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Sunday, April 18 • 20:00 - 20:50
How to Break into Being a Critic

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What is the role of the critic in modern media, and how do you get your start? From writing essays on your own blog to finding freelance gigs for critique, a rundown of how to find work as a critic, and how to think about your role in the industry. With tips on finding your niche, developing your portfolio, and developing a mature and robust understanding of the role of criticism in art. We'll also cover the equity issues involved in the relationship between critic and art, and in critics breaking into the industry.


Elena Fernández Collins

Elena Fernández Collins is a media critic specializing in podcasting, journalist, and forensic sociolinguist living in Portland, OR. You can find their writing in The Bello Collective, Discover Pods, The AV Club, and elsewhere. They're the host of Radio Drama Revival, a podcast focused... Read More →
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Marina Berlin

Marina Berlin is an author and media critic who grew up speaking three languages. Her articles have appeared in IGN, Vice, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Book Smugglers, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. Her short stories and poems have been published in Strange Horizons... Read More →
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Sharang Biswas

Sharang Biswas is a writer, award-winning game designer, and internationally exhibited artist based in NYC. He is best known for his roleplaying game Feast, which was awarded an IndieCade award, an IGDN award, was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 20:00 - 20:50 UTC