Applications for our 2017 convention will open on July 1st, 2016 at 6pm EST. For your REVIEW ONLY, please download our 2017 Artist Alley Contract / Map (updated 6/30/16) and look over our new contract for updated rules/requirements. A link for your submissions will open on this page on July 1st at 6pm, and Artists will have 24 hours to submit their applications/portfolios to me.
Before you consider applying for our convention this year, I would like to ask that you take a few moments out of your day to review our contract, as some things have changed this year, most notably AA tables and the ability to store things BEHIND your tables (((updated 6/30/16 - Due to fire code, Artists will NOT be able to store their merchandise/boxes/totes behind their tables (all items must be able to be stored under your table or at the sides ONLY extending out about 1' from the back edge of your table), as a 5' space must remain open behind tables at all times. Signs, banners, and/or large displays will NOT be allowed behind an Artist's table, unless they purchase a WALL SPACE (all Premium Booths). Table displays may not exceed 8ft in height from floor to top of display.)))
Regarding signing up/submitting your portfolios, I will have a Google Document posted on our website at 6pm EST on July 1st for you to submit to. I will accept portfolio submissions for 24 hours, then I will go through them the during the weekend. This year my submission process is FCFS/Juried, meaning I will approve Artists that I think would be a good match for our convention as they submit first, but applications won't necessarily be approved if you are the first to submit (I will need to review them first). If you would like to increase your chances of being in one of our AA slots this year, I would like to suggest you start to build a strong portfolio for me to review that CLEARLY shows you can follow our 50/50 ruling. Portfolios with more originals over fanart will be favored. Also, when submitting your portfolio, please make sure you look at my accepted forms of portfolios in our contract, and be sure to include a link when you submit, or else your application will be passed over completely (even if I know who you are/what you sell). Lastly, since I am using Google Documents this year for submissions, please be aware that JUST LIKE EMAIL, there is a chance for error for your application to get lost. After you fill out the application and submit it, you should get a page saying that your application was submitted for review (if you do not, fill it out again and resubmit), but this is NOT a guarantee that your application will be received, and if something happens on either end, the confirmation will not serve as a "receipt" of sorts. I trust Google Documents to have little to no error for the submission process as I have been using it for years for other things, but please be understanding if it does happen.
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com .
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