FanCons.com Guest Listing FAQ
- Why don't you list every guest?
- What are the requirements to be listed as a guest on FanCons.com?
- Who cannot be listed?
- A guest announced they'll be at a certain con. Why don't you have that listed?
- I was guest at a con. How can I get added?
- I'm a guest. How can I update my information?
- Should "City", "State/Province", and "Country" be where the guest was born or where they live now?
- How can I update my photo?
- Why did you only list some of the cons I submitted?
- I was a guest at a con you don't have listed. What do I do?
- How can I get my guest bio taken down?
FanCons.com Guest Listing Questions and Answers
Why don't you list every guest?
We have thousands of guests in our guest database and are always adding more. Unfortunately, it's by no means a complete list...and unless a guest is in our database, we aren't able to list them as a guest at a con. At this time, we're busy adding more and more conventions and don't have the available time to also add every guest.
What are the requirements to be listed as a guest on FanCons.com?
There are two simple requirements for us to consider adding a guest to our database and list them as a guest at a convention:
- The guest must be listed as a guest on the convention's web site or in the convention's program guide. If the convention has a "performers" list, that will also qualify the guest to be listed.
- We only list individual people or specific groups (such as bands).
Who cannot be listed?
We do not list the following as guests:
- Artists' Alley Participants. Even if the "artists' alley" list is in the "Guests" section of the web site, we will not list all the artists as guests of the convention unless some of them have specifically been billed as guests.
- Companies. A convention might have a company (such as an anime distributor or comic publisher) on the guest list, but we will not list it. However, if they have listed a particular representative from that company, we will list that individual.
- Panelists. Not everyone that has organized and presented a panel would be considered a guest even if the "panelists" list is in the "Guests" section of the web site unless some of them have specifically been billed as guests.
- Podcasts. We would list individual podcast hosts as guests if they are billed as such, but we will not list the podcast itself as a guest.
- Vehicles. The Supernatural car or TARDIS at one con may not be the same car or TARDIS at another con. We're simply not going to go down this rabbit hole.
- Vendors. Some conventions put vendors on their guest list. We consider these to be companies and will not list them.
- Web Comics. We will happily list the people who made the web comic, but we will not list the comic itself as a guest.
A guest announced they'll be at a certain con. Why don't you have that listed?
We will not list conventions based on a guest's own announcement and will only list a guest after the convention itself has announced the guest. If the con has announced the guest and we don't have it listed, it's likely that we didn't see the announcement. Please feel free to submit an update for that convention and include all the new guests they announced.
I was guest at a con. How can I get added?
Contact us with your name and the name and year of the convention where you were a guest. We'll check various archives (including an archived copy of the convention's guest list) to verify the information. If it checks out, we'll add your name and guest appearance to the database. You'll then be able to submit an update to add your biography text and any social media links you want to include.
I'm a guest. How can I update my information?
Every guest has a button on their bio page that says "Add or Update Information for [Name]". Click that, fill out the form with any updates, and submit the form.
Should "City", "State/Province", and "Country" be where the guest was born or where they live now?
The location fields are intended for the guest's current location, not their place of birth. (For privacy reasons, it's fine to not be too specific, such as listing "Los Angeles, CA" instead of "Glendale, CA".) Having a general idea of where the guest is located can help small convention organizers find local guests or let them know where someone may be flying in from.
How can I update my photo?
Contact us and send us a link to the convention listing you want updated with a new photo. We'll reply and you can reply back and attach the image. We accept JPEG, GIF, and PNG images, but JPEG is preferred for photos.
Why did you only list some of the cons I submitted?
Every submission is verified by an actual human. Sometimes it takes longer to verify some convention appearances than others and it might be taking us longer to verify some of the data you sent. It's also possible that we were unable to verify some of the conventions you submitted. For example, we occasionally have some guests submitting themselves as guests at conventions where they were only a panelist and not a guest or at literally every convention they ever attended as a fan. Please remember that we will only list you as a guest at conventions where you were actually billed as a guest.
I was a guest at a con you don't have listed. What do I do?
You can let us know we're missing a convention by submitting it using our New Convention Submission Form.
How can I get my guest bio taken down?
FanCons.com is considered a historical record of conventions and their guests. We cannot change the past and undo your guest appearance at a convention. We can't go back in time and ask the convention to remove your name from their program guides which were distributed to all attendees. If requested, we'll clear your biography text from the site and remove your photo and social media links, but your name will remain. In our experience, this makes it much less likely for your page on our site to show up in search results. However, it is our policy not to alter our record of the past by removing you from a convention's guest history. This policy complies with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and existing consumer protection laws.