Panel Pitch for Mobile

For the first time ever, the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon is taking place in MOBILE, AL, November 3-5, 2023!This is an in-person event taking place at the Holiday Inn Downtown Mobile Historic District, with special events at the Saenger Theatre (just a few blocks from the hotel).

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? Assemble your experts and pitch a panel to us! 

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!

As the panel pitch-er, you'll be the point person for communications with us.

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. Present an interesting and/or dramatic angle to attract an audience to your panel! "The influence of women's voices on small press horrors" and "Jazz and Monsters: the Music of 1920s Horror Movies" are good specific titles.
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.
These should be people who you have already reached out to and have confirmed they can do the panel with you (not a wish list!). There are usually guests, authors, filmmakers, that could step in if you need to round out the panelists.
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 panel discussion. Enter n/a if all you need are microphones.
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. 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: )
Please indicate what days you are available for your panel. If you have time constraints, please note them in the comment box.
Is there anything else we need to know about your panel? Equipment or space needs?