Awesome Con 2018 Programming Requests
Are you passionate about comics, toys, anime, video games, movies, television, science, etc.? Do you love sharing your knowledge and passion with others? Then you're just the person we're looking for! We're looking for interesting and fun programming for Awesome Con 2018 and would love to involve you!

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted by 11:59PM on December 29, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance. Applicants will be notified by January 25, 2018 of their application status.

PANELIST BENEFITS: Complimentary panelist badges that are good for the entire weekend of the show. (If you would like different passes such as VIP Passes, you may purchase them separately. In keeping with Awesome Con's ticket policies, all sales on passes are final and cannot be refunded.)

PLEASE NOTE: This application does not guarantee you programming time at Awesome Con 2018 and only registers your request to present programming at our event. Awesome Con DOES NOT pay speaking fees nor does it cover travel, lodging, or meals.

TECHNICAL REMINDER: Each room 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 Awesome Con 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.

If you have any questions, please contact

Please provide us with a point of contact for your panel. This person will receive all communication from Awesome Con 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.
Your answer
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. Awesome Con 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 Awesome Con.
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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?
Does your panel have an attendance limit?
For example, you are doing a cosplay workshop and only have supplies to teach 20 people or are play testing a game that can only accommodate 8 players, etc.
What age group would your programming be suitable for?
Would you like this panel to be part of Future Con?
Future Con is a three-day science, technology, and entertainment celebration inside Awesome Con. Future Con will highlight the intersection of science, technology, and science fiction inside DC’s largest pop culture event! Co-created with the Smithsonian!
Would you like this panel to be part of Pride Alley?
Pride Alley is a spotlight on queer creators and fans that unites the LGBTQ activities around Awesome Con through a dedicated section of Artist Alley and three days of panels and special events.
Would you like this panel to be part of Awesome Con Jr.?
A family-focused pavilion within Awesome Con, Awesome Con Jr will provide hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs just for kids.
Technical Agreement
Each room 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?
Your answer
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?
Your answer
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.
Your answer
Does your presentation require the use of large or bulky items?
Please describe the large or bulky item.
Your answer
Will you need a place to store the large or bulky items?
Are you a confirmed exhibitor(s) or artist(s) at Awesome Con 2018?
Are you a confirmed guest at Awesome Con 2018?
"Guest" is defined here to mean listed on our website in the guest section.
Do you plan to volunteer at Awesome Con 2018?
What date would you prefer to present on?
Please note that Awesome Con 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 Awesome Con 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 Awesome Con are 45 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 room will be set in a theater set-up with a head table table and six 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 6.
Your answer
Presenter Names
Your answer
Do any of your presenters have any special needs?
Your answer
I understand that this application does not guarantee me a programming slot at Awesome Con 2018, and only registers my request to hold programming at the event. I understand that if accepted as a panelist, I will abide by all Awesome Con policies. I also understand that, if accepted, Awesome Con 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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