Submit to Present at LeakyCon
It's time to share your knowledge and passion with the rest of LeakyCon!
Do you have a presentation, panel, workshop or headcanon about your favorite magical world or fandom? We’d love for you to present your passion at LeakyCon! And this year, we’re opening submissions to more fandoms — if you love it, we want to hear about it! We welcome all kinds of proposals from informal discussions to formal academic presentations.
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2023
This year, we are programming for the following tracks:
What does it mean to be a part of these fandoms? How can we do good in the world with the stories that inspire us? Express your fandom through critical insight in this track focused on representation, justice, and equity.
Jump headfirst into our interactive programming in this track. Play some games, learn how to write your first novel, and so much more - and you can do it all at LeakyCon!
Part of the core identity of our fandom is inspiration, so come celebrate the fan works we’ve poured our hearts into in this programming track! Slashfics, novellas, and songs abound!
Behind the Magic
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create the worlds we love? Come join us as we dive into the magic behind the scenes!
Please make sure you read the guidelines below before submitting a program proposal. If you have any questions regarding programming, please send your queries to email@example.com.
Submission Deadline: April 2, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a specific format I have to follow? Does it have to be a panel?
Not at all! We welcome panels of all kinds, and you should create the program you want to run. Your program can be a panel, a roundtable, a lecture, a meetup, a singalong, or whatever you envision! Just make sure you specify what you’d like to create in your application (i.e. “I’d like to moderate a panel of four people…”)
Helpful hints: a panel consists of 3–5 people with a moderator who leads a discussion, and is often followed by a Q&A session with the audience; a roundtable consists of 4+ people discussing a topic amongst themselves as an audience listens and sometimes chimes in; a lecture consists of one or two people speaking to an audience.
Can I create a panel with an announced celebrity?
Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate celebrity guests on fan-submitted programming.
My presentation works best as a powerpoint. Will I have access to a projector?
LeakyCon will work with all accepted submissions to schedule content into appropriate rooms. Not every room will have a projector, however, so we cannot guarantee equipment access for all submissions. Most programming rooms will have a basic audio package, including microphones.
What if I’m not registered for LeakyCon?
LeakyCon presenters will be given a complimentary day pass for the day of their programming. If you have already purchased a registration, our team will be in touch to adjust your registration following acceptance notices.
How long are sessions at LeakyCon?
Most LeakyCon sessions are 60 minutes long. If you need more than 60 minutes for your session, please indicate this in your proposal. We cannot guarantee these requests will be accommodated.
How many people can be on a session?
Our stages can comfortably accommodate up to six presenters. If you’d like to have a session with more than six presenters, please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
What A/V equipment will I have access to?
All programming rooms will have a basic sound system Select rooms will also have display screens. If you know you will want a screen for your session, please include that request in your proposal. We cannot guarantee the availability of screens. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptops for the presentation.
What if my session requires a piano, live animals, a dance floor, a white board, a fog machine, etc?
For all needs beyond microphones, audio speakers, and a projector, please email email@example.com. We will do our best to accommodate your request within venue regulations.