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POSTS BEFORE POSTING ANY QUESTIONS, Thanks.Congratulations to our table contest winner: Art: Sariochan Arts, Craft: Alice & the 3 Dark Kings, Mixed: Wander Studio, and Artist Pick: World of Dice. Thanks to everyone that entered and voted, you made this contest what it is. Winners be sure to apply like normal when registration opens. Registration begins March 4 and ends March 18, winners will be announced on March 22, Good luck to everyone, if you missed your chance please try again next year.http://ndkdenver.org/activities/artists-alley/application
Here is the sign up link.
Please note, we will only accepting applications between the days stated above.
This is to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance at table space: the online form will be available to fill out the from 6:00 PM Mar. 4th to 6:00 PM Mar. 18th.
In military time it would be 1800, just to make things clear.
A link will appear here to the registration form when registration for Artists Alley open. You will NEED at least one reference image for each type
of product you wish to sell, art is exempt from this rule for keychains and bookmarks provided they provide several sample of their art, and we encourage artists to include several images regardless.
REMEMBER ARTISTS ALLEY TABLES ARE NOT GIVEN OUT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE SO DO NOT EXPECT TO GET A TABLE JUST BECAUSE YOU SENT IN YOUR APPLICATION AS SOON AS REGISTERATION OPENED.
If you try email in your application instead of using the form it will not be counted. You must
use the form, if you are having trouble with it let us know ASAP, DO NOT wait until the last minute or until after signup is over.
Dates to remember:
March 4: sign up begins
March 18: sign up ends
March 22: emails letting applicants know if they got a space or are on the waitlist are sent out
April 15: winners must be preregistered before this date, if not your spot will go to someone on the waitlist
April 15: contracts will be emailed out
June 15: contracts must be in before this date or you will lose your table spot
Spaces Available: *subject to change*
10 - Guest
8 - half table
27 - single table
2- 1 ½ table
1 - 2 table
So here's the process:
Read through this thread to make sure you know the rules and to see if any questions you may have had have been answered.
Click the link above once it's up and use it to fill out your application, no rush, you have two weeks to get it in. It's no longer first come, first serve. And this year you don’t have to stay up until midnight if you want be the first to send yours in.
Do not ask if you got a spot, nothing will be released until March 22.
Email, or PM me, or post with any questions while you're filling out the form, you have a couple weeks, so that should be plenty of time if a question on the form is holding you up.
Make sure you're pre-registered for the '12 convention before April 15th. ARTISTS DO NOT NEED TO BE PRE-REGISTERED TO APPLY. You will lose your table space if you're not pre-registered before April 15th when contracts go out.
Once you have preregistered email me with the name and order number, this makes confirming your preregistration much easier.
Please remember spaces are NOT first come, first serve. After your application is sent in it will be reviewed to make sure it meets certain criteria (as in if it's suitable to sell at NDK and follows the rules,) then depending on the space you require it will be put in a random lottery and tables of the winners assigned from there. We have a limited amount of space so not everyone will end up getting a table that applies.
If you think you can use less than a full table to sell your products please apply for a half table, this will give us a chance to bring in more artists.
For 1 ½ table and 2 table spaces are available for returning artists only, there will be an option to tell us why you want a larger space.
If at any point you have questions or concerns, post them here in the forums or use the PM button to the left of this post to contact myself the Artists' Alley area head, if I feel it is a question that others may ask I will post it with the answer below.
Also please note:
We will continue cracking down on 18+ and 13+ material, if you have any questions please ask.
Photography outside of having your table pictured for the contest or taking a picture of your own space is strictly prohibited. It’s ok for people to take pictures of the balconies provided they don’t block traffic but if you see them taking table pictures or blocking the path to take pictures of cosplayers politely remind them about the NO PHOTOGRAPHY rule in AA, if they don’t listen get the AA staff to handle it.
We will continue to direct traffic through Artist Alley, it worked well last year. If you still have a space you wish to request please make sure to do so when you sign up.
Special requests for spaces and use of outlets and such must be made when you apply, the same goes for extra space and large groups. If you do not make your special requests at signup we may not be able to fill them. And please remember use of the electrical outlets is between the artist and the hotel and the hotel has a form for it with use prices.
With the addition of two slots in the voting contest there is no longer a returners chance, this means outside of the 5 winners everyone has an equal chance of getting a space.