Glad you guys are already thinking up ideas for next year. Honestly, I haven't even thought about next year yet at this point (right now, I'm working on a panel in 2 weeks for Yaoi Con). I'm leaning towards cutting the panel back to 1 hour since we really struggled to fill the 2 hour time slot even with the bonus performer we picked up *at* the convention. I don't think it's really anything negative to cut back to 1 hour, considering I did a nearly 25 minute set by myself to try to fill up as much time as possible XD I have no problems doing just a 10 minute set! It'll be a lot less stressful on me and probably the other performers who also feel like they have to fill up as much time as possible.
I'm definitely not interested in going the competition route, I really like the open mic format. I have no prizes to offer, nor am I interested in finding sponsors. I'm really just out to have a good time and some good laughs, and that's been my goal the last two years. If it's prizes you're interested it, come on down to AX and have your try at AX LCS (which I see some of you did. *thumbs up*).
I'm not going to go back to the 2 hour format unless we get at least 10 people committed, as in they have signed a contract in blood, or something equally serious. Right now we have six people (assuming everyone comes back) probably 8-10 minute sets each to fill up the hour. Seven if G's friend joins up, so that's 7-8 minute sets each. I'm really happy with the group we had this year, so I'm not actively recruting for this coming up year unless someone drops out. If any one of your friends are interested, let me know.
I'm actually not sure how one gets art for the program guide. If so, we could make something happen. Though I don't think we have a problem finding an audience XD it would be nice to get some extra space in the program guide for us.
More info on next year's panel to come... probably whenever they announce the hotels and people start seriously considering going to the convention. Thanks!