2018 PROGRAMMING SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! THEY WILL RUN FROM JUNE 1ST THROUGH JULY 15TH!
To submit your programming ideas for inclusion in voting, please fill out this form. If you need help fleshing out your idea, want to find like-minded fans to help you run your programming, or just want to squee about your ideas and the upcoming con, check out our brainstorming post!
You can find a list of all the programming that has been submitted here. We will try to keep this list updated daily.
Read on to learn more about our programming!
All of CONfabulation’s programming is designed and staffed by volunteers, both attendees and members of our con committee.
We will be hosting 3-4 tracks of programming, running from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon, in the following formats:
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.
Group Discussions – Group Discussions are small, intimate round table discussions focused on a specific theme. They will have a moderator, but no formal panel structure. They often focus on topics of single-fandom or niche interest.
Anyone interested in leading an on-site activity can submit a proposal during our submission period. 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. Programming submissions are currently open! You can submit up to four topics in total (multi-session or multi-hour workshops on the same topic count as one submission). A link to the submission form is at the top of this page. For more details about the submissions process, you can check out this post on our Dreamwidth and leave a comment if you need to (no DW account required!).
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. Anyone can submit an offsite activity for inclusion in the program book; details on how to submit will be announced closer to the convention.
All off-site activities posted to the website, and/or included in the CONfab program book are open to any attendee, but space restrictions may apply. Extra costs related to these activities are not included in the price of your CONfab registration. Prices and space availability are always posted with the activity’s information.
If you’re interested in planning a group activity and you want to include your activity in the CONfab program book, on the website, or have it advertised on our social media, you must welcome any attendee who wishes to attend (though space restrictions are acceptable, so long as a first come, first served policy is in place). You must be willing to field any/all questions related to your activity. Clear pricing details must be available. To submit an off-site activity for inclusion, please fill out and complete this form (COMING SOON!). Submissions must be received by September 27th in order to be included in the program.
A list of all planned off-site activities will be posted closer to the con!
Other planned programming includes our Fan Meet & Greet, Bad Fic Idol, Fandom Trivia, Vid Show, and our Saturday Night Dance Party and Charity Raffle.