My name is Andy Wood, [also known as GamersCircle] I served my country for 6 years in the US Navy, got into computers and self-taught myself what I could.
I have worked for companies like Microsoft, where I was a quality assurance engineer in their gaming division for 3 yrs. Intel Corporation for 9 years where I was part of a group that did computer telephony support for the call centers. All along, I was still enjoying video games and reading comic books.
Today, I own and operate my own comic book store. I still find time for playing video games, while at the same time; try to be an active and supportive member in the gaming community.
The content that I want to create...? [What]
The videos/shows that I want to make, revolves around a couple of things that I have affinity for, which happens to be video games and comic books. [if I had a pizza oven, I would do a couple of pizza baking videos too, but...] I did attempt to do a weekly show where I did talk about the current events of both the comic book and the video game industry, but how I went about it, I had bit off more than I could chew.
My new focus is to deliver the same type of information, but in a different way, still keeping it informative and entertaining.
Here is the outline:
Gaming with Andy - This is where I will demonstrate/play a game for 20-30 minutes, and then based on the mechanics, the story and dynamics of said title. I will give my impression of the game and whether or not it was fun or not.
Play Dates - Is my way of being interactive with the fine folk of the community. I am actually going to play a game with someone out there [points to The Internet] and share it with everyone. This could be someone totally random or it could be you. [my supporter]
Andy's Rack - This is a segment where I will pick newly arrived comic books and let you know what I think about them. Should you wait for the trade paperback, should you dash to your local comic book store and snag it or don't bother.
My current goal is once or twice a month.
To be honest, I am very nervous about this approach. In the past, if I attempted something and I did not achieve the goal that I set out to do, I didn't disappoint anyone, but myself. However; now with supporters [investors] that I have to deliver for, [which, by the way I am very excited about doing] but there is that off chance that something will not successful and I will let you down.
Please keep in mind, that I do everything by myself, but I am passionate and dedicated and will do the best possible job I can.
I have read and heard some fantastic things about the Patreon community and how the system has helped creators of all sorts do things that they were not able to do before and become successful. My ultimate end-result is to connect with people and interact in a way that is reflected in the projects that I deliver. At this time, I would very much appreciate your help/support.