Sign-up for Artists Alley

Interested in being a part of Artists Alley at NDK 2017?  Please read all the information below, as well as the FAQs and rules before submitting your form.


The online submission form will be available from:

February 12th at 6:00 p.m. until March 5th at 11:59 p.m.


Deadlines for Submission:

February 12th: Sign up begins

March 5th: Sign up ends

March 28th: Confirmation emails for AA and the waitlist go out

April 15th:  All table winners must be preregistered before this date

April 21st: Contracts will be emailed out

June 7th: Contracts must be in before this date or you will lose your table spot


Concerning the submission process:

  • If you try to email in your application instead of using the form it will not be counted.
  •  You will need at least one reference image for each type of product you wish to sell.
  • Make sure to fill in the box under photo links asking you to name the series, anime, game, manga, or what your art or craft item is from. If it is an original creation, please note that instead.
  • If you are having trouble with the submission form let us know immediately, DO NOT wait until the last minute or until after signup is over.
  • Special requests for extra space, large groups, area placement requests, and use of outlets must be made when you apply. If you do not make your special requests at signup we may not be able to fill them.
  • All table winners must be pre-registered before April 15th 2016. You will lose your table space if you’re not pre-registered before April 21st when contracts go out. If you have won a table, email Yuki with your name and registration order number to secure your table spot.
  • Groups may only apply once, anyone found submitting a group application with different members as the sender and the others listed as co-applicants will be disqualified.

Wait Lists:

  • There are two wait-lists, one for if space opens up before the con, and the other is for the last minute wait-list. Sometimes people cancel just days before the convention and some, that without a word, just never show; the last minute wait-list is for these instances. You may apply for both wait-lists if you wish but the last minute wait-list is only for those who plan on attending already and have preregistered for a badge.
  • If you make the last minute wait-list you will be contacted once pre-reg closes to see if you’re still interested and to be on the list. If you are, you will be contacted in the event a spot opens between the closing of pre-reg and the second day of the con. Please note that this is not a guaranteed spot; just a chance to fill a spot in case of a vacancy. If you’re applying for the last minute you should already be preregistered as an attendee.

Table Spaces:

  • Half table spaces come only come with one chair and the space allotted is 3×3. We can squeeze a second chair in if requested but no more. If a half table group spills over into their neighbors area we will have to ask said group to condense both product and personnel down accordingly.
  • Single table spaces come with 2 chairs and we often see groups at these tables. These are available for new and returning artists alike.
  •  The 1.5 and 2 table spaces are very limited and come with 3-4 chairs. These are available for returning artists only.
  • Requesting an extra chair means only one chair. If you need more, request more.
  • You can request a certain spot in AA, and you can request extra space but it is very limited.



Online Registration for 2017 is OPEN!

If you are uploading a lot of photos, and the form times out or has issues, please let us know.

Your Name (required)

Your real, full name.

Your Email (required)


Enter all other people that will be working the space with you. Please enter one name per line. Real, full names, please.

Note: Do not include other artists applying for their own space, if you wish to be next to another artist, request it in the space requests section below.

Business Name (required)

What business name, if any, would you like associated with your table?

Waiting List
Unfortunately, we can not fit all applicants into out Artists Alley. If you are not selected but would like to be added to the waiting list, please select the option above.

Last Minute Waiting List
Sometimes an artist will cancel at the last minute, select this option if you would like to be on a wait list where you can be called through noon on Saturday of the con to fill an empty table


Primary Product Description (required)

Describe your work in as much detail as possible.

Product Sample Image (required)

We require at least one image of each product type you wish to sell. Artists selling print art are required to submit several samples of their work. If you have more types than the 15 uploads, e-mail (Maximum size of 2MB per image.)

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Product Explanation (required)

Please identify what series your sample(s) are from if any. Ex: 1) Bleach, 2) Naruto, 3) One Piece, 4) NA, 5) own creation, etc.

Alternative Products (requested)

NDK tries to avoid competition among our vendors so every vendor can have the best weekend possible. In the past, if two artists had a similar craft (e.g. cat ears) the second artist to apply was denied space for being redundant. For these cases, we allow you a "Plan B" just in case someone with the same primary product applies before you. If this is the case, we will get in touch with you to discuss it further.

Requested Amenities

Number of Tables
1/2 table (requires sharing with another vendor)1 table1.5 table (requires sharing with another vendor)2 tables

Additional table space is only available for returning artists and is not guaranteed. New artists are only allowed one table maximum. If you do request more than a single table, please explain why you need the extra space in the box below.

Space Requests

If you need extra chairs, electricity (costs extra), extra side or back space, requests to be placed next to certain groups or in certain areas of Artists Alley, etc. Make your requests here or we will not be able to accommodate your request.

Additional Information

Previous Years in Artists Alley

Please list all previous years in which you had space in Artists Alley.

Your Website

Do you have a website, DeviantArt, or other site you use where others can see your work?

Describe yourself (required)

Feel free to add a short description of both you and/or your business, this will appear along with your website on the NDK website when we list the Artists for NDK.