[UPDATE] Hey everyone! AARC is officially canceled for 2022. We will return in 2023. Follow our social media for updates as the dates approach.

Panel Applications are closed.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO HOST A PANEL AT AARC 2022, APPLY HERE.

We appreciate your interest in becoming a dealer at the Asheville Anime Regional Convention. If you have any questions, please contact Ann King (ann.k.aarc@gmail.com).

2022 DATES PENDING

Unloading:
June 24 12 pm – 5 pm

Event Time:
June 25 9 am – 7 pm

Panel Questions? Contact

Ann King
ann.k.aarc@gmail.com

Location

Harrah’s Cherokee Center

87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Panel Applications

(Applications Are Now Open!)

Panel Application

Applications are closed.

FAQ's

ALL PANEL SPACES ARE FREE, BUT REQUIRE AN APPLICATION

Optional Services:

Audio Access
Visual Needs (ie TVs),
HDMI Cables

“All ages” panel policy

All panels that are to be held at the 2021 AARC are required to be for all ages. AARC holds the right to decline any panels we feel are inappropriate. 

Technical needs

AARC will have staff on hand the day of to assist with any technical needs. Please be specific about technical needs in your submission. Example (HDMI, audio connection)

Mac and Apple connections are not available.

General Information

Hello potential panelist! Thank you for considering us as a place to host your panel. We look forward to all the wonderful ideas. Below you will find the policies and submission form for the 2021 Asheville anime regional convention. Thank you again for submitting your ideas.

All panel submissions must be submitted by may 1st. Panelists will be notified no later than may 7th if their panel has been selected.

Panelist will receive a free entry badge for the current year.

We welcome a wide variety of subjects for panels, but keep in mind that this is an anime and gaming convention; panels that focus on these areas will be given preference when it comes to scheduling.

To keep things new for our attendees, new panels will be given preference to the 2021 AARC.

AARC Panel Policy

The panel schedule is constructed of 1-hour blocks. That is 45 minutes for the panel itself and 15 minutes for setup and breakdown.

A panelist should arrive at least 10 minutes before the panel is scheduled to begin setup.

Panels that begin more than 15 minutes late can still continue but must end on time.

Panelists are responsible for cleaning up any trash or beverages they’ve brought into the room.

Emergencies happen. It’s okay. Inform A.A.R.C. Staff in the event of an emergency or other occurrences that will prevent the panelist/s from conducting their scheduled panel(s). You can email us at aarc.panel@gmail.com or inform us at convention operations.

Please Read

IMPORTANT NOTES

Completing this application is not a guarantee of space.

Only one company per application. Each company in a partnership should apply individually and use the Additional Information field to note the partnership.

This application is not for people interested in being considered as Guests or Attending Professionals. Those individuals should apply at: (page coming soon)

If you wish to apply as a dealer (specifically to have a table in the dealer room), please do so here.

If you wish to apply as a artist (specifically to have a table in the artist alley), please do so here.

Panel Info

We Can’t Wait to See You!

Load-In Time

12 pm – 5 am (June 24, the day before)

Convention Main Hours

9am – 7pm

Location: Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville

87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Email Us

ann.k.aarc@gmail.com