Panels and Events

Panel submissions are open! 

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Panels and workshops are presentations by fellow attendees about a certain subject, whether it be a show, game, genre or idea. NyanCon’s panels are 100% attendee presented. This means that we’re completely dependent on whatever submissions we get for that year and while we can control approval, we can’t control what kinds of panels get submitted in the first place. Please consider bringing your expertise to NyanCon Panels and let’s fill up every room!

Compensation Policy


Beginning for Nyancon 2019, we are starting a new compensation policy.

Lead and Co-panelists MUST buy their badges ahead of time. If you meet the eligibility requirements and check in to all of your panels you will receive cash reimbursement after completing all of your panels.

Panelist and Co-panelists must check in half an hour before each panel. Each person must check in on their own. You CANNOT check in for someone else.

If you have multiple panels in a row, you can check into multiple at once. If there is any gap in between panels, you must check in before going to your next panel.

If you fail to check in to one of your panels, you will be ineligible for reimbursement.

If you are the Lead panelist you must complete 1 hour of paneling to receive your reimbursement.

If you are a Co-Panelist, you must complete 2 hours of paneling to receive your reimbursement.

The number of total panelists allowed in a panel is at the discretion of the programming department. If we feel the number of panelists you are applying for is inappropriate, we will contact you.

Instead of meal coupons in previous years. We will be supplying snack and drink items at con ops. There is no minimum time requirement for this.

Panel Guidelines


  1. Harassment in any form is prohibited at Nyancon, consequences of such activities are at the sole discretion of Nyancon staff and local authorities.
  2. Panelist ages must be in accordance with the panels age rating. Head panelist must be 18 years of age, co-panelists may assist at age 16
  3. The panel ratings are color-coded; Green is acceptable for all ages, Yellow may have questionable content and Red is an 18+ rating that may include violence, language and/or sexual themes.
  4. NyanCon promotes a wide range of programming, we encourage new and returning panelists to use exciting names and mix up content from year to year, as to keep panels fresh and engaging.
  5. If you are attending NyanCon as a group and have several panels, please indicate this in the form, this helps us to prevent scheduling conflicts.
  6. Please indicate any special requests or group notifications in your applications. We work diligently to accommodate everyone, but we cannot guarantee any requests.
  7. If you find a conflict in our preliminary schedule, please notify us immediately. If this is not reported and you do not attend your scheduled panel, you may lose your badge compensation.
  8. Your panel description may be adjusted for grammatical correctness, but your content will not be changed. If there is an issue with an application, you will be contacted.
  9. Panel confirmations will not be mailed out until after submissions close.