Dara Gold is an artist and illustrator working in video games and animation. By day she currently creates characters and props for cartoons and by night she makes art with tea. She is a gigantic nerd and can’t get enough of sharing her love of video games with fellow fans. Events like GAAM are super important for artists, because it gives them a venue to interact with fans and make connections with people. The art world can be a hard one to break into, and its community events like these that help artists generate a lively hood creating the art that they love. GAAM give artists much needed support and love, and though that makes the maker community a stronger and more vibrant place. Artists need to be able to reach an audience and GAAM helps make that happen.