2022 Cincinnati Comic Expo Panel Application Form

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Are you a professional, a fan, or a member of an organization that would like to present a panel/workshop at the 2022 Cincinnati Comic Expo? If so, fill out the form below by 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. This form is for panel submissions only.

Panel ideas and slots at the Cincinnati Comic Expo are in high demand but are extremely limited. So, before you submit, please make sure your application is the best that it can be. Cincinnati Comic Expo is looking for programs that are original, exciting, and creative. Most importantly, think about the value that your panel/workshop will provide to fans/attendees and what sets your idea apart from others. This application does not guarantee you a slot at Cincinnati Comic Expo, it only registers your request to hold a panel/workshop at the show. Answer all of the questions below and use as much detail as possible. After panel submissions are sent, the Cincinnati Comic Expo may be in contact with follow up questions before final decisions and schedules are determined.

Panelists are not allowed to charge or collect fees from attendees for the session.

Accepted panels for the Cincinnati Comic Expo will be notified by September 3rd. Every effort will be given to schedule panels at requested times.

The Cincinnati Comic Expo, on most event stages, will provide a projector with HDMI capabilities, a screen, microphone, table, and chairs. The panelists are responsible for providing laptops, programs, DVD players, cables, and other AV equipment.

Each panelist MUST purchase their own admission to the Cincinnati Comic Expo. If your panel is selected, scheduled, and you appear, then you will receive a voucher to be used at the Cincinnati Comic Expo Merchandise Booth. This voucher is ONLY for the person that submits for the panel and does not apply to any panel assistants, co-hosts, or additional panelists on your session. Guests of the Expo are not eligible to receive vouchers. The vouchers are valued at for the admission for the day that the panel session is held and is to be used towards merchandise and other souvenirs at the Cincinnati Comic Expo Merchandise Booth.

PLEASE NOTE: Multiple submissions that follow the same topic might be combined together. For example, if multiple submissions are made for "Cosplay 101" or "Writing for Beginners," then the panelists will be contacted, and the submissions will be 1 program with credit going to the submission that was completed first. In your description go deeper or the "unique factor" of your submission to make it stand out and be selected.

Additional questions about panels, equipment, and details can be submitted to Matt Bredestege at matt@cincinnaticomicexpo.com

About 2022 Cincinnati Comic Expo

The Cincinnati Comic Expo has been entertaining thousands of fans since 2010 with an annual show celebrating all periods and genres of pop culture with an emphasis on comics. The 2022 event will be held from Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Our show plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, artwork, games, toys, movies and television. Our panels, autograph sessions, and photo ops give you a chance to interact with your favorite creators and celebrities. Admission to the Cincinnati Comic Expo also includes the costume contest and many other exciting events!


09/23/2022 - 09/25/2022

Duke Energy Convention Center

525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH