Host an Event
Submit A Panel
BLFC is highly dependent on the community in order to provide skillfully presented panels.
We are happily accepting applications from panelists and are actively looking for presenters with skills and knowledge that they are eager to share. If you wish to run a panel or have an idea for a panel, go ahead and click the button below and apply to host one, or contact the Panels lead. Help us help you entertain our other fellow guests.
The Panel Rooms will be located in the Executive/Mezzanine Level meeting rooms, a section of the third floor in the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
Can 18+ panels be hosted?
Yes, panels with 18+ content are allowed. Typically they will be scheduled at night. You will be responsible for finding a volunteer to check ID at the door, and your panel will be canceled if you don’t have one.
I want to do a workshop, but I can’t afford to give away supplies.
You are allowed to charge for supplies for your workshop. We recommend you try to keep it under $10, or you may not get much interest. Do not charge more than the actual cost of the supplies.
My panel has unusual equipment or room requirements.
That’s probably okay. You’ll need to note your special needs when you submit the application.
Will an ASL interpreter be available?
We will be hiring ASL interpreters. Not every event will have an interpreter, but the most-requested ones will. If you happen to be ASL-fluent and want to volunteer to be an interpreter, please contact the Panels lead.
What are Meet & Greets?
Our primary goal is to get people together to make new friends. If you have a specific interest and want to meet like-minded new friends, please declare a Meet & Greet. M&G hosts don’t really have to prepare or do anything except to declare the M&G is happening, and attend.
What panels are happening?
Closer to the con, we will post the live working-copy schedule, which will update repeatedly as panels are added and juggled, and settle down to a final schedule about two weeks before the con.
If you have any additional questions or would like clarification, please feel free to contact us.