Workshops generally incorporate audience participation in a non-trivial way. For example, one workshop meant to teach painting would likely involve the audience using paints and receiving instruction and feedback. Or how to play the game Go while having audience members play along as they learn the rules.
Not sure if you submission qualifies as a Workshop? No problem! Submit the form as a workshop, and if the reviewing staff determines it would be better suited as a panel, we'll pass it along to the appropriate parties.
Presenters of successful workshops will generally qualify for a post-convention membership reimbursement. There is a limit of 3 compensated or reimbursed presenters per workshop. This would comprise of the primary presenter and two assistants. NOTE: anyone receiving membership compensation must actively assist in the running of your workshop. If it is found that a compensated member did not participate, you may be denied membership reimbursements and your future workshop submissions will be denied. You are welcome to have more presenters in your workshop, however, only 3 will receive compensated or reimbursed memberships to Otakon 2013.
For questions not related to submitting a workshop for Otakon 2013, you may contact the Workshopss Department via the Otakon Contact Form.