Panel Pitch

Do you have a topic or subject of debate that you would like to discuss? Something fun, quirky, or educational that you think attendees of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon would love to hear about? All pitches must be submitted by July 1st. You will hear back on the status of your application by early August.

NOTE: Avoid generic topics or discussions that are too broad. We're looking for dynamic, exciting sounding topics that utilize your unique interests or specialties. You should plan on doing research and coming prepared to take part in an engaging discussion that delves deep into a specific, narrow, and interesting topic. Same old, same old topics that are too broad will likely be dismissed, so reach for greatness!

This is how we will be contacting you if we choose your panel pitch.
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Choose the category that best fits your proposed panel.
The title of the panel should reflect the specific topic or angle for the panel. For example, "Small Press" and "Music" are not good titles - they are broad categories, not good discussion points, and sound boring in the program. "The influence of women's voices on small press horrors" and "Jazz and Monsters: the Music of 1920s Horror Movies" are good specific titles. Present an interesting and/or dramatic angle to attract an audience to your panel! Get it?
3-5 sentences to describe your panel. Same deal here; avoid discussions that are too broad, and describe briefly the specific hook, including the names of authors/filmmakers/musicians/artists you'll be referencing. This is what attendees will see in the program.
Please list the names of all the panelists. Note this should be the names of people who you have reached out to and will be attending to do the panel with you. It's ok if this changes slightly between now and the festival, but major changes to the panelist lineup may need to be approved.
Do you have any special equipment needs? A way to play music or project images on a screen? Please list all requirements related to A/V for your presentation. Enter n/a if all you need are microphones.
Please check the box next to all the times you are available during the festival. Note that programming goes until 11 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Have you been on, moderated, or presented panels anywhere in the past?
If you have never presented before, type "n/a"
Please provide a short 100 word bio, written in 3rd person. This should contain the most relevant information about your professional career. We will collect the bios for other panelists if your panel pitch is accepted.
Please attach a photo that can be used with your biography (we'll get headshots for other panelists later). Photos must be at least 300x450 pixels (portrait orientation) in .gif, .jpg, or .png format. If you have any problems uploading a file, you can email it to us later.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Being accepted as a panelist at our festival effectively makes you a representative of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival community. We may not always see eye to eye with everyone in it, but we advocate respectful discourse. Time and space is precious at the festival, so those we select will be paragons of the community who are interested in bringing it together, not sowers of discord. Attacking others, name calling, belittling, taking part in flame wars (even if you believe you're on the correct side), and other such childish behavior on social media is not how we want to represent ourselves to the world. Potential participants will share these values and be vetted in this regard. All participants and attendees are also subject to our Code of Conduct (you can read the entire thing here: )
Is there anything else we need to know about your panel? Equipment or space needs?