Panels FAQ

Q: Who can host content at Anime PDX?

A: Anyone who is attending Anime PDX can host a wide variety of content such as panels, live events, game tournaments, and much more.

Q: How do I submit my event to be hosted at Anime PDX?

A: The panel submission form will be live on this page starting February 13th, 2017.

Q: When are the submissions closed for Anime PDX?

A: The final date to submit content for Anime PDX will be May 7th. This will give us the time we need to schedule and make sure all our print materials can be made.

Q: How old do I have to be to host an event at Anime PDX?

A: Anime PDX welcomes events from people at any age but for various reasons the main panelist must be at least 18 years of age. You may include one co-panelist, but we require that panelist must be at least 15 years of age.

Q: Are there restrictions on what kind of content I can host at Anime PDX?

A: While Anime PDX is generally an all-ages convention, our content comes with a base MA-14 rating while some content is 18+ or 21+. This being said, Anime PDX does not allow events of an entirely sexual or graphically violent nature. Our moderators can and will consult with the event hosts before and during the event in order to maintain our standards. Our moderators have the authority to stop a panel event—ongoing or not—if the content is deemed too explicit or is violating Anime PDX policy. All panels that contain potentially explicit content will have that stated before the panel begins.

Q: What is provided to panelists and other event hosts on an equipment level?

A: Every panel room contains a projector, projector screen, a sound system, and a set of microphones (2). If you are accepted for a panel you will receive a full tech breakdown for the room that lists all adapters we have. Anything we don’t have the panelist will be expected to bring.

Q: I submitted a panel but found out I can’t make it to Anime PDX, what should I do?

A: If you have submitted content and will not be able to attend, regardless of you panel being approved yet or not, please contact Anime PDX’s programming staff and let them know.

Q: How many panelists can I have?

A: We allow up to two panelists to be on the submission form and only those two will qualify for any perks such as reduced or free membership. Some types of panels, usually those consisting of large number of hosts, do not qualify for perks. For a list of what does or does not qualify please contact our programming staff.

Q: Does this cost anything?

A: Submitting a panel doesn’t cost you anything aside from requiring you have a badge to the event.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Whatever you need. Outside of the room setup Anime PDX won’t be providing anything extra. If you’re not sure or have concerns about certain items get in contact with us at and we’ll answer any questions you have.