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Freelance Roundtable: Hustling During a Pandemic

Toiya Kristen Finley  (Game Designer & Narrative Designer, Schnoodle Media, LLC)

Fred Wan  (Narrative Designer & RPG Writer, Freelance)

Date: Tuesday, August 4

Time: 9:00am - 9:45am

Pass Type: Conference Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Career & Studio Development

Format: Interactive Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Freelancing can already be difficult. How does the hustle game change when freelancers can’t meet prospective clients face-to-face? What are effective and creative strategies for networking and finding work online? What online platforms and services make work life easier for you and your clients? This roundtable offers encouragement, support, and guidance for finding work in good and lean times, negotiating what you're worth, and developing your freelancing skills.

All Roundtable sessions are first come, first serve. Adding a Roundtable session to your schedule doesn't guarantee you a spot in the session.


During this roundtable, attendees will share their experiences and strategies for working successfully as freelancers, especially during the pandemic. The moderators will provide topics and facilitate discussions that are pressing issues for all freelancers.

Intended Audience

This roundtable is designed for devs interested in becoming freelancers, freelancers of all experience levels, and devs who are looking to work with freelancers.