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Programming Application

Awesome Con is Washington DC's pop culture celebration, and it is taking place June 16-18, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Are you passionate about comics, gaming, anime, movies, science fiction, fantasy, cosplay, and all things pop culture? Do you love sharing your knowledge and passion with others? We're looking for interesting, fun, interactive, original, and diverse programming for Awesome Con 2023 and would love to involve you!

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, April 12, 2023 of their application status.

If you have any questions, please contact info@awesomecon.com.

About You

Please provide us with a point of contact for your panel. This person will receive all communication in regards to your program. This person will be responsible for notifying other panelists of important information sent out throughout the application process and in the lead up to the show. THIS PERSON MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.
Your preferred name, does not have to be your legal name
This should be the phone number that is best to reach the primary contact before and during the show should the need arise.
Your organization name, if submitting a panel on behalf of a publisher or other professional group.
Your job title, if submitting a panel on behalf of a publisher or other professional organization.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linktree, YouTube, TikTok, Website, anything else relevant
This should be the name and phone number of the person we should call on show dates should we not be able to get in contact with the primary contact.

About Your Programming

Character limit: 65
This should be an exciting paragraph describing exactly what your program is all about and why fans should attend. Make it sound interesting, snappy or fun! We will use this description on our website and in our mobile app. Please keep it under 10 sentences.
My program would be appropriate for these Show Features...
Please select as many checkboxes as best describe the main topic of your program
My program can be labeled as being related to...
Please select as many checkboxes as best describe your program
Please select any boxes below that describe your programming
Please select your preferred programming days and times

Your Panelists

How many panelists total will be participating in your program?(Required)
An approved Awesome Con panel comes with up to 6 Pro badges for you and your panelists. These badges are only for those people actually participating in the program. If you need more than 6 badges, Additional Pro badges can be purchased for $20 each. If approved, we will send an email to the email that you have supplied above containing a QR code which will be valid for the # of Pro badges you have marked here, in order to gain entry to the event. Please see the Panelist Badge Agreement for more details. More details about getting your Pro badges will follow.

Special Requests and Agreements

I understand that I will be responsible for reviewing my room setup and AV details via the 2023 Panelist Manual which will be sent to me if my program is approved. I understand that I must request any special AV needs at least two months before the show - and that special requests are not guaranteed. I understand that this application does not guarantee me a programming slot. I understand that Awesome Con does not pay panelist speaking or appearance fees nor does it cover panelist travel, lodging, or meals. I agree that if accepted as a panelist, I will abide by all Awesome Con's policies. I understand that, if accepted, Awesome Con reserves the right to adjust the time and/or location of my programming at any time. If you understand and agree, please enter I Agree below.
I understand that I will be sent a "digital voucher" valid for all of the badges needed for me and my panelists, in the form of a QR code from tickets@growtix.com. I will notify the Programming Coordinator if the number of badges I need changes at least 4 weeks before the show. I will notify the Programming Coordinator if I am unable to collect and distribute all badges to my panelists in order to make sure each panelist gets their badge retrieval instructions and QR code sent to their inboxes. If you understand and agree, please enter I Agree below.
I have read and agree to the Covid, Panelist, Harassment, and General Polices here - https://awesome-con.com/info/policies/ If you understand and agree, please enter I Agree below.