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Salutations & Well Met! The Atlanta Steampunk Exposition is committed to bringing the best entertainment, the wildest wonders, and the craziest contraptions to fans of Steampunk and all her allohistory cousins across the Southeast (USA) — and now, the world! Among our virtual programming is:

1. Livestreamed or pre-recorded panels and events hosted on our YouTube and/or Facebook pages.
2. Crafting circles and workshops, which may be presented free or for-a-fee, on Discord and Zoom.
3. Weekly content presented on our Discord server, including cooperative gaming, presentations, discussion groups, and talks.

We will be providing a virtual element along with our 2022 live show, the 4th annual Atlanta Steampunk Exposition: "Steampunk Atlantis!" presented Feb. 11th-13th, 2022, as well as continuing to host virtual events during the offseason leading up to the live show. If you would like to participate, please read the following rules and guidelines carefully:

* Applications are now OPEN and will remain open through the end of the year (Dec. 31st, 2021 at 11:59pm EST).

* The Atlanta Steampunk Expo uses platforms such as Discord, Zoom, and a virtual studio (StreamYard/OBS) to present or film in advance our virtual content. Experience with these platforms is recommended, but not required. If you do not have previous experience, you must be available to do a setup and tech test with our streaming team, which may be scheduled at your convenience. A rehearsal will additionally be scheduled with all participants (when applicable) prior to the show.

* All virtual content will be hosted by The Atlanta Steampunk Expo's official accounts. If you have a personal streaming account you would like content shared with, arrangements must be made in advance with our team.

* You may fill out more than one virtual panelist application form if you are submitting multiple panels for review. Submitting a form does not guarantee approval. We will be judging panel ideas based on (but not limited to): previous hosting experience (in-person or virtually), expertise, how it fits with our theme ("Steampunk Atlantis!"), opportunities for audience participation, and uniqueness of topic.

* All submitted panels will receive an automatic confirmation email/receipt. Please be sure to click all the way to the end and contact us if you do not see your automatic confirmation email from Google. (This receipt does not mean your panel has been accepted for the event.)

* A member of our team will reach out within 2 weeks of submitting. If you have any additional questions, please email us directly at atlantasteampunkexpo@gmail.com

NOTE: If you are trying to apply as a panelist for our LIVE event, you may want to use the 2022 Panelist Application instead: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cTWt7upcenUNHdnR_djOq9hez7DfWSiWDmJ5YS3gguc
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Email *
Name: *
Please use your legal name. This will be kept confidential as part of our private records. If you have multiple panelists, please list them all.
Re-enter E-mail Address: *
If there are multiple panelists, provide an email for each person.
What are your pronouns? *
If you have multiple panelists, please provide pronouns for each person.
What alias do you prefer? *
These are the names that will appear publicly on our website and social media. You may choose to use your legal name, a nickname, or online handle. If you have multiple panelists, please list them all.
Other than email, how would you like to be contacted? (Messenger, Discord, text, etc.): *
If you have multiple panelists, please supply preferred contact for each.
What time zone are you located in? *
Are you already a member of our Discord community, or interested in joining? *
Please give us your full Discord username, formatted as Username#1234. We have a special role and channel for panelists.
Have you presented a virtual panel before? *
What type of presentation is this? *
Panel Title: *
Panel Description: *
This should be a complete description of what the panel will cover, as this information will be used to judge the suitability of your panel for our community and may be used to promote your panel on our website and social media.
Longer Description (please explain for the team what you will be doing during the panel, and include any technical/visual needs): *
Is this panel suitable for all ages? *
Why are you uniquely qualified to present this panel? *
Please let us know your experience presenting this type of panel or topic. You may include links to a website, shop, past presentations on YouTube, or any other specifications you think would help us in making our decision.
If this panel will help promote a shop or product (such as a book, podcast, or musician), how would you like to be credited? *
By default, we will credit you by preferred alias + social media link. Please let us know if you have a shop or other personal site you would like us to link as well.
Are there materials or a fee required to view this panel? *
If materials or fee are required, please describe:
For what period are you applying to virtually present? *
If applying for a specific date, please check "Other" and elaborate.
What is your availability to present this panel? Please check all that apply. *
Typically, livestreams are scheduled for weekends. If you selected "Other" when answering above or have a specific request, please elaborate at the end of this form.
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How long is your panel? *
If estimating, we prefer for you to overestimate rather than underestimate your panel time.
What platforms are you most comfortable with? Please check all that apply.
Any other comments, questions or concerns?
By checking this box, you acknowledge that you will allow Atlanta Steampunk Expo to host, live stream, and/or re-upload a recording of your panel to our social media sites. Not all panels may be recorded. You may request Atlanta Steampunk Expo send a copy of your video file (.mp4), if one exists, with our convention logo present in one corner of the recording. Requests may be made up to 1 month following the panel date. *
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