Panels Signup!

We need YOU to bring us your great ideas for panels! Panels are ran by the fans, for the fans! Got something you want to talk about? Something you want to share? Teach? Just want to have a get together with those that have common interests such as SecondLife, DJ’s, Dancers, etc? Then panels are for YOU! Don’t be shy! Sign up to run your own panels!  Panel signups will be January 1st through June 30th.  Panel acceptances will be processed July 12th.

FAQ

Q. How long are Panel and Workshop submissions open?
A. January 1st through June 30th.

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 three panels of programming qualifies the head panelist only for a reimbursement in the form of a membership for FursonaCon 2021. This membership is non-transferable.

Q. How does check-in work this year?
A. Panelist must check in at the info booth at least ONE HOUR before their first panel. They only have to check in once. Panelists must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a legal guardian at panelist check in. Panelist must be at their panel ten minutes before their start time to let staff know they are present.

Q. What if I am late or cannot host my programming?
A. 10 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 programming@fursonacon.com

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, 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 10 and 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 (Animal Control) 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.