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Host a Panel!

Looking to host a panel or workshop at AnimeCon? The show strives to bring you the best content from the industry and from the AnimeCon Community, and we are proud of the amazing guest line-up we have put together for the NEC show.

We welcome all to be part of the show’s exciting and diverse industry and community programme! For more information on how to participate with your own panel and guest contact us here, [email protected]


A ‘Panel’ type event that’s hosted by attendees is typically a presentation or discussion between the host and audience. For instance, many attendee panellists 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.


A ‘Workshop’ type event is focused on teaching the audience something. For example, create props for cosplay, and various techniques for art creations. Workshop-specific rooms include tables for attendees to sit and engage. We encourage attendees to come and share their knowledge with others!


Cancellations & Replacements

New panel applications will not be accepted any later than one month prior to the event (May 2023).

If a panel is cancelled, then organisers may fill that empty slot with another panel from the waitlist. The scheduling of Panels during the show is done solely for the purpose of filling in a time slot after a cancellation. To be considered for a replacement for a cancellation, prospective panellists or workshop hosts must have already completed the form below (click here to add form – [need to add form])

Only those who have been placed on the waitlist and applied before the panel application deadline will be considered for replacing a cancelled panel.

Panel Application Process!

You must be 18 years old or older to host a panel. Any panel participants who are under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian signature on a waiver provided onsite. We do not allow panels that will publicise and exhibitor or brand.

Each panel applicant will receive a notice letting them know if either their panel or workshop has been accepted, put on the waitlist, or cannot be approved. If you have not heard back from us by the end of July, please email us at [email protected] 

Your panel subject and speakers must be approved before the event. 

[Form coming soon!]

Equipment for the panel will be provided – PA, Microphones, etc etc.