- Matt and Mur come to you live from Morgan Freeman’s slightly better lawn furniture, which they’re actually sharing live and in-person in front of a small audience, slightly inebriated (Matt, Mur, the audience, or all three? Who knows!)
- Even during Ditch Diggers, a podcast about rolling up your sleeves and doing the job of writing, people are catching Pokemon while we record.
- Matt and Mur are joined by their special guest co-host, illustrator Natalie Metzger.
- The Ditch Diggers discuss the moistness of the environment.
- Networking! Matt and Mur talk to Natalie about how networking led to her landing a gig illustrating SFF titan John Scalzi’s short story collection, Miniatures.
- Subterranean Press, specialty books, and goats.
- Natalie talks about the networking “long game,” participating in fandom, and just plain getting to know people over a long period of time.
- Networking while dealing with shyness, introversion, anxiety, and other socially limiting conditions, and how to work with them rather than “overcome” them.
- Natalie sums up her philosophy on networking: “Give, don’t take.”
- Matt explains the Glengarry Leads.
- The Ditch Diggers take questions from the audience, including dealing with anxiety and shyness at cons, and how George RR Martin does NOT in any way frequent prostitutes.
- Natalie’s website: http://www.thefuzzyslug.com/
- Natalie on Twitter: @minitotoro
- Natalie’s webcomic: http://cthulhuslippers.com/
- Natalie’s other webcomic: http://over-encumbered.com/
- MINIATURES by John Scalzi, illustrated by Natalie: http://subterraneanpress.com/
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