Panels & Events

Do you have a panel or event you’d like to run at Anime Detour? Fill out the suggestion form before the deadline to submit your request!

Got questions about running a panel or Programming? Please see our FAQ!

Programming Information

Important Notice: The programming schedule will be posted after it goes to printing, typically one month prior to the convention. This schedule can be  found on Anime Detour’s Quick Guide page.

Submit your own panel idea to run at our upcoming convention through:
The “Panel Submissions” form on the Anime Detour Forms Page

See what panels have already been submitted for this year’s convention:
View Currently Submitted Programming

Special Events

AD Dance: Come share in the joy of our groove thing! On Saturday Night after the Masquerade, we’re hosting a dance for your enjoyment. There will be an eclectic grouping of J-Pop, K-Pop, Anime Music/Soundtracks, DDR, Techno, Industrial, Trance, Gothic, Rave, R&B, 80’s Hits, Metal, and anything else the DJ can find to get you moving!

Programming & Panelist FAQ

A: The finalized schedule will be available on the site 3-4 weeks prior to the convention.

A: We can’t guarantee any particular day/time, but if you will not be at the convention until a particular time or have other conflicts, just be sure to include this information when you submit your panel. We will make all efforts to accommodate reasonable conflicts.

Q: No. To ensure that everyone who wants to run a panel is able to, panels should be kept to a one hour time limit.

A: Yes! However, most Anime Detour panels are expected to be family-friendly or PG-13 at most. If the panel you are proposing is specifically about adult material, let us know in your panel submission. The Programming department will have the ultimate say in assigning an 18+ rating, and we typically have a very limited number of ID-checked 18+ panel spots, so there is a higher chance your panel will not run at the convention. If you are not assigned an 18+ rating, and can adjust the content of your panel accordingly, a suggested appropriate age for the panel can be noted in the programming guides.

A: You bet! If you have a laptop of your own and would like to use a projector and speakers to show a PowerPoint presentation, videos, or other multimedia, all non-specialty panel rooms will be equipped with appropriate technology. Each room will also have white boards and markers if you prefer. If you’d like to run your panel in the craft room or gym, which may not have projector and speakers, please note that in your panel submission.

Please note that we cannot provide laptops or HDMI adapters for your device.

A: Anime Detour cannot provide laptops for panelists.

A: You will be sent an email notification as soon as the schedule is finalized. This typically occurs 3-4 weeks prior to the convention.

A: No. We make every effort to include all panel submissions from our attendees and rarely make cuts. If your panel is at any risk of being cut, Programming staff will be in touch with you.

A: Please contact the Programming Department directly.

A: If you need to make a correction or have other info that you need verified, please contact the Programming Department to ask.

A: Anime Detour cannot provide adapters for your device. If you require an adapter to connect via HDMI, please obtain it prior to the convention.

A: Anime Detour offers discounted badges for the next convention cycle to volunteers who run panels in the current year. The first three panelists for any panel that runs in the current year will receive half off their registration fee the next year. Panelists who run two or more panels this year will receive a free badge for the next year.

I have a question that’s not answered here!
Let us know! Contact the Programming Department.