Tara Brannigan -JUST DO (MORE OF) IT: Using Social media to network & promote

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JUST DO (MORE OF) IT: Using social media to network & promote yourself (even if you're not Shia levels of intense)

Fantastic special guest speaker Lucy Morris touched on the importance of using social media to network, promote and amplify your message. Now overly-enthusiastic American and past game industry Sr. CM Tara Brannigan (PikPok, Xbox, PopCap) will provide an overview on the do’s and don’ts of communicating online. Whether you’re just looking to meet other game devs and network, or wanting to promote your game(s) online, this crash course should provide valuable info on getting started and growing your presence in a genuine way.

Other stuff!

We will also have a short presentation and Q+A from Paul Tobin, Senior Concept Artist at Weta Workshop.

Paul is also the Creator and Editor of White Cloud Worlds, a book featuring Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from New Zealand artists. He is currently in the middle of a (already successful) KickStarter campaign for it's third volume, and will be speaking about his recent experience in making this a success.

You can see Paul's current KickStarter for WCW here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ignite-inc/white-cloud-worlds-volume-3

We'd also like to put the call out to anyone who would like to A: Give a short presentation/demonstration to show off the game they're working on

And/or

B: Bring along a build of their game on a laptop/phone/tablet etc. for people to playtest afterwards at the pub.

As usual we'll be going to the Southern Cross afterwards for beersies!