Collinsville Gateway Center

1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234

Host a Panel at Anime Senpai!

We consider submissions from everyone! Proposals are evaluated both individually and against similar types of proposals. To help you focus your proposal, here’s a list of items that will really get you noticed. Panel Submissions are currently closed!

We like proposals for panels that:

If you have any other questions about this information or the panelist proposal form, please send an email to

How it Works

It’s important to note that this process isn’t first-come-first-served. For example, if we get a really good proposal about something only loosely connected to anime early on, we’ll often put it in the tentative bucket until we’re sure we have space on the schedule.

Now that you have a few guidelines, here’s a quick rundown of how the process works:

  1. You submit your proposal online ON OR BEFORE September 9th, 2022. 
     *Once your panel has been submitted, you will see a confirmation page that lets you know we have received your panel.
    *Make sure that you can get emails from
  2. Your panel will be entered into the decision process.
  3. The committee will meet once Panel Applications close, to place proposals in one of three categories
  4. You’ll be notified of your status via email by September 30th, 2022.
    *During the decision process, we’ll also be in touch with any questions we have about your proposal. Because of this, we ask that you check your email regularly, at least once a week, and white list emails from *