I hope some New Yorkers will stop by on Thursday. You’ll learn something, and I’ve also “curated” some cool vintage menswear stuff for the shop.
jessethorn:

I’ll be presenting my talk “Make Your Thing” on Thursday as part of Etsy’s pop-up holiday shop in New York City. It’s about making independent media in the internet age, for fun and profit.
The show’s at 6PM, and is at 131 Greene Street between Houston and Prince. Come by, listen, ask questions, buy something vintage or handmade. The talk is free!
And if you’re around during the day, my friend Kevin Allison from Risk! will be doing a storytelling workshop from 2:30-4:00 and my pal Dallas Penn from Internets Celebrities will be doing a workshop on his own special brand of DIY (like making Big Macs from stuff on the 99 cent menu) from 5:15-6:00. It will be fun, I promise.

I hope some New Yorkers will stop by on Thursday. You’ll learn something, and I’ve also “curated” some cool vintage menswear stuff for the shop.

jessethorn:

I’ll be presenting my talk “Make Your Thing” on Thursday as part of Etsy’s pop-up holiday shop in New York City. It’s about making independent media in the internet age, for fun and profit.

The show’s at 6PM, and is at 131 Greene Street between Houston and Prince. Come by, listen, ask questions, buy something vintage or handmade. The talk is free!

And if you’re around during the day, my friend Kevin Allison from Risk! will be doing a storytelling workshop from 2:30-4:00 and my pal Dallas Penn from Internets Celebrities will be doing a workshop on his own special brand of DIY (like making Big Macs from stuff on the 99 cent menu) from 5:15-6:00. It will be fun, I promise.

Make Your Thing at Transom.org
I’ve been giving an occasional lecture called Make Your Thing for the past couple years. It focuses on twelve independent creators who I really admire, and how they turned what they love into brilliant careers. Among the folks I talk about are Killer Mike, Kate Beaton and Jonathan Coulton - it’s a diverse group.
At the invitation of my friend Jay Allison, I’ve written an article on the subject for Transom.org, a community of public radio makers. It’s really an honor to join the ranks of past Transom writers like Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad, and it was a pleasure to write the piece. I managed to crash Transom for a while with traffic earlier today, but they’ve adjusted, and I think it’s safe to read the article now.
(Above: me, backstage at one of the first Make Your Thing talks, in San Francisco, with the beautiful Mrs. Thorn. Photo by Merlin Mann.)

Make Your Thing at Transom.org

I’ve been giving an occasional lecture called Make Your Thing for the past couple years. It focuses on twelve independent creators who I really admire, and how they turned what they love into brilliant careers. Among the folks I talk about are Killer Mike, Kate Beaton and Jonathan Coulton - it’s a diverse group.

At the invitation of my friend Jay Allison, I’ve written an article on the subject for Transom.org, a community of public radio makers. It’s really an honor to join the ranks of past Transom writers like Ira Glass and Jad Abumrad, and it was a pleasure to write the piece. I managed to crash Transom for a while with traffic earlier today, but they’ve adjusted, and I think it’s safe to read the article now.

(Above: me, backstage at one of the first Make Your Thing talks, in San Francisco, with the beautiful Mrs. Thorn. Photo by Merlin Mann.)

Make Your Thing in London
So, I do this talk sometimes called “Make Your Thing,” about the process of creating independent media in the internet world. I share what I think are the essential ingredients for success (specifically my 12-Point System for Absolutely Positively 1000% Guaranteed Success), along with examples of creators, like Felicia Day and Killer Mike, who use those strategies.
I’m bringing the talk to London on November 16th. Besides me, the show will also feature an introduction from my very funny pal Josie Long (pictured above). Afterwards, there will be carousing. Tickets are cheap and it’s a very small place, so if you want to come, buy a ticket now.

Make Your Thing in London

So, I do this talk sometimes called “Make Your Thing,” about the process of creating independent media in the internet world. I share what I think are the essential ingredients for success (specifically my 12-Point System for Absolutely Positively 1000% Guaranteed Success), along with examples of creators, like Felicia Day and Killer Mike, who use those strategies.

I’m bringing the talk to London on November 16th. Besides me, the show will also feature an introduction from my very funny pal Josie Long (pictured above). Afterwards, there will be carousing. Tickets are cheap and it’s a very small place, so if you want to come, buy a ticket now.