ASAPA presents

Animethon 26

Aug 9 - 11 / 2019 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
/ Exhibitors / Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Animethon 26 Artist Alley is now located in the Exhibition Hall (Hall B & C) of the Edmonton Convention Centre. This year, artists will be chosen based on a lottery system. This means we'll have the sign up page open for a time, after which artists are chosen randomly from the pool of applicants and randomly assigned to their table.

The Artist Alley online sign up form will be live from 8:00pm Sunday, February 10, 2019 until the end of Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:59pm MST. In order to request a table, the following steps MUST be followed:

1) Please read the Animethon 26 Artist Alley Contract fully before signing up. We also encourage you review ASAPA general policies.

Artist Alley Package (PDF) ASAPA Policies


2) On or after February 10, 2019 until February 22, use the Artist Alley Sign Up Form below request a table and add-ons. Please DO NOT submit any payment until you have been notified to do so.

Artist sign up

3) On or before March 8, 2019, Animethon will email successful applicants. If you have been awarded a table in Exhibitor Hall, your final cost and instructions for payment will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
1. Is there a portfolio review or jury process involved in getting a table?
No. Animethon welcomes artists of all skill levels.


2. So why do I need to have a website/portfolio for sign-up?
This is asked to make sure what you're selling is fit for the Artist Alley, as sometimes we get applicants more fitting for the Vendors area.


3. What can I sell in the Artist Alley?
If it has your artwork on it or was handmade by you, it is generally allowed in the artist alley. If you are selling hand-crafted props, they must comply with event prop policies. If you are unsure of whether something is allowed, please ask!


4. What can I NOT sell in the Artist Alley?
You may not sell any items that violate copyright or trademarks. This includes official logos, alterations or reproductions of official artwork, and bootlegs, as well as items that infringe on the work of independent artists.

Absolutely NO realistic weapons are permitted for sale.

Fan-art is allowed as long as it follows the above rules.


5. What is the process for getting a table?
Fill out the above form in its entirety.

Submitting the form DOES NOT SECURE YOU A TABLE. Tables will be awarded by lottery once the sign ups are closed. You will receive information about the contract and table payment when you are awarded a table, and you must supply payment in a timely manner to secure your table.


6. How many tables are available?
131 tables have been allotted this year.


7. How many tables can one artist have?
There is a strict limit of 1 table per artist.


8. Can I share my table?
Tables may be split by no more than 2 artists. No exceptions. Note that this does not mean you can sublet or sell your table to someone else. Only the Artist who applied will be allowed in at the time of setup.


9. When do I need to be at my table?
You must have someone with an Artist Alley badge behind your table for the entirety of the Artist Alley hours of operation. Artist Alley staff may be available to watch your table for up to 30 minutes, to help out artists travelling alone.

We require your table to be manned at all times not only because empty tables look bad, but also because leaving your table empty for long periods of time is unfair to those who were not able to get a spot in the Artist Alley.


10. How big are the tables?
Tables are 2’ x 6’, and come with 2 chairs and a white vinyl table cover. All displays must be made of sturdy materials. The Artist Alley coordinator has the final call on whether a display is safe; those deemed to be unsafe must be taken down or adequately reinforced to remain in the Alley. There will be an inspection by a fire marshal before we open AA.

This year we will be using tape to denote the table spaces. The entirety of your display and personal items must be within the boundaries of your table.


11. How much is a table?
Tables are $160. This includes two (2) Artist Alley Passes that grant you access to Halls A, B, and C. Additional Additional Artist Alley Passes are available for $20 each. You can purchase a maximum of four (4) additional Artist Alley Passes for a total of six (6). You can purchase a Discount Pass Upgrade for each of the Artist Alley Passes you have purchased.


12. What is a Discount Pass Upgrade? Do I need one?
A Discount Pass Upgrade provides artists with an Event Pass at a discounted price. This is completely optional and ONLY guaranteed to be available for purchase at the time of sign up.


13. Where is the Artist Alley located?
The Artist Alley is located in the Exhibitors Hall within Hall B and C on the Assembly Level of the Edmonton Convention Centre.

I don't want my table any more or can't make it to the event, can I get a refund?
There are no refunds after purchase, all sales are final.


14. What are the “B” tables for?
This is a new thing we are trying this year. They will be randomly assigned last, with the rest of the tables BUT these tables have first opportunity to move to an "A" table if one were to become available.


15. How are tables assigned?
In short: as randomly as possible. We assign the seating by lottery and then shuffle to meet any grouping requests or accommodations.


16. Can I request a specific table?
No. However, if you need special accommodation due to a disability, please let artistalley@animethon.org know ASAP.


17. What if I want to sit by someone specific?
You can definitely email artistalley@animethon.org with a request, however it is not guaranteed. We do our best to accommodate.


18. My friend couldn’t be here, can I sell their stuff?
Unfortunately, no. This is considered “proxy selling” and isn’t allowed. All items at your table must be made by you.