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Topic # 182486 17-Oct-2015 23:23
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I found a lot of tech meetups on in WGTN but none out here.
And I thought to myself, maybe if there was a website so we could all hang out online and talk about techie/design stuff.

So here I am.
Thankfully I found this site, it was a fair bit down the google results, but it was the only really relevant option.
Only kiwi option at all I think.

A bit about me:


I’m a maker.


I’m a novelist working on a young adult drama novel, my second full length novel. I also blog. I have three blogs, one about design (mostly games and electronics), another about collecting comic books and the other is movie reviews. I also write movie articles for a New Zealand website. I occasionally write poetry. And I write short stories and stage plays – one completed, looking at getting it into workshops.


I’m learning python and Unity 2d. I want to make games, as I am a game designer but don’t know a programming language which is an obstacle I plan to overcome. I also would like to do game programming as a day job – I was top of the school in algebra in high school.


I’m writing a graphic novel and doing art direction – teamed up with an illustrator friend on this project.


I’m also experienced at producing micro-budget short movies; And I’m interested in art direction and producing my own web series. I would like to work on feature movies. I’m very interested in animation especially character design.


We plan to make major artworks via the studio as well, creature art, electronic art installations as well as software.


I aim to write 900 pages daily on five projects. I also try to work on two blog posts each weekday, posting on the two other blogs on weekends. I plan to work through 10 pages each day of my python/unity 2d textbooks - plus time to go through exercises.

My goal is to work on my writing projects, with coding in python (and unity 2d) for game development and as a backup plan as a day job.
It would be cool to be able to work online, so I can travel - Berlin, Taiwan and Austin, Texas are places I'd love to stay and explore.
I'm working mainly on the graphic novel and movie-making projects first.

With plans to get a revenue stream from selling 8,000 units of the graphic novel, as well as games, and feature movies.
Then we'll have some capital to invest in the revolutionary stuff - the software and electronic hardware (design projects) also toy and creature design projects.

my background is on my website - but I've completed three college courses - a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Creative Writing, Screenwriting specialisation. A level 6 Diploma of Art and Creativity with Honours in 2D Digital art and cartooning (mostly Photoshop), and a one year Certificate in Television, Theatre and Radio, with a major in making short movies on video. My professional background is in poetry and novel writing - I am still working on getting my novels published. But I have made some progress with poetry - published in a magazine and some collections and offered a paid gig after a recital based on positive audience reaction.

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  Reply # 1408450 17-Oct-2015 23:23
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  Reply # 1408475 18-Oct-2015 01:26
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Welcome. You're certainly geeky enough for the site in a more artistic way than most of us.

You say "my background is on my website" but you don't say what your website is. Did you just forget to put it in or was it edited out of your post as self-promotional?

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  Reply # 1408477 18-Oct-2015 01:48
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Sorry wasn't sure if I was allowed to say - is the current website, it's just a basic structure.
I hope to move everything to wordpress next week

So I can host my 3 blogs directly from my website and have the blogs attract readers who might be interested in our projects and vice versa. So I only have to drive traffic to one location.
We do have a facebook page

My blogs are pretty casual, just a really fun hobby of mine when I'm not working on my major writing projects, learning coding or trying to get some exercise (walks, wii fit yoga)

The design aspect is something I want to invest some time and money in when some of my first projects get going.
I'd love to find some tech heads to just spitball and brainstorm ideas, I have a few but nothing really Apple/Sony wow factor.
Software is something cool that feels like an extension of game design so I'm almost native to it.
But tech hardware design is so exciting because I'm coming to it from a completely noob perspective, yes I am a designer.
But I think it would be really cool to just see how other people get and develop their ideas and what kinds of types/materials/solutions/processes are the norm, it still all feels really new so exciting. :)

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  Reply # 1409046 19-Oct-2015 09:44
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Welcome mate.

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  Reply # 1409345 19-Oct-2015 16:32
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I saw them play once I think it was WGTN versus Los Angeles. I'm pretty sure the game was in Wellington, this was when we lived in Lower Hutt.

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my new website is

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