I will be meeting with Relations Director, Dawn, to get contracts this weekend. I plan to open registration shortly after that. With that being said, here is some preliminary updates about Artist Alley.
The location of the alley HAS CHANGED. Due to complications with layout, we will be sharing space with the Exhibitor's hall. Tentatively, 10x10 booths will be offered in the AA for $85 dollars. I am strongly encouraging you all to share booths. Not only is it super fun, but economical! I will post a thread on table sharing here shortly so all of you here in the forums can more easily commiserate with other artists.
Some of you had questions about badges. Here is the lowdown on this: A 10x10 AA space comes with 1 badge. If your friend/sibling/spouse has a regular attendee badge, and if they are designated on the additional form with table registration, they can trade in their Kumoricon attendee badge for the AA badge. You have the same rights and access as the original, but you will also be able to access the Exhibitor hall during off-hours (one hour before open and one hour after closing).
Art show is returning this year! As a way for everyone to submit and learn about submitting to the Art show, I will be including Art Show forms with registration.
Any questions, just PM me.
There has been concern about the current status of Artist Alley. I completely understand the concern. So I just wanted to make a formal post of where we stand currently. Rathany and I are working hard (along with other staffers and Execs alike) to get all the details together so we can open up Artist Alley for registration.
We are currently waiting to update contract information, collect previous years information about AA and Dealer's Hall and finalize layout plans. As soon as I have more information, I will post it in the Fan Creation area. Again, I am grateful for you patience.
I have started an email list for those who wish to receive an email when Artist Alley opens up for registration. If you haven't talked to me already, feel free to email me to get your name on the list.
I look forward to working with you all in making this a great year for Artist Alley and Kumoricon.