How to be a Nerd for a Living: Careers within Nerd Culture for Everyone
Friday, April 25th – 5:30-6:30pm
Do you want to work in the industry you’re passionate about, but you’re not sure where you’d fit? This panel of professionals will discuss different types of jobs that exist within pop-culture entertainment, gaming, comics and more. Get tips on finding a way to a new career from those already working in the industry. This panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A.
Guests include Andy Schmidt of Comics Experience & Brand + Entertainment Solutions; Lorenzo Lizana of Lion Forge Comics; and Pat Loika of Comixology & the Loikamania Podcast.
Turning Your Art Into an Online Business: Branding & Marketing for Creators
Saturday, April 26th – 4:15-5:15pm
Professional artists, crafters, and marketers will provide helpful tips on promoting your art, and yourself, online. Topics such as licensing, targeting your audience through advertising and social media, protecting your designs, time-management, and how to maintain an online shop will be discussed. This hour-long panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A.
Guests include Janet K. Lee (artist of Return of the Dapper Men and Lost Vegas); Karen Hallion (illustrator and T-shirt designer); Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience & Brand + Entertainment Solutions); and Kelly Stephenson (professional social media, marketing and copywriting specialist).
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about the panels or suggestions for topics you’d like us to touch on, leave them in the comments here or on the panel pages.