Another year has come and gone and the panel is done! The Full Time Creative Work on a Part Time Schedule panel was on Sunday, July 12 in Room 24ABC from 4pm – 5pm. I gave away a 1 year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud to one lucky attendee. I had a great time this year, doing all 5 days of the convention with my wife and son, and many friends!
TheConGuy.com did some great coverage of the panel and you can check out more at
SCREW YOUR DAY JOB! HOW TO START YOUR DREAM CAREER WHEN YOUR “REAL LIFE” SUCKS ALL YOUR TIME (AND SOUL) – You got to love that title!
Here are a few photos that TheConGuy.com took and a video with me as well! I’ll see everyone at the next convention!
I was on the panel with
Topher Davila (art director GeekdomWear.com), Sean Glumace (Adobe Education Leader), Heather Joseph-Witham, Ph.D.(Mythbusters and various TV), Stephen Burns (Adobe Creative Professional) Ron Coleman, Ph.D. (molecular geneticist), Jonelle Davila (creative director,TheGeekGirlProject.com), Gene Turnbow (general manager, KryptonRadio.com), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV), andBrendon Creecy(podcaster) and Jun Watanabe (Enrolled Agent)
Full Time Creative Work on Part Time Schedule
Sunday, July 12
Room: 24ABC 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
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 your projects success or failure. This panel is the one stop place to learn the 101’s of those topics. No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation or costuming / cosplay), “breaking in” has never been more apt a term than in today’s media. It is a full-time job and you only have part-time hours to accomplish it. To be completely honest most of achieving your goals rests with someone(‘s) helping you and each other with the skills, training or talents any one individual doesn’t have. Topics that will be covered will pertain to ANY group with a goal from hobbist to professional purposes as well as any interest of geek or creative culture. Though topics cover a myriad of organizational subjects, usually the focus stems from: tips and pitfalls, different kinds of leadership that matches your group, importance of starting everyone on the same page and how to keep everyone there, a variety of angles on deadlines and work environments. The panelists have been specifically chosen to represent a broad cross section of levels of authority, departments, media, work pipelines and sizes of organizations so as to talk touch on a variety of topics and more importantly to answer questions specific to your projects – whatever media or goal you are working in. To accomplish this diversity the panelists also come from a variety of media including: illustration, writing, design, animation, podcasting, and live action filming.