Independent game designer Alec Holowka, of the award-winning Aquaria, spoke at Pecha Kucha earlier this month in Winnipeg. The topic of the talk was "How to make money doing what you love." (In his case, it meant making a living being an indie game developer.)
The focus of the lecture was the recent Humble Indie Bundle, pioneered by Wolfire Games. The "pay what you want" offering raised over a million dollars in funding, along with contributions to the Child's Play charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation.