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Re: the article (Regarding “How I Became an SF Geek,” by Gordon Howe, included in issue 5.)
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A presentation at the anime convention TsukinoCon, on how to run a video channel. YouTuber and Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine editor Karl Johanson offers some advice based on his decades of producing animation shorts and other videos, and a decade of experience as a YouTuber (with 321 videos on his channel).

My camera stopped part way through the presentation, so the video doesn't include my points about including relevant keywords on your video, and not adding irrelevant popular keywords.

Tsukino con was February 10 - 12, 2018, at the University of Victoria. This presentation was at 2:00 PM (PST) on February 11. For more information about TsukinoCon go to: www.tsukinocon.com

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I'll be a guest speaker at the anime convention TsukinoCon at the University of Victoria, on February 10 – 12, 2018. http://www.tsukinocon.com/

“Interstellar Propulsion with Known Physics: The Physics of Interstellar Travel. To one day, reach the stars. Karl Johanson guides us through how we can reach distant systems using what we know now and technology currently available.” Saturday February 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm Panel Room 2 (ECS 124) Engineering/Computer Science Building

“Running a YouTube Channel: Karl Johanson, editor of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, writer, designer and tester of games and YouTube personality is here to help you with the basics of creating a YouTube channel and gaining internet fame.” Sunday February 11, 2018 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Engineering/Computer Science Building

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Throwback Thursday. Stephen St Laurent (The Video Guy) interviewed me as part of his "Author Ambush" video series, at World Fantasy Con 2008 in Calgary.

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Added the holiday lights animated gif that Steph made to the main page:

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I'll be a guest speaker at the gaming convention Lantasy, March 10 - 11, 2018, Pearkes Recreation Center, Victoria, BC. Don' t know the topics they'll have me speak about yet.

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