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San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Special with Crazy4ComicCon’s Tony B. Kim

In Business & Marketing, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

We talk Tony Kim, who blogs under the name Crazy4ComicCon. He’s been documenting and examining the San Diego experience for 10 years. His blog features one of the most comprehensive resources for advice and Comic-Con information. Tony’s work is a huge help for both regular attendees and enterprising nerds looking to network and advance their careers.

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Hal Lublin, Voice Actor – Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale

In Misc, Podcast, Podcast Highlights by Nerd For A Living

Back in April at Chicago’s C2E2, N4AL’s Wendy Buske chatted with voice actor Hal Lublin. A member of the WorkJuice Players, Hal is a core cast member of the acclaimed Thrilling Adventure Hour, a stage show and podcast in the style of old time radio. Hal is also known for the role of “Steve Carlsberg” on the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

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Mary Doodles, Artist & YouTube Star

In Art, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

This week, we have a delightful discussion with artist and YouTube breakout star Mary Doodles. You may have seen Mary’s gorgeous, hypnotic, and often hilarious time-lapse paintings and drawings on her YouTube channel. She also produces art tutorials in her “How to Art” videos. Her artwork and engagingly whimsical personality have earned her main YouTube channel almost 247,000 subscribers. She also has a secondary channel, “More Mary Doodles”, which hosts her video blogs about art and entertainment, which has almost 27,000 subscribers of its own.

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Kristin M. Burke, Costume Designer – “Sleepy Hollow”, “The Conjuring”, “Insidious”

In Best of Episodes, Misc, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

We talk with professional costume designer and author Kristin M. Burke! Kristin just finished a two season run on the immensely popular Fox television series Sleepy Hollow. And though that show has exposed her work to a broad new television audience, she’s better known for a resume of over 50 films, including The Conjuring, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Insidious (1 & 2), Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Sex Drive, Crazy, Bring it On Again and many, many more.

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How to be a Nerd for a Living panel from GeekGirlCon 2014

In Animation, Best of Panels, Business & Marketing, Gaming, Live Panels, Misc, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

Recorded live at GeekGirlCon 2014, our How to be a Nerd for a Living panel features Jaimie Cordero (CEO, Espionage Cosmetics); Susan Eisenberg (voice of Wonder Woman, Justice League Unlimited); Heidi Gaertner (technology director, Big Fish Games); Jina Heverley (VP/general manager of PC, Mac & Cloud at Big Fish Games); and Rebecca Hicks (creator of Little Vampires).

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Espionage Cosmetics

In Business & Marketing, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

This week, N4AL talks with Espionage Cosmetics. Espionage is currently in their second Kickstarter campaign, looking to crowdfund the next wave of their innovative nail wraps, new licensed products and company expansion. We talk shop with Jaimie Cordero, Chad Downing, and Christal VanEtten about how they’ve leveraged fandom, social networks, and surprise celebrity support to build an ever-growing company on their own terms, and without debt.

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Cinema Makeup School Director of Admissions Lee Joyner

In Misc, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

This episode, N4AL’s Wendy and Adron talk with Lee Joyner, sculptor and special effects make-up artist, and director of admissions for Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. Cinema Makeup School is dedicated to educating the next generation of makeup artists for the film, television, fashion and entertainment industries. They aim to provide students with all of the skills needed to succeed as makeup artists and to give them a solid foundation for any job they seek.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 ‘How to be a Nerd for a Living’ Panel

In Art, Best of Panels, Business & Marketing, Live Panels, Misc, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

We had a fantastic time at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, especially presenting this panel to a packed Room 4 on Friday, July 25th. We had the pleasant surprise of being included on The Mary’s Sue’s rundown of the Top 25 Must-See panels at SDCC, and even received a mention on the Chris Hardwick Comedy Central show @Midnight. For everyone who couldn’t make it to the show, we captured it in audio form for your enjoyment. Our amazing line-up of panelists gave the enthusiastic crowd a wonderful discussion jam-packed with real-world experience and useful info. This is definitely a can’t-miss episode.

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Indie Comics Roundtable with Rebecca Hicks and David Accampo

In Art, Comics, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

We talk with indie comic creators Rebecca Hicks (Little Vampires) and David Accampo (Sparrow & Crowe: The Demonaic of Los Angeles) about the craft of making and marketing comics, how to build and sustain a loyal audience, and how to carry over skills from your day jobs into your nerd passion projects. Networking and selling at San Diego Comic Con is a hot topic, and we veer all over the nerd culture landscape in this highly entertaining discussion.