Programming submissions for CONfab 2019 are now open! They will run from April 8th through June 30th. If you need help fleshing out your idea before you submit, 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! Once you’re ready, you can fill out the submission form.
You can find a list of all the programming that has been submitted here, in the order in which it was received. We will try to keep this list updated daily. If your submission has not appeared on this list and you haven’t received a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting, please contact us.
All of CONfabulation’s programming is designed and staffed by volunteers, both attendees and members of our con committee. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We will be hosting 2 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 closed. 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!).
Other planned programming includes our Fan Meet & Greet, Bad Fic Idol, Fandom Trivia, Vid Show, and our Saturday Night Dance Party and Charity Raffle.