• Host a Panel

    Want to participate in Anime Expo’s programming lineup? We welcome both industry members and fans to present panels and workshops at Anime Expo.

From knowing every single Pokémon in order by heart to passionately debating which mecha reigns supreme, we’re all diehard fans of something. One of the best ways to both embrace your fandom and share it with the world is to host a Fan Panel!

Fan Panels are attendee-run discussions, workshops, and presentations that run the gamut of teaching fellow attendees what EVA foam is to over-analyzing the story of last year’s hottest titles. Do you think you have the knowledge and passion to host a panel? Then apply today and embrace your fandom!

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Taking part in Anime Expo’s Industry programming track is the perfect way to connect with existing fans and reach new ones. Every year Anime Expo is proud and ecstatic to be the place where huge announcements are made and premieres are held.

From long standing industry giants, to up-and-coming indie studios, we welcome all to be part of AX’s exciting and diverse Industry panels track. Apply today and be part of the excitement!

To request access to this application, please e-mail programming@anime-expo.org

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Important Panel Information

Panelist Agreement & Policies

Updated policies, terms, & conditions coming soon

Panelist Terms & Conditions

Updated policies, terms, & conditions coming soon

Available Equipment in Standard Panel/Workshop Rooms

Below is a list of equipment that comes standard with a panel or workshop room. Any additional items must be requested in the application phase. However, please note that these requested items are not guaranteed to be available. Please be sure to plan accordingly.

  • 2 - 3 Wired Microphones
  • Projector and Screen(s)
  • HDMI and VGA hookups for audio/video
  • Blu-Ray Player (Note: Copyrighted material may not be playable due to HDCP protection.)
  • Tables (if in a workshop room)

Panel / Workshop Overview

  • Panels: A ‘Panel’ type event that’s hosted by attendees is typically a presentation or discussion between the host and audience. For instance, many attendee panelists enjoy hosting their panels while in cosplay, often roleplaying their character while they interact with the crowd. Industry panel events often introduce or announce information about their upcoming projects, as well as feature Q&A sessions with the creative staff and/or voice actors.
  • Workshops: A ‘Workshop’ type event is focused on teaching the audience something. For example, past workshops have taught attendees how to play traditional taiko drums, create props for cosplay, and various techniques for model making. Workshop-specific rooms include tables for attendees to utilize. We encourage attendees to come and share their knowledge with others!

Cancellations & Replacements

Updated policies, terms, & conditions coming soon

Panel Application Process

  • Submit Your Application

    One application must be submitted for each panel/workshop you would like to propose. Prospective panelists and workshop hosts can submit their ideas using the online application portal:

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  • Review of Submitted Applications

    Submitted applications will be reviewed by the AX Programming team and selected for scheduling.

  • Wait to hear back

    Each panel applicant will receive a notice letting them know if either their panel or workshop has been accepted, put on the wait list, or that we cannot approve the application. If you have not heard back from us by the end of May, please email us at programming@spja.org.

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