AFO Artist Alley Application
Welcome to Anime Festival Orlando’s Artist Alley. AFO takes great pride in providing one-of-a-kind merchandise and artwork for our attendees. Since the beginning, we have hand-selected our artists to help create a unique and fun shopping experience. We appreciate your interest in being an artist at Anime Festival Orlando.
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Please Review Carefully
We kindly ask that you review all the information before submitting any questions. If the material is already on the website or in your contract, you will be redirected accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns not clarified in the information below or in your contract, please contact the AFO Artist Coordinator (email@example.com)
All prices, spaces, terms, and conditions are subject to change.
Rules and Information
Artists in the Artist Alley are expected to abide by the guidelines below, as well as all rules of Anime Festival Orlando, and the Wyndham Orlando Resort. We want everyone to have fun, enjoy art, and be safe.
PLEASE BE AWARE ARTIST ALLEY IS IN AN ALWAYS OPEN PUBLIC SPACE
The Palms Foyer of the Convention Space of Wyndham Orlando Resort is open to the public 24/7. YOU (THE ARTIST) are responsible at the end of the day to remove any valuable materials.
Artist may check-in Thursday After 5 PM before the convention to get their badges.
Check-In will take place in the rear of the Dealer Room. The Coordinator will be located in the rear left of the hall.
Please have a valid form of ID to pick up your badge(s). Advanced notice is required in order to pick up badges for another artist.
Set-Up starts on Friday at 8:00 am. Since there will be convention attendees roaming the convention space prior to show open, we ask that you be ready to conduct business by the start time stated above.
Closing Time is up to you on Friday and Saturday. You may remain open as long as you wish, but no later than 2:00 am. Yes, the hotel may come by and ask you to close up for the night. Remember, anything you leave behind is at your own risk.
On Sunday, we ask that you be prepared to finalize your sales by the time posted below. Yes, the hotel may ask you to start wrapping up so they can start breaking down the space.
Please be kind and clean up your booth space when closing.
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Check-In Only)
8:00 am to (at your own choosing)
8:00 am to (at your own choosing)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm (12:00 pm for Early Access Passes)
10:00 am to 7:00 pm
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
General Policies & Required Documents
While in the Artist Alley all convention, venue, local, state, and federal rules, policies, and laws apply. Convention rules can be found on the AFO website and in your con guide.
All artists must show a government-issued, photo ID to check in at the Alley. If an artist is not able to produce a valid ID at check in, their table(s) will be held until noon on Saturday, at which point the table(s) will be considered unclaimed and open for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Accepted forms of ID include but are not limited to:
The artist makes a formal agreement to showcase in AFO Artist Alley upon receipt of payment. It is understood by AFO that, if you are under the age of 18, you have received consent from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to participate in the AFO Artist Alley. AFO will not refund any payments as a result of any issues that may arise from failure to obtain proper permissions by the artist.
Two (2) Artist Badges will be provided with the purchase of each booth. One for you and one for a healper. If you purchase a Half Table you will only receive One (1) badge. For additional badges please contact AFO Artist Coordinator(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Behavior, Noise, Photography
Refunds & No Shows
Personal Property/Merchandise & Displays
Artwork and Sales
AFO Artist Alley is intended to be a place to showcase your talent, and for the sale of your original art. In this spirit, the amount of fan art displayed at your table is encouraged to be proportional to original art for sale (50/50).
What us Considered Fan Art?
Examples of acceptable works for sale:
Examples of items prohibited for sale in the Alley:
Anime Festival Orlando is a family-friendly event. Art containing Adult Content is permitted in The Alley, but is subject to additional restrictions. Adult Content is anything that would not legally be permissible to display to minors. Identifying Adult Content will be part of the Portfolio Review process and is at the sole discretion of the AFO. Adult content may only be viewed or purchased by persons 18 years or older.
Sexually explicit works must be covered and labeled as Adult Content 18+ If you are wondering if your work will be considered as Adult Content, please ask the Artist Coordinator.
Work depicting any extreme violence or murder, etc. will also be subject to review.
The artist is responsible for verifying the age of their viewers, by Photo I.D., before they are allowed to view or purchase works containing Adult Content.
If the artist sells or displays Adult Content to a minor, the artist will be immediately removed from the Artist Alley and AFO without refund. They may also be held accountable under Orange County, Florida and/or Federal laws.
If a commission is requested of the artist that would fall under the Adult Content Rules, the artist must confirm that the person requesting the commission is not a minor. Failure to do so will result in the artist’s immediate removal from the Artist Alley without refund.