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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2012, 01:18:06 am »
Jen is working with our Web guy to get the Artists Alley registration finalized to be put up before sending out emails to everyone. You should hopefully be heading from us as soon a that is finished. So don't fret if you haven't gotten an email yet!
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2012, 01:41:44 am »
Alright, i haven't got an email so i was a little worried. Thank you very much for keeping us updated ^^
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2012, 10:39:06 am »
d'oh :(  I was kind of hoping emails had gone out and I just hadn't gotten mine yet cos' of website crash-based shenanigans.  Well, at least it's still in the works!  That reality thread over on the general forums has got me nervous... 62 days and counting, and I haven't got a clue what I should be focusing on to make sure everything's ready before I have to leave for con, haha.

The Red Lion's website says that the hotel has wifi (I don't see anything about it on the Hilton's but their website seems even less user-friendly); I know earlier in the thread the RL was the speculated spot for the AA, has that been confirmed and if so, what is the wifi like during con conditions?  Does anyone have prior experience with the little Square readers (the things that plug into your iPad or smartphone and can take credit cards), and are they allowed in the AA?

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2012, 12:21:47 pm »
d'oh :(  I was kind of hoping emails had gone out and I just hadn't gotten mine yet cos' of website crash-based shenanigans.  Well, at least it's still in the works!  That reality thread over on the general forums has got me nervous... 62 days and counting, and I haven't got a clue what I should be focusing on to make sure everything's ready before I have to leave for con, haha.

The Red Lion's website says that the hotel has wifi (I don't see anything about it on the Hilton's but their website seems even less user-friendly); I know earlier in the thread the RL was the speculated spot for the AA, has that been confirmed and if so, what is the wifi like during con conditions?  Does anyone have prior experience with the little Square readers (the things that plug into your iPad or smartphone and can take credit cards), and are they allowed in the AA?

I stayed at the Red Lion last year, and the wifi during con was great! They don't offer it-- at least not for free, at the Hilton, as far as I'm aware. I think it's around $10 a night. As for the square readers, I've got one, and it seems to work well! I know that a lot of people have started to use them, these days! I'm fairly certain that they're allowed in AA, but you guys can correct me if I'm wrong. I haven't used mine for AA yet, but I've seen them used, so I don't think they'll be an issue?

Personally, I'm waiting to restock artist alley things until I hear back either way. I usually just focus on creating new art until I'm sure that I've got a spot somewhere, so that I don't end up spending money for merch that I'm not going to be able to sell. Hope that helps! :)

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2012, 12:34:47 pm »
There is free wifi at the Red Lion, which is where Artists Alley will be this year, but I don't know what it's like during the day. And yes, the Square Readers are allowed in the Alley.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2012, 01:10:06 pm »
Excellent :D  One of the artists I follow on Tumblr (who does a lot more con stuff than I do, haha) mentioned them back in February or something.  They seem super-convenient, if you have access to a smartphone or iOS device.

And yeah, I've mostly just been making things that aren't necessarily AA-specific (art cards and things), and waiting on the AA-specific things (banners, displays, business cards, printing prints) 'til I hear either way... but it feels weird to be doing the "easy" stuff and leave the "hard, important stuff" 'til later, y'know?

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2012, 08:56:25 pm »
Totally freaking out about this >.< i worry if we do get a booth then we wont have enough time to make enough stuff for the hoards of people that come to con >.< I really don't mean to be a bother, my group is just freaking out.. anyone else panicking?
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2012, 11:07:13 pm »
I'm mostly antsy because I need to figure out how I'm getting there and where I'm staying if I'm going. .-. Less worried about stock because I'm working on things for Otakon right now and will probably have things left over.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2012, 05:13:46 pm »
At kiriska and others in seattle - I might be totally looking for a car pool assuming we all get in?

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #59 on: July 03, 2012, 12:05:42 pm »
So it's apparent that we're past the deadline of when we should receive emails. That's fine, stuff happens, but do we have a new deadline/any indication of when we should receive emails? Like, within a day? Few days? Week(s)?

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« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2012, 12:09:41 pm »
I do not have a set date as to when they will be out. We're having technical difficulties with the online registration for the Artists Alley admittees; so once that is fixed (once again, I don't know when that may be), emails should be coming out shortly after. But hopefully no later than a couple of weeks, if that.
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« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2012, 12:21:32 pm »
Cool. Is there a reason we can't get a yes/no if we're in or not now and get the reg email later when the technical difficulties are squared away?

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« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2012, 12:24:17 pm »
I'm not the one sending out the emails, Jen (the Artists Alley manager) is, so I can't really answer that one. I've emailed her, asking where things are. Hopefully I will hear from her quickly.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2012, 12:37:12 pm »
Okay. Thanks for the updates:)
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« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2012, 12:59:27 pm »
No problem.  I heard back from Jen, who profusely apologizes for the delay. They're dealing with some legality issues that came up involving the contracts people have to sign for Artists Alley, which is what's holding them up.

I also asked her about emailing everyone with yes/no emails before they finish up the issues, and I'll let everyone know what she says about that.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #65 on: July 05, 2012, 06:58:12 pm »
FRET NO MORE! Emails will be sent out to everyone starting tomorrow! And if you are sharing a table with someone(s), only one person will be receiving an email. But, because of that, there might be a (very) slight chance that one group member will receive a Yes email, and another receive a No email. In that instance, ignore the No email.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #66 on: July 05, 2012, 07:03:19 pm »
That's great news!  :D Thank you so much for all your hard work ^^
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2012, 12:30:55 am »
?!?!?! *frets MORE over it* T__T Friday~~~~?

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #68 on: July 06, 2012, 11:11:09 am »
Well, emails have started going out, so keep your eyes out for that if you haven't gotten yours yet!

For those of us who were declined (sigh :(), will the Art Show stuff be going up in this forum or somewhere else? (edit: the email talks about it but I can't find anything on any of the forums or on the site proper, so I suspect it's just not there yet... but I could be super blind!)
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #69 on: July 06, 2012, 11:15:45 am »
I don't believe there is anything up just yet about the Art Show, but there should be an announcement on the main page, kumoricon.org, and most likely one in the announcements section of the forums.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #70 on: July 06, 2012, 11:19:05 am »
Yeep, emails out. Got rejected apparently, so I guess I'll be sitting out the con. Oh well! Always next year and this gives me more time between Otakon and JCCC so whatever~.

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« Reply #71 on: July 06, 2012, 01:32:33 pm »
Does Kumoricon have a fanart policy? I didn't see mention of it anywhere but this will be my first time tabling at the con, I want to know how kosher it is to sell fanart/how much of it. (I'll have original stuff as well, I'm just checking!)

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« Reply #72 on: July 06, 2012, 01:34:31 pm »
Fan art is rather popular in the Artist Alley. There is nothing wrong with selling fan art, ass long as it's your own work and versions.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #73 on: July 06, 2012, 04:35:59 pm »
Got rejected. . .So no booth for us i guess. . .*sigh*
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« Reply #74 on: July 06, 2012, 04:52:51 pm »
Fan art is rather popular in the Artist Alley. There is nothing wrong with selling fan art, ass long as it's your own work and versions.

Awesome, thanks! :D

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2012, 09:49:24 pm »
So it seems as if people are getting emails...should I have received one by now??  I guess I'm just worried as its the end of friday and others are getting them...if we didn't make it in, do we get an email also?

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #76 on: July 07, 2012, 12:08:41 am »
You will receive an email if you have gotten in or not. The emails were split between Jenn and myself, and she may not have gotten all of hers out yet. If you signed up with a group, however, one of the other groupmates might have received an email instead of you.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #77 on: July 08, 2012, 01:10:08 pm »
You will receive an email if you have gotten in or not. The emails were split between Jenn and myself, and she may not have gotten all of hers out yet. If you signed up with a group, however, one of the other groupmates might have received an email instead of you.
Oh that is good to know that we will get one regardless. Still waiting for mine, so thanks for posting this!

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #78 on: July 08, 2012, 07:58:48 pm »
I'm a minor and on the registration it states that we only need a permission slip if you're 13-17.
The other artist and I will be 16 by the con and I wanted to know if we'll need someone 18+ with at all times?
If we do need one then is it okay to not register the 18+ year old on the Registration since they have already registered for a normal badge?

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2012, 08:23:43 pm »
The rules in Artists Alley for minors is the same as the rest of the convention. You just need to have an adult registered at the convention, and you're good.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2012, 01:17:17 am »
Really?! Thank you!

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2012, 11:59:36 am »
For those of us who have learned perhaps a week after the first batch of folks if we'll be getting in,
will we have a later deadline to make the table payment?  The folks who already know have until the 20th of July I heard.

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« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2012, 01:17:24 pm »
I've just talked to Jen, and all emails have been sent out. If you did not receive one, 1. Check with fellow tablemates if you have them, or 2. email artists@kumoricon.org and we'll figure out what went wrong.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2012, 01:34:40 pm »
As for the payment deadline, it's going to stay the same for everyone, unless there is an extreme reason why you cannot get the payment in on time, as all emails have been sent out as of Friday.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #84 on: July 18, 2012, 03:43:35 am »
Hey!

I was wondering if there was a layout of AA yet and how table assignments worked.
Is it first-paid first-serve basis? Do we get to choose or is it pre-determined? etcetc

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #85 on: July 18, 2012, 10:53:44 am »
Jen and I determine who sits where. If there is a reason you wish/need to be placed in a specific area, message me and let me know what it is. We have not worked on the final setup yet, either.
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« Reply #86 on: August 04, 2012, 02:58:45 pm »
Hello! Sorry to be a pest. OTL
It's nearing Kumoricon and I was wondering if the AA layout has reached its final stages yet.

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« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2012, 03:07:54 pm »
We have not met up yet to discuss the layout. We will be meeting up sometime this next week, though.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2012, 01:56:22 pm »
Hey, I'm looking for information on set up times and where to go and unload? I feel like this information must exist somewhere or that it must have been emailed but I can't find it now that I'm looking. 8(

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« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2012, 03:03:57 pm »
All that information will be emailed out very soon, within the next couple of days. I will post an announcement when that email had been sent out.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #90 on: August 22, 2012, 01:25:43 pm »
Sooner would be better than later to have set up information. c: My friend may need to buy a bus ticket, and as the date nears, the prices of tickets may go up!

It would be really helpful with future conventions if you could get together an information packet a little farther in advance. If I had to buy a plane ticket without knowing any of these details, I'd probably be really concerned about this lack of order. 8(

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #91 on: August 22, 2012, 01:43:28 pm »
So sorry about how late things have been. Jen has been REALLY busy with work and freelance jobs lately, which has put a damper on time to get AA stuff together. I will be sending out emails today and tomorrow to everyone that is part of AA with information on setup and everything.

We will definitely keep all this in mind for next year and getting everything together sooner. Thank you for letting us know these issues.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #92 on: August 22, 2012, 04:58:23 pm »
Emails have been sent out to everyone that is a part of Artists Alley, except one person due to an invalid email. If you did not receive an email from menziesc07@gmail.com about Check-In information, please email me and I will get that information to you ASAP!
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #93 on: August 22, 2012, 06:23:38 pm »
I got the check in e-mail but I didn't see any table layouts;; Will those be sent out soon?

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« Reply #94 on: August 22, 2012, 06:24:53 pm »
You well receive your table location when you check in.
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #95 on: August 22, 2012, 09:18:07 pm »
Alright thanks.

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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #96 on: August 28, 2012, 12:51:38 pm »
3 days until Day 0 and Artists Alley Chek-in!! Hope you're all ready to have a kickin' time this year! See all your awesome faces (and work) Friday and Saturday!!
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« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2012, 09:05:57 pm »
Hey everyone! I've made a new topic so I can hear about all the Rants and Raves you had about the Alley this year! Please check it out and let us know how it went for you!!

https://www.kumoricon.org/forums/index.php?topic=17313.0
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Re: Artist Alley 2012 FAQ
« Reply #98 on: November 13, 2012, 01:22:56 pm »
I have a question..I'm going to try to get into the AA at this con in 2013. I saw near the top/middle of the thread where people asked about tax stuff..You said we don't have to worry about that, but I didn't know exactly if that had to do with the buseness liscence thing..Like At Sakura con, you HAVE to have at the very least, a temp. business liscence to sell at all there and provide the liscence number on the app or you can't sell. Do we need to have that here? or no?

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« Reply #99 on: November 17, 2012, 11:42:05 pm »
No, you do not have to have a temp. business license. As for the taxes thing; what was said was that, in AA, artists do not usually attach an extra cost to the final price. Instead, then calculate out what the tax would be for the item's they sold and figure that out afterwards. They are still technically charging the tax, but because the cost is so insignificant, it isn't worth adding it to the sale price.
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