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​​​​​​​​​​Apply to be part of Artists Alley at KotoriCon

Please read all instructions prior to applying — This is a juried alley

Applications open Aug. 1 and close Sept.15​


 

The Event

  • Artists Alley runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10.

  • Early setup and registration is scheduled for Friday night after 4 p.m. and Saturday starting at 8 a.m.

  • Artists may not set up after 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Vacant tables will be offered to neighboring artists.

  • The KotoriCon organization has capped tickets sales, expects 1,500 attendees and plans to accept 25 artists/crafters.

 

The Review Process

  • All Artists Alley applications are reviewed by a committee and successful applicants are informed in October.  It is not a first-come,
    first-served process.

  • Artists' work must relate to Asian culture, anime, manga, comics and cartoons or this year's "Space" theme. The convention's mascot
    is a baby bird (Kotori) and is dressed as a little planet this year. 

  • No 18+ material is allowed for sale at KotoriCon. 

  • The review committee's decisions are final.  It reserves the right to select an assortment of artists and crafters that are the best fit
    for KotoriCon. Once the decision has been made, the committee will maintain a waiting list in case tables open up. The openings
    depend on the type of art or craft needed to fill the space.

 

If Accepted

  • If successful, artists will pay for their tables no later than Nov. 15, or it will be offered to someone on the waiting list.  

  • A table at the Artists Alley costs $90. The price includes a ticket, one six-foot table and two chairs, as well as two passes to
    KotoriCon (one for the artist and one the helper.)

  • If an accepted artist purchased a ticket to Kotoricon, he or she can request a refund on the ticketing website.

  • The KotoriCon organization also offers a discounted table price of $70. To qualify, artists must provide the equivalent of $20
    in donation that will go to prizes or items for the Charity Auction.

 

The Rules

 By accepting an offer from KotoriCon, artists agree to:

  • Abide by the convention's rules and regulations.

  • Allow their picture to be taken by both attendees and KotoriCon staff for future promotions.

  • Sell only legitimate materials (and be able to tell officials who their suppliers are if questions arise).

  • Collect required taxes and follow state and federal regulations regarding sales.

    • New Jersey-based businesses are required to register with the state and must collect and remit sales tax to the
      state on all taxable sales.

    • Registered vendors must display their New Jersey Certificate of Authority at their sales location at all times.

    • Learn more about New Jersey Sales Tax.

  • Set up either Friday evening or Saturday morning.

    • Vendors are not permitted to set up once the convention opens.  

    • If they come late their space is forfeit.

 

For More Information

Email questions to vendors@kotoricon.org.

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


 

Link to the application after August 1​ ​​