TIP 4: ATTEND GAMING CONVENTIONS
A great way to make contacts.
Try reaching out to industry contacts to schedule meetings, or ask if they’re doing anything onsite that you can get involved in. You can also approach contacts toward the end of the event and say, “Hey, I’d love to keep in touch; here’s my card.”
Try a range of conventions.
Hit up the big ones. TwitchCon, PAX, and E3—all the big ones you can think of—then reach out.
Get business cards.
Make sure they contain your handle, contact information, and a picture of your face so they remember you.
Remember business card etiquette.
Don’t just run down the halls of a convention center making it rain. Someone has to clean that up! Instead, have a real connection and conversation with someone first. Then when you have to leave just say, “I’d love to keep in touch, here’s my business card.” Having face to face interactions is so valuable and really leaves a lasting impression.