Terms And Conditions for Artists

Artists must have a “California Seller’s Permit” with applicable date and location for the duration of the event, which can be obtained from “The California Board of Equalization”, and have the document (or copy) with them while in the Artists’ Alley. The seller’s permit must be in the Primary Artist’s Name. Artists may share a table with another artist. Any Assistants or Secondary Artist will be operating under the same permit.

Tablespaces are non-transferable; Artists may not willingly give their table away. Tables may be transferred from the Primary Artist to the Secondary Artist once, with an updated Seller’s Permit.

Tables are non-refundable after April 18th, 2019; except for specific circumstances.

  • Refunds are subject to a processing fee once they are accepted
  • Refunds are NOT guaranteed.
  • Refunds will be sent via check to the address of table purchaser

Artists that do not check-in to their table space prior to 10:00 am on April 19th, 2019 will forfeit their tablespace. Please check with the Artists’ Alley Coordinator for the list of exceptions.

Requests for specific tables or neighbors may be made prior to the event, but are not guaranteed during the event. Relocation is up to the discretion of the AAC.

Check-in and set-up will be announced soon.

Please bring the following requirements:

  • Confirmation of table purchase (email, print out, etc.)
  • A hard copy of California Seller’s Permit
  • A valid government issued photo I.D. matching the name on registration and Seller’s Permit. (Primary Artists must check in for tables. Secondary artists and assistants may not check in, unless they are listed on the Seller’s Permit.)

Names for publications will be done in the following format:

  • “First and Last Name” for single artists and “First and Last Name / First and Last Name” for Primary and Secondary Artists
  • Artists may be listed as a Group/Circle name, or requested nickname/handle
  • If no pen name or group name is given, the primary artists’ first and last name will be used

ARTISTS’ ALLEY RULES:

  1. The table number must be visible at all times.
  2. Nothing is to be taped, stapled or glued to the table itself.
  3. Event Sponsor is not liable for lost or stolen items belonging to Artist. Artists’ Alley will have set hours and lockdown.
  4. Doors will be locked overnight. Artists leaving their personal items unattended do so at their own risk.
  5. Open areas will not be obstructed with Artists’ goods. Any property occupying walkways will be removed and Artist will be given one verbal warning. Further warnings will result in the removal of property and/or forfeiture of table.
  6. Artist will not sell:
  • Proxy items/nothing sold from another studio
  • Bootleg material and/or anything that violates copyright infringement
  • Any food or beverage
  • Mass produced items not originally created by the primary and/or secondary artist.
  • Commercial items
  • Makeup or offer wig styling services; services may be paid for in the Event Space but must be conducted off-site. Henna tattoos, face painting, and other work expressing art on a person’s body are prohibited while in the Artists’ Alley.
  • Due to the nature of the convention, 18+ material may be displayed but MUST have genitalia covered in accordance with local nudity and public decency laws, and must be covered when transported outside of the convention. Depictions of illegal drugs and/or violence are not permitted under any circumstance. All characters depicted in adult situations must be of legal age (18+). Any questionable content may be subject to removal at the discretion of AAC; failure to comply will result in removal from Artists’ Alley.
  • “City of Burbank Municipal Code
    • City of Burbank: Title 5, Police and Public Safety, Morals and Conduct Chapter 3, 5-3-109: Public Nudity and Disrobing: No person shall appear, bathe, sunbathe, walk, change clothes, disrobe or be in any public place, place open to the public, or place open to public view in such manner that the genitals, vulva, pubis, pubic hair, buttocks, perineum, anus, anal region or pubic hair region of any person, or any portion of the breast at or below the upper edge of the areola of any female person, is exposed to public view.”
  • Sale of artwork that is not created by the Artist is strictly prohibited. Do not trace, vectorize, copy, or otherwise alter and/or reproduce artwork, whether as a part or the whole of a work. This includes official logos, symbols, background art, and any other pre-existing material that is not the work of the registered Artist(s).
  • Weapons: Swords, guns, and any projectile items are prohibited.
  • Lighted candles or incense: Do not make your table a fire hazard.
  • Helium Balloons
  • Artist (or Artist Assistant) must be present at Artists’ Alley to sell Artist’s work. All sales must be conducted at Artist’s table. No outside sales are permitted.

ARTIST ALLOWANCES

  • Only products produced by the Artist are allowed in Artists’ Alley:
    • Original self-made artwork (fanart or original characters) that have been made into prints (copies), comics, books, bookmarks, calendars, pins, plushies, T-shirts, key-chains, buttons, etc.
    • Commissioned artwork requested by convention attendees
    • Self-made clothing/costumes, hats, gloves, wigs, etc.
    • Self-published CDs, DVDs, and other hardware formats / digital downloads
    • Costume props: after a sale, all props must be taken directly to hotel room, car or be peace-bonded immediately
    • Styling services for wigs must be performed off-site in a hotel room, studio, etc.
    • Tables cannot be moved or block entrances or exits.
    • Overhead displays must demonstrate stability during all hours of the day, regardless of surroundings. Anything deemed as a safety hazard by the Artists’ Alley Coordinator must be corrected or taken down immediately.
    • Overhead displays must not extend past the artist’s own table or block another table or walkway.
    • Total clearance must not exceed 6 feet wide by 9 feet tall
    • Displays may NOT block walkways behind tables
    • Products and inventory may be stored under the table, and may NOT block walkways or foot traffic.
    • Artists reserve the right to prohibit photography of their merchandise and assigned table area.

ARTIST CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Any behavior not approved by the AAC will first receive one verbal warning. Further warnings will result in forfeiture of table. This includes harassment of any other artist/staff/attendee, theft of any kind, or unpleasant odors from the artist’s table.
  • Any complaints and/or disputes between Artists (and/or staff) will be investigated by staff in a timely matter.
  • Artist MUST comply with convention policy as well as city and state laws. Any violation of the above may result in expulsion from the convention.