Emerald City Comicon Panel: How to be a Nerd for a Living

In Events, News by Adron Buske

Emerald City Comicon

Nerd For A Living at Emerald City Comicon 2015

We are excited to announce that Nerd for a Living will be presenting a panel at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon.

The show runs Friday, March 27th through Sunday, March 29th at the Washington State Convention Center. N4AL’s Wendy and Adron will be at the convention all three days. We are presenting our speaker panel on Saturday morning.

If you’ll be at the show, don’t miss this amazing line-up of guest speakers:

How to Be a Nerd for a Living:
Your Career in Nerd Culture

Saturday, 11:50am-12:40pm
Hall E (TCC 303)

Do you want to work in a nerd-related industry, but you’re not sure how to break in? This panel of professional Nerds for a Living will share anecdotes and advice about a variety of careers within pop culture industries.

Guest Speakers:

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Wendy Buske.

About Emerald City Comicon

Emerald City ComiconThe Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. The show features comic and entertainment creators, artist and exhibitors.

The impressive celebrity guest list includes Haley Atwell, Clark Gregg, Orlando Jones, Chloe Bennet, Steven Yeun, Jenna Coleman, Anthony Daniels, Kevin Eastman, Levar Burton, Stan Lee, and many more.

Guest Bios

Susan EisenbergSusan Eisenberg is a professional voice-over artist known for her animation and commercial work. Her breakout role was that of Wonder Woman, aka Princess Diana, in the acclaimed Justice League and Justice League Unlimited television series. Eisenberg continued her animation work in cartoons such as Jackie Chan Adventures (Viper) and The Super Hero Squad (Power Princess), as well as in the video games Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Shaak-Ti), Jak II (Ashelin), Daxter (Taryn), Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, and Destiny (Human, Female Player).

She reprised her role as Wonder Woman in 2010 in the Warner Bros. DVD Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Since then she has voiced the Amazon Princess in video games (DCUO & Injustice: Gods Among Us), features (Justice League: Doom) and television (Wonder Woman short).

Susan has been featured in national television campaigns for Fancy Feast, Kenmore, Gatorade, Moet & Chandon, Pioneer Electronics, and Microsoft. She has recorded promos for CNN, and voices all of the television and radio commercials for The Salvation Army.

She studied acting and voice at American University in Washington, DC, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Isaac Marion, author, Warm BodiesIsaac Marion was born near Seattle in 1981 and has lived in and around that city ever since. He began writing in high school and self-published three novels before finally breaking through with Warm Bodies.

He currently divides his time between writing, playing obscure instruments in obscure bands, and exploring the country in a 1977 GMC motorhome named Baleen.

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Jaimie Cordero of Espionage CosmeticsJaimie Cordero is the CEO / Artistic Director of Espionage Cosmetics, an all nerd, woman-owned business based in Tacoma, Washington, creating make-up for nerds, by nerds. Founded in 2011, the company has seen enormous growth in the niche nerd market. In the last year alone, Espionage Cosmetics has expanded from a living-room operation to a Tacoma-based studio space with 8 full-time employees, several part-timers and an army of interns. Bi-monthly product launches and fully produced ad campaigns pour out of the studio manned by a full-time wardrobe master/cosplay expert, an interns and conventions coordinator, and Jaimie. Her business card says Glitter Jedi.

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Panelist: Karen HallionKaren Hallion is an artist and illustrator who creates licensed work for Marvel, Lucas Arts, Hasbro, and Cartoon Network. Her art can be found on We Love Fine, Etsy, Society 6, and Red Bubble. Her T-shirt designs are also featured on sites like Tee Fury and the Yetee.
Karen is from a small town in Massachusetts just north of Boston called Nahant. She went to Ringling School of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. Up until a few years ago, she was an elementary school art teacher. Now she works full-time as an artist. She currently lives on the north shore of Massachusetts.

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Claire Hummel, BioShock Infinite, HBOClaire Hummel grew up in LA, went to school in Rhode Island, and ended up in Seattle where she now lives with her two snakes, Xoco and Rodney.

Claire has worked in the games industry for the past six years, working on projects like Bioshock Infinite, Sunset Overdrive, and Fable Legends, and now works as a production designer for HBO digital products. She’s pretty psyched about it.

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Amanda Nuckolls of GnomeAcresAmanda Nuckolls, Founder and Chief Executive Gnome at GnomeAcres, has been making art using various mediums since the age of 3. She grew up in a family that owned an arts & crafts business and was often a regular contributor to the many products they offered. In 2009, after spending the 20 years around llamas and alpacas, she decided she would obtain her first llama, “Oh My Darling, Clementine”. The acquisition of Clementine, combined with her lifelong love of the agricultural world, playing outside and “making stuff”, helped to spark the idea of GnomeAcres. When GnomeAcres came to fruition in late 2009/early 2010, Amanda saw it as an opportunity to pursue her true passions.

Amanda has a background in website design, website development, e-commerce, online marketing, radio, newspaper, photography, woodworking, agriculture education, tractor riding and professional clowning. Because of her vast knowledge in these areas, all of GnomeAcres show displays, product packaging, promotional materials and websites are created in-house by Amanda herself.

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