Animethon Web Archive

Welcome to the Animethon Web Archive. To help share our past events we decided to make our old sites available. You can find them here:

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Animethon

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

▼ This is how our Animethon Website looked like in 2013. The current version of this Website is animethon.org

Panel Sign up

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Panel Submission Guidelines & Rules


Age Requirements

You or your co-panelist must be at least 16 years old to host a panel. No one under 16 may host a panel on their own. If you are under 18, you may not participate in or host panels that contain explicit adult topics. Panelists MUST be 18 or over to host an 18+ panel and disclose all relevant details about the panel and how the panel will be run.

ID checks will be carried out.

Panel Submission Process

The deadline of panel submission will be June 7, 2013 at 12:00am. All panel submissions must be made using the form posted on the Animethon 20 website. Submissions sent through any other means will not be considered. Prospective panelists will need to submit an overview of their panel and equipment requests for review by the Panel Coordinator. If the proposed panel is deemed suitable for Animethon, the panel will be sent to the Programming Director.

Panels are considered by order of submission as well as their content. Animethon reserve the exclusive right to approve or deny a panel. Any panel deemed by Animethon to contain adult material but were not submitted as 18+ may be cancelled.

An acceptance or rejection e-mail will be sent no earlier than one week after the panel submission deadline.

Panelists Check-In

All panelists must check in at the badge pick up location (TBD) 1 hour prior to their panel start time. Your rooms should be available for set up at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. A panelist badge will act the same as a regular event pass. You can have a maximum of two assistants helping you per panel. Each assistant will also receive a badge. Exceptions can be made depending on the scale of the panel.

Scheduling

The panel schedule is arranged to create a positive and fun experience for our attendees and other panelists. We will try to avoid scheduling similar panels opposite of each other, and will attempt to accommodate panelistsí schedules, but we can offer no guarantees. Please notify us of any concerns as quickly as possible so we could work things out beforehand.

We will attempt to schedule each panel into an appropriately-sized panel room. No modifications are allowed without prior approval.

Please inform the Panel Coordinator if you want to host a panel but have other obligations to work around (if you are a volunteer, staff, vendor, artist alley etc.). Please include this on the submission form. We will do our best to avoid scheduling you during those times, but again we make no promises. Should you decide that the time will not work & that you will no longer be running the panel, please let us know as soon as possible.

All Panels that are 18+ will be scheduled after 8:00 P.M. This also means that we have fewer of these slots available. IDís will be checked at the door.

If your panel is accepted and is listed on the convention schedule, you will be expected to run the panel. If you are no longer able to run a panel, you MUST notify us at least one week in advance. Failure to do so without reason WILL result in a ban from running future Animethon events. Exceptions will be made for emergencies, but only if you contact us before your panel is scheduled to begin.

Panelist Conduct:

Panelists will be expected to behave in an appropriate manner. Behavior deemed inappropriate for panels where legal minors (defined as those under 18 years of age) may attend could result in the termination of a panel in progress and/or the cancellation of a panel groupís scheduled panel(s).

Slander or discussion promoting discrimination of any form is NOT permitted. Panelists may express their personal opinions during their panels, but panelists may not attack the character of others. Discussion of hentai and sexually explicit content is permitted only during panels designated ď18+Ē. The display of hentai or other sexually explicit content is not permitted at any time during any other panels. Panelists must let us know if their panel is intended for adults only.

Panelists may not sell or promote exclusive merchandise or supplies without prior notice and approval by Animethon. A fee may be charged.
  • Panelists may not offer food and/or drink to attendees while conducting a panel.
  • Panelists may not consume alcohol just before or while conducting a panel.
  • Panelists may not promote illegal activities such as drug use, underage drinking, or the violation of international copyright law.

Cleanup is expected. Please be considerate to the next panelist that will be setting up after your panel.

Audio/Video

We do NOT provide laptops and not all rooms are equipped with computer or audio functions. If you need them for your panel, please provide your own laptop, test it before the convention and submit any other requests in the appropriate box on the form.

Internet connection is NOT available in the panel rooms.

Panelists may request any non-laptop or specialty equipment they need on the Panel Submission Form and we will do our best to acquire them. If it is not requested, it WILL NOT be made available to you at the convention. Equipment will only be available for use after we have processed a request for it and have confirmed an arrangement.

Panelists are expected to provide their own printed materials and other resources.
We can only provide the adaptor cables for the projector hook ups to panelists using Windows-based products. Panelists using Apple-based products must provide their own adaptors.


Disclaimer

Animethon accepts no responsibility for the content of panels hosted by its attendees, nor does Animethon extend any form of legal protection to panelists. Panelists are wholly responsible for ensuring the legality and safety of the content presented in their panels.

By submitting your application, you have agreed to abide by the rules and regulations posted above.