Jan 6-9, 2022, Long Beach Convention Center, CA

Masquerade, Fashion Show, AMV Contest, ALA Idol, Dances, Live Programming and more


Live Programming



There are three different links – depending on which type (panel ; workshop ; or demo) that you would like to host.



Please be sure to use the correct form to ensure things run as smooth as possible.




Panel application form



Workshop application form



Demo application form


What about my panel submissions?

For those who have submitted panel and programming requests, we will keep your submissions on file and will reach out to you later in 2021 to confirm, if approved, whether you would like to still participate. We will also re-open the panel submission forms later in 2021 for new or additional requests.

Animé Los Angeles 17 Live Program Application Guidelines


There are different ways that you can participate in Animé Los Angeles Live Programming.

Program Types – Below is a description of each form of programming participation:

Panel – Any type of presentation or discussion on topics selected by the Panelist.

Workshop – Similar to a Panel except has a highlight on participation of audience and has a classroom set up.  Workshops require that you provide material/tools as needed.

Demo – Live demo such as a martial arts or weapons display. This may also accommodate dance or other type of class that requires a large open room. Room is set open with chairs along the walls only. No stage is available. Also tech is limited to audio only (no projection equipment is available).

Please note that any 18+ programming must be scheduled after 10 PM and will require the room to be cleared after the previous panel so that we can ensure all attendees are over 18.

Badges (Tickets):

You will be eligible for up to a maximum of four (4) badges per APPROVED programming item.  You may have as many people on your programming item as you would like, but anyone over the initial four (4) MUST pay for a badge to be listed as a program participant.

ONLY those people included in the initial panel application will be considered for complimentary badges. You will NOT be able to add people after you have sent in your submission.

If you have already purchased or otherwise obtained your badges for Animé Los Angeles 17, you will not receive an additional badges. If you are Staff or are getting your badges for free (pass-on, prize, etc.) you will not receive an additional badges.

No transfers, roll-overs, pass-ons, or refunds will be given. Animé Los Angeles is a volunteer-run convention sponsored by the California Animé Foundation, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We thank you for your support.


Parking is NOT covered as part of your programming item. You are responsible for ALL parking charges while attending Animé Los Angeles 17. If you are staying at one of our hotels, parking is free. If you are coming in for the day and will be parking at the Convention Center, parking is $7/per day.

Time Slots:

Typical programming items run one hour. There will be a 15 minute break between each programming item for transition/tear-down/set-up of next item.

You may request more than one hour, but please be advised that we anticipate a LARGE number of programming requests. In order to accommodate as many as possible, and to ensure an even variety, we may need to limit programming requests over one hour.

Programming will run: Thursday approximately 12 PM to 2 AM; Friday from 10 AM to 2 AM; Saturday 10 AM to 2 AM; and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Note ALL TIMES are approximate and subject to change. Please be advised that if you select a time block option, you may in fact get scheduled for that time. This is especially important for late-night programming.

Programming Locations:

Programming will be taking place in both the Ontario Convention Center, and the Doubletree By Hilton Ontario (next to the convention center)


Most programming rooms will have a standard set-up including Projector, Screen, Sound System, Mics (excluding Live Demo panel room). Laptop connections will be available for standard connections. If you have anything special, you will need to consult with Tech Dept. before your programming item. Please check in with Programming Ops for any tech questions AT LEAST 2 hours before your programming item.

We do NOT have laptops available for use. You must provide your own.

Tech set-ups are based on room size and capacity. Larger rooms will get a larger screen, more/different mics, etc.

There will be NO options for last minute or on-site additions. If you have ANY special tech requests beyond what is noted above, you MUST contact us in advance of the convention to determine if we will be able to meet your needs. Please note that the answer may be ‘no’, but if we do not hear about it in advance then we will not be able to accommodate any last minute or on-site requests. This INCLUDES cables, special attachments, batteries, Johnson rods, etc.


If your programming request is Approved you will be asked to check in with Programming Ops a minimum of 30 minutes before each program item so we can confirm everything is set correctly, if you have any questions, need assistance locating the program room, etc.

We ask that you check in with Programming Ops before each of your program items (if more than one).

Information printed in Program Book, Pocket Guide, website, and other areas:

Please note that information provided such as names, bios, and other information submitted in the programming application may be printed in the program guide/website/etc.


Submission Deadline is September 1st, 2020

To apply for a panel, workshop or demo please click our Submission Form link below.

You will be notified by the end of October if your program request has been approved or denied. Not all requests will be approved.

For any Programming Questions, please contact: programming@animelosangeles.org