Artist Alley Information

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The application window will close on Saturday, September 23rd.

LOTTERY AND TABLE DETAILS

The Artist Alley lottery window will be open from August 23, 2017 to September 23, 2017. Spaces will be announced by September 30, 2017. Artist Alley spaces will be drawn at random from all applicants on a per-day basis. Artists/vendors may request multiple days, which will not affect their chances of being chosen for any particular day, and may be selected for more than one day.

Each Artist Alley space is a ½ of a convention table, approximately 3’x30”.

Each Artist Alley space is a single-day seat. There will be 14 seats assigned per day.

ARTIST ALLEY CHECK-IN AND SETUP

Artist Alley artists/vendors must check in at the West Room Con Store no later than 30 minutes after the opening of the Dealer Rooms to the public. Artist Alley will observe the same hours as the Dealer Rooms, and Artist Alley artists/vendors may begin setting up as soon as the Dealer Rooms open for Dealer Setup.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO CHECK-IN:

  1. A government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or a passport with the legal name under which you registered.
  2. A copy of your California Seller’s Permit that must be kept at your table during all business hours.

TABLE ASSIGNMENTS, NO-SHOWS, AND WALK-UP SPACES

Specific table placement is first-come, first-served each morning when the artist/vendor checks in at the ConStore.

Artist Alley artist/vendors must take down their tables by the close of the Dealer Rooms. Artist Alley artists/vendors who receive two consecutive days may leave their table setups overnight.

Artist Alley vendors who fail to claim a seat within the first 30 minutes of the opening of the Dealer Rooms to attendees will forfeit their slot unless prior arrangements have been made with the Dealer Lead.

In the event an artist/vendor does not check-in on time, walk-up table placement will be first-come, first-served basis to any interested artist/vendor. Any artist/vendor who wants a walk-up space must have their check-in information as specified above, which includes a valid California Seller’s Permit. Day-of Artist Alley spaces are $15.

Access to electricity is not available in the Artist Alley. We apologize for this inconvenience! Portable battery packs will be available to borrow for cell phone top-ups.

TENTATIVE DEALER ROOMS/ARTIST ALLEY HOURS

Thursday

No action required for Artist Alley Vendors, aside from regular convention Registration pickup.

Friday

  • Vendor setup: 9am
  • Open hours: 11am – 6pm

Saturday

  • Vendor setup: 10am
  • Open hours: 11am – 6pm

Sunday

  • Vendor setup: 10am
  • Open hours: 11am – 6pm
  • Vendor tear-down: 6pm – 10pm

CALIFORNIA SELLER’S PERMITS

Every artist/vendor will need to have a valid California Seller’s Permit. Unfortunately we cannot do this for you, but they are easily acquired online. Please see Section 2 of the Vendor Rules for more information on obtaining a California Seller’s Permit. We will be verifying your seller’s permits in advance and at Check-In.

Note: You do not need to have your permit number to enter the Artist Alley lottery, but you MUST have it available no later than check-In. If we cannot verify your number at that time, we cannot permit you to vend. Section 2 of the Vendor Rules has more details regarding applying for a California Seller’s Permit.

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS

There are no specific rating or content restrictions for the Artist Alley. Artists/vendors must comply with Further Confusion’s Vendor Rules.