What is a Panel?
Panels are where you can sit down and listen to talks from guest speakers, professional and semi-pro members of the community, and participate in fandom discussions. Whether it’s about your favourite series on YouTube, an anime you love, or a hobby like model building and wargaming, there’s a panel for you!
Panels run all weekend long, from Friday through Sunday, and can be found at both the Hamilton Convention Centre and the Sheraton Hotel. The PDF schedule is your guide to when and where specific panels are happening, and the mobile app can offer you a detailed description of what each panel is about! This information becomes available as the schedule is released closer to the event.
If you’d like to attend a panel, it’s pretty simple: Have a badge and line up.
Panels are open to any member of the convention (ie: a badge holder), and we typically try to make them accessible to everyone. Bring friends, get comfy, and enjoy the show!
We typically allow for lineups 45 minutes prior to the start of a panel. It’s courtesy during a panel to keep your cellphone (and other devices) on silent mode, out of respect to the panelist and other members of the audience.
Wanna get more involved? Keep reading…
Become a Panelist
If you’d like to run or participate in a panel, you’ll want to pre-register for the convention first, and then apply to be a panelist using the form below. You may apply as an individual or a group, and then use the Submit a Panel form below to apply for your actual panels.
Submit a Panel
If you have a panel that you want to submit as an idea (or a friend/colleague’s panel you’d like to join), please use the form below. Please note: this is different from registering as a Panelist which is the form above.
These are topics that we feel are important or relevant to the convention and that attendees would like to see. You do not have to obey the list, by any means: these are only suggestions to spark your creativity. Remember, panels should be about what you want to talk about!