My journey to nerddom started when I first opened up a Sega Genesis in December of 1995. Or maybe ’98, I’m not too clear on that.
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.
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”
So, why is volunteerism even a thing for this geek blog?
It’s something close to my heart that I think needs a little more light shined down every now and then.
Especially in the convention scene.
“Being first” ,falls right up there with the top fears of anyone, really: Public Speaking.
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”
So, about that volunteering for an entire weekend in exchange for free stuff. I know, I know. Not everyone wants to sacrifice any time with the waifu/husbando of your favorite fan fictions. But, hear me out, okay? Not all volunteering involves taking on the masses that attend each year. In fact, you can choose how … Continue reading Volunteering+Cons