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Exhibitor Artist

Exhibitor Hall

The Exhibitor Hall is the main area where merchandise will be sold at KNC. It is also a space for businesses, companies and organizations related to Japanese, anime, or gaming culture to advertise their products, services or aims.

Exhibitor Applications are now open and will close once booth spaces and the waiting list are full.

Exhibitor spaces will be $175 per 10’ x 10’ inline booth, with two (2) accompanying convention memberships and badges or $200 per 10’ x 10’ corner booth, with (2) accompanying convention memberships and badges.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact our Exhibitor Coordinator at Exhibitors@KuroNekoCon.com.

Exhibitor Application

Exhibitor Agreement


Artist Alley

The Artist Alley is a space for artists and artisans to sell their wares. Artwork of any style or medium, as well as handmade crafts are welcome in Artist Alley. If it was made by you, you can probably sell it in AA.

Artist Alley Applications closed January 15th at 1:00 PM. Jurying will be completed by February 15th and payment information will be sent to those who have been accepted at that time.

Artist Alley spaces will be $125 per 10’ x 6’ booth, with two (2) accompanying convention memberships and badges or $150 per 10’ x 10’ premium booth, with (2) accompanying convention memberships and badges.

As of 2018 KuroNekoCon’s Artist Alley will be juried. The demand for tables has outgrown the first-come, first-served model and we feel a juried alley will allow us to curate a diverse selection of artwork for our attendees while maintaining a profitable atmosphere for our artists.

In pursuance of our mission statement of promoting and supporting involvement in community events related to the increase of cultural understanding and acceptance of diversity, we will allocate a percentage of tables to showcase local or up-and-coming talent.

In addition to contact and booth information as in previous years, the application will include:

  1. Required: 2 page pdf with 8 samples of the type of work you plan to sell at KuroNekoCon
  2. Optional but highly encouraged: portfolio link
  3. Optional: Booth layout description and/or photos of previous layouts

Jury categories

A team of artists and KNC staff members will review each application. Jurors will do their best to select artists of a wide range of art styles, fandoms, and skill levels who will accurately reflect the interests of our attendees. Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Fundamentals: Jurors look to see if your art meets the minimum quality for selling in a professional space.
  2. Quality: Jurors will consider the overall quality of your work including color, composition/design, stylistic development, and mastery of chosen media.
  3. Professionalism/presentation: Your application should exhibit a level of professionalism and care that assures the jurors that you will bring quality content to KNC.
  4. Creativity/Originality: This category is not about fanart vs. original art, it is about having a unique style or presentation will help you catch the eye of potential customers. We want to give our artists the opportunity to market their own unique skill sets, while offering our attendees a balanced mix of different styles of digital and traditional print artists, craft artists, sculptors, and more.
  5. Appeal of Subject Matter: Jurors take into consideration the appeal of your subject matter to our fanbase. Including booth photos in your application will help us accurately gauge this category.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact our Artist Alley Coordinator at ArtistAlley@KuroNekoCon.com.

Artist Alley Agreement


Industry

Industry booths are complementary spaces that we reserve for members of the anime, manga, and gaming industries, organizing members of the convention community, and members of local cultural and educational organizations and clubs.

No general merchandise sales are permitted at Industry Booths. Industry Groups may sell items imprinted with their group’s name or logo only, such as pins, t-shirts, or bookmarks. Nonprofit conventions may sell memberships or tickets to their own convention or event.

Industry Applications are now open and will close when spaces are full.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact our Exhibitor Coordinator at Exhibitors@KuroNekoCon.com.

Industry Application

Industry Agreement