Planet Comicon

Planet Comicon Panel: The Business of Self-Promotion

In Events, News by Adron Buske

Logo: Planet ComiconWe are excited to announce that Nerd for a Living will be presenting two panels at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO. The show runs Friday, March 13th through Sunday, March 15th at Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center. N4AL’s Adron Buske will be at the convention all three days at table 440 in Artist’s Alley. (Come say “hi!”)

Our second panel is on Saturday, March 14 at 2:30pm. If you’ll be at the show, don’t miss it!

The Business of Self-Promotion:
Marketing Your Art or Small Business Online

Saturday, 2:30pm–3:20pm
Room 2502 (Lower Level)

Learn how to ignite your brand online and grow your following. Join this panel of professional artists, creators, business owners and marketers as they share valuable tips and advice on promoting your art or small business online. This accomplished group of professionals will provide insights into discovering your audience, online marketing and selling of your work, managing your social media channels, and crowd-funding. They will also discuss methods for time management, and share how they find the balance between doing the work they love and making a living from it. This panel will conclude with a 10-minute Q&A.

Guest speakers include:

  • Victoria Gedvillas – illustrator; apparel designer; YouTube personality
  • Alexi Vandenberg – owner, Rabid Fanboy Marketing & Promotions
  • Adron Buske – creative director, Nerd For a Living; creative/marketing professional
  • Peter J. Wacks was unable to attend because his plane to the convention had to make an emergency landing. (All aboard landed safely!)

Guest Bios

Peter J. Wacks was born in California sometime during 1976. Maybe. It was a good year to allegedly be born in. He has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the world in general, and has worked in everything from waiting tables to private detection. Throughout the course of his life, he has hitchhiked across the States and backpacked across Europe on the Eurail. He likes reading, watching movies, playing video games, and playing tabletop games. He also studies martial arts and philosophy. Just in case you were wondering, he loves strawberry daiquiris, and you are welcome to mail him one (can you tell he likes his postman?).

Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond. Peter has acted (Revenge of the Nerds and others), designed (and written storylines for) games (the bestselling Cyberpunk CCG), written novels and other spec fiction (like Second Paradigm, which landed him a guest speaker gig with local Mensa on writing true nonlinear concepts), and even gotten nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for his first graphic novel, Behind These Eyes (co-written with Guy Anthony De Marco.) Currently, he is managing editor of Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta’s WordFire Press and is working on his next 3 novels with Steven L. Sears.

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Victoria GedvillasVictoria Gedvillas (call her Tori) is a freelance illustrator designing graphics for fashion apparel. In spring 2013 she graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Illustration. She enjoys drawing from life observation and doodling cute things. Her sketchbook is her best friend and literally goes with her everywhere. She believes discipline and determination can bring you great places.

Tori showcases her art via her YouTube channel, Juicy Ink. Her videos include speed paintings, copic art demos, art supply reviews and Q&A sessions.

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Adron BuskeAdron Buske is Nerd For A Living’s co-founder, creative director and podcast producer.

Adron is a multi-discipline creative professional with over 14 years of experience working in digital & broadcast media and marketing. His specialties include graphic design, web design & development, digital strategy & client solutions, copywriting, photography, video production & direction, and team leadership.

He spent eleven years in the radio industry, working with clients ranging from small businesses to international mega-brands. In 2013, he left his role as a corporate-level creative director for one of the largest radio media companies in the United States to start his own businesses and focus on creative endeavors.

Along with his work with N4AL, Adron is a comic creator/writer. His work includes the anthology Vital Signs, fantasy-steampunk series Amby Verce & The Ascenders, and the webcomic Loop & Hoodie.

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