Call For Programming Proposals


Like all Mischief Management events, Con of Thrones will set the stage for in-depth discussion and exploration of topics with a selection of programs created by attendees like you.

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals during our Call for Programming. We were blown away by the response and we can't wait to incorporate your ideas into Con of Thrones. We are currently reviewing the submissions and selected applicants will be contacted by a team member in the coming weeks!

Will You Answer the Call?

Rally the banners! We are looking for a select number of knowledgeable attendees to present on their favorite subjects from the Seven Kingdoms and beyond at Con of Thrones!

Do you have a presentation, paper, panel, or workshop on a subject related to Game of Thrones or A Song of Ice and Fire? Do you have a presentation about what the War of the Roses tells us about the next book, a theory about the House of the Undying that no one else seems to be discussing, a discussion starter about dragons throughout literary history, or a lesson about time travel paradoxes that will help us understand what the heck happened at the end of last season? We welcome all kinds of proposals from informal discussions to formal academic papers.

The Winds of Winter is coming, but when? George R.R. Martin's sample chapters from the upcoming sixth book have created endless questions about the future of the series; now is the time and this is the place for us to explore these theories together.

If you have a burning desire to share your ideas and research, this is the place to tell us about it so we can help you make it happen!

Programs will be accepted on a rolling basis. The sooner you submit, the better your chance of being selected. If you have any questions regarding programming please send your queries to programming@conofthrones.com.

Be sure to read the Rules and Questions on this page before submitting a program proposal.

The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2017.

Rules and Questions

Q: Can I create a panel where we bring on a celebrity?
A: No, we're sorry! These are programs that Con of Thrones attendees develop on their own, we won't be able to facilitate celebrity guests for you.

Q: Is there one format I have to follow? Does it have to be a panel?
A: Not at all! You create the program you want to run. It can be a panel, a roundtable, a lecture, a meetup, a singalong, or whatever you envision! Just make sure you specify what you'd like to create in your application (i.e. "I'd like to moderate a panel of four people…")

Helpful hints: a panel consists of 4–6 people with a moderator who leads a discussion, and is often followed by a Q&A session with the audience; a roundtable consists of 4+ people discussing a topic amongst themselves as an audience listens and sometimes chimes in; a lecture consists of one or two people speaking to an audience.

Q: My presentation works best as a PowerPoint. Will I have access to a projector?
A: Yes. If your program idea is selected, Con of Thrones will work with you to make sure the room is set up for your panel. All programming rooms will have microphones for panelists and music playback capability.

Q: I have my idea but I'm not really sure how to put all the details together. Will someone from Con of Thrones help me develop my session?
A: Yes! We want the original idea to come from our attendees, but our team will definitely help you get it up on its feet so you feel ready and comfortable when the time comes to run your program!

Q: What if I'm not registered for Con of Thrones yet?
A: Con of Thrones presenters will be given a complimentary day pass for the day of their programming. If you have already purchased a registration, our team will be in touch to adjust your registration following acceptance notices.

If you have any further questions regarding programming, please email programming@conofthrones.com