Escapade programming is, and always has been, created by fans, for fans. All the panels on this ballot were suggested by Escapade members, and the most popular will end up on the final schedule. Use your power wisely. Panel voting is open through February 1 at midnight PST.

Those folx who said they “absolutely wanted to mod” are already tagged as mods. You can still volunteer to co-mod any panel you find enticing. There was also an option to suggest someone who might make a good mod. If someone suggested you, it’s a compliment, not a commitment. If you accept their invitation, click the “Will Lead” choice. 

Sometimes the last-minute idea is the best! Submit it as a write-in panel. We take write-ins into account when we assemble the schedule. Finally, if your panel doesn’t make the main schedule, you’ll still have a chance to fit it into any remaining DIY panel slots before the convention, or even sign up for something on the fly at the convention. 

Be sure to open all four categories (General/Meta, Fandom-specific, Tech Track, and Alternate Programming) to see all the panel suggestions then, when you’re done voting, scroll all the way to the bottom to click the “Vote” button. You can come back and update your ballot until voting closes on 2/1.

Panel Ballot

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Ballot Result

General/Meta

Panel Title Not Interested May Attend Will Attend Willing To Lead
01 Age Gap Drama 47 39 14 2
02 Are the kids alright? Current Trends You Love and Hate 37 51 15 2
03 Becoming Someone Else: The Many Faces of Roleplaying 76 19 3 3
04 Best fanfiction ever! How to find the best stories. 39 41 22 1
05 BL is Waiting to Take Your Call! 61 22 19 2
06 Deplatformapalooza 59 33 11 0
07 Ever Shifting Bodies 41 44 17 1
08 Everything is awesome :) 26 52 26 1
09 Fandom Conspiracy Theories: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly 36 52 13 1
10 Fandom's Next Platform 31 49 28 1
11 Fanfic Awards: All Gone? 59 35 10 1
12 Fantastic Bits and Where to Find Them: The Monsterfucking Panel 52 22 25 1
13 Finding Fandoms Via Gifsets 69 26 6 0
14 From Squick to Click: when you discover a Kink you didn't know you had 41 41 18 3
15 Gonna Get Through This 20 51 31 1
16 I caught that reference 40 47 19 1
17 I hate my character!!! How to deal when canon ruins your character. 63 29 9 1
18 I have a memory of this place! 25 47 35 1
19 Interdimensional Barriers Are For Weenies: Crossover Fic 45 34 20 2
20 Meme-o-rific 71 26 5 0
21 Netflix Tie-Ins 54 38 10 1
22 New Fan, Old Fandom 39 46 17 2
23 Old Friends Who've Just Met 32 45 27 2
24 Omegaverse and Other Migratory Slash Tropes 38 46 16 3
25 Original Sinners and other BDSM Romance 77 20 3 1
26 Outlet, Escape or Other: 2020 and Fandom 35 44 23 2
27 Problematic Faves: The Best of the Worst 53 29 17 2
28 Putting the "Trans" in Transformative: Trans Representation in Fannish Creations 52 38 10 2
29 Queerbating: Undercover or Gone Forever? 46 46 13 1
30 Rec Lists and Fic Reviews 32 46 26 1
31 Rise of the Himbo 59 30 15 1
32 Time Travel Fix It: Riding the Ripples 42 40 20 1
33 "Ugh Fanfic" WTF? 41 44 21 3
34 Wank and the Fails That Sustained Me 41 39 25 1
35 Wanted: Crossovers 54 28 24 1
36 We Love to Hate the Ones We Love 42 43 17 1
37 What changed about fandom in 2020 (or did it?) 40 42 19 1
38 WWOMB: First AO3 Clone 45 50 11 0

Fandom Specific

Panel Title Not Interested May Attend Will Attend Willing To Lead
01 ACNH: An Island Getaway 95 6 2 2
02 BL: You May Also Like: BL Dramas Beyond the Big Two 56 23 24 1
03 BTS: We Have You All Now: Come Join the Hivemind 82 14 7 0
04 C-Novel: Come and C-Novel 65 16 20 2
05 Dragon Age: What Happens in Kirkwall Stays In Skyhold 91 4 7 0
06 Deep Space Nine: You Won't Believe How Many Ships This Station Can Hold 62 25 14 3
07 The Expanse: Five Mindblowing Seasons Down, One to Go 69 15 17 3
08 The Expanse: Lang Belta conversation hour 88 10 4 1
09 The Expanse: Speak like a Belter 81 11 6 1
10 Good Omens: Ineffable Husbands 36 45 27 0
11 Guardian: Slash without the Goggles 64 17 21 2
12 Guardian+: 1200 Flavors of Hotness 77 9 14 3
13 Harry Potter and the What If 67 26 11 1
14 Leverage 2.0: Just One More Job? 50 31 24 2
15 The Lost Tomb: Tombs, Zombies, and Murderous Shellfish 88 9 4 2
16 The Magnus Archives: Make Your Statement, Face Your Fear of the Finale 89 10 4 1
18 MCU hits the Disney Channel 50 37 19 0
19 MCU: Stucky Past, Present or Future 65 22 19 2
20 MCU: WandaVision: Not Another Sitcom? 59 36 9 1
21 My (Slashy) Hero Academia 92 7 2 0
22 The Old Guard 54 29 23 1
23 The Old Guard: New Immortals, New Game 50 34 23 2
24 Pacific Rim: Kaiju are Forever 73 19 10 0
25 The Professionals: Desert Island Musts 79 16 10 3
26 The Professionals: Location! Location! Location! 86 9 11 1
27 The Professionals: When did They? 84 12 8 3
28 Roswell: Rebooting Roswell 80 7 11 3
29 SGA: Retro Atlantis 67 19 18 1
30 Starsky and Hutch: Are they the best cops in Bay City? 85 13 9 0
31 Starsky & Hutch: What makes them so darned slashy? 75 20 11 1
32 She-Ra: Who Got Femslash In My She-Ra? 75 16 10 1
33 Shetland: I land, you land, we all land for Shetland! 79 12 14 2
34 Star Trek Reboot: Mind melds and the Ripples they cause. 61 32 13 1
35 Star Wars: Expanding the Universe 58 30 13 3
36 Teen Wolf: Werewolf Lore 80 14 8 1
37 Teen Wolf: Pairings 81 12 7 1
38 Transformers 202: You Will Believe A Truck Can Fuck (even more) 84 9 7 1
39 The Untamed: Advanced Cultivation 64 9 27 2
40 The Untamed: The fandom we've all been training for 63 10 27 2
41 The Wheel of Time: Wheel Something Funny Happen on the Way to Tarmon Gaidon? 92 8 1 1
42 Witchers, Witches, and Bards - Oh my! 62 27 14 0

Tech/Workshop

Panel Title Not Interested May Attend Will Attend Willing To Lead
01 Help, My One-Shot is Making A Funny Noise: The Great Escapade Ficcish Wankfest II 65 24 9 2
02 How to Discord 37 45 21 3
03 Pegging! A Delightfully In-Depth Intro 65 26 9 1
04 Transcultural Vidding 67 17 16 1
05 Vidding 101: Vexercises 66 20 16 1
06 Writing Group: What It Says On The Tin 59 28 16 3

Alt Programming/Video

Panel Title Not Interested May Attend Will Attend Willing To Lead
01 Escapade's House of Games 45 40 15 1
02 What You Can't Bring to Escapade 40 47 14 1

Write In Panel Suggestions

Panel Title Category Panel Description
Beta Workshop Tech/Workshop A beta can be many things to an author (or vidder). Let’s discuss how to provide the most value, and try some on-the-fly feedback for fun.
Mod: Megan Kent
That vid made me want to watch the show General/Meta have panel/audience submit or suggest vids that made you curious about a new fandom & show them after submitter explains their reaction to the vid
Mod: Kandy Fong Suggested Mod: Amedia
That Vid Got me Hooked General/Meta showing vids that got fans interested in new fandoms. What is a recruiter vid?
Suggested Mod: Amedia
Supernatural: Did the ending serve the fandom? Fandom Specific No one could’ve predicted that the last three episodes of Supernatural would unleash such a fan response. Let’s talk about sacrifice, denial, erasure, death, love and suicide and fanservice. Is anyone actually happy?
AO3: You CAN always get what you want (maybe) Alternative Programing/Video Of the literally millions of works on the archive, how to find the ones that float your boat. Presenting tricks for finding, filtering, bookmarking, and re-finding the works you want.
Mod: Megan Kent Suggested Mod: elf
AO3: What Needs to Change? General/Meta Last year, the OTW announced upcoming changes, in part to make AO3 more inclusive and supportive for fans of color. These included better filtering options, blocking/muting comments, and better bookmarked collections. What should they work on first? What issues are they likely to run into? Let’s talk about the features we want and what we couldn’t bear to lose.
Star Trek The Original Series Missing Scenes and Deleted Scenes Fandom Specific Come see rare 35mm Film Clips from behind the scenes and missing scenes of Star Trek TOS from “The Cutting Room Floor”. These include scenes from Leonard Nimoy’s first photoshoot as Spock, the model of the Enterprise, deleted scenes from The Cage, The City on the Edge of Forever, Elaan of Troyius and many others. There are hidden moments from the actors which didn’t appear on screen. This is a rare glimpse into Star Trek history.
Mod: Doctor Beth Suggested Mod: Alayne Gelfand, Kandy Fong
RPS: the History, the Mystery, and the Gift General/Meta What was your first experience with RPS (real person slash)? Whether you’ve been into it forever or just discovered it yesterday, let’s talk about our favorite “real life” ships, the way RPS has evolved as celebrities have become more accessible via social media, and what we’d most want to see in the future from the idols and actors we love.
Mod: glymr
RPS: the History, the Mystery, and the Gift General/Meta What was your first experience with RPS (real person slash)? Whether you’ve been into it forever or just discovered it yesterday, let’s talk about our favorite “real life” ships, the way RPS has evolved as celebrities have become more accessible via social media, and what we’d most love to see in the future from the idols and actors we love.
Mod: glymr
Wormhole Extreme Fandom Specific A panel to discuss all the stargates, SG1, SGA, Universe, and Origins! What do we think is next in the series? Any changes to discuss? What part of the series hold up to the test of time and what needs a little work?
Suggested Mod: Anyone else.
I’ll Just Wait In The Empty, Then Fandom Specific Ohhh, Supernatural fandom…2020 was quite the year for the little show that could. Fifteen seasons ended with a tumblr-crashing explosion of feels, angst, despair, righteous victory, sad disappointment, and half-canon revelations. It spawned a thousand fics, videos, and memes. Can we talk about that ending? (All nails and rebar must be checked at the door.)
Suggested Mod: gosh I wish I knew.
Fandom Dating Game Alternative Programing/Video Come find the fandom of your dreams, or represent the one dearest to your heart (or at least the funniest for a contestant to take home). Each contestant can ask a number of questions of 3 candidates–but only the audience knows what fandom each candidate is. Hijinks ensue!
Mod: Michelle FishieMishie