PAX East 2012 – From Lurker to Leader: A Frags to Riches Story

Online communities have become an extremely popular method of interaction for gamers, but with thousands of sites and millions of fans it is easy to feel like a single square tile in a enormous game of Tetris. While most people lurk, there are a handful of gamers who maneuver their way into leadership positions and become administrators for their favorite fan-site or even community managers for a game developer.

How does this happen? How do you go from lurker to leader?

Join community leaders as they have an open discussion about how they rose through the ranks, from being members of the community to leading it. Learn how you can follow in their footsteps and how community managers can engage their own fans to create the next generation of leaders.

Panelists:  Barbara “BlawnDee” Dunkelman [Community Manager, Twitter], Eric “DMZilla” Doty [CEO, Twitter], Kelli “Goosechecka” Dunlap [Clinical Psychologist, Website], Jeff “GrumBrother One” Easterling [Franchise & Narrative Writer, Twitter], Jessica “bsangel” Shea [Internal Vision Lead, Twitter]

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