Voice losing moments.
Allow me to share my five scary things that did happen when I was a first-time panelist. It might not be an actual “naked in front of a the class” level of drama, but these things were still the wooorrrsst things to happen my first year. Continue reading “5 Scary Things about Being a First Time Panelist”
So your panel got accepted, now what?
About time! Here’s where the real work starts.
Continue reading “Panelist 101 Series: Part 3”
There will come a day when you don’t want to panel anymore. And that’s okay.
I can name at least a handful of panels I use to do for about 3 years, before running out of fumes. Here’s what I do when I feel the burnout coming.
Continue reading “Panel Burnout”
Welcome to part 2 of Panelist 101.If you read through Part 1 here, then you’ve already narrowed down what your panel will become content wise. Now, let’s start to make it uniquely, you. Continue reading “Panelist 101 Series: Part 2”
Panelist 101: Part 1, Forge Thy Panel
If you’re like the average con crawler, I’m assuming you are if you found this blog, you probably have entertained the idea of becoming a panelist.
May be you saw a Character Q&A panel and thought, ” I could totally do this better”.
Or was it that one “How to jumpstart your Career” panel that peeked your interest?
Then let me tell you now, planning is half the battle. Actually pulling off a great panel or workshop, is a whole other animal. I would love to show you how to tackle this in a 3 part post of Panelist 101 series.
Continue reading “Panelist 101 Series: Part 1”
It’s not uncommon these days to see some form of fandom mashed to the tune of a charity.
What do I mean? Well, I’m sure you’ve seen many a “Cosplay for a Cause” articles.
Fandoms are a wonderful way to find common ground within your community to help rally others for a local cause. From Heroic Inner Kids to Extra Life to the famous, The 501st Legion. You don’t have to be a big name organization to help out your local cause, so long as you are starting with a solid idea. Continue reading “Fandoms+Charities”
Every con, big or small, has a department that helps ensure that programming runs according to plan. Or at least as close to the original plan.
So, how do you choose which department to sacrifice those 4 hours of volunteer work?
That, my dear, depends on what your skill set is and how it could be applied to any of the listed departments at your chosen con. Continue reading “Convention Departments+You”