Panel and Workshop Submission FAQ
2020 Programming Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How long are Panel and Workshop submissions open?
A.March 10 – Sept 1st
Q. Do you provide a computer for programming use?
A. No, you must provide your own device.
Q. How do I get compensated for my time?
A. Completing 2 hours of programming qualifies the head panelist only for a reimbursement in the form of a membership for NekoCon 2021. This membership is non-transferable. We no longer provide refund checks.
Q. How does check-in work this year?
A. Check in is VERY IMPORTANT. 15 minutes before your program is scheduled to begin you will need to come to Information Desk to complete the check in paperwork.
Q. What if I am late or cannot host my programming?
A. 15 minutes after your programming is scheduled to begin, if you haven’t shown up to your assigned room, you no longer qualify for reimbursement. If you find that you cannot host your programming please let us know as soon as possible via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Why are we asking for a contact phone number?
A. We need a way to contact you in the event that we need to get a hold of you, regarding programming during the convention itself. So please make sure you give us a good number you can be reached at during the convention.
Q. What do you look for in programming?
A. We look for unique, entertaining, and educational programming. Programming that fits the theme of the convention is also desirable. Diversity is also something we strive for in trying not to overload the schedule with too many programs of the same subject matter.
Q. What is the standard equipment that is already in the panel and workshop rooms?
A. Panel rooms are equipped with 2 wired microphones on the stage, 1 Wireless microphone for Q&A in the audience (limited to some rooms), a LCD projector with s-video and standard monitor hookup (if you have an apple product please provide your own adapter), an audio jack for PC-RCA (Red and White connector) audio, screen, and a PA system.
Q. Will someone be keeping time for me?
A. Our staff will keep an eye on the time, letting you know with a sign that you have 5 minutes remaining in your time slot, and you need to begin your wrap up.
Q. Are rooms closed off at any point?
A. Rooms will only be closed in the event that there are no seats left in the room, or for mature (18+) programming (which will occur after 10pm). Our Convention Safety Staff will check ID’s at the door. There is no Standing Room available at any time. Room clears (additional time for set up and break down) are also times when there are no guests in the room other than staff and panelists.
Q: Can I have food or drink in a panel room?
A: No. This is for the protection of the equipment that NekoCon provides. Furthermore the HRCC does not allow outside food or drink in the building.