March 31 - April 2, 2023
McCormick Place

Panel & Programming Application

Interested in hosting a panel or other type of programming C2E2 2022? You’ve come to the right place!

Our goal is to always deliver the content our fans want, no matter what fandom they’re into. Whether you’re on the hunt for celebrity spotlights, industry updates from comic publishers, author Q&As, cosplay workshops, family-friendly activities, gaming, or anime news, (the list goes on…) we’re covering it!

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for fun, creative, and diverse programming for C2E2 to help make it an unforgettable experience for every fan.

In addition to on-site programming at these shows, we are also accepting submissions for virtual programming. For more information, see our FAQ section below. 

Interested in applying? Follow the links below and show us what you've got! 

The deadline to submit programming ideas for C2E2 is June 1, 2022.

You will hear back on the status of your submission two weeks after applications close.

Applications Closed

From comics to cosplay, manga to movies, vampires to video games: if there’s a subject you’re passionate about, apply to host a panel today!


We’re sure you’ve got questions. Here’s a few of our most asked. If you have any other questions about applying, don’t hesitate to reach out to our content team at panels@reedpop.com.

 With our new safety precautions in place, attendance and badges will be limited.  This allows us to ensure social distancing and provide a premium experience for attendees with limited crowds and more meaningful interactions between fans, exhibitors, artists, and guests. In addition to safety precautions, approved face coverings will be required for all individuals attending our event. 

In addition to the new overall safety precautions, rooms will be cleared between each session for cleaning and sanitization for chairs, podiums, microphones, and other equipment.  

Yes! You are encouraged to apply for programming at any of the above conventions you’re interested in. This year’s application has been streamlined to submit one program for multiple conventions. Applications will be evaluated on a per-show basis and approval for one does not guarantee approval for all. 

Also, yes! Our goal remains the same: bring together our fan communities to celebrate the best pop culture has to offer. Alongside all our physical events, we'll be running a virtual event companion through FindtheMetaverse.com. So, whether you join us in person, there will still be programming opportunities available. When filling out your application, select the option for “I would only like to present my program virtually.” That program may also be streamed to fans at the live event. 

Certain rooms on-site will be equipped with cameras and/or livestreaming capabilities allowing your panel to be viewed by millions of fans unable to make it to the physical show. Our content team will let you know about room capabilities and livestreaming closer to the show. 

We totally understand you or your panel’s situation may change between now and the Fall/Winter. Our content team is planning to periodically check in with all applicants throughout the rest of the year in case your plans change.