Welcome talented artist!

From here, you will be able to learn the lay of the land, as well as apply for an artist alley table once applications open! We are so excited to see all of your amazing wares at Comic Con Honolulu!

Should I get an Artist Alley table or a Dealer’s booth?

  • There are different restrictions on what you can sell at each type of table.
  • If your merchandise is handcrafted by you, and available in limited quantities, an artist alley table is for you!
  • Dealer’s tables will be home to licensed, resold and mass produced merchandise.

Where is the Artist Alley?

  • Comic Con Honolulu is located in the Hawaii Convention Center. The 2017 artist alley will be in Kamehameha II.

How do I purchase an Artist Alley table?

  • The Comic Con Honolulu 2017 Artist Alley application is now open. The following text will guide you through the process.
  • Complete and submit the online application form (found at the bottom of this page)
  • Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified via the email you provided whether you have been accepted, wait-listed, or denied space in the Artist Alley.
  • Your acceptance email will include a copy of the Artist Alley contract. You will have 14 days to submit the completed contract you your payment. If we do not receive your contract and payment within 14 days, we will offer your space to someone on the wait-list.

Rules for artists

  • All vendors will obey federal, state, and local laws and ordinances regarding the sale of material that, intentionally or unintentionally, infringes upon the trademarks or copyrights of another party.
  • Please abide by the state of Hawaii’s new local law regarding the ban of plastic bags.

Limitations on Sales

  • Artist Alley vendors may only sell their own original artwork and creations.
  • Artists cannot sell licensed or logo merchandise unless it can be considered “fan art.”
  • Artists may not sell “mass produced” items. Artist Alley defines “mass produced” as more than 100 units of a single item. Resellers and commercial artists are welcome to purchase booth space in the Dealer’s Room.
  • The sale of real weapons is prohibited in Artist Alley.
  • You may not display material deemed offensive or inappropriate. The Artist Alley Directors and Comic Con Honolulu have the sole right to determine what is offensive or inappropriate. You may not sell offensive or inappropriate material to minors (under age 18).

General Rules

  • You may share your table space with other vendors, but you may not resell, sublet, or otherwise profit off the table space itself. If you share table space, the table owner (purchaser) will be held liable for any rule violations committed by other vendors at their table.
  • There are no refunds on table sales. If you cannot attend, contact us before the cancellation deadline, and we can roll-over your table to the following year. You may only roll-over one year. Tables are non-transferable and cannot be sold to another vendor.
  • You may not damage, mark, or disfigure any of the provided equipment (including tables, chairs, table skirting, carpets, etc.). Report any accidental damage to the Artist Alley Staff as soon as possible. You may be held responsible for any fines incurred by Comic Con Honolulu resulting from these damages.
  • There is to be no smoking, burning of objects, or open flame in Artist Alley at any time.
  • Artist Alley Directors and Staff promote a safe and respectful environment for the artists and guests. As such, vendors must abide by all instructions given to them by Comic Con Honolulu and Artist Alley Directors and Staff. Vendors must also comply to the rules set forth by the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
  • Artists in Artist Alley should conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Dyad, LLC and the Comic Con Honolulu staff are not responsible for any personal items or merchandise.
  • Confirm you are providing a valid email address and check your email often. If you do not hear from us, contact the Artist Alley Director to verify your correct email address. Artist Alley is not liable if you do not receive information because you did not check your email or provided a faulty email address.

Booth Displays

  • You may play videos/music, but noise levels must be kept to a reasonable level. Limit volume to no more than 5 feet from your booth. If there are complaints you will be asked to turn down/off your music.
  • No more than 2 chairs will be allowed per full table.
  • Freestanding forms must be 10′ high or lower and be secure to ensure public safety.
  • Your items cannot extend into the walkways or into other vendors’ spaces.
  • Per Fire Department regulations, additional power strips may not be plugged into the ones provided.
  • The Hawai’i Convention Center requires the use of special tape on any carpeted area. Do not tape anything to the carpet.
  • If you require more outlets or if an area poses a tripping hazard, see the Artist Alley staff.

If special arrangements are required, please contact the Artist Alley Director no later than 2 weeks before the convention.

     

Header image courtesy of Zarli Win.