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Offline ObiJay

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #100 on: May 31, 2013, 02:35:38 pm »
Honestly, bring what you enjoy and thinks might sell. Our stuff is all Victorian and Steampunk and does quite well. If you think it's a neato keen item and you think some folks want to buy it, toss it on the table. Tossing in anime/cultural items may not hurt, but it's not a necessity.

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« Reply #101 on: May 31, 2013, 02:54:11 pm »
Honestly, bring what you enjoy and thinks might sell. Our stuff is all Victorian and Steampunk and does quite well. If you think it's a neato keen item and you think some folks want to buy it, toss it on the table. Tossing in anime/cultural items may not hurt, but it's not a necessity.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #102 on: May 31, 2013, 06:18:40 pm »
Tala-

We allow any and all themes that our artists want to bring in. Whether it's anime related or not. Just as ObiJay said, whatever you're wanting to sell is what you should sell.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #103 on: May 31, 2013, 10:14:11 pm »
Thank you ^-^ I'm super excited to apply for a table now

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #104 on: June 01, 2013, 10:20:51 am »
So its the first... About that application process....
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #105 on: June 01, 2013, 10:45:04 am »
Lysenis-

I don't know why there isn't a link up on the Artists Alley page. The webmaster has been informed that it isn't up there, and will hopefully get it up and running soon.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #106 on: June 01, 2013, 10:48:47 am »
I thought that the application opened at noon? It's not noon yet, there's still another hour before it's supposed to be open anyway?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #107 on: June 01, 2013, 12:02:34 pm »
Just checked, and it looks like it's up. (^_^)
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #108 on: June 01, 2013, 12:41:43 pm »
Yes, applications are now open, and were opened at noon.

Please remember, this isn't first come, first served, so take your time in submitting an application so you have everything asked for.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #109 on: June 01, 2013, 01:04:47 pm »
Okies, so, I went through and answered all the questions. I don't have any experience from selling before, but I did describe what I would do for my table. In the section underneath that, I included all links to photos of my products. Is that okies?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #110 on: June 01, 2013, 06:08:30 pm »
Tala-

That's perfect.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #111 on: June 02, 2013, 09:11:09 pm »
I have a question on the additional badges, do they have to be other artists?  Or can they be other people who are going to help "man" the table so the artist can attend some of the con events?  Also, what is the minimum age for a person who can help with the AA table?  My daughter is 13 and wants to help out with the table if I get one, would I just need to buy a regular pass for her because of her age, or can she get an AA badge as well.

Also, I'm not quite sure what you're wanting in regards to description of 6 ft table set up.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #112 on: June 02, 2013, 10:12:24 pm »
Can we use Facebook as our website? We use it for the basics like customer questions, product pimping, and spreading the name just not selling (obviously).
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2013, 01:36:49 am »
Tygermane-

Anyone that is going to be at your table during the weekend can be given an Artists badge. Whether it's another artists or a friend/family member helping out. Your daughter can help man the booth so long as you are okay with it. She is certainly old enough; and can be given one of the Artists badges as well.

As for the description, what we're asking for is how you're planning on displaying your products. Are you going to have prints in binders sitting on the table? A frame above the table to hang your work? Shelving of some sort? However you plan on showing what you're selling.

Snowshoedtiger-

As long as you have photos of the products you'll be selling, your facebook page works just fine for your website.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #114 on: June 04, 2013, 02:41:02 pm »
Should I get an email confirmation of my application or is it fine that I didn't get one?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #115 on: June 04, 2013, 04:12:18 pm »
So I'm looking into using pvc pipes for my AA display this year. How big do you guys think they should be? The ones home depot sells are apparently 10ft long (this is what i've seen online i haven't actually visited home depot yet) and I'm planning on getting them cut so I don't have 2ft of pvc pipe sticking out on either end of the table.
I'm also wondering how far off the ground is the top of the table? I'll probably get them cut down height wise as well

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #116 on: June 04, 2013, 05:26:35 pm »
Would it be okies if i submitted my application with a better description on how i would set up my table? I feel like i didn't really describe how i would set up my table fully, since i didn't really know that we were supposed to describe how it was going to be set up.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #117 on: June 05, 2013, 07:04:15 pm »
blix-

We don't send out any emails until July when we send out acceptance emails.

Kadaashi-

The tables are your basic fold up banquet tables. They sit about 3' up from the ground. As for your display, that's up to you to decide. You have to decide how you're going to be displaying your product, and then figure out what the best setup for that is. Setups always differ from table to table and there really isn't any *right* way to do it.

Tala-

All we need is a basic description so we have an idea of how it's going to look. We don't need anything in detail. So you should be fine.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #118 on: June 05, 2013, 07:23:27 pm »
Oh lol okies good! I've been kinda losing sleep over it cuz i really want to get in and this would be my first time there as an artist, so i really want to make sure everything is in order. ^-^ thank you so very much

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #119 on: June 05, 2013, 09:25:02 pm »
Is there any way to get a confirmation that my application is received? I remember last year a friend of mine applied and never heard back. Asking about the ap later, apparently the ap was never received! Something must have gone wrong. I'm afraid of that happening with my ap. 8(

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #120 on: June 08, 2013, 09:26:57 pm »
Tala-

You're very welcome!

blix-

If you send an email to artists(@)kumoricon(.)org asking if your application was received, then we can check it for you.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #121 on: June 16, 2013, 11:32:55 pm »
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay my ap is confirmed as existing. X3

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #122 on: June 17, 2013, 03:50:53 pm »
Quick question about sales.
Since this year we will be in WA, should we go through our prices and apply tax? Or is it specially exempted just for us cuz we are special? (heres to hoping lol)

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #123 on: June 18, 2013, 12:47:22 am »
Tala-

You are required to include the sales tax in your final sales. But what most artists do is leave prices the same and calculate out the final amount the sales taxes would be at the end of the weekend from the regular price. Please let me know if that doesn't make any sense. :)

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #124 on: June 18, 2013, 10:23:22 am »
It does kinda make sense actually lol thank you ^-^ When will we know if we've been accepted into AA? Are we still looking at the beginning of July?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #125 on: June 20, 2013, 05:21:19 pm »
I have another question on the application.  So, if we are going to have helpers at the table, who are not artists selling their own art/crafts, do we still select yes to the question "Are you the leader of a group of artists?" I'm not the leader of a group of artists, but I do have a few friends who are going to help me out so I can attend various events at the convention.  Or do I select no and purchase additional badges later.  And I haven't heard back from two people and I'm worried that they won't get back to me before the application deadline, even if I don't include their name in the application, can I still purchase badges for them after the application has been submitted? (Provided I am accepted)
I hope this question isn't confusing.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #126 on: June 23, 2013, 07:46:35 pm »
Tala-

Once registration is closed for AA, we'll start looking at them right away. Mid July should be when we let everyone know.

Tygermane-

No, the leader of a group is only for when there is more than one artist selling at a single table. If it's just friends helping, then you don't check that. If you need more than the number of badges provided with the table, you'll have to purchase up to 3 more at the discounted price.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #127 on: June 23, 2013, 09:50:15 pm »
Tala-

Once registration is closed for AA, we'll start looking at them right away. Mid July should be when we let everyone know.

Oh yay ^-^ When does registration close then? And, if you don't mind me asking, how many submissions have their been so far? Im wondering if I have a good chance to get in lol

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #128 on: June 24, 2013, 02:53:03 am »
Tala: registration closes on the 30th of this month ~


Hieis: For the application helpers don't need to be listed right? Just artists for now and then if we get in we'll fill out info for helpers right?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #129 on: June 24, 2013, 02:43:26 pm »
Tala-

What YUme said, at the end of the month. And I don't know how many submissions we have yet. I haven't looked since they opened.

YUme-

Helpers do not need to be listed. The only person besides yourself that should be listed are other artists that will be selling at your table with you. We will ask for information about your helpers if and when you've been accepted into Artists Alley.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #130 on: June 24, 2013, 05:31:47 pm »
Awesome!  Thank you so much!!  Now I'm off to put in my application!!  ;D
So, do you guys wait until the sign-ups are closed before you start looking at applications, or are you already looking at them? (sorry, just curious how the process works)

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #131 on: June 25, 2013, 08:58:26 pm »
Thanks Krys!

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #132 on: June 26, 2013, 02:25:47 pm »
Tygermane-

We wait until sign ups are closed. That way we look at all of them at the same time.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #133 on: July 14, 2013, 07:09:46 pm »
So, i know I'm being impatient, but could we maybe have an update on how close you guys are to announcing the Artist Alley list?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #134 on: July 15, 2013, 04:39:55 pm »
I'm dying to know the same thing!  ;D

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #135 on: July 15, 2013, 09:46:14 pm »
They said that it should be up by the 20th if this month so it shouldnt be too long...but they might be a bit late like last year because of life LOL

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #136 on: July 16, 2013, 06:45:12 am »
eh, only a few more days till the 20th ... and to be perfectly fair I can't even imagine going through the hundreds of submissions I'm sure they got, trying to make sure everyone is within Kumoricon guidelines *and* would be a good fit. I would lose my mind if I had to do that. But Jen and Krys put together (and run) an excellent AA every year. Major props to them :)

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #137 on: July 16, 2013, 09:48:18 pm »
im fine with waiting till the 20th so that way i know they have time to actually look at everyones different products. maybe even a few times before deciding. it gives us all a better chance ;D
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #138 on: July 17, 2013, 12:11:16 pm »
Jen and I are meeting today to go through applications and make rough decisions. We'll let everyone know asap what's going on!
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« Reply #139 on: July 17, 2013, 07:14:32 pm »
Alright. Jen and I had a productive meeting today! The most important thing is that emails will start coming out on the 20th and will go through the weekend. If you don't receive an email from us, check with your group leader if you're in a group and/or email us so we can let you know what happened with your application.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2013, 02:50:02 am »
I am going to die from the wait. . .

If we get in, when is the money required?
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2013, 01:37:23 pm »
Does that mean that you'll get an email even if you don't get in QvQ?

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #142 on: July 20, 2013, 11:51:43 am »
When are you guys sending out the emails or have they been sent out already?
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #143 on: July 20, 2013, 05:58:09 pm »
Lysenis-

That will be addressed in the email if you are accepted into AA. And we are sending them out throughout the weekend. As I have said before, please be patient. We have lives outside of Kumoricon that take precedence. We're in the process of sending them out and will have them all sent out by the 23rd like mentioned earlier.

YUme-

Yes, everyone who applied will get an email.

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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #144 on: July 20, 2013, 06:40:11 pm »
So it will be like badges then, some now, some tomorrow, some later?

Thank you for letting us know.
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #145 on: July 20, 2013, 07:55:45 pm »
I'm so nervous!  I will be checking my email constantly until the 23rd!

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« Reply #146 on: July 20, 2013, 08:00:08 pm »
I'm so nervous!  I will be checking my email constantly until the 23rd!
I am the same way. . .
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #147 on: July 20, 2013, 09:20:26 pm »
I'm a little concerned that this process has taken so long...
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #148 on: July 20, 2013, 09:28:48 pm »
I'm a little concerned that this process has taken so long...
Yea. . . This is my whole point.
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Re: Artists Alley 2013 FAQ
« Reply #149 on: July 20, 2013, 09:34:58 pm »
;__; this forum needs a big group hug. CLING TOGETHER AND FEEL BETTER. ;__________;


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