5 Scary Things about Being a First Time Panelist

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Pulse Racing.

Palms sweating.

Voice losing moments.

Allow me to share my five scary things that did happen when I was a first-time panelist. It might not be an actual “naked in front of a the class” level of drama, but these things were still the wooorrrsst things to happen my first year.

It Was Bad: How to Recover From a Bad Panel Presentation

We all have them at some point during our Convention Crawling.

Someone didn’t spend enough time putting together their panel for the big day or parts of an otherwise, would-be-great panel fell through the night of.

But! You should know that recovering from such a blunder is not too late!

Think of it as a redemption for extremely, poor planning on your part.

Panelist 101 Series: Part 1

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Panelist 101: Part 1, Forge Thy Panel

If you’re like the average con crawler, I’m assuming you are if you found this blog, you probably have entertained the idea of becoming a panelist.

May be you saw a Character Q&A panel and thought, ” I could totally do this better”.

Or was it that one “How to jumpstart your Career” panel that peeked your interest?

Then let me tell you now, planning is half the battle. Actually pulling off a great panel or workshop, is a whole other animal. I would love to show you how to tackle this in a 3 part post of Panelist 101 series.