The PanelPicker for 2013’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals opened up for voting on potential panels this Monday, and Alex LeAvitt‘s entry “Miku: The Open-Source Girl Who Conquered the World” needs enough votes to get a chance at being selected. SXSW is a “unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies” and takes place March 8-17, 2013. Earlier this year at SXSW 2012, Alex had also hosted a panel about the same topic, but for the upcoming year he is joined with Tara Knight of UCSD (creator of Mikumentary), along with Hiroyuki Itoh and Kanae Muraki of Crypton Future Media. The panel will be about the “open source culture” of Vocaloid, spreading knowledge of the fact that the songs, images, stories, and others were created by the fans. A free account at the SXSW PanelPicker is required to vote and the last day to vote is August 31 CDT. The public votes only count for about 30% of the decision-making process, while 40% is decided by the SXSW Advisory Board and the last 30% is based on the input of the SXSW staff. Votes can be submitted on the panel page, which also contains more detailed information about the panel as well.