Recorded at Chicago’s C2E2 2014, this panel of nerd industry professionals discusses different types of jobs that exist within pop-culture. Each speaker talks about their career path, from education to on-the-job experience. Topics include small business start-up, the challenges of working for yourself versus corporations, networking and more. Panelists include Lorenzo Lizana (art director, Lion Forge comics), Andy Schmidt (owner, Comics Experience and Brand + Entertainment Solutions), Jaimie Cordero (CEO and art director, Espionage Cosmetics) and Pat Loika (Comixology, the Loikamania Podcast). Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Wendy Buske.
N4AL interviews Abbie Heppe of Respawn Entertainment, the independent gaming company that brought us TITANFALL. Abbie is Respawn’s Community Manager, as well as the voice of ‘Sarah’ in the Titanfall video game. Her gaming career started in 2006 as an editor at Tips & Tricks magazine. Later she was the Senior Games Content Producer for G4, the co-host of the Feedback podcast with Adam Sessler and a reviewer for X-Play.
C2E2, Chicago’s massive Comic-Con and Entertainment Expo, returns April 25th-27th. Nerd For A Living will be presenting two panels at the show: Friday – How to be a Nerd for a Living: Careers within Nerd Culture for Everyone; Saturday – Turning Your Art Into an Online Business: Branding & Marketing for Creators.