Exhibits Hall Application FAQ
What is the primary means of communication between me and Kumoricon staff?
Before the convention, we communicate primarily by email. If you sent an application and have not received a timely response by the closing deadline, please check your spam or email filters. Our primary email address is firstname.lastname@example.org with registration link emails sent by email@example.com. During the convention, we can be reached by text message at (503) 567-1204. If you are unable to communicate by email, please let us know in the "additional notes" section of your application, and we will accommodate.
Where is the hall this year? Is it in the Oregon Convention Center?
The Exhibits Hall will be located in Hall C within the OCC alongside the Artist Alley and Small Press sections. There is not a physical divider between artists and exhibitors for optimal flow.
How big is the Exhibits Hall this year? How many booths are there?
The Exhibits Hall for Kumoricon 2019 will be around the same size as for 2018. We care about the variety and ability for sales for our exhibitors and thus always try to avoid overfilling the room. Booths themselves are 10 feet long by 10 feet wide.
What comes with a booth purchase?
As with previous years, the first booth purchase comes with an 8-foot table, 2 chairs, and 4 memberships. Each additional booth comes with 2 memberships. If additional badges are needed for assistants, they may be purchased at a discounted rate.
I noticed there were "tiered" booth prices? What does that mean?
New for 2019, we are pricing booths by their proximity to the entrance/exit. Premium Booths are the closest exhibitor booths to the doors. Standard Booths are in the middle sections and are approximately 50 to 80 feet from the doors. Discount Booths are the furthest from the doors, but are sold at a lower price per booth. As usual, a "corner fee" applies for any corner booths on the booth islands away from the walls.
Is fan art allowed?
Fan art is only allowed in the Artist Alley. Fan art is defined as prints and other artistic items that include the likeness of a character, symbol, or other copyrighted property, and are neither official goods nor directly compete with official goods. Any goods traditionally classified as "bootleg" (manufactured without license, unofficial, intended to appear official or defraud) are strictly not allowed, neither in the Artist Alley nor the Exhibits Hall. We actively enforce our rules against bootlegs and patrol for them.
In previous years major anime companies have been present at Kumoricon and are likely to be again. Any requests that they have for copyright violations will be taken with utmost seriousness upon presentation. Kumoricon will comply with any requests from US licence holders.
Are there age requirements?
While we do not have a minimum age for Exhibits Hall participants, a parent or legal guardian must sign the Exhibits Hall contract for each participating minor.
When does registration open up?
For 2019, Kumoricon Exhibits Hall applications are open!
Applicants should take some time to fill out the form carefully, paying attention to the email field to make sure it is not misspelled (this is a common issue).
After your application is accepted, you will be contacted by the Exhibits Hall team to confirm your registration and arrange payment. Responses will be provided as applications are approved, declined, or wait-listed. Payment for the spaces is due within a month of registration links being sent. Kumoricon does not allow for refunds and transfers. In the event of an emergency cancellation, please contact our exhibitor team.
Payments: Payments for Exhibits Hall booths may be made via credit/debit card through our Exhibits Hall registration link. Payment must be received within 4 weeks of a registration link being issued to the accepted exhibitor. Once the registration link has expired, the pending exhibitor will be notified that their application has been declined and the next applicant on the waitlist will be accepted. In the event that you need to cancel your table prior to the event, no refunds will be issued.