Welcome to the Anime Expo Lite 2021 Panel Application

  • Panel applications will close April 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (23:59) Pacific Time. Panel submissions will not be accepted after April 15, 2021.
  • Please carefully complete the application and review the important panel information and procedures listed throughout.
  • Your panel must consist of materials suitable for a G or PG-13 rating. You must have the copyrights and/or permissions to use all your panel materials for broadcasting.

Primary Contact Information

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Panel Information

Please provide the following information for your panel.

Panel Category
  • Industry panels are led by official representatives of a company showcasing the company's past or upcoming work in the anime, manga, gaming, or other industries.
    For example: [Company Name]'s Industry Panel, or [Company Name]'s Announcements Panel
  • Community panels are focused on fans, the various communities and cultures related to AX attendees, and also include attendee-run panels and workshops.
    For example: [Company Name/Title] Community Panel, 3d Printing for Cosplay, Breaking into Anime Journalism, Introduction to Shinto, or Fan Panels
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If your panel is requested to be a live stream, required specs are as follows:
Format: .mp4, .mov, or .avi
Recommendations for best resolution:
Recommended for video is 1920x1080 @ 30 fps (1080p)
Recommended for logos and images is jpg files with 1920x1080 resolution
Recommended for all video and images to be in 16:9 aspect ratio
Bitrate - 5000 kbps
Keyframe Interval - 2 seconds

Tech Check

You will be required to bring your presentation materials and equipment to a tech check. Upon panel approval, you will be asked for your availability for a tech check. Tech checks are generally about 15 minutes long and are not intended to be full rehearsals. More details on the tech check will follow upon panel approval.

Promotional Support

When your participation in Anime Expo Lite is confirmed, our marketing team will coordinate promotional posts on the Anime Expo website, social media channels, mobile app, and email blasts.

Panel Cancellations

Please submit notice of your cancellation via email to Programming@anime-expo.org no later than one month prior to the event (June). If your panel is cancelled, then SPJA may replace that time slot with another panel from the waitlist.

Cancellations that occur between June and the event may affect your application in the future.

Panel Waitlist

SPJA will not accept any new panel applications during Anime Expo. In order to be considered to replace a cancelled panel, you must have already applied prior to the deadline and must have received an e-mail stating that you are on the waitlist. Only those who have been placed on the waitlist will be considered for replacing a cancelled panel.

Panel applications will close April 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (23:59) Pacific Time. Panel submissions will not be accepted after April 15, 2021.

For additional panel-related questions, please email Programming@anime-expo.org


All streaming materials will be due 5/31/2021.