Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks and the Socially Awkward by Jessica Brawner

Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks and the Socially Awkward

by Jessica Brawner

n D&D there are certain attributes you start with, just as in life there are certain things you’re born with: Strength, Will, Charisma, Wisdom, Intelligence and Constitution. Whether you’re a veteran convention attendee, a con-virgin, a volunteer, vendor or a guest, everyone can use a bump in their life stats. Do you know what the 6-2-1 rule is? What do Barbarians and cell phones have to do with hygiene? Do you know when it’s okay to take a photograph? How do you flirt with that cute girl or guy across the room? Who are Booth Babes really? In Charisma +1 you will find: • Suggestions on how to network, flirt, and interact with attendees • Tips for dealing with crowds, people in costume, and that weirdo that keeps following you around • Rules for keeping yourself sane, happy and safe • Advice on shopping, attending panels, dealing with volunteers, vendors, staff and other attendees

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Jessica brawner

Jessica Brawner sprouted in the wilds of South Texas and plotted ways to spend her life traveling the world. She has been remarkably successful at that endeavor, and is now based in the Los Angeles area. In 2001 she discovered the wonders of Science Fiction and Fantasy conventions and has spent the years since working as a booth babe, volunteering for bands and vendors at conventions all over the country. She has taken those experiences and written a book: Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks, and the Socially Awkward Published in 2014 by WordFire Press, followed by The Official Dragon Con Survival Guide also by WordFire Press, 2015. At the beginning of 2016 she edited her second anthology, A Baker’s Dozen of Magic, published by Story of the Month Club. She is currently working on her first full length Steampunk novel following the adventures of Captain Jac.

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