This past week was the annual Comic Con in San Diego.Â For years comic con has been solely for comic books and the nerds that love them, however, in the last few years video games, tv and movies have slowly been taking over the convention.
Comic con is now becoming an amazing networking opportunity for anyone in our industry. Â Since pretty much every huge tv show and new blockbuster has either a panel or a booth for you to attend there are several opportunities for you to speak with some very important people.Â Also you never know who you will meet while standing in the 5 hour line to see a sneak peek of Breaking Dawn.
So while you are getting your fill of geekiness while playing Uncharted 3 or looking at extremely expensive and rare comic books remember that anyone that you meet or run into could potentially help you with your career.Â Make sure you have a ton of business cards to pass out in case the opportunity arises.
But Rachel, comic con is expensive to attend and the badges sell out in a matter of minutes on their website.Â How do I even attend? Well if you have a respectable credit on your resume you can apply for an industry badge which from what I hear is free but don’t quote me on that.Â Also if you want to bypass the craziness inside there are several things happening right outside the convention center.
Just remember to make friends, because as I’ve said before friends are going to get you your next gig, not someone you just hand your card to. I will see you all at comic con 2012!