By Scott Murray
I don't have to tell you that San Diego Comic-Con is sort of a big deal. After all, toy companies, movie studios, TV shows, celebrities and thousands of fans will be attending. Along with everyone else in attendance, there will also be plenty of media coverage, and that includes podcasts.
There's a lot to see and do while you're there, so some podcasts will be bringing a whole team of people with them. However, what if YOU are the only representative of your podcast that's attending the convention? Well, there's a way you can provide coverage as well.
Let's face it, you have listeners that can't make it to San Diego this year, so any form of news and coverage is going to be appreciated. The good news is, you don't have to be part of the official media covering the convention to give them something worth hearing. It's perfectly okay to just record your re-cap and post it to your feed.
One of the most common things you can do is simply record an update for them and include as many interesting details as possible:
It was the perfect way to conclude my Day 1 coverage of the event, which included a audio diary-style segment that followed me as I attempted to get a wrist band to opening ceremonies. That's a perfect example of a way to get creative. I worked for Public Radio for over three years, and I got inspired by the way they cover news stories with ambient sounds and other audio elements.
This is podcasting. So, it doesn't have to be NPR or a big production. It just needs to be something valuable for your listeners to get. Think about the types of things you'd want to hear about if you were in their shoes and run with it.
Be sure to check out Assembly of Geek's coverage of San Diego Comic-Con starting Thursday!
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