Be a Panelist

2017 Panel submissions are currently CLOSED! Thank you for your submissions! 


If you need to change any panel info, or believe your submission was lost to the Angry Submission Gods, please always feel free to email us at at any time.

We will only be communicating through the Lead Panelist this year. The Lead Panelist will be held responsible for all communication between us, and between your group. If your Lead Panelist doesn’t pass along information to their group, or if the Lead Panelist does not communicate changes to us, we cannot and will not be held responsible for miscommunication.
The Lead Panelist will be responsible for submitting all information correctly and accurately. The Lead Panelist is also responsible for checking their email for all communication with the Panels Department. Failure on the Lead Panelist’s part to submit accurate information is not our responsibility.


We have two types of reimbursement for panelists:

  • Full Compensation – We will compensate up to 3 hours’ worth of programming. We will not offer more badges for groups larger than 3, and you must perform the full 3 hours to qualify for the reimbursement. If you have already pre-registered, please indicate this in the submission form.
  • Partial Compensation – If you do not qualify for the full 3 hours (either by performing 1 hour or 2 hours), we offer a discounted rate of $40 that will be available to those panelists.

We are not responsible for any miscommunication between Lead Panelist and their co-panelists in terms of reimbursement.

At Matsuricon, we are known for our diverse selection of panels that cater to all walks of life. We love diversity, and new, fresh topics. Don’t submit things you’ve seen other places – submit brand new ideas!