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PANELIST & PERFORMER INFO FOR ANIMATE! MIAMI

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ANIMATE! MIAMI is on the lookout for panelists and performers to help make our October 2015 event as amazing as possible! If you're interested in hosting a panel or event at ANIMATE! MIAMI or being a performer at the show, please let us know. 

EARLY Panel & Event Registration deadline is September 1, 2015
REGULAR Panel & Event Registration deadline is September 15, 2015

Panels are discussions, lectures, show and tell or rants about any and all parts of fandom. Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Video Games, etc… If you have a specialty and want to talk about it, an area of expertise in fandom and you want to share it with the con, we’d love for you to submit a panel for consideration. We appreciate all ideas, no matter how big or small, but if your panel has logistical needs, please indicate it completely on your form. We will try our best to accommodate your panel.

CLICK HERE to submit your panelist application or go to http://goo.gl/forms/28Rjo2mXlm

CLICK HERE to submit a performer application or go to 
http://goo.gl/forms/4qa8wcPNDj

Please be aware this is a commitment you are making. So if you decide to submit a Panel Request form, please make sure that you CAN present the panel. Once we make the schedule, we are depending upon you to show up on time and run your panel. If anything happens and you can’t make your panel, notify us immediately. Also, if you’re not really comfortable speaking in front of people, then chairing a panel may not be for you. Remember, the normal length of a panel is an hour, so we’d like to stress the need for outgoing people with a good base of knowledge to draw from.

Panelists will receive one day pass to Animate Miami for each panel hosted. If you host (1) panel, you will receive (1) single day ticket for the day the panel is hosted. If you host (2) panels, you will receive (2) single day tickets. If you host (3) panels, you will receive a full weekend (3 day) badge. 

Event hosts will receive ticket credits as well on a case by case basis, depending on how many performers or hosts are needed for an event. There is no guarantee we will be able to issue ticket credits for large groups. If you have a question about this policy, email info@floridasupercon.com

Here are some guidelines:

1. All requests must be submitted no later than September 15, 2015 to give us time to get it on the schedule and in the program guide. Early registration is September 1, 2015. Panel and Event requests submitted by the September 1 deadline will be given priority. 

2. Preparation goes a long way. Be sure you complete your request form completely and accurately. Check to ensure that your topic is relevant, your descriptions accurately match your panel’s title and content, and show us that you have put a great deal of thought into your presentation.

3. Panels should reflect an aspect of the fandoms we represent. Animate! Miami does reserve the right to reject panels if we feel the material is not appropriate for our convention.

4. Make sure your panel is appropriate. We pride ourselves on being family friendly, which means that your event is not demeaning, rude, embarrassing, or derogatory to anyone.


5. Guest panels have priority. Because scheduling for these panels can be erratic and take up much of ‘prime-time’ programming between Noon and five pm on Saturday and Sunday, being flexible on your scheduling increases the chances we will find an acceptable time-slot for your panel. We are ALWAYS looking for panels and events for late in the evening. If you are interested in your panel or event taking place later on in the night, please let us know.


6. Notify us immediately of any changes or problems as soon as they arise.

7. It is the responsibility of the panelist to meet with the AV team at the convention at least an 30 minutes before their panel starts if they wish to use computers or other devices in their panel. Please note that we do NOT provide laptops in the panel rooms.

8. Be respectful to our staff, volunteers, attendees and the other panelists.

9. Start on time and end on time. All panels should end in enough time for you to clean up and remove your materials so the next panel can start on time.

10. Panelists will receive one day pass to Animate Miami for each panel hosted. If you host (1) panel, you will receive (1) single day ticket for the day the panel is hosted. If you host (2) panels, you will receive (2) single day tickets. If you host (3) panels, you will receive a full weekend (3 day) badge. In rare circumstances a 2nd ticket may be issued for a co-host of a panel, but is not guaranteed. 

11. Event hosts will receive ticket credits as well on a case by case basis, depending on how many performers or hosts are needed for an event. There is no guarantee we will be able to issue ticket credits for large groups. If you have a question about this policy, email info@floridasupercon.com

12. Animate! Miami will notify all panelists if their panel has been accepted by September 23, 2015.

13. Every attempt will be made to ensure that the Panelist/s will be scheduled for their preferred day and time frame, and we will also attempt to avoid scheduling the Panelist/s for any major events that the Panelist may have an interest in attending, though no guarantees can be made. Make sure to note any event that you do not want to miss on the Panel Request Form.

14. We will provide AV support, within reason. Please note that laptops are NOT provided. We strongly encourage you to have a back-up plan because regardless of how well you or we plan.

CLICK HERE to submit your panelist application or go to http://goo.gl/forms/28Rjo2mXlm

CLICK HERE to submit a performer application or go to 
http://goo.gl/forms/4qa8wcPNDj