Q&A with Tara Theoharis, author of The Minecrafter’s Cookbook, which features 40+ game-themed dinners, desserts, and snacks to craft together.
Geekfold Holiday Gift Guide from Nerd For A Living
Our Wendy Buske was thrilled to contribute a holiday gift guide of some of her favorite nerdy items to the fashionably geeky website, Geekfold.
San Diego Comic Con and Experiential Marketing
SDCC is just as much industry conference as fan event, so more brands are bringing experiential marketing to contribute to the surreal splendor of Comic-Con.
Making Music for Games: Austin Wintory, composer of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
We interview composer Austin Wintory about creating the score for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, how he started making music for video games, the unique role of the composer in an interactive media, and thoughts on creating the first-ever Grammy-nominated video game score (for Journey).
Squad Goals: Marvel TV’s Favorite Agents Demonstrate the Power of a Great Team at Nerd HQ
From the perspective of a fan, getting to be at this intimate 35-minute chat was everything I could have wanted. And, from a professional perspective, I couldn’t help but take away some valuable perspective on doing what you love from these actors. And what the Marvel universe has given them.
Pressing Pause – 5 Ways to Deal with Stress and Grief in your Work Life
Times of great stress and overwhelming grief strike us all sometime. Try these 5 methods to heal while keeping your work life or business on track.
Power-Up Your LinkedIn Profile
Whether you are an aspiring game programmer or an independent artist looking for freelance opportunities, there’s a very good chance you’ll have to face the challenge of LinkedIn. As you navigate its numerous profile options, or comb through an often overwhelming feed of user chatter, LinkedIn can quickly become confusing and stress-inducing. Many people just use LinkedIn as an online version of their resume. Others share and contribute to it daily. Regardless of the industry you’re interested in, or how you intend to use LinkedIn, knowing the etiquette of this heavily critiqued and potentially deal making (or breaking) social channel should be a priority.
Show Up / Wear Pants: Quick Tips for Gainful Employment
There are plenty of jobs out there in the big, scary world that require degrees with various acronyms from prestigious schools. There are also jobs that say those credentials are “preferred”, but in reality, the recruiter is just looking for a smart, reliable person who isn’t an ass. This article shares a a quick list of simple, practical things that will help you when job searching for anything from comic book clerk to a creative director.
Big Showmanship at SDCC, Conventions and Trade Shows
For an exhibitor looking to promote a brand, product or service, though, the last thing you want is to blend into the (very colorful) scenery at San Diego Comic Con or any other convention or trade show. This is your opportunity to make an impact if you’re not afraid to take chances. “Go big or go home.”
N4AL at SDCC
From July 17 – July 21, N4AL will be at Nerdvana itself – San Diego Comic Con. While we are there, we’ll be seeking out fellow nerds who are looking to change their career path, learn more about how to market themselves or want to contribute to Nerd for a Living.