Did you know that fan panels and workshops make up the largest part of Otakon Vegas's Programming?
That means that your panel ideas, your knowledge, talent, time and effort both before and during the con contributes in a major way. Subjects ranging from "Celebrating 35 Years of Giant Robots" to "The Dark Side of Magical Girls" continue to captivate our attendees year after year.
Or lead a workshop! Workshops generally incorporate audience participation in a non-trivial way. For example, one workshop meant to teach painting would likely involve the audience using paints and receiving instruction and feedback. Or how to play the game Go while having audience members play along as they learn the rules.
Not sure if you submission qualifies as a Panel or a Workshop? No problem! Submit the form and pick the one you think fits best, and if the reviewing staff determines it would be better suited as the other, we'll pass it along to the appropriate parties.
We are still able to accept some applications for Workshop content only. If you would like to present a Workshop at Otakon Vegas 2017, please follow the instructions on this page.
There is a limit of 3 compensated or reimbursed panelists per panel. This would comprise the primary panelist and two assistant panelists. You are welcome to have more panelists on stage, however, only 3 will receive compensated or reimbursed tickets for Otakon Vegas 2017. NOTE: you will need to submit a W9 tax form to receive reimbursement, but you don't have to submit one to present a panel.
If you are a prospective Otakon Vegas panelist please Pre-Register for Otakon Vegas 2017. If your panel is approved, you will receive notification via email. When you arrive at Otakon Vegas, first pick up your badges from our Registration area. Then see our Panels staff in our ConOps room (Santa Monica 2) to get your Presenter's Ribbon, fill out any needed paperwork and receive reimbursement instructions. Please make sure your entire group has received their ribbon at least an hour before your scheduled start time.
All Presenters must have a Presenter's Ribbon to be allowed on stage to present your panel!
Otakon Vegas 2017 Panels and Workshops Department
For questions not related to submitting a panel for Otakon Vegas 2017, you may contact the Panels Department via the Otakon Vegas Contact Form.