Information may be added as we receive more questions.

Application
When do Panel Applications Open?
Please note that applying for a panel does not guarantee a place on the final schedule, nor is there a guarantee that we will approve all panels that you have applied with. We do try to fit as much content as possible into our schedule, but there is no way to fit all of the panels that we receive.
When do Panel Applications Close?
October 31st 2023
What is the Panel’s Waitlist?
Panelists who applied but were not accepted or disqualified will be put onto the Panel’s Waitlist, unless they request otherwise. The waitlist is sorted by content, audience, rating, & panel type. If there are cancellations over two weeks prior to the convention, panels will try and replace the cancellation with similar content.
Two weeks prior to the convention, the top 10 (general) waitlist spots will be notified of their position. So that they are prepared for any last-minute openings. As these openings are filled, we will notify the next on the list that they are now in the top ten.
How old do you have to be in order to be a panelist?
You must be 18 years of age.

Compensation
What do compensation does Ohayocon offer panelists?
Panelist for Ohayocon will receive a panelist badge to the event in exchange for their services. Panel groups may qualify for up to 4 free badges.
When will I know how many badges our group has qualified for?
At the time of acceptance Panel’s staff will convey the number of badges you are qualified to receive.
How many panels do I need to do for a free badge?
Single panelist: One panel minimum
Panelist duo: 1 ½ hours of panel programming minimum
Group of 3-4: 2 hours of panel programming minimum