It’s 2020 and comic conventions, shops, stadiums, and a host of other public venues had to close, cancel or postpone. Independent creators have had to pivot and find a way to eke out a way to survive. Indiependence Con, easily remembered as iNDEEvent, is birthed from the idea of creatives uplifting each other through networking opportunities, a broader outreach, and finding ways to support one another.
A Community Comes Together
In April 2020, Geek Insider launched a small event called Geek Out Virtual Con with a goal to promote the geek community and entertain our audience. Since then, we’ve made some amazing connections in the entertainment industry. The goal remains the same but this time we have outstanding event collaborators.
We’re taking existing shows and creating valuable panels to engage our audience under the umbrella of this weekend event.
Explaining the Double-E in INDEE
The double-E in iNDEE is inspired by creator of award-winning comic, CatDad & SuperMom, Mr. Rob Andersin. His video explains it. In a nutshell, there aren’t two i’s when INDEPENDENT is spelled out. “Indies” do so much better when they embrace a community. Take out the “i” – replace it with “E” for WE and it makes more sense.
Watch. Interact. Listen. Learn. This event has a plethora of personalities from multiple areas of entertainment; from author interviews, comic books, evergreen topics, music and more.
Part of the value proposition is helping others who really need it. We make up the independent industry and often don’t have the resources to do big things but, when we come together we can move mountains.
The Pay-It-Forward initiative is a call-to-action to help one another with 4 simple actions: Subscribe, Like, Share, and Interact. That’s how we grow together.
Whether you are in the comics, music, publishing or film industry, independent creators often struggle with finding an audience. iNDEEvent hopes to increase your viewership with this networking opportunity. It’s easy. All you have to do is tune in and interact. Be yourself and have fun. You never know when your next opportunity will come. Be proactive and find your people.
What’s in it for me?
That’s a fair question. The truth is by networking with more people we all have an opportunity to grow our networks and promote our works to a broader audience. The more eyes on us the greater chance to make a sale, lock in a sponsor, and influence a growing industry.
When is iNDEEvent?
#iNDEEvent will have events through the year with different themes plus new and returning participants.
Keep an eye on our social media to stay up to date with the next #iNDEEvent
Where can I watch?
Do I have to pay to host an hour block?
Absolutely not! Our guests are bringing their own show to this weekend event. They have creative license to operate their show as they see fit.
Our goal is for everyone to build their network, find new friends and fans, and generate interest in each other.
You can’t put a price tag on that.
Do I have to pay to watch?
No. This event is free to watch. You “pay” by tuning in, liking the content, interacting on the various shows, and sharing it out with your friends.
Some shows may have tip jars but no one is obliged to donate.
How does iNDEEvent work?
iNDEEvent is comprised of existing shows that many people already enjoy but we’re gathering under one banner weekend.
Each show or panel is filling an hour which will be streamed through their own service. The iNDEE network endeavors to share these with their own audience.
As Brian K. Morris loves to say, “A rising tide raises all ships.”
How can I participate in this event?
Invitations are generally sent out to special guests and related shows & podcasts. Then time slots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Contact Meredith at [email protected] for details. Future events will be announced through Geek Insider, Comic Book Advocates Network, and other network friends.
Are there ADVERTISING opportunities for me?
Yes. Between watch parties and broadcasting across multiple platforms; live shows and replays, your advertising will reach a broad audience. Geek Insider can only vouch for our hosted shows and panels. Invited shows may have their own price, policy and procedures. To be an #iNDEEvent sponsor or for advertising opportunities through Geek Insider’s website, podcasts, livestreams and newsletter, please contact [email protected] for details. The Geek Insider Podcast streams on multiple listening apps including iHeartRadio, Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music.
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