Based on my interactions with friends, students, and fans, at conventions, meetups, and in general social situations, I’ve come up with the following list of Dos and Don’ts for networking within the industry. While a lot of this is common sense, I’ve found that our field seems to be a place where enthusiasm (or general awkwardness) often trumps formality. If you’ve been looking for a push in the right direction – and want to ensure you’re seen as the potential colleague, rather than the creepy fan or friend-wannabe, check out the tips (inside).
Both Matt and myself are leaving bright and early Thursday morning for PAX East in Boston MA!
What is PAX you ask?
“PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. We call it a festival because in addition to dedicated tournaments and freeplay areas we’ve got nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, and an exhibitor hall filled with booths displaying the latest from top game publishers and developers. Even with all this amazing content the best part of PAX East is hanging out with other people who know their shit when it comes to games.” (PAX SITE)
Why is your coverage special? I mean what’s the big idea?!
We’re super nerds with a wide array of convention related special abilities. Keep your eyes trained on the site and our twitter feed @NerdAppropriate for the latest gaming updates and general mayhem. If you’re reading this and in the Boston area, we’d love to meet you! Hit us up on Twitter and we’ll talk games!
We will be sharing all the information we possibly can while on the go. Have a look at some of the planned panels and events!
- PAX East 2011 Keynote: Jane McGonigal
- D&D Edition Wars
- Giant Bombcast, Live! Feat. Da East Coast Family
- A Reverse Q&A with the Harmonix Community Team
- NA – Hands on Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Females on Female Characters
- G4 Feedback Live!
- X-Play: Live Show Taping
- Gears of War 3
- And much much more!