Learn about Wincon's programming
All of Wincon‘s programming is designed and staffed by volunteers, both attendees and members of our con committee.
- Panels – Panels allow a small group of attendees with particular interest or expertise in a topic to lead a discussion with a large group. Panels may include a lot of audience participation, or may be structured so that panelists can share and discuss their viewpoints. Panel topics often include subjects of multifandom interest, like the representation of women in canon, supernatural worldbuilding, or writing good kink fic.
- Workshops – Workshops give attendees a chance to learn something new, or hone their skills. They are smaller than panels to allow participants to ask questions and get feedback. Past workshops have included live beta reading, art tips and tricks, and making fannish plushies.
- Roundtables – Roundtables are small, intimate discussions focused on a specific theme. They will have a moderator, but no formal panel structure. Round tables often focus on topics of single-fandom or niche interest.
Anyone interested in leading an on-site activity can submit a proposal during the early spring submission period, which will run from March 1, 2015 through April 29, 2015. We put all activity proposals (sans proposer’s name) to a public vote to gauge interest, and if your proposal is accepted, we’ll let you know what to do next. We’ll make an announcement via our Mailing List, Twitter, Tumblr, and LiveJournal when activity submissions open.
A list of outings is posted on our website and in our program book to facilitate your exploration of our wonderful host city in groups. You can check out and join posted activities, or plan and submit your own. Common activities include trips to local tourist attractions as well as ghost tours of the host city.
A list of all the panels and programming offered at past Wincons! Relive past workshops and roundtables, and get ideas for what you want to see at next Wincon. Original program booklets from 2010 to 2014 are available for download.
Tell us about your idea!
Submissions will open on March 1, 2015, but if you need to start hashing out ideas now, check out our brainstorming post on LiveJournal! We also love hearing about your ideas on social media (#wincon):
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Sign up for our Mailing List to be notified when submissions officially open!