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Artist Alley 2016

Artist Alley

Signups are currently closed for A-Kon 27
  • Artist Alley Tables will be $175 each for 2016, and include two Artist Alley Membership Badges.
  • Extra Artist Alley Badges are $45 each - limit 2 extras (for a total of 4 badges per table).
  • All badges will have the name of the Studio/Business on them. Badges will not have individual names.
  • There is no discount for a table with a single badge.
Applicants to the First Come First Serve Jury MUST have Active, Current Texas Tax IDs - No exceptions!
  • Tax IDs must be valid from start of Signups Feb 7th, 2016.
  • If you have questions about your Sales Tax ID beyond what is listed in this FAQ, you must contact the Texas Comptroller’s Office. We can not answer any further Sales Tax IDs questions since we are not the Comptroller’s Office. You will be required to have an ACTIVE, VALID Texas Sales Tax ID. Go here:
2016 Artist Alley Table Information
  • ONE TABLE PER ARTIST: 6x30", Tablecloth, Two Badges and Two Chairs
  • Additional Artist Badges: $45.00 max of 4 membership badges per table.
  • Artists and helpers only allowed at the table - no representatives or agents. Artist must be at the table or available for a majority of the weekend.
  • Only 3 people behind a table at any given time for fire safety reasons.
  • There will be at least four feet behind the table so that each artist has a 6'X6' area if not in a corner. No moving the table without prior permission.
  • Corners will be 2 tables in an 8'X8' area.
  • AA Membership badges will be good for all three days of the convention, and are a full access badge to A-kon.
  • Requests for refunds until May 15th, 2016. There are no refunds past that date.
  • No one will be allowed behind the tables without the Mark on the back of the badge. To add a new person for your table, they must have a Badge for A-kon, and the artist must bring them to AA Ops for the Mark.
  • Table Transfers are not allowed. Attempting to resell or transfer your table will net you a permanent ban.
Jury Information
  • Signups are Feb. 7th, 2016 at 3pm CST.
  • The waiting list is created from the sign-ups. There is no separate waiting list.
  • Artists will not be required to pay for their table on sign-up.
  • Payments will be made through Paypal Invoices after "The List" is posted, March 6th, 2016.
  • E-mails to allow for corrections to the sign-up form will be accepted after the sign-ups, during the week of February 8th. Artists have until Friday Feb 12th to send in corrections, after that none will be allowed.
  • The system is First Come First Serve, and then Juried by Artist Alley Staff. This means that the first person to sign up will be the first to be juried, the second will be the second, etc. Staff will have a Jury cut off point.
  • For Signups, please have ready: Valid Active Texas Tax ID, Studio Name (what you will use for all correspondence and check in), email, gallery link and information, display description, and other contact information and table information.
  • Artists must submit a gallery link that gives an accurate depiction of what they intend to bring to the AA. Artists' own art, handmade products, or products with their own designs are expected and required. Pictures of display are optional but appreciated.
  • If the Jury cannot easily figure out what you will be selling, it is an automatic disqualification.
  • We will no longer e-mail artists if there are issues with the Sales Tax ID or with the gallery.
  • Banned Products: Perler beads based on sprites, mass produced fan art plush. Fanart based on IPs that request no fan art (Homestuck, Undertale, Valve, etc).
  • No food, photographers, or weapons.
  • No reselling of mass produced work.
  • Handmade Fan art plush, and mass produced original design plush are allowed.
  • T-Shirts are allowed, ONLY if the art on them is your own, original, non-fanart, work.
  • Jury Reserves the right to waitlist artists and crafters to create a more varied Artist Alley.
  • Automatic Disqualifications include: Inactive, invalid, or missing Texas Tax IDs. Signing up with multiple studio names or Tax IDs is also an automatic disqualification. Do NOT have friends and family attempt to sign you up as well. Cheating will result in a permanent ban to A=Kon Artist Alley.
Table Assignments and Booth Rules
  • To request to sit by another artist, you MUST use their Studio name (used to apply to the alley). Both artists MUST request to sit by another, or it will be disregarded. Please plan ahead!
  • Display Max Height: 10'
  • No Backward Facing Poster Towers.
  • No moving or removing the table without prior permission. There will be people assigned to the AA that you may consult.
  • "Buddy Displays" over several tables are allowed but they must be stable and, of course, with permission of all buddy artists. Do NOT plan on sitting by each other, "Sit Bys" are requests only.
  • You are not allowed to play music or other loud and distracting items at your booth. Visuals are fine as long as the sound is off.
  • If an Artist has any need for access to a table, entrance, or another artist for medical reasons, please add to application so we can map accordingly!
Hours of Operation
  • Thursday: 3:00pm to 6:00 pm - Setup
  • Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 - Setup and open to the public
  • Thursday: 9:00 pm to 10:00pm - Clean-up

  • Friday: 8:00 am to 10:00 am - Setup
  • Friday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm - Open to the public
  • Friday: 9:00 pm to 10:00pm - Clean-up

  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Setup
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm - Open to the public
  • Saturday: 9:00 pm to 10:00pm - Clean-up

  • Sunday: 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Setup
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Open to the public
  • Sunday: 5:00pm to 6:00pm - Clean-up
General Rules
  • Per the Project A-Kon Bootleg policies, bootleg items will not be allowed in the Artist Alley.
  • Weapons will not be allowed to be sold in the Artist Alley.
  • Be considerate to your neighbors and watch out for each other.
  • If you are offering items of an adult nature, they need to be covered so that the general public cannot see inappropriate parts.
  • Items of an adult nature will require an identity check to ensure that the person looking at them is 18 years or older.
  • If we receive a complaint about an artist, we will investigate. If the person being complained about is doing something wrong, they will get ONE warning. If there is another complaint, even if it is not specific to the first one, they will be removed.
  • AA Staff will watch your table for you if you need a short break (such as using the facilities). They will not take money and will only tell customers when you are expected to return.
  • Before leaving for the weekend, you must check in with AA Ops to have a visual checkup of your table space for trash or other issues.
  • Tossing your display prints after the convention? Consider donating them to AA Ops for the volunteers to share!
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Fort Worth Convention Center
A-Kon® 28 at the Fort Worth Convention Center

The Fort Worth Convention Center is within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of delicious restaurants and fabulous shopping. It offers more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, nearly 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an impressive 28,160 square-foot ballroom, a 13,500 person events arena, and a 55,000 square foot events plaza that connects to the one-of-a-kind Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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