OMNI FANDOM EXPO - Convention FAQs
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How are the panels chosen or created at Omni Fandom Expo?
With the exception of Special Guest, Main Events, and Exhibitor panels, all panels are created and hosted by attendees just like you!

How can I host a panel? Does it cost anything?
The process to host a panel at Omni Fandom Expo is simple and starts with making sure you have an account at OmniExpo.com. After that, just follow go to the Events -> Schedule page, click on the "Create your own Event/Panel!" button, and follow the form to submit your panel idea to us! Creating and submitting a panel costs you nothing beyond the price of your Omni Fandom Expo ticket.

I submitted a panel, now what?
Awesome! While we love seeing so many different ideas, we are unfortunately limited on the amount of time and space available. All panels submitted to Omni Fandom Expo are carefully looked over on a case-by-case basis by our Panel Coordinators and Moderators to make sure we are giving our attendees the best quality events possible. Please be patient once you've submitted your idea, as it may take a few days for the Panel Staff to get to you. If your panel idea passes the scrutiny of our staff, it will be approved and you can move forward to the next step. If not, you will receive a Private Message or email from a member of the Panel Staff explaining why and if there is anything you can do to get your panel approved.

Yay, my panel got approved! Does that mean you'll be giving it a time slot?
First off, congrats on getting your approval email! While we look forward to seeing your panel idea come to life, and we're sure your fellow attendees feel the same, we do not schedule your panel's time slot for you (unless your event was submitted for Main Events or Special Events). This part of the process is solely up to you, that way you are the one who is in charge of your convention schedule! So make sure you select times for your panel once it is approved - first come, first served. Our staff will only ever move a panel's time/day if it is required.

Is there a minimum/maximum time period I can have to run a panel?
The minimum time a panel can be scheduled for is one (1) hour, but in this sense a panel can only run for about 45-50 minutes in order to give enough time for turn-over between panels. While panels can possibly run for longer than an hour, we request panelists to keep their time to only one in order to allow for a larger variety of panels and events. Please be courteous of other Panelists and end your panel on time.

How do I select my panel time?
First of all, please keep in mind that all panel time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have your schedule set in your mind with a specific time period to host your panel, please make sure you act quickly to secure it before someone else schedules theirs!

The process for panel time selection is simple on OmniExpo.com in the same area you submitted your panel. If you have any difficulty, please make sure to contact us!

Because my panel got approved that means I can place my panel in Special Events or Main Events if it's a show, right?
While we appreciate the enthusiasm, we must remind everyone that the scheduling of certain rooms is not open to panelists. Only our regular panel rooms will be available to choose from, and only Panel and Administration/Operations Staff will be able to place events/panels in our other rooms, such as Special Guest Track, Main Events, Special Events, and Video Rooms.

How often is the Event Schedule updated on the OMNI EXPO website?
Our Event Schedule is updated as often as events and panels are given their times through OmniExpo.com. If you have submitted your own panel and selected a time, you'll be able to see it appear in the Event Schedule on our website instantly. Nifty, huh?