Host a Panel


Fan Panels

At Black Hills Con, our panels are run by the fans for the fans. If you have something to share with the local fandom, this is your opportunity!  Sharing in the fandoms is who we are and why we are here.  We appreciate your time, effort, and courage to host a panel.

Panel Format

Panels can be in the form of lecture, performance, character interaction, workshop, game, or a combination - whatever best fits your vision.  Unless otherwise requested, panels will be scheduled 45 minutes long with 15 minutes breaks in between.

Hosting Information

To host a panel you must be at least 18 years old or at least 16 years old with an accompanying adult over the age of 21 who will remain in the panel room for the entirety of your panel.


Black Hills Con will provide tables and chairs.  You will need to provide any other equipment necessary for your panel.  Electrical outlets are available in every panel room, but you may plan to provide your own an extension cords if the outlet location is less than ideal.

Panel Application Process

All applications will be considered on an individual basis.  This is not a first-come, first served process.  All application forms must be submitted by October 1st, 2019.  Please make your panel as engaging and interactive as possible.  Attendees typically remember what they did more than what they heard.  You will receive an email with application status of approved, denied, or waitlisted by October 14th.