How long have you been thinking about starting that webcomic? Producing that video game? Writing that story? Feel scared? Join the club! Just don’t let it stop you! Our panelists are all people who have been where you are now and are here to help! We’ll learn how to navigate though self-doubt, motivational issues and lack of know-how on the way to creating your masterpiece!
Hear tips from the unique perspectives of Erika Moen (Strip Search; Oh Joy, Sex Toy), veteran cartoonist who bridged web and price comics; Martin Call (Martincall.com), a musician who has crowdsourced international tours; Milellyn Fitzwater Barrows (Gorgeous Robot) who created her own video game “Strange Loves: Vampire Boyfriends” and Kara Helgren (PDX Browncoats), one of the original minds behind behind the international event “Can’t Stop the Serenity.” We will also be joined by Hilary Heskett Shapiro (Bioware, Nerd Appropriate) who has helped many female-owned businesses get the jumpstart they need. Moderated by Kenna Conklin (GeekPortland.com), we will acknowledge the challenges and offer solutions for starting your own creative endeavor!
Moderator: Kenna Conklin [Analytics Program Manager, Twitter]
Panelists: Kara Helgren [President, Website], Marian Call [Musician, Website], Erika Moen [Cartoonist, Website], Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows [Copy Manager, Twitter], Hilary Heskett [Senior Global Brand Manager, Twitter]