Geeks OUT is looking for ideas for programming at Flame Con 2019, and we want to team up with you! We’re looking for programming that is unique, but in particular:

  • Unique to Flame Con (ideas that haven’t been presented at other conventions)
  • We’ve outgrown representation 101 or explanatory commas—because we’re here, we’re queer, we’re used to it
  • We’re holding space for people of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and people living with disabilities
  • We’re especially excited about panels that discuss topics of intersectionality, liminality, and unexpected reads of popular culture


When is the deadline to submit a panel?

Panel applications will close at 11:59 PM (eastern) on Friday, May 31st.

Do I have to participate/run a panel I submit?

No. You may submit an idea you would like to see Flame Con host, and indicate that you need a moderator and/or panelists. Our dedicated panels team will help find folks to participate if your panel is chosen.

How are panels chosen?

All panel submissions will be reviewed by our panels team and we will choose the submissions that best meet Flame Con’s mission and values. We strive to bring you the best queer focused programming possible each year, and look for unique, entertaining, and impactful topics to host.

Do I get a pass to Flame Con if I'm on a panel?

Yes. If you have not already been provided a con pass from another source (eg: special guest, vendor, etc) all panelists will receive a weekend pass to Flame Con. This is non-transferable and may only be used by the panelist.

Are panels accessible for panelists and attendees?

We strive to make panels at Flame Con as accessible as we can. Designated seating is available in each panel for attendees. And stage access where possible for our presenters. Please see our Accessibility policy for further information. or email with any questions.

Do I get paid/hotel/flight/vendor table for being on a panel?

No. Currently Flame Con does not offer monetary compensation, lodging, travel or vendor table reimbursement for participating on panels.