Click here to fill out the application for a Workshop for Nashicon 2017.

This form will stay open and online until Tuesday, February 28th. Workshops may be approved or denied, and applicants informed, earlier than that date. Applicants will receive an email from no later than Friday, March 10th, concerning the status of their workshop and, if approved, the date, time and location.

So you want to run a workshop for Nashicon 2017? Awesome! First, make sure you don’t actually want to run a panel, interactive event, or host a gathering instead. The goal of a workshop is for the head panelist – that’s you – to teach an audience how to do or make something. If your event is a discussion or lecture about a specific topic, you are wanting to run a panel. If your event is going to heavily involve audience participation, you want to run an interactive event. If your event is more of a cosplay photoshoot or meeting of fans of a series or fandom, you want to run a gathering.

Are you sure what you want to run is a workshop? Great! The application will be available soon. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with some of the rules and guidelines. Note that there may be additional rules or even a secret password on the application when you apply!

2017 Workshop Rules and Guidelines:

1. Workshops need to be a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 2 hours. Included in this time is setup and take-down. You may start your workshop early (provided the event before yours has already ended) and you may end early, but you may not go over.

2. There will be the standard a/v hookups in each room. If you need a specialized hookup, such as an HDMI cable, YOU are responsible for bringing one. Nashicon will not be providing these. Please be aware that there may also not be HDMI ports in every panel room, so bringing a way to hook your device up to VGA is recommended.

3. Each main panelist (the person who sends in the workshop application) is eligible for 1 free badge. You are allowed to apply for and run as many events at Nashicon as you want, but you only get 1 free badge.

4. Your workshop MUST be appropriate for all ages unless you specifically designate it as 18+. Therefore, know that if your workshop is designated as 18+, it may be less likely to be accepted.

5. If your workshop is not 18+ and you are found to have included excessive cursing, violence, nudity, or sex in your panel your badge will be confiscated, you will be banned from participating further in Nashicon 2017, and you will be permanently blacklisted as a panelist.

6. Nashicon strives to provide a variety of high-quality programming that is relevant to our core theme – a celebration of Japan and Japanese culture. Workshops and other programming that more closely reflect our themes will always be given priority over ones that do not. While we do accept workshops about non-Japanese topics, they will not be given priority.

7. Please note that we may edit your workshop title or description to make them shorter to more effectively fit into the schedule or program booklet. Using proper spelling and grammar in your submission form will also make it more likely that your panel will be accepted!

8. No food or drinks!! Unfortunately, this means that any cooking or baking related workshops are out of the question. This INCLUDES giving away candy as a prize.

If you have any questions, feel free to email