Present Programming

Help create Penguicon!

Programming submissions are open!

Ready to share your expertise to educate and entertain Penguicon? Our programming is, by and large, generated by YOU, our talented & creative community. Your event submissions as well as your suggestions are vital to creating a comprehensive and diverse weekend of so much awesome no one person can experience it all.

Penguicon events are segmented into tracks. Do you enjoy all the incredible programming Penguicon offers each year? Do you ever wish there was more of your favorite track? Why not submit to do a panel at Penguicon 2024? Share your passion for a particular subject with your community! Teach people! Talk about things! Introduce a room full of people to something that is about to be their new obsession.

Have an event you want to submit to Penguicon?

Submit your Programming Idea(s) to our Programming Submissions form here. 

  • This form is to submit programming you want to present.
  • Complete this form for each event you want to submit.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2024 January 31, 2024

Suggest an event!

Do you have a suggestion for an event but do not want to present it yourself, please fill out our Programming Wish List here!

  • This form is for suggested events you want to see at Penguicon but are unable to present yourself.
  • Do not enter any panel that you want to present on this form. This is for suggestions only.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2024  January 31, 2024

Want to be on a Panel?

Want to be on a Panel? Don’t have a specific event to submit? Fill out this I Want to be on a Panel Application.

This form is for anyone who wants to apply to be a presenter but may not have specific piece of programming to submit and wants to join other events.

  • If we have any submission that has room, we’ll add you as a presenter!
  • We can not guarantee that we can add you to any programming, but we will try, if you fill out the form.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2024 January 31, 2024

Are you an Author?

Are you an Author interested in being in our Writer’s Block? Please visit our Writer’s Block Form Here?

  • The Writer’s Block Bookstore is available to registered members of Penguicon who are also Authors.
  • All Authors participating in our Bookstore also work at least two hours in the bookstore allowing our community to meet the authors in person as they purchase books.
  • The Writer’s Block accepts all forms of printed, written word; including novels, non-fiction, graphic novels, and comic books.
  • Deadline: March 15, 2024


Want to know a little more about Penguicon Programming? We’ve provided a list of event types and track names for you below.

Penguicon Event(s) Definitions:
  • Panel – multi-speaker, an event about a particular topic presented to an audience with or without audience participation.
  • Presentation – single speaker – an event about a particular topic presented to an audience with or without audience participation
  • Workshop/Demonstration – can include things such as panels where a craft or skill is taught, a food/drink tasting panel.
  • Gaming Session – Scheduled board game events, role playing game events, game designer presentations, anything regarding Tabletop gaming.
  • Special Event (Also includes Music/Film/Spoken Performance) – Large event that falls outside of the normal paneling descriptions. Previous examples include Battle Bots, Geeky Burlesque, and Break-out Rooms. These may include longer length events for special topics, ie: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Live Recorded Podcasts, Sing-a-Longs, etc.
  • Birds of a Feather (BoF) – an informal gathering of like minds meeting to discuss a particular topic.

Types of Tracks at Penguicon: 

Penguicon uses a Track system to sort its programming. Tracks are an overarching “theme” to an events topic. The use of tracks allows our members to quickly sort through the hundreds of hours of programming in smaller bits. Here are some of the tracks utilized at Penguicon.

  • After Dark
  • Anime
  • Cosplay
  • Diversity
  • DIY
  • Food
  • Gaming
  • Life
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Science
  • Tech
  • Penguicon Official

There are only so many hours in a day and only so many rooms in a hotel, so programming is not guaranteed, but you will be informed after our cut-off date of January 31, 2024, of your acceptance status.

Questions? contact the Programming Team at [email protected]