Artist Alley

Artist Alley Hours of Operation

Friday12 pm – 8 pm
Saturday11 am – 8 pm
Sunday11 am – 4pm

Thank you for your consideration but Artist Alley submissions are now closed.

Thank you! And see you at con!

Check-In and Breakdown for Artist

Check-In and Setup starts at 9am on Friday.

Break down is 4pm -6pm on Sunday

Artist Alley Rules

Artists agrees to be responsible for all claims of any nature, losses, damages, costs, expenses, personal injury, death, and/or any other claims arising from or related to any act or omission by the Vendor or his/her/their property, agents, representatives or employees in contravention.

You are responsible for securing your own personal property and merchandise. Daku Con and the Alley Staff are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items, merchandise, etc.

All artists must show a government-issued, photo ID to check in at the Alley or Vendor hall. All artists /vendors must be 18 or older.

There may only be two (2) people behind each table at any time. This includes the common spaces behind the tables as well. If you have more than one helper, only one can be behind your table (two people total) at a time. Please be mindful of access ways.

If a helper if checking in for a artist please let me know ahead of time so I can write their names down and make sure that they have their tables.

Table sizes are roughly 6 feet long by 2 feet wide and 2ft 5in tall. These dimensions are subject to change.

Two (2) chairs are provided with each table. You may not supplement this amount with your own chairs.

Other table spaces belong either to another artist, or to Daku Con. Interference with another table space, chairs, or displays is not allowed, and may subject you to charges, loss of your registered table space, or other action.

Any structure brought to display artwork must be of sound construction and may not extend more than 5 feet above the table. In addition, all displays must reside within the confines of your area, and may not impede access behind the table.

Please refrain from running, screaming, yelling, or horseplay; all artists are expected to be courteous and polite to one another, convention and hotel staff, the general public, and other attendees. Harrassment of any sort is not tolerated at Daku Con.

If anyone is disrupting you, please seek assistance from an Daku Staff member at any time.

Photography and video recording are permitted within The Alley, provided that the person being recorded has given permission. Similarly, pictures or videos of art are allowed only with permission of the artist.

Artists Alley merchandise rules:

(Examples of acceptable works for sale)

Any product featuring an artist’s original character.

Commissioned and hand-drawn works

Unique, individual, hand-made items.

Fan art that clearly does not violate rights of any license holders

Original props

(Examples of items prohibited for sale in the Alley)

Any work with copyrighted materials or trademarks, including traces, etc.

Bootleg products.

Items not owned by the registered artist

Products that can be bought at a store either in Japan or the US

Food, snacks or beverages

Legally imported merchandise or legitimate US products. This includes, but is not limited to: wall scrolls, sharpies, art supplies.

Any items for sale in the Dealers’ Room

Props that are a replication of a copyrighted and/or licensed nature.

Artists are expected to be open and available at their tables for as long as possible during daylight hours. We expect you to be at your table by 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday at the very latest. If something comes up or you know you won’t be able to make it for one of the days, please contact the Artist Alley Area Head as soon as possible. Please note that early closures for the Cosplay are acceptable.

Artists who do not show by 11am on Saturday will have their space sold to other artists, and will not be welcome back. This is only for check in, not set up, if you checked in Friday you won’t lose your space.