Having a goal, a good idea, discipline, and skills is only the start of what you need for your project to succeed. Knowing the basics of group dynamics, forming then working with a group without mortally wounding each other is the difference between success or failure of your projects, and possibly friendships too. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, Webcomics, design or animation, costuming or cosplay), "breaking in" has never been a more apt term than in today's media. It is a full-time job, and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. Topics covered pertain to any group with a goal, from hobbyist to professional purposes as well as any interest of geek or creative culture. Topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects: different kinds of leadership that match your groups needs, the importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, how to build your team, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, work pipelines, and sizes of organizations and come from a variety of media, including illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live-action film production. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Aleister Gilgrim (creative director, ICS Mobile), Brendan Creecy (Radio BrendoMan podcast), Victoria Irwin (managing editor, TheGeekGirlProject.com), Cat Smith (voice actress, CatSmith.net), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Keith Wolzinger (Klezmer Podcast) and Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), provide unique content that is a mix of speaking, questions, and some short interactive applications where the audience can directly apply the information covered.
Sunday April 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm