We have finished primary scheduling and you can take a look at the current schedule here (Subject to change).

Attention Panelists, Presenters and Shadow Cast Members:  The Programming Green Room has move to the Nationwide Room, located on the first floor; across from Nelson's Convenience Store, near the hotel lobby.  Please stop by and pick up your badge before your first scheduled event.  You must present a valid photo ID in order to sign for your badge.

Programming Hours At Con:

Friday: 2:00pm – 11:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 11:30pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm


MARCON is proud of its diverse selection of panels. We like to see a lot of different topics on the board so that everyone attending has something to look forward to. After all, we pride ourselves on being a full-spectrum, family-friendly Convention with programming for all ages and pretty much any subject we can get people to talk about.

Participation in Panels:
Panels will start every one and a half hours throughout the weekend. Panels will be scheduled in 75-minute blocks with a 15-minute intermission, giving time for tear down or set up of programs, presentations, or just to take a break unless otherwise noted or requested.  In order to receive a complimentary membership to Marcon, you must schedule for at least three panels, or the equivalent of three panel-slot’s worth of time.  You have the option to do more than 3 (scheduling permitted).

Group Presentations:  Liaisons for groups may contact us for an application.

Become a 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
3. Conduct a head count for the Programming Staff
4. Make sure the panel stays on topic.  Be the cruise director, not the captain.
5. Turn in the Moderator Card to the Programming Staff.

You do not need to be an expert on the topic, however, it is advised to have some understanding of the topic.  Please be sure that you are only guiding the panel and that you are allowing other panelists to participate.  It is up to your fellow panelists (including yourself) to decide where the topic will go.  If you would like to be a moderator, please make sure to mark your panelist form accordingly.  

If you are interested in becoming a panelist for next year, please contact us at

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