Last week, Matthew Marteinsson and Aaron Brown created CarouselConline, a subreddit that seeks to harness the spirit of CarouselCon, the daily game audio lunch-time micro-talks during GDC, which was also started by Matthew.
“So did you get rejected from a major conference cause your talk didn’t ‘fit’ or you don’t have enough speaking experience yet? Do up your slides and make a video of what you would have done. Share it here.”
— Matthew Marteinsson
“The purpose of this sub is to enable more sharing of information by removing barriers to doing so. Conferences are great places to gather and network, but submitting talks to them can be cumbersome, time consuming, and you may not even get approval. … No more!”
— Aaron Brown
Having this community online allows people to share all year long without time constraints, PowerPoint expectations, or, for some, the paralyzing fear of public speaking. So whether you’re interested in submitting or seeing new talks, check out the subreddit here.
Also, be sure to check out the latest episode of Beards, Cats and Indie Game Audio where Matthew and Gord talk about this very subject, as well as social media professionalism, NDAs, “scheduling failure”, ambience design, and more.