Lateral Moves to a Fannish Job

That desire to move to a fannish/geeky job is strong for many of us, yet the challenges can be daunting for people in some professions:
* You may be in a profession that's "geeky" but not quite geeky enough.  You're  programmer that wants to work in gaming, but your specialty is inventory systems (been there myself).
* You may be in a purely non-geeky profession: marketing, accounting, infrastructure management, etc.  You like it, you're a fan of it (I've known people who, for instance, adore working in transportation), but how can you go farther to relate it to what you fan over and love.

In this case, it's time to start thinking what I call a lateral move to a fannish job.

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