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Really glad to run the Self-Publishing panel again, so I had a thought - if folks are interested.

Perhaps here, on Meetup, Facebook, etc. we could make a Fanime Self-Publishers group.  We can chat, meet, and keep in touch year round - and it fuels more efforts at the con.  Looking for any thoughts on that.
Would it be possible to make a kind of #VirtualFanime where we still do some panels and such?  It'd be nice to have something.

I signed up to do three panels, and am glad to kick up Zoom and go virtual.
Panels and Workshops / Self-Publishing Panels For 2018
January 07, 2019, 07:30:10 PM
Hey all, me and the crew usually do a Self-Publishing panel each year.

This time, beyond the basics, we want to do a second one on Marketing, to talk things like mailing lists, AMS and more.  To help out I'd like to know what you'd like to see on both:
1) General self-publishing.  We've got a LOT to cover with recent changes.
2) Marketing.  I plan to focus broadly.
Ideas and Suggestions / Self-Publishing Panels
November 03, 2018, 12:23:33 PM
Hey folks, each year I and some folks run a Self-Publishing Panel - and we usually cover the basics.  I wanted to see if:

1) Folks want to see the same basic panel again - we're all for it of course!
2) If you want any specific subjects like book covers, editing, and so on.
3) If you'd like an "advanced" panel on things like marketing and sales.
Wondered if there'd be any interest in this.  I'm an old-school geek to the point I joke about it.  But the love doesn't stop with age. 
I was part of a self-publishing group that spoke at Fanime 2017 about, well, self-publishing.  We've been moving forward, speaking elsewhere, developing a written guide, and more.  So I'd like to see what folks would like to have the crew talk about in 2018!  A few thoughts:

PUBLISHING DETAILS - Forget writing or what software, the hard details on publishing, formatting, distribution.
MARKETING - All the marketing and promotional tricks and techniques people can try.
COVER ART - This is a CONSTANT area of discussion and has been big at various incarnations of this panel, so why not a whole presentation on it.
WRITING TECHNIQUES - Writing that novel on TIME and WELL.
AUTHOR PLATFORMS - Setting up websites, mailing lists, and more.

So, self-pub enthusiasts and hopefuls, what do you want to see?

I had proposed this earlier, but thought I'd make a separate thread - who'd want to see a nuts-and-bolts self publishing panel.

I'm doing one for AODSF, and it wouldn't be hard to export it to Fanime depending on the internest of the crew on it.  We've got 1 non-fiction author, 3 fiction, and a game designer.

So would anyone want an event like that that goes to the hard-core execution, from finding time to formatting for Kindle?  Would an hour be enough as I can easily see it being two parts or two hours.  What would people want to see?
Ideas and Suggestions / Suggestion: Social Room
October 16, 2016, 08:21:55 PM
Was talking with friends I've attended many a con with over the years, and we noted that it was great to have the Cosplay "relax" space (especially when you're dressed as 3 Steven Universe characters).  In fact, we had an absolute blast cooling off and meeting people.

I was thinking that it may be nice to have a quiet "social space" in general.  A room, off the beaten path, with tables and chairs and a general "keep it down" policy of noise, something like con suites but larger.  It'd be a good place to go, socialize, and do so in a peaceful environment.
Panels and Workshops / 2017 Panel ideas
October 06, 2016, 08:30:07 PM
I wanted to make a few panel suggestions.

A self-publishing nitty-gritty panel.  How people do the work of document setup, conversion, covers, and more.  Something that ties the whole thing together so people can see how they go from idea to finished product.  I self-publish and I'm sure I'm not a lone.

I and my co-author recently did a book on how Sailor Moon impacted women in North America (the results surprised us).  We'd definitely like to do a panel on that if people are interested in something more study-like.

A panel for 30 and older anime fans.  Hey, we're out there ;)