Unemployed? Try Volunteering at a Con

(This is a guest post by Lauren Orsini.  Thanks Lauren!)

When I was unemployed, my worst enemy was time. It was tough to shift from my identity as a constantly multitasking graduate student to suddenly being a part-time minimum wage cashier living with my parents. I suddenly had hours of free time, which you’d think would be a blessing. But a lack of routine just made me lazy and depressed.
I needed to find something to bring structure and purpose back to my life, and fast.

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Convention Spotlight: Anime USA

Part of our continuing series on how to make conventions more supportive of professional fans and geeky ambitions.  The summary of the continuing series is here.

Anime USA is a large convention in Arlington Virginia, taking place in November.  I had the pleasure of talking to the head of programming who himself has an interest in profans – he and his wife are doing their own work for release in 2010.

You may have heard of Anime USA as it's built a good reputation for interesting events and ones for career-oriented fans.

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