Do you have an idea for an amazing Steven Universe panel? A workshop? A performance? Something entirely new? We want you at Empire City Con 2021!

The Bits

By hosting a panel or other event, you help to make the convention engaging, fun, and one-of-a-kind — thank you for your interest!

A panel slot is an hour long, with a buffer of thirty minutes before for setup and thirty minutes after for tear-down/setting up the next panel. Anyone who submits a panel idea should have prepared content that fills that hour. We have access to common audio/video equipment via the hotel and our A/V team, and we’ll have volunteers ready to help you set up and tear down.

You’re welcome to apply to run multiple panels — in that case, please fill out and submit the form for each panel separately. Each panel comes with one free 3-day pass to Empire City Con 2021, and a discount code if there’s multiple panelists in your group. You can also pay a discounted rate ($25) to upgrade that ticket to the PLUS option, which comes with a swag bag and t-shirt. If you purchase a ticket before you are accepted as a panelist, it will be transferable free of charge.

Panelist resources:

Previous StevenCon programming

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines on making inclusive presentations 

The App

Panel applications are now closed. The deadline for panel submissions was August 1, 2021. All panelist applications will be reviewed and a member of the programming committee will notify you regarding your panelist status no later than August 15, 2021.

If you have any questions about your submission or paneling at ECC in general, please feel free to reach out to us at programming@empirecitycon.com!