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Hey everyone, so what’s been up? A LOT.

Trying to get back to generators (as you can see below the last two weekends were packed).  Hoping to get around to dumping some ideas into code so I can get them out of my head (I have notes on three generators now).  I need to get my laptop setup with a proper dev setup so I can code at coffee shops.  I do my writing outside my apartment and figure why not code the same way?  Though fair warning, one or two coming aren’t serious.

Secondly for you career creatives latest job series, “The Dark Side Of ‘Do What You Love’” is complete. It was a chance to explore some more negative approaches to my usual career advice. I thought you folks might like it!

Last week I did Con-Volution. This is a hardcore, old-school SF con with a big focus on skills, writing, socializing, and development. I was on panels on religion and worldbuilding (amazing, has to be done again), general worldbuilding (very diverse), and general careers(with a focus on professional behavior). I’d recommend it to you – give it a check if you can make it, or at least check out their schedule for ideas.

This weekend I did Kraken-Con. Spoke on how to Make Japanese Curry (I’m branching into Geek Cooking and this was successful) and my Fan To Pro panel. Great con and it’s twice a year – only it went from 800 people 6 months ago to about 2K estimated. I’m suspecting it’ll be once a year.  This one also had practical panels (seems to be a trend) and was great fun -plus it is so well organized.  If you’re in the Bay Area, you need to check it out.

I was also wondering if I should run some Sanctum based events at these conventions – you know, do creative jams, etc.  I’m open to any suggestions.

Oh and by the way – this is a great reminder of how I need to pace my congoing  ahead of times.  Thats basically two weekends of being busy . . .

I do interviews with creative people over at and was thinking of reposting them here.  Any thoughts on that?  Gives people more exposure and lets you meet fellow creatives who might have advice.

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at, publishes books on career and culture at, and does a site of creative tools at He can be reached at


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