Anime Blues Con

Submit A Panel

Host a Panel at Anime Blues Con!

Panel applications are now CLOSED

We consider submissions from everyone! Proposals are evaluated both individually and against similar types of proposals. To help you focus your proposal, here’s a list of items that will really get you noticed.  Panel Submissions for 2022 are now CLOSED. For questions or comments on your submitted panel, please email panels@animeblues.com.

We like proposals for panels that:

For example, a well-planned proposal that features an anime will take priority over an equally well-planned proposal that features an outside fandom, such as American comics or movies. Having said that, we do have a certain amount of leniency, especially if the fandom is large (in other words, we’ve received a lot of proposals for it) or overlaps Anime Blues Con’s main fandoms in some way.

The proposal is our first glimpse of how you communicate and what you want to do at ABC. Make sure it’s well-written and try to include evidence that the panel will be successful. If you can’t include something in the online form (such as a picture) or a something changes after you submit, email it to Panels@animeblues.com (make sure to include your name and the panel name for reference).

We like lectures, too, but a proposal that introduces a creative way to communicate with the audience really catches our eyes.
You can certainly submit “in-character” panels, but we’d like to see more than, “come ask your favorite character a question” in the description. If you have support for your panel going well in the past, such as videos, we’d like to see that, too.
  • We know that “battle chess” and other such games are super fun, but we don’t have the room or oversight to make sure they run safely, unfortunately.
You can definitely submit a proposal, but please know that we’re pretty strict with planning these sorts of events. We have to make sure that all our guests are comfortable and safe, after all. That being said, ABC is a huge gathering of people with interests just like yours – any event could be the place you meet your new best friend!
  • Just make sure to let us know your panel is 18+ if it is for more adult audiences!

If you have any other questions about this information or the panelist proposal form, please send an email to Panels@animeblues.com.

How it Works

Now that you have a few guidelines, here’s a quick rundown of how the process works:

It’s important to note that this process isn’t first-come-first-served. For example, if we get a really good proposal about something only loosely connected to anime early on, we’ll often put it in the tentative bucket until we’re sure we have space on the schedule.

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