*** The sign-up form is below, but first a few things…
Denver Comic Con presents the most diverse and education focused panels and session content. DCC 2014 hosted over 400 hours of programming. Programming that ranged from workshops for teachers to fan geek-outs about comic books. Denver Comic Con 2015 will be bigger and better.
Our Mission Statement:
Denver Comic Con is about Education and Community: Educating children and the general public through comics and cartooning, and bringing together the diverse people and interests of our community regardless of age, race, gender or background. By focusing on education and providing guests, programming and events that encourage diversity, we strive to promote tolerance and empower the members of our community.
All proceeds from the convention and related events benefit the Comic Book Classroom, a foundation organized to promote literacy and education for school-age children through the media of cartooning and comic books.
As we approach the May 2015 event, we continue to work to bring you the best programming we can. We have a dedicated programming department that not only creates hundreds of hours of programming but also reviews and approves hundreds of hours of programming from you, our fans and attendees.
We know the feeling. You attended the con. You saw great panels on how start your own web comic and deep philosophy behind the fandom of Doctor Who. Yet, you felt like there could be more content about Star Wars or Rare Comic Books or how to use Photoshop! Are you an expert in something. If CU would give out a degree in it, you would hold a PhD? We need you to help present that panel. Whether you’re an expert in Wookies or Infinity Gauntlets, we welcome your panel / session content. Read the following rules and submission guidelines and get to submitting!
For DCC 2015, several changes have been made. Read the following very carefully and make sure your submission is the best it can be. Space is limited.
The submission process has been improved and we’re listening to your suggestions. DCC 2015’s panel / session submission window will be earlier and close sooner. December 1, 2014 the submission form goes live. We will close the submission form on February 28, 2015. We understand that its just too long of a wait to submit a panel and wait 3 months for a response. So, we will respond to your panel submission within 30 days. This does not guarantee an approval but we’ll definitely be in touch and if it’s a great submission, you’ll get approved at that time. All panel submissions will be responded to no later than March 31, 2015.
Rules and Restrictions:
- All Panels/Sessions should not be longer than 50 minutes. No exceptions as we have a strict schedule to adhere to and rooms need to be readied for the next presenters.
- All Panel/Session rooms are equipped with a table, microphones, digital projectors and screens. We should have universal connectors yet to be safe bring your own.
- DCC Programming can not provide the use of computers or laptops. If you plan on having an AV presentation, please bring your own laptop with your files backed up on a flash drive. We encourage other panelists to bring a computer in case of the blue screen of death. There is no guarantee of wifi or internet so streaming isn’t an option.
- DCC Programming does not encourage the use of VCRs, 16mm projectors, Xbox, PlayStations or Commodore 64s to use for your panel presentation. So don’t try. (if some of you don’t know what these items are, then there shouldn’t be a problem.)
- DCC Programming cannot guarantee days and times of your panel. Please be available for the entire convention period. Yet, we can try to assist in specific scheduling needs on a case by case basis. So email firstname.lastname@example.org early and we’ll do our best.
- DCC Programming reserves the right to adjust time and location of your panel at any time to best fit with our schedule of events. We will try and notify you of any changes in the schedule.
- A submission is not a guarantee of a presentation at Denver Comic Con. We strive to give our attendees the best programming possible thus we will ensure quality of your panel/session content. So take some time, do some research, prepare and impress us with your submission.
- Denver Comic Con Programming does not pay speaking fees or appearance fees. Nor does it cover travel, lodging or meals of any panelist or presenter. Please don’t ask us to cover the expenses of Todd McFarlane because he’s going to sit on your panel about Spider-man.
- Denver Comic Con Programming can not connect panel submissions and/or presenters with any of our Celebrity or Artist Guests. I know you want Cary Elwes to sit on your panel but we just can’t make it happen. Sorry. Attempts to contact our guests or ask for their participation in your panel(s) without DCC’s prior approval will be grounds for immediate disqualification and cancellation of our panel.
- Approved panels will be allotted a free day-pass for the day of the panel only, for no more than 6 panelists, including the moderator(s). Only panelists who participate will be granted a pass, and all panelists must participate extensively in the session. No additional passes will be granted for any reason. Because of space limitations, a maximum of 6 participants will be allowed. Panelists appearing on additional days and sessions must pick up their pass that day at the Programming Services Booth. Passes will not be provided earlier, no excuses. Additional passes may be purchased through the DCC website.
- Denver Comic Con is a family friendly convention. We will not approve any “adult content” “after-dark” or “explicate.” So please keep it to PG-13.
- Panelists should arrive to their presentation room 20 minutes early and check in with the Room Coordinator.
- Proposals that are largely self-promotional will be strictly scrutinized and are unlikely to be approved, as they do not comply with our requirements that programming submissions must be primarily educational in focus.