I want to make a proposal to you, my fellow progeeks and hopeful progeeks who are looking for work.
I've known and been coaching many people who are doing job searches. They are inevitably doing it on their own, often feeling alone, or tired. Few have job search support for various reasons, from not thinking about it to having trouble finding people who understand their interests.
I think it's time for you to form fandom/geekdom/otakudom-oriented job search groups and help each other out.
And here's another part of my occasional, rambling ideas on businesses fans, geeks, and otaku can start. This one is not so much a business as a side business, but it'd be a great one for someone who makes money with costumes, cosplay, or photography.
A site for cosplay diagnostics.
I hear the term "Media Con" be used more and more lately to refer to those cons that are just, well . . . everything. You know a con may have started as SF, or fantasy, or anime but after awhile it's about many media in all but name. Comic cons are certainly evolving into "geek media", and there's cons dedicated to broad media interests, or broad but specific slices (such as pulp fiction, etc.).
So in my roundup of the way cons can go farther, of course I had to speculate on what the more general/media conventions can do for career events. This includes those cons that were always general media or evolving that way.