22-24 November 2024 - Leonardo, Milton Keynes


Panel applications are OPEN for HotaruCon 3

What kind of panels you can expect at HotaruCon rely on the imagination of the attendees, that's you guys!

Suggestions for panel ideas include:

  • Workshops: Whether practical or presentation only, walk your fellow attendees through the craft of your choice
  • Interactive: Command the room for quizzes, gameshow parodies, live dubbing, anything that gets people involved
  • Informative: Invite attendees to learn more about your interests, could be travel, LARP, idols, animated penguins etc.
  • Performative: Got your own mini show that'll capture your audience? This is your time to shine
  • Discussion: For those that want to have a stimulating conversation or just a bit of a giggle over something

But don't let our theme of anime, manga and Japanese culture limit your creative mind. Want to share your LARP experiences? Run an hour long 1 shot of Dungeons and Dragons? Explain how you planned your trip to Japan? Have one of your friends stand in the middle of the room making awkward poses while attendees draw them? We'd love to host it.

Your panel can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours over the weekend. Panel applications are not first-come-first-served and will instead be reviewed individually. Successful applicants will be contacted by the Events Liaison in due course. If you have any other questions about panels you can check out our dedicated FAQ or Contact Us.

Panel runners and their co-hosts are eligible to claim the Event Runner badge to add to their lanyard collection.