WisCon has a jam-packed weekend of programming that starts with Panels and Readings and ends with Gaming and Parties — and offers lots of great things in between!


Our panel programming is arguably the heart of WisCon, where we have great discussions, great arguments, and lots of laughter. Topics range from current books, films, and TV — through gender, race, disability, and class — through politics — to fandom itself. And any WisCon member can sign up to be on a panel!


You can indulge your scholarly side with our Academic track of programming. Proposals are encouraged from undergraduate, postgraduate, and independent scholars.


All weekend long we have readings featuring the amazingly talented writers and poets who attend WisCon. Interested in signing up to read? This page will give you all the details you need.

Spontaneous Programming

Sometimes great discussions happen off the (schedule) grid. Our Spontaneous Program rooms are smaller rooms perfect for discussing great ideas as they come up. Check out the information on how you can claim one of the rooms once the convention starts.

Children & Teens

For kids who have outgrown Child Care but who are not quite interested in our other programming just yet, we have programming specifically for children and teens 12-19!


Need to get your dice on? We have board games, roleplaying, and gaming workshops in the evening.


Parties for all! WisCon has parties — hosted by WisCon members — Friday through Sunday nights.