PatreCon 2016

PatreCon 2016

October 14-15, 2016

Launched in 2016, PatreCon was home to 40 creators who joined together at our headquarters for talks and workshops that inspired, educated, and connected. The conference included a keynote by Patreon CEO and creator Jack Conte, talks by Chris Ryniak, Jason Higa, and workshops by industry leaders and creative professionals.

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We learned, we laughed, we hugged, we high-fived… and we made a video about it. Hear from creators who joined us at our HQ in San Francisco, for our first ever PatreCon!

Chris Ryniak

The Business of Making Monsters

Finding friends is hard, making friends is easy. Chris Ryniak, creating friendly monster drawings, shares his multi-faceted business strategy of making a living as an independent character artist.

Jack Conte

Make Great Stuff!

Jack Conte, Patreon’s CEO and half of Pomplamoose, spoke at PatreCon 2016 about starting Patreon and the importance of making great stuff.

View the rest of Jack’s talk where he discusses perceptions of art, defining what’s in your box, and why you should adjust your packaging.

Jack proposes that as a creator, you should work to publish and get sh!t done instead of obsessing about finishing your oeuvre.