Panelist registration is currently OPEN. There are no requirements for becoming a panelist, just enthusiasm and an interest in yaoi. You can sign up to be a panelist at ANPanels.com. Please be sure to set the type of the panel to Yaoi/Yuri North.
Panel ideas are currently being discussed on the Anime North forums, the Teahouse of the Maple Moon. Feel free to suggest other ideas than the ones below or consult the past panels page for previously run panel ideas.
Current Suggested Panels:
You mean there are other things out there that could appeal to yaoi fans?
Create That Yuri
A game show panel. Compete by inventing a yuri plot on the spot aided only by a title or a trope!
Crossplay tips for fans!
Doctor Who & Torchwood Slash
Timelords, TARDISes and Time Agents, oh my! Slash in Doctor Who and Torchwood.
We see pairings everywhere. Come talk about your favorite pairings and why they’re meant to be.
Favorite Yuri/femmeslash Pairing (18+)
A discussion of the f/f pairings that you love, hate, or love to hate, both in canon and not.
Favourite Yaoi Pairings
Rival. Best friend. Teacher and student. Whatever your pairing, we’ll be talking about them all!
Discussing varying gender identities in Yaoi fandom, its influences on fanfiction, fandom, and life.
One hobbit, thirteen dwarves, and a wizard on an adventure together? The ships are sailing!
How To Not Write Badfic
A discussion of common errors in fanfiction and how to avoid them. Questions welcome.
Impossible Positions Contest
A combination of twister and the Kama Sutra. Last pair standing wins.
Think Iron Chef but with Yaoi. Contestants will be given a stack of ‘ingredients’ to make a story.
Lesbian Sex 101 (18+)
A discussion panel comparing fiction to reality and how it all works in our society.
Magical Girls And Yuri
Magical girls. Loving other magiical girls, even if only in our head.
Male Perspective On Yaoi
Male fans of yaoi, how they became fans and why they like it.
Slash Vs. Yaoi
A discussion of slash, yaoi and the differences between them.
The Evolution Of Yuri
A more in-deapth look at the history of yuri, its roots and how it changes over the years.
World History Of Homosexuality
From the cradle of civilization to the modern day, an overview of how homosexuality has been concept
Themes, inspiration, and the technical aspects of fanart, how it is made, and where to find good art
Yaoi Fans Might Like…
Comic, book and film recommendations for fans of yaoi and slash.
Yaoi Lifedrawing (18+)
Clothed models in couples poses
Yaoi Lifedrawing (all Ages)
Clothed live models demonstrate difficult-to-draw positions for budding and experienced artists.
Yaoi/slash Rare Pairings
Come discuss your favorite rare pairing and why you like them. You may find someone who likes it too
How to conduct oneself during roleplay, where to find roleplay. Warning, roleplay is addictive.
Professional authors panel.
Introduction to yuri! Explore popular themes and archetypes as well as some popular titles.
Yuri After Dark (18+)
An expolaration of the most tantilizing tales in yuri.
Yuri In The West
A look at yuri in Web Comics, TV shows, and Comics outside of Japan.
Yuri Meet And Greet
A guided mingling session where you may meet and greet other fans.