Ganbaru, also romanized as gambaru, is a ubiquitous Japanese word which roughly means to slog on tenaciously through tough times. The word Ganbaru is often translated to mean “doing one’s best”, but in practice, it means doing more than one’s best. The word emphasizes “working with perseverance” or “toughing it out.”

Our passion here at The Geek Lyfe is to help artists and content creators thrive. We want to help uplift anyone with a dream of one day leaving their 9 to 5 for what they truly want to do. Over the years we have met so many wonderful human beings with such drive and ambition and have done our very best to help them grow by interviewing them and collaborating with them on various projects.

We want to do more so that is why we are hosting Ganbaru!.


Ganbaru! is an event focused on bringing together various members of the content creation community for a day of learning, entertainment, and connecting with their peers.


The Geek Lyfe is an independent media outlet focused on delivering our readers inspiration, education, and entertainment. We focus on creating inclusive content that features the hard work of Indies, PoC, LGBTQ, and more! Ganbaru! would most benefit content creators looking to learn more about their chosen industry or explore new ones, make new contacts, and take a moment to chill out from the stress of the daily grind to laugh and have fun with peers.


11/14 from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. However, attendees can absolutely just stay and hang out as long as they’d like.


On The Geek Lyfe’s official Discord:


There will be three main panel rooms:

Panel Room 1 –  Featuring the guests talking about the hardest and most important topics that our community faces.

Panel Room 2 – Featuring experienced content creators who provide guidance on their industry.

Panel Room 3 – Featuring laid back panels focused on sharing stories and having fun.


We can’t think or find another free event that accomplishes these goals and that means we need to put this together!

Want to Participate?

If you are interested in being a panelist, please send an email to us at with the title of “Panelist Request – Ganbaru! – (Your Brand Name)”. let us know what your strengths are in terms of knowledge and we’ll see if we can fit you in!

Want to Help?

We are trying our very best to raise as much funds as we can to ensure we have the setup, guests, and equipment needed to bring value to everyone who attends! We are putting together a fundraiser stream to help get the funding needed to try and compensate guests/staff for their hard work! But if you want to help us make this bigger and better feel free to send us whatever you’d like to!