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Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« on: October 23, 2010, 08:16:15 pm »
Greetings all!

I am excited to be returning for another year as your Artist Alley Manager. I just wanted to let you all know that I will be working out the details for Artist Alley. Once I have these details hammered out, you will be the first to know. Expect to see an update early in 2011 and hopefully have applications ready not long after that.

So stay tuned and watch this thread.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 08:55:08 pm »
Greetings!

This past September was my first Kumoricon (my husband is the big anime fan in our household), and one of the highlights for me was visiting the artists' alley, where I met some really talented people, bought some art, and had some great chats. I'm an artist too, and would be interested in participating this coming year; I understand potential artists' alley participants should wait to register for the con? Anyway, we're pretty sure we're going to attend next year (and we like the move to Vancouver, WA; my only complaint about this year's con was the abysmal wait for registration! Other than that I had a great time, as did my husband, and at least he had his camera with him in line, so got some wonderful cosplay photos.)

So I would appreciate getting updates when they're out, because I would like to be an artist in the alley next year! ;D

Thanks!

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 10:16:32 pm »
Is there an e-mail list to be sent out once registration is open?
Or any estimate as to which month it may be open?

Last year we missed sign ups by a few hours and wanted to get a jump on things and hopefully get a table this year.

Please and thank you

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 10:13:07 am »
Just so everyone knows, there will not be an email list year. There will be changes in how people apply and get into the Artist Alley this year. Details will be posted when I have the applications ready. There will be announcements on the website, in the forum and on Facebook.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 09:37:14 pm »
Oh so are you guys going to let us know it s open by posting on the forum again?
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 09:26:40 am »
Yes

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 02:26:39 pm »
Do you know how many tables will be available this yr? Also if an artist has their own free standing displays, are they welcomed to be use in addition to the table (permitted there is room)?

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 09:40:01 pm »
Yay! I'm really excited for the artist alley- my friends and I are planning to have a table this year. It'll be my first time, so I'm a little worried about the application process.

I just have to watch this thread and I'm sure everything will be fine! :D

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 05:41:12 am »
What is Artist Alley, exactly? ^^''

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 12:06:30 pm »
Well, assuming you've been to a con before, you know that place where there or those people selling prints and commissions? That's Artist's Alley. :3

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 01:32:11 pm »
Ahhh. My mind had a blank for a second. >//.//<

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2011, 08:41:39 pm »
Is there any estimate to what month registration will go up? (At least, will it happen before Sakuracon?)

 I have some money set aside for the table, but I'm really wanting to use it on something else right now, I'm just afraid that reg will suddenly start and I won't be able to pay for my slot...
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2011, 08:52:04 pm »
I've been wondering about that myself. I want to make sure I have the money for it when it comes up.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 06:04:31 am »
By chance do we have an idea as to what month info on AA registration will be up?
It's very hard for me to log in and check all the time.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 10:29:35 am »
At this point right now, registration will open up after Sakuracon. The process in which you can get a table will be changing so it is less about being the first artists applying to get a table. There will be more details posted as everything gets finalized.

Also you are not only allowed to have displays, but encouraged to have and use them. The spaces this will be considerably smaller then in past two years.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2011, 10:51:39 am »
How big were they before?

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2011, 11:18:24 am »
Oh, that's good to know. Thank you! c:

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2011, 10:44:14 pm »
If registering isn t first come first serve how will tables be assigned? Seniority or...?
As always thank you so much for answering all our questions, it s really awesome that all us artists have such a great resource for this and such~ Just thanks for being awesome c:

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 02:55:58 pm »
How big were they before?

For the past 2 years, they have been 10x10 booths with (1) 8 ft table.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 04:13:20 pm »
Will the AA be curated this year? I kind of like the idea, what with Stumptown also switching to a curating system.

If it is being curated, can we have some ideas about what you will be looking for?

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 05:18:35 pm »
I am still working out the details at this time.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 07:16:19 am »
Oh boy, this worries me. I like the first come first served basis most AA's go by. I wish you luck in putting together your method in which how applicants will be chosen.

That's great t hear about displays. I have been working on a few things to utilize table space and my surrounding when I do get to sell at some AAs. I have more questions, but I wont get ahead of myself, just in-case I don't make it in.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions here in this thread.

At this point right now, registration will open up after Sakuracon. The process in which you can get a table will be changing so it is less about being the first artists applying to get a table. There will be more details posted as everything gets finalized.

Also you are not only allowed to have displays, but encouraged to have and use them. The spaces this will be considerably smaller then in past two years.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2011, 12:22:45 pm »
I'm so nervous I'll miss getting a booth, I've been checking every single day since january!

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2011, 09:20:20 pm »
I'm so nervous I'll miss getting a booth, I've been checking every single day since january!

Same here! XD

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2011, 06:43:43 am »
Ditto!

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2011, 05:06:57 pm »
Less than 10 days till Sakura-Con is done

which means AA registration shouldn't be much longer

Excitement!!!
:D :D :D

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2011, 09:13:49 pm »
No kidding on that one! I've got my game face on totally.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2011, 04:50:44 pm »
Only a few more days before sakuracon ends o.o I'm so psyched for this year's Artist Alley~ Hope I make it in again this year
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2011, 11:07:58 am »
Sakura Con starts today
Soon we will all shout and say

"Hip Hip Hooray today's the day"
For us to register for AA




I hope we get in, much excitement this year :3

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2011, 12:22:09 pm »
Arrrg..checking everyday like everyone else. My luck, registration will open up at 3 in the morning. :C

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2011, 08:23:13 pm »
Lol, totally feeling the same as you guys! The count down staaarts, as we're the cool-peeps who's all like, 'no time to Sakuracon, gotta stalk the AA Page/Forums *foams at the mouth or something*' Hahah XD

But hey, as a heads up I'm willing to share a table with someone if I'm able to get one this year ;D Sharing is caring, haha don't mind me and my corniness ;p Just can't wait for the AA news ;p
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2011, 11:34:20 pm »
Sign us up for a shared table

Just want to get in for once, and willing to bribe beg and borrow to do so XD

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2011, 01:43:27 am »
This'll be my and my cousin Kiki's first time having a table at a con! I've been wanting to have one for some time now, but Kiki has wanted to do this for years!! I'm so excited to meet all of the people who will be there, you guys all sound so nice! Wishing luck to you all!
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2011, 01:34:13 pm »
*starts stalking forum viciously*

>:3

And hey, it'll be my first year trying to get into Artist Alley as well! I hope I can apply correctly, what with all the changes this year. ;__;

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2011, 02:14:45 pm »
This will be my first time applying here, but I was in Anime Weekend Atlanta's artist alley 3 years in a row. :3
Good luck to everyone! And I hope those of you who are new to having a table have a good time! :D

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2011, 03:34:00 pm »
Man, stiff competition I see. Good luck to you guys, too!
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2011, 10:54:39 am »
8D not competition, comrades~ Because as lilineko said, sharing is caring lol.
o.o this'll only be my second year doing this. and I already agreed to share with another person if I get a table, so sorry (if applicable) in advance ;A;

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2011, 12:01:18 pm »
I am flying solo, and am more than happy to share a table with someone :D 

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2011, 12:59:24 pm »
I can't share my table, though. That's what I mean. If I had room I would, but my friend Kiwi and I are tablemates for sure, assuming we get a table.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2011, 01:23:56 pm »
yay tables opening soon ;u;
so what if i ve been stalking the forums everyday since november for this
last year was our first year selling, hoping to get in again~

@lilineko hopefully we can be close to each other again!! looking forward to what you ll be cosplaying this year~

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2011, 02:42:20 pm »
I can't share my table, though. That's what I mean. If I had room I would, but my friend Kiwi and I are tablemates for sure, assuming we get a table.

Oh, I got that, didn't mean to criticize or anything, was just putting it out there that if I get a table there will be an open space for someone, and if I don't, then I would love to split a table with/appreciate an offer from anyone who is willing to share :D It wasn't @ you, but @everyone in general :)

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2011, 04:29:46 pm »
I think "Stalking" is a trait that anime/gamers/con-goers is a must have no? Hahaha XD **needs to stalk more stuff now before getting withdraws**

But yeeesh, good luck to all of ya~ Hopefully this year the Dealers/AA room will be bigger with more AA booths to offer for us ;3

@Kizxm, duuude, I'm so with ya on stalking the AA forum since nov or dec ish? So we're in the same boat x3 but-umm I'm sorry, I have a horrible memory in a way, as I kinda remember talking to 2 or 3 other AA booths on my side, so were you to the right or left of mine? And as for my main cosplay this year it's gonna be another scandalous 1st gen water pokemon, hehe ;3
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2011, 04:38:06 pm »
This year we hope to have either by shared or ourselves some sort of booth

As well as the heads of the group be in cosplay...which reminds me I should get on that...I currently have...a hat...

...

Mayhaps I need to raise that on my todo list XD

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2011, 08:52:07 pm »
I can't share my table, though. That's what I mean. If I had room I would, but my friend Kiwi and I are tablemates for sure, assuming we get a table.

Oh, I got that, didn't mean to criticize or anything, was just putting it out there that if I get a table there will be an open space for someone, and if I don't, then I would love to split a table with/appreciate an offer from anyone who is willing to share :D It wasn't @ you, but @everyone in general :)


Oh, hey, no worries. If I wasn't already sharing a table, I would love to split it with someone. I guess my "stiff competition" comment came out a little more "Grr" than I meant it to (why, yes, I use onomatopoeia in regular conversation).
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2011, 09:12:25 pm »
Hnngh I've been refreshing the page like every hour lololololol Y U NO OPEN, AA?
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2011, 09:21:08 pm »
Does anyone have any idea of when AA registration opens?

Day? Night? This week? Next month?

just a ball park?

Goal was Sakura con, now we're checking the site hoping for a sign that we are okay to sleep XD

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2011, 09:26:51 pm »
They said shortly after Sak-con... so yeeeaahh I can't sleep either XD
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #47 on: April 25, 2011, 09:31:35 pm »
Soooo meaaaannn
 :'(

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #48 on: April 25, 2011, 09:36:59 pm »
Guys chill out, they already said it's not going to be first come first serve this year, yeah? So it's okay if you don't see the announcement the second it goes up haha. :'3

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2011, 09:40:20 pm »
That is a good point

May haps nerves for nothing,

say la vie :P

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #50 on: April 25, 2011, 09:54:20 pm »
I still just want a jump on it in general. If nothing else just to stop worrying about it.

 I trust Jen a lot with this. She's run AA for the past two years at least and has done a fantastic job of it.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #51 on: April 25, 2011, 10:24:12 pm »
Haha man, con nerves~~

@lilineko, yay early stalkers!! haha we were to your right c: it was our first time selling though, so our booth wasn t that memorable. Way awesome c: I expect to see something as fine as I did last year ok? Loved ittt, do you have a facebook I have a picture of you that i took up there

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2011, 02:29:29 pm »
I wish there was a nail biting emoticon... *mm* haha, that's my attempt  :D

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2011, 03:19:53 pm »
Oh geez, you guys scared me adding another page to the topic. When I last checked yesterday we were still on page 3. I thought something might have happened there for a second. :C

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2011, 10:16:29 pm »
hey guys, just finished filling out AA registration for AX, and wow. It s actually ridiculous how much more... Complex, they ve made their whole system.
Super glad that K con is here and so user friendly, for those who haven t ever sold before this is definitely the place to start.
and also super stoked for tables opening soon eeee~

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2011, 10:32:21 pm »
I was like...prepared for whatever would happen once Sakuracon ended for the AA at Kumo.
But was of dissapoint. I hope there's something soon.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2011, 02:18:50 am »
Ahh I keep checking here everyday to see if there's an update of some kind. xD'
I've never been in an Artist Alley before, and I'm anxious to try and become a part of it. ;v;

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2011, 11:27:38 am »
Ahh I keep checking here everyday to see if there's an update of some kind. xD'
I've never been in an Artist Alley before, and I'm anxious to try and become a part of it. ;v;
Me too! I don't know what to expect, so I just keep checking. Last year was my first year at kumoricon even though I've loved anime forever, and I was so inspired by artist's alley, I've been plotting my creations ever since!

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2011, 02:48:13 pm »
Nail-biting on the forum rarely gets anything moving. Has anyone actually contacted the people in charge via email?

If no one has, I will.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2011, 04:10:40 pm »
Nail-biting on the forum rarely gets anything moving. Has anyone actually contacted the people in charge via email?

If no one has, I will.
I emailed jen a couple days ago, she hasn't gotten back to me yet. She's probably busy working out the final details.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2011, 07:47:13 pm »
Hopefully word gets back to someone soon.

Honestly though, this was going to be my first year having a table at KumoriCon, but this does not bode well for their organizational process. And it makes me question if I even want to attempt it.

A non-anime convention I attend in April wrapped up the week before SakuraCon. In a few weeks, they will have sign ups for 2012 tables posted. They are a lot smaller than Kumoricon, as well. AND they've already moved to the convention center.

My biggest irritation at this delay is that the artist alley page says to put off buying a badge. Two stages of pre-order discounts have passed. If we don't get a table, then we'll have to pay more than if we just bought a badge back in December and decided to not try for a table. Pretty much just "Oh, so sad, you didn't make it....now give us 20 more dollars."

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #61 on: April 29, 2011, 09:55:48 pm »
Hopefully word gets back to someone soon.

Honestly though, this was going to be my first year having a table at KumoriCon, but this does not bode well for their organizational process. And it makes me question if I even want to attempt it.

A non-anime convention I attend in April wrapped up the week before SakuraCon. In a few weeks, they will have sign ups for 2012 tables posted. They are a lot smaller than Kumoricon, as well. AND they've already moved to the convention center.

My biggest irritation at this delay is that the artist alley page says to put off buying a badge. Two stages of pre-order discounts have passed. If we don't get a table, then we'll have to pay more than if we just bought a badge back in December and decided to not try for a table. Pretty much just "Oh, so sad, you didn't make it....now give us 20 more dollars."

The convention I've gone to in past years opens up their registration around the same time every year, and announces the date at least a few months in advance. I agree, I'm not feeling entirely confident about this con. :/

What was the name of the small con you went to, if you don't mind sharing?

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2011, 11:03:36 pm »
Hopefully word gets back to someone soon.

Honestly though, this was going to be my first year having a table at KumoriCon, but this does not bode well for their organizational process. And it makes me question if I even want to attempt it.

A non-anime convention I attend in April wrapped up the week before SakuraCon. In a few weeks, they will have sign ups for 2012 tables posted. They are a lot smaller than Kumoricon, as well. AND they've already moved to the convention center.

My biggest irritation at this delay is that the artist alley page says to put off buying a badge. Two stages of pre-order discounts have passed. If we don't get a table, then we'll have to pay more than if we just bought a badge back in December and decided to not try for a table. Pretty much just "Oh, so sad, you didn't make it....now give us 20 more dollars."

Well as for the badge price, when you get a table you get like 2-3 badges at reduced price of $25, if you get a table all that will be pretty clear in the contract.
and as for kcon being disorganized I highly disagree.
Jen said after sakuracon, and it s only been a week. Patience is a virtue. As well as that as far as the registration process and such kumoricon is very organized, there are pretty clear lines on what you have to do and when you have to do it. I m also in the process of signing up for AX the biggest con in the US and frankly I find their organization very thrown about.
I m also sure kumoricon has it s reasons why they aren t in the convention center.
it s all a matter of patience c:

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« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2011, 11:07:12 pm »
Yeah, I was kinda nervous too about not getting a table and having to pay more, when otherwise I would have pre-registered in december, but hopefully it is worth it and I end up with a kick ass booth!  ;D

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« Reply #64 on: April 29, 2011, 11:09:40 pm »
also: if jen does write me back I will let everyone know what she says, but my guess is she's probably being emailed by quite a few people and will let us all know at once.  :)

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« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2011, 01:00:58 am »
Well as for the badge price, when you get a table you get like 2-3 badges at reduced price of $25, if you get a table all that will be pretty clear in the contract.
and as for kcon being disorganized I highly disagree.
Jen said after sakuracon, and it s only been a week. Patience is a virtue. As well as that as far as the registration process and such kumoricon is very organized, there are pretty clear lines on what you have to do and when you have to do it. I m also in the process of signing up for AX the biggest con in the US and frankly I find their organization very thrown about.
I m also sure kumoricon has it s reasons why they aren t in the convention center.
it s all a matter of patience c:

At this point it is not a matter of patience, and you have missed my point entirely.

Maintaining an artist table and having enough product to attract people takes time and rather large amount of planning. Especially if fitting in several cons. It's now getting down to where it's not worth it to wait because add the time of the review process and the chance you might not even get a table, and suddenly you're scrambling to get everything ready in time. If I want a banner or high-grade prints, I need to get them submitted well before August. As I said, it's not about patients. It's about time constraints. Deadlines.

And as for the money thing, I know full well that you get badges as part of your table. It's standard. What I was referring to was that back in December, I could have picked up a badge for $30, only five bucks more than those that come with the table. But they're telling us to wait. So they were $35. But that date passed as well. Now they're $40. Yes, it's only ten dollars more. But it feels like being squeezed for every last penny when they TOLD us to hold off.

You can be a crusader for individuals behind this con. But I lost all faith in the committee as a whole when I was stuck in a sweaty parking garage with screaming idiots for over 3 hours to show my pre-mailed badge and get made official, while friends who were registering at the convention itself got through their line in under an hour.

My entire point is that time is running out and this should have been up and running months ago.

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2011, 02:01:02 am »
there's no point complaining about how quickly things are, or are not moving along, though.
every convention does things at its own pace; just because one has tables ready a year in advance means nothing.
one of the biggest cons in america just recently opened aa registration, less than two months before the convention.

it's only been a week since sakuracon, and it was only said that registration would be up some time after, not necessarily immediately.
as it seems, they're making a lot of changes to the aa this year as well, which means it will take more time than usual to get everything organized.
kumoricon tables have, in my memory, always opened up sometime in early-mid spring.
while it is a bit later than usual, i think it's completely understandable.
there are still over 4 months until the convention, more than enough time for any printing to be done.

if you're not pleased with the convention or how it's being run, then don't bother with it.
i've been next to people in the past who did nothing but complain about the convention all day.
it's not fun for anyone, and tends to deter customers as well.
there's no point in going if you don't find it enjoyable.

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« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2011, 07:43:47 am »
^

Also, it would probably be a good idea to look for a new printer (and/or get clarification on their file requirements and proofing process) if it takes more than a month to get artwork printed. Off the top of my head, I don't even know of offset presses that would take that long if the customer has all their files print-ready and reviews proofs immediately.
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« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2011, 10:06:45 am »
I didn't say it would take a whole month to get the prints back. I just always leave enough spare time after they're returned to have any mistakes fixed. Sure, I could send the prints off on August 15th. Sometimes turn around is as much as two weeks, especially if getting vinyl stickers or some other complicated process done. Get the prints a few days before the convention. Find the box was damaged and everything inside is ruined. So now you have no time to get new prints.

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« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2011, 12:38:00 pm »
So, Jen wrote me back and said as soon as there's any new info it will be posted on the site.

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« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2011, 05:45:27 pm »
Sounds good : D
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« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2011, 01:23:22 pm »
anyone heard anything new?

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« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2011, 08:53:22 pm »
Nope. Given what they've said, info will go up whenever they feel like it and not a moment sooner.

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« Reply #73 on: May 06, 2011, 10:54:52 pm »
I am positive that I will miss it somehow  :P so I keep checking... lurking...

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« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2011, 07:59:06 pm »
Well, whenever. I'll keep waiting.
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« Reply #75 on: May 11, 2011, 01:49:52 am »
Ah, so far it seems there isn't any information of when AA tables go up for sale. < v>;;

Does anyone know a ballpark range of how much a table or half table costs at Kumoricon?

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« Reply #76 on: May 11, 2011, 08:37:20 am »
Every time you guys make a new page, I get all excited/nervous. ;____;   QUIT TOYING WITH MY HEART. <3

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« Reply #77 on: May 11, 2011, 02:08:06 pm »
Every time you guys make a new page, I get all excited/nervous. ;____;   QUIT TOYING WITH MY HEART. <3
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« Reply #78 on: May 11, 2011, 02:37:53 pm »
wooh! frightened me for a second there...

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« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2011, 07:36:46 pm »
Does anyone know a ballpark range of how much a table or half table costs at Kumoricon?

That's exactly what I'd like to know!

I emailed them and the only quote I got for anything was that info MIGHT be available at the end of the month. No actual date was given, so I'm going with the whole vibe used on video game releases. I'm not holding my breath until I see the product.

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« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2011, 09:22:25 pm »
I'm not speaking as mod or as staff here, only as myself... but while I don't believe they would consciously discriminate on this basis, it can't exactly help to make repeated derogatory comments about the people who decide who gets in this year. Whether or not you believe they should open the decision process sooner, they're still the ones who have to make the decisions.

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« Reply #81 on: May 11, 2011, 10:21:47 pm »
Dango:Last year, the table cost for AA was $80 and it included one pass for 3 days. It's been something around that price range for the past couple of years, I think, so I don't think it'll be shooting up too far past that amount.

 While I'm excited for news on when table applications will become available, I think it's best to just be patient. Staff did say they were trying something new this year with the registration process for AA, so I bet it's just taking them a little longer to get stuff sorted out. Information will become availalble when it's available, so I don't really see the point in hurrying them. I'm sure Kumoricon staff is just busy with everything; once you consider it, it's actually a lot of work to put things like this together. So Imma just sit here and wait o3o~ lurking~

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« Reply #82 on: May 12, 2011, 12:05:22 am »
I'm not speaking as mod or as staff here, only as myself... but while I don't believe they would consciously discriminate on this basis, it can't exactly help to make repeated derogatory comments about the people who decide who gets in this year. Whether or not you believe they should open the decision process sooner, they're still the ones who have to make the decisions.

Just my two cents.

My thoughts exactly. Jen's been head of AA for the two times that I've been there, and she's done a fabulous job. I would like to think that because of that I know her well enough to say that because it's not up yet, that means that something happened or something was delayed. She'll work it out.

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« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2011, 03:08:35 pm »
@Chiroyo: Really? :O That's so cheap! Thanks for the info. <3
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« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2011, 08:21:31 am »
@Chiroyo: Really? :O That's so cheap! Thanks for the info. <3

:3 yup, you're welcome. I think it might increase a bit this year, but I don't think it'll be increasing too much.
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« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2011, 02:45:42 pm »
I wonder if there will be more tables available this year. Does anyone know anything about this, like was it said and I totally just flew over it? >_<;

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« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2011, 09:15:18 pm »
The spaces this will be considerably smaller then in past two years.

I don't know if this means there'll be less tables, but there's definately going to be less space o.o
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« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2011, 11:47:09 pm »
From my understanding it's slightly more tables with less space. I could definitely be wrong.
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« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2011, 03:34:19 pm »
From my understanding it's slightly more tables with less space. I could definitely be wrong.

oh, right ^^' sorry, I forgot where that was said. It'd be nice, if there were more tables, even if space is forfeited for it.
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« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2011, 09:50:02 pm »
I don't have a lot so I don't require a lot of space. I want a fancier table than years past, you know, with an actual attempt at display and whatnot, but we'll see what happens.

What would you guys use to decorate your tables?
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« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2011, 07:37:13 am »
Christmas lights! :3
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« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2011, 05:07:12 pm »
o.o pictures. I actually didnt' do a lot of decoration on my table since I got confirmation for it literally the day before con x'D
I used metal grid locker shelves to create displays for the keychains I had, but I really want to do something better this year :3
I think a lot of people hang stuff like prints, hats, etc. from strings tied to the pipes above them.
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« Reply #92 on: May 18, 2011, 10:52:59 pm »
Chiroyo, I think I remember you saying that you got yours last minute, actually. Your display wasn't bad at all! I didn't even have locker crates. Haha. That's going to change.
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« Reply #93 on: May 19, 2011, 07:41:31 am »
And prints... yeah. XD We were going to hang our plushies from the top, too.
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« Reply #94 on: May 19, 2011, 11:11:32 am »
I'm really excited, I hope I get a table, I have some pretty awesome stuff :) but I also just want to get to know some of you guys and put some faces to the posts

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« Reply #95 on: May 23, 2011, 10:09:28 am »
I'm so excited; Kino and I are hoping to get our first table this year. Of course, it seems we all are, haha!~

I tried two years ago by checking the Artist Alley page on the site; it kept saying "Not taking entrants yet".
Then when it said it was open, and that nobody had been added to the list yet, I immediately e-mailed them..
only to get "Sorry, we're full" as a response /sob

I kind of wish I knew about the forum! xD

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« Reply #96 on: May 26, 2011, 02:19:40 pm »
xD lol that happened to me last year. Cept I ended up getting put on the waiting list, and against my expectatations, got a table o.o

Last year they had outlets for an additional $30 =P
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« Reply #97 on: May 26, 2011, 03:55:40 pm »
I might have missed it somewhere, but where do I sign up for the e-mail list?

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« Reply #98 on: May 26, 2011, 07:13:56 pm »
Do you think we're allowed to plug in a power strip? <_< It would be considerably more worth it if we had more than one outlet to use lol OTL
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« Reply #99 on: May 26, 2011, 07:39:32 pm »
I might have missed it somewhere, but where do I sign up for the e-mail list?

There's a sign up for an email list?
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« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2011, 12:03:14 pm »
Do you think we're allowed to plug in a power strip? <_< It would be considerably more worth it if we had more than one outlet to use lol OTL

And if we do use a power strip, are we allowed to share it? xD; that seems like it'd be very helpful.
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« Reply #101 on: May 27, 2011, 01:03:30 pm »
ugh, I have butterflies in my stomach, every week that goes by I get more nervous about getting a table.
Does anyone have any idea of what info we'll need to apply this year? I know it's getting changed a bit to not be first come first serve, which makes me think we'll have to submit examples of our work perhaps? I know some fairs and festivals require a full list with pictures of everything you plan to sell, I'm wondering if I need to have everything done before applying. anyone know?


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« Reply #102 on: May 27, 2011, 02:24:27 pm »
Nope. All I know is that things are being conducted differently this year because of the mad rush that happened last year, and that's it. We're all in standby until the website gets up and running. We can't do anything until then.
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« Reply #103 on: May 27, 2011, 02:35:01 pm »
I might have missed it somewhere, but where do I sign up for the e-mail list?

There's a sign up for an email list?

As far as I know, there's no email list o.o
And no clear information yet as to the application process.
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« Reply #104 on: May 27, 2011, 07:24:38 pm »
Last year they had outlets for an additional $30 =P

That's a little extreme. Were they running gold-plated extension cords to your table or something?

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« Reply #105 on: May 27, 2011, 09:56:06 pm »
Last year they had outlets for an additional $30 =P

That's a little extreme. Were they running gold-plated extension cords to your table or something?

D: it seemed okay to me. We WERE in a parking garage, so I thought the price was quite decent. I imagine it's kind of hard to supply power outlets in a parking garage.
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« Reply #106 on: May 28, 2011, 11:48:22 pm »
Last year they had outlets for an additional $30 =P

That's a little extreme. Were they running gold-plated extension cords to your table or something?

Outlets at SakuraCon are $90+ if I remember right. $30 sounds like a sweet bargain.

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« Reply #107 on: May 29, 2011, 11:17:15 pm »
Holy crap! ...Well, since we're going to be in a hotel (hopefully) I'm sure they won't even be $30, seeing as though there are actual walls... everywhere... XD;
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« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2011, 12:37:34 pm »
I tried to get an outlet at Sakura Con-- they opened up the power cover in the floor plugged in an extension cord and told us it was 80$ to tap into it. o_O So yeah 30$ sounds a lot better in comparison-- I hope the hotel won't charge more because they know they can. Even so...if we're allowed to just pay once as a group and use a power strip to share that wouldn't be so bad. Especially if the people who needed power were all nearby. : )

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« Reply #109 on: May 31, 2011, 07:39:05 am »
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« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2011, 10:35:44 am »
95 days until the convention...

I know registration is difficult process, and I don't want to burn any bridges...

But does anyone have any idea when we are able to register? Its getting harder and harder to plan out everything and make sure we have time to get our things together...

I want a table as much as the next artist, but I fear getting everything in order, especially when registration isn't a first come first serve basis, I do appreciate it's not going to be a open and closed door, where the first 100 get a shot. But if it's an open registration or one by lottery for position I fear further waiting for that to be sorted, and tables to receive solid names.

I'm sorry if I sound like nails on a black board, but at this point I'm starting to sweat my deadlines and I'm not sure what to tell my artists.

Any information on any time schedule would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #111 on: May 31, 2011, 01:15:37 pm »
For those of you who have done this in the past before, I was wondering if there was a rule on what you can sell? For example, I know at saturday market you have to have items approved and you can only sell 1 type of an item, ie. you can sell perfume but not perfume and t-shirts (this was a while back, could be different now).

Are we allowed to sell more than one type of thing? Are we allowed to set up our tables the way we want? Is there some place that I can read about the table rules for years past? Do all items have to be pre-approved before set up? Do all items have to be anime/manga related?

I understand that things haven't been finalized yet for this year. As this would be my first year doing anything like this I was wanting to get a little more info on past years so that I could get a better idea of how it works.

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« Reply #112 on: May 31, 2011, 05:04:40 pm »
For those of you who have done this in the past before, I was wondering if there was a rule on what you can sell? For example, I know at saturday market you have to have items approved and you can only sell 1 type of an item, ie. you can sell perfume but not perfume and t-shirts (this was a while back, could be different now).

Are we allowed to sell more than one type of thing? Are we allowed to set up our tables the way we want? Is there some place that I can read about the table rules for years past? Do all items have to be pre-approved before set up? Do all items have to be anime/manga related?

I understand that things haven't been finalized yet for this year. As this would be my first year doing anything like this I was wanting to get a little more info on past years so that I could get a better idea of how it works.

Thanks so much!

http://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=12759.0
= P last year's FAQ thread, if that helps. We have been able to sell more than one type of thing in the past. Table set-up is usually discussed with the staff, but last year I saw some tables turned into more of a walk-in than a stop-by--the-table shop. Last year, items were not preapproved to my knowledge, but you did have to list what you were going to sell on the application form. Items were not strictly bound to anime/manga-- there was some video game art, various popular internet meme-related things, handmade Japanese-style crafts, etc.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #113 on: June 01, 2011, 11:38:51 am »
They did say that spaces were considerably smaller this year (not that anyone NEEDS a space 10 feet by 10 feet--that's huge!). And I guess that's a yes to the extensions. : D

But wow, registrations opened then closed in 12 hours? I hope they've improved the system a little. So how does the contract thing work? Do you sign up online, or do you have to print out a form and mail it in...?
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« Reply #114 on: June 01, 2011, 06:10:50 pm »
They did say that spaces were considerably smaller this year (not that anyone NEEDS a space 10 feet by 10 feet--that's huge!). And I guess that's a yes to the extensions. : D

But wow, registrations opened then closed in 12 hours? I hope they've improved the system a little. So how does the contract thing work? Do you sign up online, or do you have to print out a form and mail it in...?

They're changing the system this year, so I'm afraid I don't know yet =/ But last year, you sent in an email requesting a contract and then you filled in and turned in the contract.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #115 on: June 01, 2011, 07:21:39 pm »
94 or so more day :(

I'm more nervous now than I was waiting for Sakura con to end...

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« Reply #116 on: June 01, 2011, 08:09:19 pm »
We've got a lot of stuff to get done over the summer (SO BUSY URGH). Jewelry, plushies, prints, blah, and oh my goodness, only 3 months to prepare! I'm kind of reluctant to get started (even though I already have, orz) on making everything in case we can't grab a table in time. Thumbs up, right? :'D
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« Reply #117 on: June 02, 2011, 12:07:48 am »
94 or so more day :(

I'm more nervous now than I was waiting for Sakura con to end...

Me, too. Now I'm really starting to wonder what's going on.
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« Reply #118 on: June 02, 2011, 12:47:07 am »
The email I got stated "I am just waiting a few more details and currently planning to open up after those have been ironed out, but definitely by the end of this month and no later." And that was at the start of May.

Take it for what you will.

Personally, I've decided it's not worth the wait and I'll be setting up shop a month later at Orycon instead. Good luck to anyone else willing to wait until the last minute for a table at Kumoricon.

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« Reply #119 on: June 04, 2011, 04:45:59 am »
I am glad I've had a chance to read through all this. It should help me feel more prepared for next year. I actually didn't know you had to pay for a table XD I'm sure $80 must be cheap compared to other cons from what I've read but it's still a little spendy to me (compared to $0 of course ha) so I guess I am hoping to win that darned mascot contest XD That would solve all the problems wouldn't it?

Anyway, I did want to ask because my friend and I are hoping to eventually have our own booth and I wanted to know if we were allowed to, in addition to our art, make to sell our own edibles? There is one in particular that I have not seen at the con and I find it amazing that no one has made it to sell at a con yet. I feel like it should be still somewhat within what would be considered "Artist Alley", culinary being an art an' all ;3 But I am expecting that there would be some constraints or regulations to abide by if it is even considered. As I recall, only vendor food is ever sold at con (pocky, ramune, ect.) I would really like this to be an option and explore any avenues that might make this possible before getting a straight 'NO' ^^; If possible of course. Rules are rules at the end of the day but I would like it to be considered.
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« Reply #120 on: June 04, 2011, 10:52:02 am »
We've got a lot of stuff to get done over the summer (SO BUSY URGH). Jewelry, plushies, prints, blah, and oh my goodness, only 3 months to prepare! I'm kind of reluctant to get started (even though I already have, orz) on making everything in case we can't grab a table in time. Thumbs up, right? :'D
I know what you mean, I've been buying supplies and plotting designs somewhat all year, I'll be pretty bummed if I don't get a table to put it all in. I'll just have a bunch of lonely anime stuff in my house :(
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« Reply #121 on: June 04, 2011, 12:06:26 pm »
I think you have to have a special food handler's permit in order to sell food... I'm really not sure how it works out XD;; Thing is, if we don't get a table, I'm sure some of you would be willing to share, amirite? < u <
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« Reply #122 on: June 04, 2011, 12:11:11 pm »
Getting a little close to when people would need to start preparing merch etc for this-- any more info on when table reg will be open? : /

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« Reply #123 on: June 04, 2011, 01:11:56 pm »
Thing is, if we don't get a table, I'm sure some of you would be willing to share, amirite? < u <

Totes def! (totally, definitely) XD

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« Reply #124 on: June 04, 2011, 02:30:18 pm »
You know, I would try to e-mail Jen, buuuut... I'm sure she probably has tons of e-mail at the moment so I don't want to burden her even more. Seriously though, I can't just get everything together at the last minute like some had to do in years past--There's stuff I have to make, and spend hours making them. So at least an update on the details would be nice, if nothing else. I wonder if she got hit by a car? ._.;;;
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« Reply #125 on: June 04, 2011, 02:45:07 pm »
You know, I would try to e-mail Jen, buuuut... I'm sure she probably has tons of e-mail at the moment so I don't want to burden her even more. Seriously though, I can't just get everything together at the last minute like some had to do in years past--There's stuff I have to make, and spend hours making them. So at least an update on the details would be nice, if nothing else. I wonder if she got hit by a car? ._.;;;

D8 that would be horrid.
I understand .-. For now, I'm just going to make my stock, and if I don't get it this year, I'll just keep it for next year. But an update would be nice D: The staff must be so busy D:
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #126 on: June 04, 2011, 05:34:20 pm »
For the food with tables, I highly doubt it will be allowed.
For food safety, all workers present must have a card for the state they are in (We will be in WA so you must have a WA handlers card) and certain needs must be met. Food is served with gloves or tongs, hair is tied back or in a net, and a hand washing station must be readily available and within a certain distance. This is, obviously, for open foods. Wrapped/pre-packaged foods I am not sure about.
WA state is picky about their food rules and we have had issues in the past at our hydroplane races because these needs were not met.

Plus, you are in a hotel. Hotels are even more picky about food being served inside their establishments. Crumbs, left overs, littering... They have to meet regulations for what is done inside their establishments. On top of that, most hotels have restaurants or at least ones nearby that they are acquainted with. They would much rather have people spend their money there instead of at a stand.

Then you have allergy issues. You would need warning signs of what is in all of your foods. Especially with nuts but sometimes even fruit. You would need to know your ingredients if someone asks you what is in your food because of allergies. And if you don't have it posted and they don't ask...you are liable for not warning them.

I hate to sound like a downer but I don't want you to get your hopes up. :/
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #127 on: June 04, 2011, 06:50:51 pm »
I wonder if candy would be okay? Hahaha I think there's no doubt. After all, who doesn't want free candy! (Plus, if you have a sign that says FREE CANDY at your table, of course you'd get more traffic~)

And Chiroyo, the bright side is, if we don't get one... that means we at least made stuff to put on deviantArt! XD;
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« Reply #128 on: June 04, 2011, 09:39:49 pm »
Plus, you are in a hotel. Hotels are even more picky about food being served inside their establishments. Crumbs, left overs, littering... They have to meet regulations for what is done inside their establishments. On top of that, most hotels have restaurants or at least ones nearby that they are acquainted with. They would much rather have people spend their money there instead of at a stand.
Well I know for a fact that they have sold pocky and things like that in the vendors area mostly around all the big plushie items if I remember correctly. So the hotel allows that. I don't mind there being a bunch of regulations. I am not planning on attempting until next year anyway. The more rules the better and I intend on following each one. Plus, having to buy ingredients and make the food, I doubt we would have trouble listing our ingredients. I just don't want the answer to be 'no' because there are too many rules if we can in fact adhere to all of them.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #129 on: June 04, 2011, 09:43:08 pm »
Thank you for your concern, but I was not hit by a car, but I actually spent way too much time driving in one last weekend and I had very sick cat I was trying to attend to and then bury, as well as other professional matters. Not that I am trying to excuse my way out of neglecting to check the forums, but I thought it would be only fair to let you all know that I am not actually slacking off, just got hit with a double dose of RL.

Here is an update and reason I am behind schedule. I had everything pulled together and ready to post by the end of may. I am currently having to wait on contract details to be cleared up before I can open the AA. We are very, very close to this happening.

And pending anything horrible, the system I have put together for this year should be more "fair" across the board in the sense that people will have a chance to apply for a space.

Also, food is not allowed to be sold in the Artists Alley without proper clearance from me.
Food is not allowed to be sold in the Artists Alley.

You are welcome to email me with your questions and I will do my best to address them. Again, I apologize for falling off the timeline I had projected. I was sure that everything was ready to go.
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« Reply #130 on: June 04, 2011, 09:47:03 pm »
And how is one awarded aforementioned clearance? :3 As I mentioned, I have a year to meet the expectations.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #131 on: June 04, 2011, 10:19:26 pm »
Well prepackaged goods are normally not that big of an issue. It's the homemade food.


I would love to know about the possibilities though. Being able to make certain candies in the shapes of characters and such would be amazing. Maybe even cupcakes...
I am not against the possibilities and I hope I didn't come off that way. Just trying to shine a little light on what you might be getting into. ^^

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« Reply #132 on: June 04, 2011, 11:00:14 pm »
I understand. I was aware that there would be uncertainty and a level of resistance to it. I just want to know what the rules are and I would be happy to follow them.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #133 on: June 04, 2011, 11:11:59 pm »
My friend sold dango at several Kumoricons, but couldn't last year because the monitor people told her the hotel changed the rules and food couldn't be in the artist alley... something like that.
I'm wondering since we're changing locations and whatnot if food might be acceptable in AA.

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« Reply #134 on: June 04, 2011, 11:17:36 pm »
Exceptions were made in the past, but that was for the Exhibitors, not Artists Alley. So that was my mistake in saying that. I like the idea of what you are talking about, but the selling of food in the Artists Alley is not allowed at this point.

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« Reply #135 on: June 05, 2011, 02:16:56 am »
Not trying to be a rule bender here, but if you wanted to share food, I'm sure you could allow people to have some if they asked for a taste. xD

There would be no selling, and the Artist Alley wouldn't be a good place to do it, but my friend and I once bought a ton of candy at Uwajimaya and just sat down with a huge pile and a sign saying "candy for hugs", haha. I think people would be more cautious that way, because a general thought is "if I pay for it, it's safe".

Of course, I'm not saying there are no rules against this, it's just a thought. I had the thought of making lots of mochi, for us to eat of course but also to share in case someone wanted a bit too. That's one thing I learned in elementary school. xD; "If you're gonna share, bring enough for everyone."

I think a free candy bowl would be acceptable too, wouldn't it? I don't think you're allowed to sell another company's product without their consent, anyway...

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #136 on: June 05, 2011, 09:51:18 am »
Have a bowl of prepacked, manufactured candy to share with people is fine. Sharing personal food is fine with friends, but please do not bring free hand-made food with the intent to be giving it out to attendees. Hershey Kisses= great!   

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« Reply #137 on: June 05, 2011, 02:40:34 pm »
8D applications are finally open~!

On that note, I was wondering that if we had additional artists this year, where would we find the Additional Artist registration form? Is it separate from the Artist Alley Submission form already available, or is it the same?

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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #138 on: June 05, 2011, 05:50:42 pm »
...I'm never sure with .pdf...

So are we supposed to edit the files and e-mail them back with the changes?
or do we print them and make scans of the pages?
or some other weird smoke and snake summoning ritual to get you the information?

Lost on how to get applications to you the fastest way, would prefer digital, but not sure how XP

Please and thank you for your help :D

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P.S. do we need to send both forums in or just the 1 application? or both but only the pages with our writing on them.

Sorry to bug, just detail hashing :3

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« Reply #139 on: June 05, 2011, 05:54:16 pm »
Dose turning the contract in early increase our chances at all? Just wondering, cause I want to do this up right. I'm trying to diagram out our booth space right now. I had been planning on a walk in booth this year but with the space cut backs it's going to be a trick to fit everything we have in without it looking cluttered. But a defiant hurrah for the pricing. And just to be sure $70 for a full booth 4'x8' comes with 2 badges?

@HamstaPowah you attach the submission form to an email. You don't need to mail the contract in till your chosen.

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« Reply #140 on: June 05, 2011, 08:45:46 pm »
Alright! Got it in the mail. @.@ And now for the scary wait. Will an email be sent out to let people know that their application was received? I'm always worried about things getting lost in the mail.

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« Reply #141 on: June 05, 2011, 10:04:16 pm »
Yay! I'm glad you're doing ok, Jen. XD; Was a bit worried there for a minute.

So excited! Good luck everyone!

EDIT: To increase our chances of getting a table, should Kiki and I send in two seperate forms? Or should we just send in one form with the additional artist tacked on there? x_x;; We are getting 2 tables to make the full one, but I'd like to know that we still have the same chance.
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« Reply #142 on: June 05, 2011, 10:33:55 pm »
I'm tabling with my friend, and I was going to send everything as a packaged deal so it doesn't get confused with anybody else's application. It means I have to wait a bit before sending in things, but that's alright, I guess. Not much I can do about it.
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« Reply #143 on: June 06, 2011, 01:05:10 am »
I didn't notice earlier but the PDF the submission form is in doesn't allow me to save the fields. I looked it up and found this http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat/8.0/Professional/help.html?content=WS58a04a822e3e50102bd615109794195ff-7e0d.html witch makes me think it's the file not me. Is any one else having this problem? Should I just go snail mail?
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« Reply #144 on: June 06, 2011, 03:42:45 am »
Have a bowl of prepacked, manufactured candy to share with people is fine. Sharing personal food is fine with friends, but please do not bring free hand-made food with the intent to be giving it out to attendees. Hershey Kisses= great!   
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« Reply #145 on: June 06, 2011, 09:14:07 am »
Okay clarification time! :)


I will look into the pdf problem and update as needed. You can either mail it or email it, either way works for me. If you are having problems with saving the changes (I didn't experiance this problem, so thank you for the heads up), you are welcome to print it and mail it with the agreement form. Submitting early does not adjust your chances. The only thing that will change your chances if you do not get your agreement and submission forms to me by June 30.

Also, I need both forms. I need the signed agreement and the artist submission form for me to review. Having the agreement already filled allows me to turn around the payment request instantly. You are welcome to email me to verify that I received your submission.

If there is a group of artists who will be selling together, please submit only one form. If anyone of you applied with Fanime, they have a group system which I thought was handy to a certain point. Submitting multiple forms for the same group will not improve your chances in getting in.
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« Reply #146 on: June 06, 2011, 10:05:39 am »
Can I email the form as text, with .jpgs of my signature?

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« Reply #147 on: June 06, 2011, 11:45:23 am »
If you buy the two tables, will you get 2 badges as well, seeing as though one badge and one chair comes with one half-space? Or do I need to  buy the two tables, and then list an additional artist name with the added cost of $25 for a second badge?

EDIT: Also... will these tables be skirted? x_x
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #148 on: June 06, 2011, 04:02:37 pm »

On that note, I was wondering that if we had additional artists this year, where would we find the Additional Artist registration form? Is it separate from the Artist Alley Submission form already available, or is it the same?

Sorry to repost this question, but I don't think it was answered in your post >.<'
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« Reply #149 on: June 07, 2011, 09:34:30 am »
I have an additional question. If you have some friends who are getting a table too, and you want to be next to each other, should you apply for the 8 foot table together and then split it, or is there a way to request being next to each other?

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« Reply #150 on: June 11, 2011, 02:52:11 am »
Man o Man I want to apply so badly this yr. Kumori-con just seems so well organized. Hopefully next yr.

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« Reply #151 on: June 11, 2011, 11:04:20 am »
Why not this year?
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« Reply #152 on: June 12, 2011, 11:06:47 am »
Can I email the form as text, with .jpgs of my signature?

Yes you may.

I have an additional question. If you have some friends who are getting a table too, and you want to be next to each other, should you apply for the 8 foot table together and then split it, or is there a way to request being next to each other?

I would suggest you apply together so I know who is sharing their spaces.


On that note, I was wondering that if we had additional artists this year, where would we find the Additional Artist registration form? Is it separate from the Artist Alley Submission form already available, or is it the same?

You just need to make copies of the Artist Submission forms for how ever many artist will be sharing the space.

If you buy the two tables, will you get 2 badges as well, seeing as though one badge and one chair comes with one half-space? Or do I need to  buy the two tables, and then list an additional artist name with the added cost of $25 for a second badge?

EDIT: Also... will these tables be skirted? x_x

Yes, the tables will be shirted, but you are welcome to bring your own table coverings as well. Each half table comes with one chair and one badge with the choice of purchasing 3 additional badges. Technically you can double this if you get a full table, however, space is limited, so be respectful to your neighbors. :)

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« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2011, 11:09:10 am »
Man o Man I want to apply so badly this yr. Kumori-con just seems so well organized. Hopefully next yr.

What is keeping you from applying?

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« Reply #154 on: June 12, 2011, 02:28:04 pm »
If you buy the two tables, will you get 2 badges as well, seeing as though one badge and one chair comes with one half-space? Or do I need to  buy the two tables, and then list an additional artist name with the added cost of $25 for a second badge?

EDIT: Also... will these tables be skirted? x_x

Yes, the tables will be shirted, but you are welcome to bring your own table coverings as well. Each half table comes with one chair and one badge with the choice of purchasing 3 additional badges. Technically you can double this if you get a full table, however, space is limited, so be respectful to your neighbors. :)

Sweet! Now I don't have to worry about making skirts XD So to be sure, we are to make 2 copies of the second submission form for each artist we'll be sharing a table with? Or two copies of the giant 11 page long agreement?
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« Reply #155 on: June 12, 2011, 07:46:07 pm »
Just the part that needs to be filled out and sent in.

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« Reply #156 on: June 12, 2011, 10:38:38 pm »
Is it alright if our description of table set up on the form isn't exact? I've never had a booth in an artist alley before, and I'm still trying to figure out what the best way to set up my table will be, but I want to make sure I get my form in before the due date.

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« Reply #157 on: June 13, 2011, 11:15:40 am »
Same with us--we're not sure if we're going to be using pipes or gridwall boxes...
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« Reply #158 on: June 15, 2011, 07:22:25 pm »
Ah, one more question! Me and some of my friends want to share a table since we collaborate with our work, so should each of use fill out a submission form with the same "business name" on it, or should we all put our names onto one form?

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« Reply #159 on: June 15, 2011, 09:19:22 pm »
Jen-Jen, my friend and I go under the same business name. We came up with "Rocket Sushi Studios" so on each of our individual forms we've put that. I figure it'd be best in case the paperwork gets jumbled up or something similar.

I think Jen is just looking for a ballpark of how you guys are going to set your table up, too. Kiwi and I drew a picture of what our's is roughly going to look like on our half table.
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« Reply #160 on: June 15, 2011, 10:40:39 pm »
okay so I know this has been asked to death but I just wanted to make sure before submitting-

each member of our party has to submit the agreement form ( but only the part we sign for the second person) and we submit 1 proposal paper (the paper that asks for images of our work and our table idea) with both our names on it....Is that right?   And then if we are getting a half table, we include the additional artist pass information on the proposal form, correct?


And do we need to submit pictures for everything we want to sell at our table? Or just a few is fine?  Are we allowed to sell things that we do not include on our proposal form?

Thanks in advance. I just wanted to be sure that I understood everything properly before submitting.
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« Reply #161 on: June 19, 2011, 08:24:24 pm »
When do you get contacted about the "OKAY" for the art booth?

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« Reply #162 on: June 19, 2011, 11:25:53 pm »
Sometime after the 30th I would imagine. I'm also willing to bet it will take a while after that since it is a mildly juried event from my understanding.
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« Reply #163 on: June 23, 2011, 06:10:38 pm »
Has it been discussed how large artist alley tables are this year? ;^;

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« Reply #164 on: June 24, 2011, 07:21:17 pm »
Has it been discussed how large artist alley tables are this year? ;^;


Yeah, it's in the contract itself. They're half tables at 4'x2' for $35 each. You can get two of them for a full table of 8'x2'.
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« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2011, 03:06:55 pm »
Ok so my buddy and I are signing up for a full table.
now the question, she might not be able to get off of work for the Con, would it be possible, when we find out, to say "Oh I only need a half table now," and possibly get a refund and let someone have the other half of the table?

EDIT: also if (gods willing) we sell out early (cause we're both bringing 3d goods which are hard to pack a lot of) is it okay if we close, leaving contact info and such? I'm thinking on Monday only.
I'm planning on bringing supplys to make more items while I'm sitting there, but with finite supplys there's only so much we can bring and sell.
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« Reply #166 on: July 05, 2011, 09:35:09 pm »
Anyone know the status of our applications?

Have accepted notices been sent out?

Or is everything still being counted up?

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« Reply #167 on: July 05, 2011, 11:09:58 pm »
I haven't heard anything yet either. Same boat as you...curiousity is killing me.
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« Reply #168 on: July 06, 2011, 12:25:46 pm »
Curiosity is killing my friends and I as well.  How do they go about in letting you know you have qualified for a table?

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« Reply #169 on: July 06, 2011, 05:05:12 pm »
Curiosity is killing my friends and I as well.  How do they go about in letting you know you have qualified for a table?

On, I think it was July 8th, they'll be emailing us to tell us whehter or not we made it :3 Or messaging us in some way like that. It'll probably be by email, I think.
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« Reply #170 on: July 06, 2011, 05:47:42 pm »

On, I think it was July 8th, they'll be emailing us to tell us whehter or not we made it :3 Or messaging us in some way like that. It'll probably be by email, I think.


Oh I see.  Thanks ;>  My first year trying my luck at a table and I'm more than nervous about my luck. ^^;

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« Reply #171 on: July 06, 2011, 08:47:27 pm »
I am currently culling through everyone's applications. :) And there are more that are being picked up tomorrow. So expect to hear something back from me somewhere between 8-10th. I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and patience! :)

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« Reply #172 on: July 07, 2011, 11:39:43 am »
I am currently culling through everyone's applications. :) And there are more that are being picked up tomorrow. So expect to hear something back from me somewhere between 8-10th. I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and patience! :)

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« Reply #173 on: July 07, 2011, 05:21:15 pm »
I am currently culling through everyone's applications. :) And there are more that are being picked up tomorrow. So expect to hear something back from me somewhere between 8-10th. I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and patience! :)

thanks for your hard work! <3

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« Reply #174 on: July 08, 2011, 12:33:09 am »
Spoke with Elvadas this evening. I, for one, do not envy her position. Artist Alley's situation is really tricky this coming year, and she's definitely doing her best given the limited space. She mentioned (like in the above post) that she got a stack of applications that she wasn't expecting. She's working hard to accommodate as many people as she can, though. That I can assure you.

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« Reply #175 on: July 08, 2011, 12:33:36 pm »
I am currently culling through everyone's applications. :) And there are more that are being picked up tomorrow. So expect to hear something back from me somewhere between 8-10th. I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and patience! :)

Woo~! Thanks so much. ;D  Good luck to everyone~ <3

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« Reply #176 on: July 11, 2011, 06:56:56 am »
So if we haven't recieved an email, does that mean we didn't get a table? or will we recieve an email either way?

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« Reply #177 on: July 11, 2011, 07:05:30 am »
So if we haven't recieved an email, does that mean we didn't get a table? or will we recieve an email either way?

on the updates page on the main website, they said they'll be sending out an email today :3 I think you'll get one even if you didn't get a table
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« Reply #178 on: July 11, 2011, 07:25:09 pm »
thanks! I'll go check my email then!  ;D wish me luck!

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« Reply #179 on: July 11, 2011, 10:54:08 pm »
did anyone get a e-mail yet? i haven't gotten one and im getting worried that they forgot to
e-mail me like last year.. (( Q . Q ));;;;

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« Reply #180 on: July 11, 2011, 10:58:20 pm »
did anyone get a e-mail yet? i haven't gotten one and im getting worried that they forgot to
e-mail me like last year.. (( Q . Q ));;;;


Haven't received an e-mail either.  So I'm unclear about what is going on at this time.

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« Reply #181 on: July 11, 2011, 11:10:10 pm »
I got one, but it went to my junk folder for some reason. So if you haven't checked there, you might try that. Yours might be there also.


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« Reply #182 on: July 11, 2011, 11:15:57 pm »
i just checked the spam box and i couldnt find one : ( ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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« Reply #183 on: July 11, 2011, 11:17:15 pm »
same here, haven't received an email either. But I'm a bit relieved that I wasn't the only one though, even been checking my junk/spam folders too all day. But since seshetazhikaru got it ((curious what time you got yours)) Jen (and maybe others) are most likely still probably working overtime to email the rest of us? I know sending out lots of emails one after another can take a lot of time. There's still like 45 mins left for the 11th, haha.
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« Reply #184 on: July 11, 2011, 11:21:40 pm »
Yes, I'm curious as well as to what time you received an e-mail. :>

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« Reply #185 on: July 11, 2011, 11:42:25 pm »
Yes, please check your  spam. I ended needing to do two waves of emails. If you do not received an email by tomrrow morning, feel free to inquire. I may have simply mis-typed or was not able to read your handwriting properly.


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« Reply #186 on: July 11, 2011, 11:48:19 pm »
hmmmm okay i'll just wait till tomorrow morning then since i haven't received my e-mail yet..

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« Reply #187 on: July 12, 2011, 12:45:00 am »
I sent both snail mail and email, so I hope at least ONE was received.
If three people applied to get a table together, would we each get an email?

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« Reply #188 on: July 12, 2011, 09:06:08 am »
Not necessarily. You may want to check with those you are sharing with.:)

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« Reply #189 on: July 12, 2011, 01:39:00 pm »
Got my notice! I'm in! Thanks, Jen! I look forward to another crazy year at AA! I'm going to try and make some new things, like cute barrettes for this year. Hopefully some con goers will like them. If not, I'm going to end up with a lot of hair accessories and weird jewelry o.o
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« Reply #190 on: July 12, 2011, 05:48:29 pm »
So, whether or not I went to this con was going to be decided by if I got into AA or not. Now I have my confirmation, but there are apparently no hotel rooms left. Does anybody have anything that's near by that they can suggest?

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« Reply #191 on: July 12, 2011, 10:07:30 pm »
So, whether or not I went to this con was going to be decided by if I got into AA or not. Now I have my confirmation, but there are apparently no hotel rooms left. Does anybody have anything that's near by that they can suggest?

Heathman lodge is close by I believe, also there is a comfort inn somewhere around there too I think...
there are also hotels located across the bridge by the airport. Depending on when you get up and drive there and back, traffic shouldn't be too bad...
Or you could try staying someplace more in town and then drive there. There are a few places by vancouver mall that I have seen....I honestly don't really notice them around town...so I'm afraid thats the best help I can probably give.

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« Reply #192 on: July 12, 2011, 10:09:50 pm »
Just wanted to thank Jen and the staff for the e-mail! I'm so excited! This will be 3rd convention and my first time at Artist Alley...so any helpful tips would be appreciated.  Thanks again! Did I mention I was excited!!
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« Reply #193 on: July 13, 2011, 08:15:11 am »
Just an FYI- those who still haven't received a reply, I apologize. I have been having emails bouncing, sometimes it takes a day or two to find out that out. :( You are welcome to send me a polite email if you have any questions and I will try to be prompt. It's been one of those weeks where I wish I have an extra set of hands or a robot slave. ;)

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« Reply #194 on: July 24, 2011, 05:01:44 pm »
I was just wondering, maybe in the future you could offer a paypal that we could pay into instead of sending checks? Sending money and checks via mail has always sort of freaked me out. I understand that not everyone has paypal, but you could offer both mailing in and paypal, I suppose.

Just a suggestion I guess.

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« Reply #195 on: July 24, 2011, 08:34:43 pm »
I was just wondering, maybe in the future you could offer a paypal that we could pay into instead of sending checks? Sending money and checks via mail has always sort of freaked me out. I understand that not everyone has paypal, but you could offer both mailing in and paypal, I suppose.

Just a suggestion I guess.


I agree with you...the whole mailing money and checks thing always makes me worried...

On that note, does anyone know if we are notified when our money arrives? I would hate to keep thinking that everything is good, only to find out later that the check never made it...
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« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2011, 01:38:06 am »
Jeeeen, whenever you see this, can I pay you in person? I think it might end up easier for the both of us.
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« Reply #197 on: July 27, 2011, 05:23:09 pm »
Yes, you can. Let me know when a good time is for you.

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« Reply #198 on: July 27, 2011, 05:23:49 pm »
Yes you will receive an email once i get the list from the bookkeeper.

I was just wondering, maybe in the future you could offer a paypal that we could pay into instead of sending checks? Sending money and checks via mail has always sort of freaked me out. I understand that not everyone has paypal, but you could offer both mailing in and paypal, I suppose.

Just a suggestion I guess.


I agree with you...the whole mailing money and checks thing always makes me worried...

On that note, does anyone know if we are notified when our money arrives? I would hate to keep thinking that everything is good, only to find out later that the check never made it...

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« Reply #199 on: July 28, 2011, 04:40:55 pm »
Yes, you can. Let me know when a good time is for you.

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« Reply #200 on: July 28, 2011, 11:01:09 pm »
Yes you will receive an email once i get the list from the bookkeeper.

I was just wondering, maybe in the future you could offer a paypal that we could pay into instead of sending checks? Sending money and checks via mail has always sort of freaked me out. I understand that not everyone has paypal, but you could offer both mailing in and paypal, I suppose.

Just a suggestion I guess.


I agree with you...the whole mailing money and checks thing always makes me worried...

On that note, does anyone know if we are notified when our money arrives? I would hate to keep thinking that everything is good, only to find out later that the check never made it...

Awesome, Thanks! ^-^
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« Reply #201 on: July 29, 2011, 02:42:50 pm »
Will we need to apply for Washington seller's permits to sell in the artist alley this year?

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« Reply #202 on: July 29, 2011, 04:53:17 pm »
It is the sole responsibility of the business to have the required paperwork and report their recorded earnings according to the laws of the state. Or something like that. If you plan to sell more then once in Washington State, you should apply for a seller's permit. Larger Washington state conventions will require that you have on available on premise if you wish to sell.

I am not required to check to see if you have a permit on site as Kumoricon cannot be held reliable for any vendors who do not have their permits to sell on site. Email me if you need further clarification, please. ;)

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« Reply #203 on: August 09, 2011, 10:36:49 am »
Just wanted to make an extra shout-out to everyone. I have appreciated your patience and your questions. You guys have been awesome! I am close to finalizing the Artist Alley list and should be posted here soon on the website.

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« Reply #204 on: August 09, 2011, 12:35:02 pm »
Are you going to Dine N' Draw?
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« Reply #205 on: August 10, 2011, 10:32:18 am »
There's one tonight!? Uh, I don't think so. I have too many pans in the fire right now. :(

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« Reply #206 on: August 11, 2011, 04:02:33 pm »
Good! Because I didn't end up going! Lol. I have the cash, I just need to get it to you.
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« Reply #207 on: August 15, 2011, 12:49:57 am »
This may seem a little antsy, but my check was apparently cashed two weeks ago and I haven't heard anything since then?

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« Reply #208 on: August 17, 2011, 12:49:51 am »
Jen, I've got, erm, four paintings that need to go up in the art show. Are there forms I need to fill out for that? And if there's a cost, what would it be? I'll just tack it in with my check to you.
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« Reply #209 on: August 24, 2011, 10:06:24 am »
An info email will be sent out at the end of the week with details about check in and set up.

As for art show, here is where you can get all of your information and forms
http://www.kumoricon.org/event-signup

Also, you can show up the day off and they may have space for you to set stuff up. I can't guarrenttee anything about the last minute stuff..
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #210 on: September 06, 2011, 11:46:54 am »
Jen, thanks for another awesome year :) This one was my personal best.
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Re: Artist Alley Information -- 2011
« Reply #211 on: September 06, 2011, 02:52:39 pm »
Jen-

Thanks so much for allowing us to partake in AA this year. Ash and I learned a lot and had a lot of fun! We can't wait to do it again next year. ^-^ Thanks again!


~Britt
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