Denise McDonald Dorman

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Dave Dorman Confidential: Why I Don’t Attend DragonCon (via Dave Dorman)

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Controversial? Yes. Honest? Yes.

Dear Friends, First, let me post my upcoming appearances, so it's front and center: * Detroit Fan Fare Days 9/23 – 9/25, 2011 * Dallas for Star Wars Fan Days 10/8 – 10/9, 2011 * SteamCon in Seattle 10/15 – 10/16 My longtime friend and award-winning sci-fi/horror writer Del Stone Jr. has held my secret for all of these years. As DragonCon started growing its attendance trajectory and publicity, more and more people have asked me if, when and why I … Read More

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PR, Communications & Social Media Job Seekers: Check This Out

In Career, Communications, Denise Dorman, Employment, Facebook, Job Opportunities, LinkedIn, Public Relations, Recruiting, Social Media, Twitter, WriteBrain Media on November 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Dear Friends,

Some of you following me work in the same universe as do I – communications and content creation. To that end, a friend from a private online group posted information today about this new niche job board, which I’m sharing with all of you in the event that it helps even one person find work in this tough economy. So here it is– “Hoojobs”:

Hoojobs (http://hoojobs.com) is a niche job board for the public relations, communications, and social media community. We just launched to job-seekers yesterday. Several employers and recruiters have positions posted and it’s growing daily.
Hoojobs features:

– Simple, clean, easy-to-use design.
– A live search tool to quickly find relevant results.
– Job alerts via email or RSS based on keywords or categories.
– Integrated social media tools to allow users to quickly share job leads with their networks via email, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
– Real-time job postings – Job posts are only posted for 30 days unless the employer re-posts the position because it is still active. No more out-of-date jobs!
– A niche site marketed solely to communications and marketing professionals resulting in more qualified leads for employers than the large job boards.
– Backing from Paradigm Staffing, a recruiting agency with over a decade of serving the PR and communications industry.

Please visit and let us know what you think! We’re still working on some minor details and will be improving search and the alert features to make it even easier for the job seekers to be notified immediately about opportunities in the field of interest.

We’re also on Facebook and Twitter.
http://facebook.com/hoojobs
http://twitter.com/hoojobs

I hope this helps someone out there find work. If it does, will you please share your story here? Good luck!

My Crazy Friends

In Uncategorized on August 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Dear Gentle Readers,

My BFF Christina Bouvier calls my cadre of friends my “collection.” One of my favorite people in my treasured collection is Tony Swatton of Sword and Stone, the Burbank, CA-based company that creates those wonderful costumes and armour you see in certain Viking-style TV ads and films requiring swords, armour, etc. Aside from Tony’s amazing vision and craftsmanship for artisan metal, leather and jewelry work, what drew me to become his friend was our shared sense of humor. He is truly a kindred spirit. First, let me show you an image of Tony and his favorite model Natasha, and then I’ll explain further:

Tony Swatton, owner of Sword and Stone, Burbank, CA

Tony Swatton at San Diego Comic-Con...Vikings REPRESENT!

(BTW, Tony made the costume you see above on Natasha.)

Since Tony has plenty of Viking-like costumes lying about his shop, he calls up friends to do the Viking version of a Rave – they randomly show up dressed as Vikings at, say, the local IKEA for Swedish meatballs. Tony gets all perplexed when he’s suddenly flanked by security-type folks. He told IKEA security that he and the crew were sent there by “IKEA’s Headquarters.”

Someone could write an entire book on Tony and his wild adventures, and frankly, I’m just the author to do it.

So…Tony formed the NORSE HOLLYWOOD VIKINGS DINING CLUB. You can find this club on FaceBook. Toward the end of August, he is renting one of those amphibious Duck Boats, and they will deck out the exterior in armour, load it up with Club members donned in Viking gear, and drive it through Compton, Watts, and God knows where else, before ending up in Long Beach Harbour. I’d give my left ovary to join in on the hijinks – this is TOTALLY my cup of tea.

So Tony Swatton is just one of the eclectic folks in my ever-growing collection of friends – I blame it all on my Aquarian rising sign. If you are so moved, follow Tony’s hijinks on FaceBook and join in on the fun. I am so moved.

Denise!