Sabriel Mastin is a prolific game reviewer and YouTube personality, having produced content for such sites as Indie Haven and Indie Gamer Chick. She has attended both PAX East and PAX South and is a regular guest at events in the Minneapolis area, only a short drive from her native Fargo. And, if all that weren’t enough, Sabriel is also a former roller-derby athlete, having torn up the local circuit with her unique brand of hell on wheels.
In this episode, Sabriel and Ken talk about how to break into games writing and whether it’s fair to expect a volunteer to write for free; what equipment goes into an amateur audio/video studio; strategies for Twitter networking and hashtagging; the moral objections to attending Penny Arcade Expo; the local gaming scene in Fargo, North Dakota; and teaching yourself HTML and CSS.
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- Sabriel Mastin’s website
- PAX East 2014 panel "Sex, Sexy & Sexism"
- Indie Gamer Chick
- Indie Haven
- Fargo accents
- Blue Snowball
- IndieSider Game of the Year 2014
- On My Own on Kickstarter & Steam
- Girl Develop It
- Fargo Moorhead Junior Derby
- Less Than Or Equal #21 with Serenity Caldwell
- PAX East
- Minicon & GlitchCon in Minneapolis
- Boston Festival of Indie Games (BostonFIG)