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2016 Artists Alley​​​

​Artists' Alley operates from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. ​ 

Many of our artists​ are donating items to the Charity Auction! Don't miss it!

INSTRUCTIONS for Artists and Crafters interested in applying to be in Kotoricon's Artists Alley.  

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE APPLYING.  This is a juried event.

Applications open August 1-September 15. Click here to apply!

The EVENT:

Artists Alley will only be open from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Saturday January 9th (Friday night after 4 PM and Saturday starting at 8 AM will be reserved for early setup and registration). Artists may not set up after 10 AM on Saturday morning.  Vacant tables will be offered to neighboring artists. We have tickets capped at 1,200 attendees and plan on accepting around 25 artists/crafters.

The JURY REVIEW PROCES​​​S:

KotoriCon Artists Alley applications are reviewed by a committee and successful applicants are informed by the end of October. It is NOT a first-come first-served process. No 18+ material is allowed in KotoriCon's Artist's Alley.

Submit an online portfolio with examples of your work. Portfolios are mandatory in order to review your application. Alternatively, if you have an online store, that can be used as a substitute. No Facebook pages, Tumblr profiles, or Deviant art profiles are accepted. There are many free portfolio websites available for use, and we set up examples. We need to see specific samples of your work. Categorize your work; you need a section of orginial art, and a secetion of fanart (if relevant). Include prices.
The review committee's decisions are final. We reserve the right to select an assortment of artists and crafters that we feel are the best fit for KotoriCon. Once the decision has been made we will maintain a waiting list in case tables open up. The openings depend on the type of art or craft we need to fill the space.

If ACCEPTED:

If successful, you pay for your table by November 15th  or it will be offered to someone on the waiting list.  A table at the Artists Alley is $100. The ticket includes 1 six foot table and 2 chairs as well as 2 passes to KotoriCon (one for the artist and one helper.) If you purchased a ticket to Kotoricon you can request a refund on the ticketing website if you are invited to take a table in Artists Alley. (We also offer a Discount Price of $80 if you provide the equivalent of $20 in donation that will go to prizes or items for our Charity Auction.)  

RULES:

Please note that purchase of a ticket means you will abide by the rules and regulations on our website http://kotoricon.org, and you agree that pictures taken of you at KotoriCon can be used for promotion. Pictures may also be taken of the Artists Alley area by attendees.

TAXES:
Each artist alley member selling will need to register to collect sales tax in NJ.
New Jersey law requires all vendors, even “one-time” vendors, to register with the State for tax purposes at least 15 business days before starting business, and to collect New Jersey sales tax on all sales of taxable tangible personal property or services. There are no special provisions for temporary vendors. Once registered, you must file all required returns until you properly end your tax registration with New Jersey.
File Form NJ-REG (Business Registration Application) to register with the State to collect/remit New Jersey taxes such as sales tax or employee withholdings, and to obtain a New Jersey tax identification number. You can register online or file a paper application. For additional information on registering your business visit the Division of Revenue’s website at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml
Also see publications ANJ-11, Arts & Crafts Businesses and New Jersey Sales Tax, ANJ-15, Flea Markets & New Jersey Sales Tax, and ANJ-13, Ending Your Tax Registration in New Jersey, available at the Division’s Sales and Use Tax Publication page at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/publsut.shtml

Kotoricon cannot be responsible for the vendor registration to New Jersey State for collecting sales tax.
We has the right to remove a vendor if a Proof of Registration certificate is missing or not valid. To obtain a proof of registration, visit http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/proofreg.shtml

You agree to collect required taxes and follow state and federal regulations regarding your sales. Registered sellers must display their New Jersey Certificate of Authority at their sales location at all times. There is a useful document regarding sales taxes in NJ at: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/anj11.pdf​

SETUP

Artists who have paid for their space will be asked to set up either Friday evening or Saturday morning.  No artists can set up after the convention opens.  If they come late their space is forfeit. No artists will be accpeted to fill in missing spaces the day of the convention.
 
Email questions to vendors@kotoricon.org

Please refer your friends and customers to the http://KotoriCon.org website for the link to registration.


2015 Artists Alley Vendors:​​

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The Bear Accessories has been fulfilling a fan's necessities for over 3 years. With a wide array of products in a multit​ude of styles, from zipper pulls and jewelry to knit cozies and key chains, there is something unique for everyone to be found on this table!​

The artists of Buttered Buns Studios are excited to provide you with super cute handcrafted apparel, plush, accessories and more. We offer all of our items as custom orders so that you can have access to a never-ending amount of cute.

Cheppo art

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Cheppo is featuring both original work and fanart of new and popular series, small art goods, and is offering commissions for con-pickup and later delivery. Be sure to stop by!​​​​​

China's Crafty Creations

Ni hao! Show your fandom pride with unique Perler bead creations of your favorite characters! Decorate your backpacks, shoulder bags, rooms, anything and anywhere! No item over $10!​​

Hi! I'm Chris. I'm an illustrator and graphic designer from Central Jersey. I grew up as a fan of Megaman video games, late 90s Cartoon Network, and early 2000s anime. This is my first convention and I really want to take my art to the next level!​​​​

Claybies by Lonelysouthpaw​

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​Polymer clay sculptures of original and fannish themes from various old and new school video games, cartoons, and animes. Each piece is individually sculpted, baked, painted, and varnished with much care and love!​​

A variety of original and fanart plush critters. Also Steampunk Wings that will give any flightle​ss dre​​​amer inspiration. A variet​y of felted creations too.


DorkSpork is back again! We carry a wide variety of items sure to please any discerning fan of anime, sci-fi, fantasy, and cartoons. From tradi​tional prints and p​​ostcards to more artisanal handmade items like suncatchers, sculptures, and planters, DorkSpork has your nerdy needs covered!

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We offer a collection of colorful, printed illustrations for your walls, as well as smaller ac​​cessories for an everyday statement about your anime love!​

​​FluffSugarCafe​

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FluffSugarCafe is a sweets shop dedicated to providing the cutest ​and unique sugary themed items. We're all about swee​​​ts without any calories!​


Geek Mythology Crafts​

Geek Mythology creates crafts inspired by video games & Anime. We specialize in original pixel art designs brought to life in Perler beads, key cha​ins, pin buttons, and other custom-designed items! Our Perler bead characters are fun to collect and most come with their own stand so you can display them anywhere!​​


We bring a range of different types of fandoms of anime, games, and original work.  Please also ​​check out our original anthology Hana Doki Kira.

Kathy100​

Anime art. On fire. And with rainbows.​

KotoriCon t-shirts

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Members of the Japanese Anime Guild, a club at Rowan College @ Glouce​ster County that runs KotoriCon will be s​elling our new t-shirts featuring a schematic of our plantary Kotori following our space them​e. These shirts will be a darker purple than the Staff shirts.​​​ and were designed by Kotori's creator Alexandra Glenn-Collins.

Lesser Key Studios offers of variety of unique items to your alley. Between our OTPins, pillow plushies and our original comic for sale, we bring some spice to the every day artist alley table.

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If you like​ j-fashion and obscure anime. I'm your person!


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Purveyor of prints, glass pain​ting, small sculptures, and all things cute!​​


Mintandapple

If you like cu​​te things, Bunnies and lolita fashion please visit my table; we have a lot to talk a​bout.   

Monica "MonMon" H.​

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Enjoy colorful illustrations, ranging from greeting cards, prints, bookmakers and paper sculptures or comics with corgis. From Mermaids to cupcakes, and fanart in between. My work will make you have a smile on your face.​

The Needle Gnomes

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Hand knit and crocheted clothing, accessories, and amigurumi with attention to sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, a​​nime, and all around geeky categories. ​​

Plays W​​ith String

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High quality knitted winter accessories. Where traditional technique me​​ets pop culture.


StarrCrunch​

StarrCrunch has unique and comfortable crochet hats that are perfect for wearing year round. We'll also have handmade BJD clothing and accessories!​

Skimlines​

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Hello! I am a life-long anime fan who grew up on healthy diet of shoujo manga and shoujo anime in Korea, and now I am working to spread anime fandom around the US! I have fan art prints of popular shows and classic ​​​shows from the 90s. I'm also a prolific potter and have brought an assortment of wheel-thrown, Japanese textile inspired tea cups.

Sweet Mildred​​

​I specialize in hand crafted lolita clothing, hair accessories and jewelry in a variety of sizes.  All of my items are hand crafted with care in Philadelphia.  I use many imported fabrics from Japan, promising that what I produce is cute and unique!  Stop by and see what I have for you!

Team Rocket's Pokémon Emporium

Come find the perfect ears at Team Rocket's Pokémon Emporium! We strive to outfit you in the perfect pair!​​

Unless..../Meak​​er Sneaker​

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Art, animation, and equal parts spooky and cute!  Talk Kirby to me.​​

Vintage Robot​​

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Vintage Robot supplies humans with Robot t-shirts, earring, artwork, and recycled pendants.​​​

Wa​ve​

My name is Wave! :) I draw a lot of cute things and robots!  Check out my original webcomic here! ​​

Xdplushie​​​​

I am an artist who specializes in digital painting with a variety​ of fanart and original works, my main aim is to create drama and intensity in my work.

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2015 MAP