Programming

Marcon is looking for ideas!

Marcon 54 is getting closer, and as we turn the page on a brand new year, Marcon is looking for your help! Over the next several weeks, we are looking for your panel & programming ideas for our first year in the new hotel. This year we will be returning to the one hour time slots – with 50 minutes for programming and 10 minutes for break.
 
The Programming Department will start sorting through your ideas and getting started on a great schedule of programming for 2019!  We will be contacting past panelists at the beginning of February.  If you are interested in being considered as a panelist, send your contact information and some basic information about yourself to marpro@marcon.org.
 

You can find the form online here.

 

Programming information

Programming is one of the biggest parts of Marcon each and every year. Over the course of the year, we will take suggestions for panels, take applications for panelists, schedule all of the panels, and get all of the data out to our panelists and fans so they can schedule their Marcon. We will update this page as that process ensues for this year.

A few notes for those that are considering being a Panel Moderator:

 


Programming is one of the biggest parts of Marcon each and every year. Over the course of the year, we will take suggestions for panels, take applications for panelists, schedule all of the panels, and get all of the data out to our panelists and fans so they can schedule their Marcon. We will update this page as that process ensues for this year.

A few notes for those that are considering being a Panel Moderator:

A Moderator will be assigned for each panel. Moderators will have a few responsibilities. These are:
1. Make sure the panel begins and ends on time.
2. Keep track of the questions being asked by the audience. Make sure everyone gets a chance and no one monopolizes.
3. Encourage all panelists have the opportunity to be involved in the discussion.
4. Make sure the panel stays on topic. You are the navigator and helms-being. Stay on course.
5. Be prepared with questions or comments to encourage panel discussion.
6. Conduct a head count for the Programming Staff.
7. Turn in the Moderator Card to the Programming Staff.

Moderators will receive a copy of the Moderator’s Handbook, formerly known as Cat Wrangling 101, compiled by the Iron Moderator and the Iron Panelists, who welcome your comments and additions. (Wrangling Cats is the subject of ongoing research. Chaos Theory? String Theory? Quantum Physics? Easy by comparison!)

If you would like to be a moderator, please be sure to mark your panelist form accordingly.

There is no requirement that you moderate any panels, and we certainly need panelists to go along with the moderator for each panel.

Email us at marpro@marcon.org if you are having issues with the online registration process—or anything else.

If you are interested in becoming a panelist for next year, please contact us at marpro@marcon.org.


Tentative Programming Hours At Con:

Friday: 2:30pm – 1:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00 am

Sunday: 9:00am – 5:30 pm

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