Intelligent Content Conference 2016

Andy Weir

How the Internet Helped Martian Author Andy Weir Find Fame

Mar 2016

Author Andy Weir was the closing keynote speaker at Intelligent Content Conference 2016 in Las Vegas.

If not for the technology-driven Internet, Andy Weir told us in his closing keynote talk, his self-published story The Martian (whose rise in Amazon’s best-seller rankings captured the attention of Random House, whose book sales captured the attention of 20th Century Fox, whose movie rights caught the attention of actor Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott, whose movie captured the attention of the Golden Globes and Academy Awards) would not have captured anything beyond his circle of friends.

Andy Weir

Science Fiction Author

Andy Taylor Weir is an American novelist whose debut novel, The Martian, was later...


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