Artist's Alley Rules and Regulations 2013
Artist's Alley will be staffed from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, 12:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, and 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Sunday. There will be no staff in Artist's Alley after it has closed, therefore transactions are forbidden.
Artist's alley half-table spaces will be assigned at the start of each day by a random lottery. Artists can sign up to have their names included in the lottery starting at 9:30 A.M. on Friday. During the operating hours on Friday and Saturday, artists can sign up to be included in the lottery for the following day. The lottery will take place each day approximately one half hour before the Artist's Alley opens. Because space is not guaranteed day to day, it is advised that artists who are taking overnight work get contact information from their patrons in order to deliver an item, should the need arise.
There will be no sales of non-original or pre-made items allowed. These are items that are produced in sizeable quantity before the convention, such as prints, bookmarks, posters, pins, patches, portfolios, calendars, luggage tags, et cetera. These things are restricted for sale in the Dealer's Den only. However, pre-made conbadges and commissions brought for pickup do not apply. Artist's Alley is intended primarily to be for art created and commissioned at Furry Connection North. Furry Connection North is not responsible for your tax obligations in the State of Michigan.
There will be power available but not enough to accommodate artists at all tables. Because of this, there will be allowances if an Artist needs to visit their hotel room to do any laminating or to drop off or retrieve their computer. This limit shall be no more than 15 minutes per artist, and will be recorded. Please try to not take more than one 'break' every two hours. If you plan to be gone longer than that, you must pack up your things. If you are gone for more than the allotted time, you will forfeit your table space. This is in order to allow fair rotation for artists who had not been yet offered a spot. While you are away, you must designate someone to watch your things. This will not be the responsibility of Furry Connection North. Furry Connection North will not be held liable for unattended items, nor will it be held liable for lost or stolen items. When you leave, even for a break, you must check out with the Artist's Alley Director.
Please refrain from playing music or movies on any portable devices that may create sound through anything other than headphones. Noise from these objects may disturb the other artists at work.
If you plan on drawing anything above a PG rating, all efforts must be made to keep the images discretely covered. You must clearly mark any albums you have that are mature, or place a sign on the binder that states mature pieces are contained within.
For easier navigation, there will be a directory board located beside the Artist Alley Director's table. This directory will tell people which table (and which half) you are located at. It will be changed upon sign-in and sign-out, so would be current to who is there at that moment. An additional board will be placed at the entrance to the Artist's Alley displaying how many seats are vacant at any given time.
To obtain a table you must be a registered FCN attendee. When you sign in, you will be required to give your real legal name, your convention badge name, your badge number and a signature. By signing for table space, you will be acknowledging that Furry Connection North is not responsible for your items in any way, shape, or form, and that you agree to abide by the guidelines set above. There will be a copy of these guidelines beside the sign-in form if you would like to go over them again.
Violation of these terms and guidelines could lead to disciplinary action up to removal from Artist's Alley or removal from the convention. You have agreed to abide by the above rules by signing up for and occupying a table.
InfinityFire, Artist's Alley Director FCN 2013