Play Fair Panel Requests
Play Fair is a celebration of play and entertainment for all ages, and we're looking for fun and interesting programming for Play Fair 2017 from toy makers, entertainment brands, and passionate moms and dads! Topics can include toys, games, science, movies, and parenting, and if you're interested in sharing your knowledge and passion with others, we'd love to involve you in the event!

Panel highlights from 2016 included live appearances from the casts of Game Shakers and Make it Pop, our Shopkins Fashion Show, Jedi Lightsaber Training, and screenings from Marvel and Cartoon Network!

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on September 1, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance. Applicants will be notified by September 15, 2017 of their application status.

PANELIST BENEFITS: Complimentary panelist badges that are good for the day morning or afternoon session of your panel. (If you would like different passes such as VIP Passes, you may purchase them separately. In keeping with Play Fair's ticket policies, all sales on passes are final and cannot be refunded.)

PLEASE NOTE: This application does not guarantee you programming time at Play Fair and only registers your request to present programming at our event. Play Fair DOES NOT pay speaking fees nor does it cover travel, lodging, or meals.

TECHNICAL REMINDER: Each stage will come equipped with a projector, a VGA or HDMI connector (to be specified closer to the show), a screen, and an audio patch. Please note that Play Fair does not provide laptops for presentations. It is the responsibility of the panelists to provide their own laptop and any other cables required to connect their equipment to the provided AV.

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Please provide us with a point of contact for your panel. This person will receive all communication from Play Fair NY in regards to your presentation. This person will be responsible for notifying other panelists of important information sent out throughout the application process.
Full Name
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Contact Phone Number
This should be the phone number that is best to reach the primary contact before and during the show should the need arise.
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Back-Up Contact Name & Phone Number
This should be the name and phone number of the person we should call on show dates should we not be able to get in contact with you.
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Please provide us with some information about your programming.
Program Title
(limit 50 characters)
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Program Description
If your panel is chosen, this will be used for the web and printed program guide. Play Fair NY reserves the right to edit this description should it feel necessary. Please DO NOT INCLUDE panelist names in this description. They will be added on a separate line. (limit 150 words)
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Please select format of your programming
Please select the primary topic that describes your program
Please select any other topics that describe your program.
These will be used to help create programming tracks
Have you presented this program, or a variation of it, at other conventions or conferences before?
If 'Yes' please tell us where and what year. (i.e. Convention / Year)
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Tell us why you think your panel would fit well at Play Fair NY.
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Tell us why you want to present this panel.
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Tell us about yourself and your panelists.
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How many people do you think will attend your panel?
Technical Agreement
Play Fair NY stages will be provided a screen, a projector with either a VGA or HDMI connection, and an audio patch. I will need to provide my own laptop or other way to present the information.
Do you plan to use media during your presentation?
Video clips, audio, etc.
If yes, what do you plan to show?
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Have you received permission to use any video or audio clips in your presentation?
Do you plan to use music during your presentation?
If yes, what music?
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Have you received permission to use the music in your presentation?
Do you plan to offer giveaways/promotional items during your presentation?
What do you plan to giveaway/what type of promotional items do you plan to giveaway?
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How do you plan to run your giveaway?
Random raffle, trivia questions, etc.
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Does your presentation require the use of large or bulky items?
Please describe the large or bulky item.
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Will you need a place to store the large or bulky items?
What date would you prefer to present on?
Please note that Play Fair NY will try to accommodate your preference as much as possible, but in some cases it may not be possible.
What time frame would you prefer to present?
Please note that Play Fair NY will try to accommodate your preference as much as possible, but in some cases it may not be possible.
Panel Length Agreement
I understand that panels at Play Fair NY are 30 minutes with 15 minutes before for set-up and 15 minutes after for breakdown. I understand that I may request additional time for my panel, but it may not be possible to accommodate.
Room Set-Up Agreement
I understand that the stage will be set in a theater set-up with a head table table and four chairs on a stage at the front of the room.
Additional Requirements
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Please provide presenter information below.
Total Number of Presenters
Please note that the maximum number of presenters for a panel is 4.
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Presenter Names
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Do any of your presenters have any special needs?
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I understand that this application does not guarantee me a programming slot at Play Fair NY, and only registers my request to hold programming at the event. I understand that if accepted as a panelist, I will abide by all Play Fair NY policies. I also understand that, if accepted, Play Fair NY reserves the right to adjust the time and/or location of my programming at any time. Further, I agree that by submitting this application that I either hold the rights, or have secured the rights or licenses to show any multimedia, music, etc. that may be used in my program. By clicking the "I Accept" button, I am agreeing to all terms and conditions as stated above.
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