A number of people who are interested in starting their own online communities have approached me about the material, which has led me to the idea writing a more comprehensive book on the subject. I'd be happy to publish it in its entirety for free online, though it would likely take me a few months to complete.
It is becoming more difficult for smaller gaming sites to participate at industry events like E3. Joystiq even hilariously cited that it would be too late for upcoming sites to pull a Destructoid. What if I told you that starting your own site has never been easier, and showed you exactly what to do? That's precisely what I intend to do.
If you're interested in learning how to launch a site, how to revitalize an existing one, or just get your foot in the door and work for a site you might be interested in my Winning At Life panel at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend. Join me on Saturday at 12:00 in the Unicorn Theater (where we will cover everything from personal economic risk to working with looting public relations companies for your readers. I promise to keep the rhetorical "you must try your best!" advice to a minimum and give you some actionable advice you can put to the test.
It would be lame to conduct a panel like this limited to my own experience, so I've actually interviewed over a dozen people that operate gaming sites including IGN's publisher Peer Schneider, Bitmob's Dan Hsu, CheapAssGamer's Jesus Tallness, GoNintendo's Bearded One, Chris from Gamer Limit, and joining me on stage is the romantic Craig from ScrewAttack. We have a lot to present, so it will be part workshop and part Q/A session.
On Sunday Destructoid takes the stage again for a more chaotic panel in the same attic. Hope you can make it!
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