Quinns Talks to Schoolkids About Being a YouTuber!

this is among the hardest things quinns ever did, but you wouldn't know it
Quinns: Paul and I are working on yet another B I G  V I D E O for this Friday, but today we've got a little video featuring some very little people.

Recently I was invited by SU&SD fan Annie Langley to give a presentation to her school kids aged 10-11 about being a YouTuber, since it's the job that most kids dream about. With a lot of help from my wife (who I can't thank enough for telling me to remove all the bar charts from my talk), I put together this 20 minute rundown of what my work is actually like.

I know that a lot of SU&SD fans are parents, so I thought I'd chuck the talk online in case it's of interest. Honestly, I worry that very few YouTubers or Streamers talk about the technical or psychological stresses of this job, and I feel like the world would be a healthier place if there was a bit more of a conversation around it.

Timestamps...

00:00 - Intro about my job and board games

06:49 - Me talking about the mental health problems with producing content (without using those exact words)

12:46 - Me talking about the technical bit of the job: scripting, lighting, microphones and editing

18:21 - Me telling kids to go and make things, but do so safely. Also, a poorly-chosen Hunger Games analogy


SU&SD Presents: A Feast of Friends!

your mum is a murderer, undermining a war, an expensive potato clock
The third talk from our V&A collection is a sneak preview of a new talk that Quinns is working on. OooOOOooh!

A Feast of Friends is Quintin's overlong, years-late answer to the question everyone asked when he left the video games press for board games, which was "Isn't that a step down?" No, no it isn't. Board games are beautiful, important and have a glittering future, and this is why.

Enjoy, everybody!


SU&SD Presents: British Board Games 1800-1920, by Holly Nielsen

Modesty, Decreptitude, Despair, Poverty, Also wargames are a thing
Continuing our collection of talks filmed during the V&A's Board Game Study Day, here's 15 minutes from journalist and historian Holly Nielsen on the hilarious, horrifying history of British board games.

Huge thanks to Holly for letting us host this talk. It's just too much fun. Next time you buy a game that's a little less than perfect, why pop this talk on? You'll feel very lucky about the state of your board game collection, we guarantee.


SU&SD Presents: Board Gaming’s Golden Age! (2017 update)

how's everybody doing, this is the wrong talk, how much time do i have?, a stony pro
Hi everybody! Remember Quinns' old talk on the current "golden age of board games"? Here's a new performance of it! It's a lot like the old talk, but snappier, more informed and down from a whopping 45 minutes (you can still watch the original here) to just 15 minutes. Perfect for sharing with your friends or perennially-bemused relatives.

This talk was just one of several snappy and informative talks given during a contemporary board game study day at London's prestigious Museum of Childhood, and it's not the only one we filmed, either. This week we'll be uploading three more, including a brand new talk from Quinns!

Stay tuned, everyone, and thanks to everyone who came down on the day.