Thank you for your interest in being a panelist at Amaicon! This page is for anyone who wants to host a panel at Amaicon.
How to Apply?
- Read the updated panelist rules.
- Read the updated check-in procedure.
- Follow the sign up link to submit your panel.
- Panels are registered under TWO PEOPLE. This means that they are the head panelist and the assistant panelist. Any other panel members are ineligible for any compensation that the head/assistant panelist may receive.
- All panelists are responsible for:
- Checking in
- Starting your panel on time
- Setting up and tearing down your panel
- If you need to move chairs around in the panel rooms, you must take that out of your panel time. You are required to set the room back to the way it was when you entered it. Failure to do so could result in panel being denied the following year
- Ensuring that the proper age requirements are in place.
- You have until the final panel confirmation is sent out to submit changes. Anything after will not be honored and if we have to we will end your panel.
- Keeping the audience engaged and under control
- Ensuring their panel can run without internet access, as that is not something that is guaranteed.
- All 18+ panels must:
- ID checks are REQUIRED. Our safety team will be checking attendees and panelists
- All 18+ panels must be run by someone that is at least 18 years of age
- Attendees are not required to participate in panels. If they are, the panel will be canceled
- All ages panels must:
- These are family friendly and contain no adult or mature humor, content, or foul language
- Equipment rules:
- Panelist are prohibited from touching the technology in any and all panel rooms. This includes the projector, the speakers, and the lights. If there is an issue, let the person sitting outside the door checking badges contact our Con-Ops staff. We will quickly come to assist you. The exception to this is the microphones and the cables to hook up your laptop to the projector.
- Do not assume that we have all of the necessary adaptors for your equipment. You need to be prepared to bring your own adaptors.
- This specifically refers to HDMI
- The time that we put your panel down on the final schedule is set. Unless there is an emergency, we will not change the schedule. Plenty of communication will be in place to ensure that your panel is at a time for that works great for you. If you do not put in time restrictions or requests on the panel submission form, we may not be able to honor them.
- Panelist Party sizes:
- If you are hosting an Ask panel or a Q&A, a maximum of six people are allowed to be at the panelist table at the front of the room. This is set in place to not only protect equipment, but to also help with fire code and the safety of your panelists. If you have more than that participating, please consider making the size of your ‘cast’ smaller, or reserving space in the front row for them.
- Due to space restraints, dance/movement panels are prohibited for this year.
- Q&As and Truth or Dare panels:
- Sexual content is prohibited. You cannot ask two people to participate in lewd acts of any nature. Stripping is also prohibited.
- Any act that may break or damage any property is prohibited.
Panelist check-in will be held at the information booth. This station will be near the entrance to the hotel, across from the windows that surround the pool. It will have a sign on it (or above it) labeling it as the information booth.
At the information booth you will be given a technology how-to packet. This explains how to use the technology that we have in the room for those that may be unfamiliar with it. If you feel uncomfortable touching the equipment yourself, let us know and we can assist you.
You are REQUIRED to come to panelist check-in. Failure to check-in could result in the cancelation of your panel and other serious consequences. The reason we have panelist check-in is to give us time to replace a panel that doesn’t show up. We WILL assume that if you are more than 15 minutes late to your panel that you are not attending.
You are to report to panelist check-in 30 minutes to an hour BEFORE your panel begins. You may check in earlier than that (provided the information booth is open. It will be open one hour before all programming events). If you are running more than one panel, you may check-in all of them at one. You are required to have your badge and a picture, government issued ID.
If you are more than 15 minutes late to your panel, and you have not contacted us via email or the phone number given to you, your panel will be canceled.
For 18+ Panelists: Your panels must be checked-in no later than 10PM.
We encourage you to pre-register to expedite your at-con badge pick up process. Being caught in the registration line will not be an acceptable excuse. You MUST give yourself time to get your badge. If you think this is a problem, please email us and let us know WHY it will be a problem and we will do our best to work with you.
Only people that are listed as a head panelist or co-panelist may check in the panel. If you need someone added as a co-panelist, please email us at email@example.com
NOTE* If your panel is at 2PM on Friday, 10am or 11am on Saturday, or 10am Sunday, you do have the option of having your pre-registered badge sent to the information booth so that way you are not late to your panel.
Submit your panel here!
After reading the above, please click the link to submit your idea using this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/oobczK5a8rkQiP7h1
Thank you! We will see you at Amaicon!
List of 2017 panels and their summaries!
If you like playing children’s card games, you’ll find that watching them can be just as fun! Join us as we introduce the six anime series of this fantastic franchise.
Anime Game Show Party
What would happen if someone took some of your favorite TV and board games, added in a pair of dice and a wacky host, then threw it all in a blender and hit the smoothie button? You’d have a big ol’ party! Anime Game Show Party takes elements you’re familiar with and mixes them in with a healthy dose of anime trivia, stunts and dares, and two big dice that can change the course of the game in one single throw.
Anime in Review
New to anime? Looking to expand your library? Wanting something different from the mainstream? In Anime in Review, we’ll be covering some of the anime you may have missed over the last year. From hilarious comedies to suspenseful mysteries, you may just find your new favorite anime!
B!%#&$ be Cray! – A Discussion on Yandere Girls
The Yandere, which is the Japanese version of the crazy stalker girlfriend, has taken anime culture by storm ever since the introduction of fan favorite Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki. But there are plenty more adorable murderous girls who are just as desperate for the affection of their crushes. Come to this panel to celebrate our favorite yanderes and to debate who counts as a yandere!
Bad Fanfiction 18+
Bad fanfiction. Bad on purpose or not, it’s a work of art we can all laugh at together. Join me tonight to read some of the best worse fanfiction you’ll ever hear with voices that make it all the sweeter
Chat with the Chocobros
Ever wanted to sit down with your favorite chocobro? Have you ever wondered why Noctis sleeps all the time? Why Gladio is called ‘Gladdy Daddy’? Or why Prompto’s hair looks like the back end of a chocobo? Those questions and more can be answered in this panel! Come and chat with Prince Noctis, Prompto, Gladio, and Ignis in talk with the Chocobros!
Love them or hate them, the manga group known as CLAMP have shaped the industry to their liking. We’ll discuss their popular titles such as X/1999, Cardcaptor Sakura, and xxxHoLiC, but also take a look at their lesser known works.
Con Story Campfire
Grab your friends, bring a bag of marshmallows, and gather round as Dusty shares some of his most outrageous experiences through a decade and a half of traveling to anime conventions across the United States. The floor will be open to the audience’s con tales of amazing wins, epic fails, horrors, anomalies, and more.
Cosplay & Photography: Tips and tricks
Ever have a bit of a problem trying to figure out how to pose when you’re asked for photo? Every have problem posing a cosplayer while taking their photos? Want more than just a snapshot in the hallway? This Panel will give you all the basic info you need to go out there and have EXCELLENT photos or die trying! (j/k! don’t do anything dangerous…) All you need is your PHONE!! Here you’ll learn the basic of posing, learning your angles, finding the light, know where the camera is… see you there!
Bringing the positive side, confidence and fun to cosplay.
Crafting Your Own Anime Cosplay
Tips and tricks on creating your own cosplay from scratch -while saving money- by crafting, sewing and thrifting.
Croissants With Friends – Miraculous Ladybug Panel
If you missed us at Anime Crossroads, Ladybug’s luck is upon you! The Miraculous Ladybug cast is back for your entertainment at Amaicon. We will answer your questions, play Miraculous Ladybug edition of Heads Up, and possibly discuss theories. Don’t worry, we won’t spoil to much!
Do you want to be the very best that no one ever was? Do you have the skills to be number one? Come to find out in a Pokemon Trivia Contest. A selected number of people will play and you will eliminated each other until we get to the last person and they will be the number one Pokemon Trivia Trainer! Come to see if you have a knowledge in Pokemon.
Dream Daddy: a Dad Dating Panel
Ah, yes. The Dream daddies. Come and enjoy some fun quality times with our fathers and their children. Ask questions, play some games, and loads of dad jokes
Fire Emblem: A New Awakening
Join us as we introduce a new era of the Fire Emblem franchise. We will introduce and discuss Awakening, Fates, Echoes, and Heroes
Gal Pals in Anime
It’s easy to Google a list of anime lesbian couples, but do you really want to go through an anime only to find out that they didn’t even hold hands throughout 13 episodes? This panel will give spoiler-free overviews of anime with girl/girl couples so you can find your ideal shoujo-ai
Games With Fandomhive 18+
Come and hang out with members of Fandomhive and play some 18+ games
History Maker Q&A / Game Panel
Yoi fans you can now interact by playing appropriate games and ask questions too your favorite Yuri on Ice characters.
Homestuck: The Alphas
Join the Alpha trolls and kids with questions and games! What kind of crazy shenanigans have they been up to? Find out at the Panel.
How to Spice Up Your Cosplay
Scanty and Kneesocks teach all the rules on how to spice up your cosplay and feel good about yourself why doing it! Bring all your sexy cosplay plans and we’ll teach you how to make them work for your level of confidence. (making it more modest, realistic etc.)
In Character Cosplay: Character Acting 101
Join me and lean how to bring your cosplay to life. Lean how to walk talk and act like you favorite character. From accents to stutters, good posture to slouching. Learn what it means to be in character and why!
Intro to Anime Pt. 1
Trying to get into anime but it’s a little over whelming? Are you a parent concerned about what your child is watching? We’ll talk about the different demographics of anime as well as our top recommendations for a new anime fan!
Intro to Anime Pt. 2
Trying to get into anime but it’s a little over whelming? Are you a parent concerned about what your child is watching? We’ll explore the top genres of anime and give you some recommendations for where to start.
Introduction to Body Painting
Have you ever been curious body painting? Perhaps you’d like to know how water and alcohol colors work? Come join this interactive panel where Eden Sitayu!
Come test your knowledge of all things kpop at this interactive game show panel! Based off of Jeopardy, this panel will be sure to have you thinking hard! There will be prizes for the winners.
Let’s Play LIVE: Jackbox Party Pack
Anime conventions often feel like parties, so here’s the chance to play one of the hottest party games out there! We’ll be playing Fibbage, Drawful, Quiplash, and much more. Bring your phones, tablets, or laptops… and your IDs. This is uncensored and no-holds-barred.
Let’s Talk Voltron
Join the Paladins for in and out of character Q&A, theories, and general discussion on all things Voltron.
Love Live! Jeopardy ☆♪
Are you a fan of anything in the Love Live franchise? Do you just want to come play a fun game about idols? Come join us for a Jeopardy game that spans across all the different versions of Love Live! so you can test your knowledge of all things Muse and Aqours. Fighto dayo!
Name That Tune Anime Edition
Are anime openings your favorite genre of music? Do you listen to the opening and ending for every episode of an anime? Do you listen to Jpop so much it hurts? Then this is the panel for you. Put your anime song knowledges to the test compete against others for glory and maybe even candy.
Obscure NES/SNES Games
Are you tired of playing the same old NES/SNES titles? Probably not, since most of them you have heard about and are really great, but have you wanted to branch out? Many old NES/SNES games people may have not heard about, but there are some gems, or not so good gems, out there to play. Come as we will discuss old games and what should be played or avoided
Pokemon 20 Questions
Do you think you know all the 802 Pokemon? Could you guess a specific one in 20 questions? Come and see if you can “Name That Pokemon”. If you do, then it’ll be your turn to name one and see if you can stump the audience, but you will have to specify what generation it’s in. Come and have fun!
Pokémon Controversies (18+)
Did you know that Jynx’s original design was based on a fashion trend in Japan before her design was changed due to American culture? Did you know that many episodes of the anime was banned in the USA and other countries due many various reasons? Did you know that Kadabra will never become a Pokémon card ever again? Pokémon has had many controversies in its 20+ year stint and we will be discussing many of them.
Pokemon Side Characters
Did you know that the Pokémon anime has about 20 seasons? Most of the episodes are filler episodes that have a character(s) that is part of that episode’s plot point and sometimes are never seen again, well we are gonna shine some light on some of the unique and colorful side characters. Come to learn some of the minor characters of the Pokémon anime.
Q&A with Class 1-A
A Q&A panel with everyones favorite hero class as well as some general discussion of the series
So You Want to Take Commissions
So, you want to take commissions? Or maybe you want to know what to expect, when you commission someone. Join me as we talk about all that goes into taking commissions, and selling your work. Learn from someone who’s been selling and taking commission work for years now. What should you expect from your customers, and what should they expect from you? Listen as I talk of commissions gone wrong on both the giving and receiving end, and what you can do to avoid being scammed.
Strawhat Pirate Carnival
Join the Strawhat crew for fun and games on the high seas! Pirates of all ages welcome!
That Crazy Thing Called KPOP
Find new music to go crazy over and test your knowledge about kpop.
The Clow Cards
Did you know that they are 53 Clow Cards from the Cardcaptors anime? They have been used in many ways and even been combined into each other to capture other Clow Cards. Come as we learn about each Clow Card and what makes them unique. Sakura has her work cut out for her, since most of this cards are a doozie.
The Pokemon Files
There are many theories and speculations out there in Pokemon and we will be discussing them with the fans. Is Ash really in a coma and all of his adventures just a dream, who is Ash’s father, is N really a Zoroark, and is Blue’s Raticate actually dead? These and many more theories and happenings will be discussed as we delve deeper into the Pokemon Files.
This is Uncle Qrow, and you’re watching RWBY!
Have you ever wanted to know more about the mysterious history of Team STRQ? Have you always wanted to ask Uncle Qrow that burning question of what it’s like to wear a skirt? Join Team STRQ and other characters from the show RWBY for a panel filled with humor, laughs, and bad mom jokes.
Together We Ride! a Fire Emblem Panel
Although popular in Japan, Fire Emblem has had a slow beginning here in the US. With the popularity of Awakening and Heroes however, many new fans are being introduced to these exciting games. From Marth to Corrin, we’ll discuss this wonderful series
Traveling to Japan 101
Are you thinking of traveling to Japan soon? Been there already and thinking of going again soon? Welp! Whichever your situation is, this Panel is for you! Here you’ll learn all the basic things you need to know before going as well as Tips and guide for while you’re there. If anything else! It’ll be a great experience for your future travels!
Undertale Panelist Route
Now that the Undertale crew has arrived onto the surface and experienced new things, perhaps you have some questions! Get ready for Interactive Games, get your Questions at the ready, and get ready for bloodshed!! Well, not bloodshed. But do prepare for a good time with the Undertale crew.
Voltron: Legendary Pajama Party!
Join THR Paladins of Voltron during their free time at the castle as they have a Pajama Parry! The panel will include a Q&A, truth or dare, and interactive games.
What Happened to Crash Bandicoot?
What do you think of when I say PS1? Yes FF7, but you might also think of Crash Bandicoot. He was created to combat the mascot of Sega, Sonic. He has had many great games and some great spin-off games, but… he has gone down hill, til now. Come as we will discuss his rise and fall in the game industry.
What They Don’t Tell You About Cosplay
So you’re cosplaying now? Tha’ts great. Let’s talk about all the things you should know. Basic skills and care that will help you, that no one thinks about, because they assume you already know.
Yaoi Manga Suggestion
Are you always searching for more yaoi?! There never seems to be enough! Well I’ll share some of my suggestions for the best yaoi.
Yuri On Ice: Press Conference
Come hang out, take pictures and play games withe the skaters of Yuri On Ice.