The Anthrocon 2019 schedule is now live:

Anthrocon Programming relies on you the attendees. Each year we take panel suggestions from attendees in the hopes to build an event that you all will enjoy to the fullest.

Have questions about Programming? Email Us:


In order to promote a more transparent workflow we are externalizing parts of our timeline in order to better help planning.

  • ✔️ Panel Submissions Open: October 17, 2018

  • ✔️ Panel Submissions Acceptances: Starting January 15, 2019 (Rolling Process)

  • ✔️ Panel Submissions Close: March 15, 2019

  • ✔️ Provisional Schedule Confirmation Sent: On or Around April 15, 2019

  • ✔️ Final Schedule Confirmations Sent: On or Around May 5, 2019

Provisional Schedule Confirmation means that we have tentatively blocked your room and panel time. Note that we will send a Final on or around May 5, 2019 - that will be your final timeslot.


Please note that these policies and rules are in full effect. Please read the following information carefully and if there are any questions do not hesitate to send us an email.

All panel suggestions must be processed through our panel submission form. This is our system of record regarding panels. Any panel request received via email will be returned with a link to the submission form. This applies to all events and performers regardless of affiliation with the convention.

Panelists MUST specify any requested equipment per the submission form. You will be notified what we are able to provide when your panel is approved - we will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests. Additional equipment requested after the fact will receive our best effort to provide; however, we cannot guarantee we can accommodate it. 

Anthrocon does NOT provide the following items for panels under any circumstance:

  • Laptops, Tablets, or Computers of Any Kind

  • We do not provide internet access in panel rooms. You will be required to purchase WiFi access from the hotel or the convention center.

  • Pens, Markers, Pencils or Sharpeners, Paper, etc. Panelists will need to provide these if they are required for their panel.

Anthrocon does provide the following items for panels based on equipment requests:

  • Standard connections for projectors (HDMI, VGA) if you have a mini or non standard cable connection you will need to bring your own cable connection.

  • Projectors, Microphones, Speakers, and Basic Sound Equipment

In order to prevent issues with back-to-back panels all panel times have been adjusted. Panel times are either 50, 80, 110, 170, etc. minutes, (e.g. if you apply for a 3 hour panel - your panel runtime is 2 Hours 50 Minutes). This allows you time to exit and the room to transition to the next panel.

We have removed the requested time and date portions of the panel application. While we understand there are events you do not wish to be opposite please note those in the Special Considerations section of the form. We will attempt to work with those requests.

To conduct an Educational panel relating to psychology, finance, law, or other professional topics, a proficiency in the topic must be demonstrated. Any Panelists that wish to run such a panel may be asked to furnish credentials.

All decisions regarding acceptance or denial of panel requests are made at the sole discretion of the Programming Director.

Panel applications will be considered on a first come first serve basis. If multiple submissions are received for the same panel we will do our best to put you in touch with each other so you can work together if you desire.

A single panelist may not participate in more than 5 panels during the time of the convention. We love that you want to help but we don't want to burn you out.

A panel cannot charge their attendees money. Panelists may not sell anything during their panel including but not limited to merchandise or supplies. Any panel found participating in these or similar activities will be cancelled and the panelist will not be allowed to host another panel.

A panel may not pass out ANY food or drink, store bought or homemade. This includes but is not limited to coffee, tea, soda, chips, pretzels, candy, etc.


Any panel that is identified as adult material or may be viewed as inappropriate for minors by either the panelists during the panel application or by the Programming Director during review will be marked as 18+. All panelists for 18+ panels must be 18 years of age or older by the first day of the convention, no exceptions.