Last month I mentioned that there was a lot of awesome stuff happening, but I couldn’t share much of it. Well, some things have shifted, so I can start talking about some of it.
Moving to Ireland
This is one of the biggest ones. My family and I are moving to Dublin, Ireland in a couple of months! It’s been a family goal to move overseas for over a decade now, and the move finally makes financial and logistical sense for us. I’ll be a big ball of anxiety for a while, including where Pugsteady is going.
Luckily, all my initial research seems to show that I can continue working as Pugsteady. I have appointments with my lawyer and my accountant to discuss the details and ramifications, but thus far it looks more like making sure I file the correct paperwork and not being unable to run as before. I am looking for steadier (contract) work, admittedly, as having a stable income while we settle in a new country would be supremely helpful. Further, Ireland has a tax exemption for artists, which could be a huge help!
In the meantime, however, I do have a few non-Pugmire projects I’m working on at the moment. So I’m certainly staying busy!
The downside of the move is that, between needing to be more frugal with my finances as well as general uncertainty about my living conditions, I’ve scaled back on my convention travel. But I haven’t eliminated it!
- I’m confirmed to speak at ECGC in Raleigh, NC on Wed, April 19th. My talk is called “I Didn’t Catch That,” about designing audio for people who are hard of hearing.
- I’ll also be at Gen Con 50, promoting the hell out of Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau. I didn’t apply for the industry insider track this year (wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make it when the deadline rolled around), but I’ll certainly be busy demoing the games and talking them up! I’ll likely be on some panels as well.
- A couple other events are still being discussed. Also, Europe has a ton of great conventions I’ve never attended, so I’m hoping to get involved with some of them as well!
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