Upcoming ECCC 2019 Panels and Talks

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I’ve been invited to speak on some very cool panels at Emerald City Comic Con this year! The topics will range from how to own your space as a Womxn entrepreneur, properly lighting product photography, and why Donkey Kong Country is the GOAT. You can tweet me questions leading up to the panels @jazzlynstone.
Note: I’ll be editing this list as meet ups and panels are added!


The Cult of Side Hustle

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: TCC L3-R1

The idea of having your own geek-biz "side hustle" can be exciting - making cash and even pursuing a creative dream without quitting your day job. But it can also be daunting and overwhelming. How do you get going? What do you love doing enough to add hours of work to your every day? And, most importantly, is the reality of what it takes to be "successful" something you REALLY want to do? This panel of nerdy business "hustlers" will share what it took for them to get off the ground, the roadblocks they've had to navigate, and if all of that hustle is paying off personally and professionally.



Level Up: Be a Nerd Boss

Friday, March 15th, 2019 • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Location: TCC L3-R3

Industry insiders share tips and tricks on finding success within the growing nerd industry. Hear firsthand accounts of the tools wielded and the path taken to carve out a unique brand, service, or idea. From building your initial concept to marketing, licensing, sales, and everything in between…join this raid group for specific techniques and buffs that will aid in clearing trash mobs and finding success.


Behind the Merch Table: Turning your art into products that sell.

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Location: TCC L3-R1

Your art is selling well, but now your fans want merch and you’re not sure where to start. Which designs work best on a shirt, pin, or bag? Where do you find a manufacturer? Is it possible for small creators to manufacture ethically? How the heck does shipping work? Join this motley crew of experienced merch-slingers and artists to talk ethical clothing manufacturing, shipping, product development, and what they’ve learned firsthand through trial and error - so you don’t have to!


Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting with Other Geek Bosses

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: TCC L3-R2

A round table discussion with women who found their niches in the geek community and have worked in them to grow both personally and professionally. In this panel, we’ll explore the worlds of networking and collaboration while sharing tips on how to start building professional relationships and promote community over competition.


Nostalgia Marketing in Geek Biz

Sunday, March 17th, 2019 • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Location: WSCC 3B

The “good old days” can conjure powerful emotions - ones that make us long for all we loved way back when. More than ever, geeky brands are tapping into those warm, fuzzy feels - and creating products inspired by the stories, games, toys and more that bring us back in time. Where is this trend going, and what opportunities are there for makers and fans alike? This panel of creators, taste-makers and industry pros will talk about how nostalgia plays into what they make, the way they market their work, and the benefits it provides for connecting with an audience.