In this podcast, we talk with PixelPop founders Carol Mertz and Jeremy Johnson. PixelPop Festival celebrates gaming and gamer culture, and explores careers and hobbies in game development. This includes traditional video games, mobile gaming, and also tabletop gaming.
We just returned from the joyous madness of San Diego Comic-Con. For us, SDCC produced a number of personal and professional highlights. Perhaps our favorite part of the show, though, was our “How to be a Nerd for a Living” panel on Saturday, July 11th. We assembled six of our favorite podcast guests to discuss their careers and how they …
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.
Wizard World is headed back to St. Louis, Missouri, and we are excited to announce that Nerd for a Living will be presenting a panel at the show on Saturday, May 23. Join us for our “How to be a Nerd for a Living: Your Career in Nerd Culture” for a lively discussion with a collection of guest speakers.
We will host the How to be a Nerd For A Living panel at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle on Saturday, March 28th. The panel features guest speakers Susan Eisenberg, Claire Hummel, Karen Hallion, Isaac Marion, Jaimie Cordero, and Amanda Nuckolls.
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).
This weekend, Nerd For A Living is headed to Wizard World Chicago. If you’ll be at the show, come meet N4AL podcast host and creative director Adron Buske at Artist Alley table B-8 to pick up some swag. And don’t miss Adron’s appearances on several speaker panels throughout the weekend!
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.
This panel of professional writers, crafters, business owners and marketers provides helpful tips on promoting your art, and yourself, online. Topics such as starting your business, targeting your audience through advertising and social media, protecting your designs, time-management, and how to maintain an online shop are discussed.
Recorded at Wizard World St. Louis Comic-Con 2014. This panel of professionals discusses different types of jobs that exist within pop-culture entertainment, gaming, film-making, writing and more. Get tips on finding a way to a new career from those already working in the industry. Moderated by N4AL’s Wendy Buske, panel speakers include: Rachel Rieckenberg (Sass and Slash Creations), Jeremy Corray (Coolfire Studios, Voltron), Amanda Nuckolls (GnomeAcres), Matt Raithel (Graphite Lab), and Genese Davis (author of The Holder’s Dominion).
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