuals, organizations, cultures, and nations are viewed.
Patricia Danaher is an Irish born writer, producer and scholar based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a juror on the Golden Globes.
A long-time political correspondent for ITV, she was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University, where she also taught journalism. She is the director of Harvardwood Publishing and has edited and published two anthologies of short stories and poems, the latest of which is a modern re-telling of classic fairytales, called Once Upon a Fairy Tale. She has written and directed a play for radio, The Long Way Round, and has also ghost-written memoirs for artists. Currently Patricia is a PhD candidate in Archetypal and Ecospychology at Viridis Graudate Institute. She was awarded the Joseph Campbell Scholarship at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she completed a Masters in Mythological Studies, with an emphasis on Jungian Psychology.