Panel Policy

The panel schedule is constructed of 1 hour blocks.  However, you will need time to setup and wrap up your panel, as explained below.

It will take 5-10 minutes to set up at the beginning of your panel, and 5-10 minutes to tear it down at the end. This will leave you with approx. 40-45 minutes of panel "run-time."

If you have a 2 hour block, then it will be 100-105 minutes.  For a 3 hour block, 160-165 minutes, and so on.  Please request an appropriate block of time to give your panel.

  1. Panelists must begin wrapping up their panel 10 minutes before the end of the scheduled time. Panelists and attendees should have cleared the room before the end of the scheduled time.

  2. Please allow yourself 5-10 minutes to set up your panel.  If you need to hook up your laptop or tablet to a projector or tv, and are not already completely familiar with how, please stop by programming (in Con Ops) to receive instructions on how to do so.

  3. Panels that begin more than 15 minutes late can still continue but must end on time.  Panels that begin late in this matter, will not count towards badge reimbursement.  If the panel is more than 1 hour long, the panelist will only lose credit for the 1st hour, assuming the rest of the time block is used.

  4. Panelists are responsible for cleaning up any trash or beverages they’ve brought into the room.

  5. Please try not to rearrange the room or move the A/V equipment around.  If you must, then please reset the room before you leave.

  6. Emergencies happen.  It’s okay.  Inform Anime magic! staff in the event of an emergency or other occurrence that will prevent the panelist/s from conducting their scheduled panel(s). Inform us in con ops, or refer to your emergency contact information you were provided when approved for your panel.