Artists Alley tables are SOLD OUT

Artists Alley tables are SOLD OUT. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please send an email to artistalley@mechacon.com. (If you have a club or organization that is interested in a Fan Table, please see the info at the bottom of this page.)

MechaCon’s Artist Alley is a place where artists, modelers, and small publishers can have the opportunity to display and/or solicit their works to our attendees. Artists can also use this area to take commissions and create new works. Some Artist Alley participants may choose to use their space to advertise their services or promote their clubs. Open to all artists, from beginners to professionals and studios, artists can use this opportunity to get their art out to the public and to meet fans of their works.

Artist Alley tables are now only available as a registration package which includes one table and one registration (equivalent to BasicPass). The cost for an Artist Alley Registration is $100 ($60 for the table, $40 for the badge). An additional Artist Alley badge (for an assistant to help at your table) may be purchased with your table registration for an extra $35. Limited to one additional badge per Artist Alley table registration. The assistant’s badge MUST be purchased along with the original table registration. It cannot be added on later. If you chose to have an assistant to help with your table, and do not register them with the original table registration, they will have to purchase a regular BasicPass or other weekend badge for the convention on their own. Artist Alley participants may attend the MechaCon X Formal/semi-formal dinner and opening ceremonies if they choose to add it to their registrations. Tables are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and cancellations are non-refundable. If all available tables are filled, a waiting list will be established for other interested registrants. Persons on the waiting list are not guaranteed a table.

Please note: T-shirts, lanyards and dinners may be added to your registration for an additional fee.

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List of Participants

Table 101 – Kevin Chen
Table 102 – Middle Earth Apartment
Table 103 – Rusty Bee Productions
Table 104 – Pleasantly Strange
Table 105 – Robby Musso- Official MechaCon Artist
Table 106 – Kelli Sarre- MechaCon Guest Artist (2013 Art Contest Winner)
Table 107 – Vicki & Logan Viverito
Table 108 – MintyMix
Table 201 – So Many Pigeons
Table 202 – Kevin Yan
Table 203 – Sorbet Jungle
Table 204 – Bandi Studios
Table 205 – Dreamgear Studios
Table 206 – Carlos Vega & Robin Ford
Table 207 – ForensicFoxCrafts & Art by Ara
Table 208 – Supernae’s Dots
Table 301 – Marcotte Studios
Table 302 – Jayson Garcia
Table 303 – Chantilly LLC
Table 304 – Jonquel Norwood
Table 305 – Kittiye’s Kreations
Table 306 – Flower Power
Table 307 – Meagan Tanner
Table 308 – Bleu Moon Studio
Table 401 – Decalzilla
Table 402 – Regine Skrydon
Table 403 – T-Box Design Group
Table 404 – Fairy Surreal
Table 405 – Cosplay Geekery
Table 406 – Apple Pudding
Table 407 – Jeanne Larson
Table 408 – Reve Lullaby
Table 501 – Amelie Belcher- MechaCon Guest Artist
Table 502 – Erinne Lester & Katherine Walker
Table 503 – ShinigamiArt
Table 504 – Otakuz with a Z
Table 505 – Gremware
Table 506 – AniPirates
Table 507 – Duct Tape Awesomeness
Table 508 – Christa Stewart
Table 509 – Ratty Creations
Table 510 – Three Geeks Studios
Table 511 – Jinny Liang
Table 512 – Nattosoup
Table 601 – Heidi Black
Table 602 – Erin Kennedy & Matthew Leblanc
Table 603 – Rockin’ Robin
Table 604 – Carly Ricci
Table 605 – Abydos Trading Post
Table 606 – Christopher Paulsen
Table 607 – Chuck Porcheron
Table 608 – Offbeat and Whimsical
Table 701 – Alice Infinity Designs
Table 702 – Gwyneth Arts LIVE!
Table 703 – Sew-It-All Creations
Table 704 – chaoticHARMONY
Table 705 – Doomsplosion
Table 706 – Mad Mac
Table 707 – Emily Flores
Table 708 – ARTabstraction
Table 801 – Santhria’s Shards & Meemeekoe’s Kittyart
Table 802 – Nerdy Pop Couture
Table 803 – Christina Entwisle & Megan Hourcade
Table 804 – Art by Johnny Segura
Table 805 – Shadow Ware Productions
Table 806 – xdplushie
Table 807 – zzyzzyy
Table 808 – RetroGameCrafts
Table 809 – Radtastical
Table 810 – Syppah’s Cute Creations
Table 811 – Velcro: The Ninja Cat
Table 812 – Sugar Shock Creations
Table 813 – Ashlyn Larmeu & Wendy Luscy
Table 814 – Madgeination Crafts
Table 815 – Miooo
Table 816 – Nate Smith & Courtney Ogburn
Table 817 – Chaos Kawaii
Table 818 – Inner Goddess Soap Company

*If you are an Artists Alley Participant and would like your website linked to your name in the list above, please email artistalley@mechacon.com


Register for an Artists Alley Table

Registration is NOW OPEN!

RULES:

  1. Set-up: Information Coming Soon.
  2. No Commercially available merchandise is to be sold in the Artists Alley. This is what the Dealers’ Room is for. Where the Dealers’ Room is all about commerce, The Artists Alley is all about creativity and originality.
  3. We encourage the sale of any products featuring your own creations, commissioned and hand-drawn works, unique hand-made items, fanzines, and similar items.
  4. All convention, local, state, and federal rules will apply while in the Artists Alley. If you break any of the convention rules you will be dealt with in an appropriate manner. If you break any laws expect to have to deal with law enforcement and possible prosecution. We will not protect you if you break the law.
  5. Overly loud music, videos, etc. will NOT be tolerated in the Artists Alley. If the amount of sound that you, your table, or anything related to you or your table is found to be disruptive, you will be given your first and only warning and you will be made to turn the volume down.
  6. If you want to have a raffle or giveaway, please inform the Artists Alley Liaison ahead of time so that we can assist with any possible line forming or crowding issues. Crowding becomes a problem when it begins to block the thoroughfares between tables becoming a fire hazard. Therefore please get your raffle/giveaway taken care of as quickly as possible.
  7. NO SIGNS, art, or anything else are allowed to be attached to the walls at the Riverside Hilton. You may tape or otherwise attach things to the front of your table, as long as no hotel or convention property is damaged.
  8. Food, snacks, and/or beverages are NOT to be sold in the Artists Alley.
  9. Merchandise bearing official character likenesses are not allowed. These would be directly competing with licensed merchandise and would definitely break copyright laws. Clothing and accessories are usually licensed. (However, if you’re using characters you already own, or have explicit permission to use, you’re fine.)
  10. NO HENTAI or any other sexually explicit material of any kind will be allowed in the Artists Alley.

Please note the following:

Artist Alley registrants will receive an email stating the acceptance of his/her Artist Alley registration once his/her registration has been processed.  A second confirmation email containing your table number will be sent within a couple of weeks after you register online.

Registrants will receive their badges (and shirts where applicable) as well as table assignments at the convention with a valid photo ID. Hotel accommodations are NOT included with any registrations. Please visit MechaCon.com for additional registration options, information on the event, hotel information, rules & regulations. We reserve the right to refuse any registration for any reason.

A current, valid picture ID is necessary to pick up any badge/registration/Artist Alley packet. Artist Alley registration packages can only be picked up by the attendee the packet and table is registered to.

We are not responsible for any errors submitted during the registration process.

Once you have registered and acquired an Artist Alley table, there is no refund. However, you can replace your name with another adult’s name as well as other important information before July 5, 2014. Please contact the Registration Coordinator to make changes on the registration and Artist Alley records.


MechaCon Fan Tables

Due to the increasing number of clubs and organizations requesting fan tables at MechaCon, we have come up with a list of FAQs and new guidelines about fan tables. Fan tables are NOT the same as Artists Alley tables, Industry tables, or Convention tables.

What is a fan table?

Fan tables are provided at MechaCon on a first-come, first-serve basis to qualifying fan clubs and non-profit organizations that wish to promote at our convention. MechaCon reserves the right to refuse a table to an organization or club that we feel may not be appropriate for our event, or for a fan table.

How much is a fan table?

Fan tables are free of charge to qualifying organizations and groups on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tables are very limited.

Do the members of my group have to buy badges if I have a fan table?

Fan tables come with 2 complimentary weekend passes. All other members of the group will have to buy badges to attend the convention, and/or work the table.

Can I sell merchandise at my fan table?

Sorry, but as a courtesy to our vendors and Artists Alley participants who purchase tables to sell merchandise, we cannot allow any sales of merchandise at fan tables.

Is electricity available at my fan table?

Sorry, but we cannot provide electricity to fan tables, due to the cost involved from the hotel. However, if you are near an outlet, feel free to plug something in. Please keep in mind though, that we will not know specific placement of fan tables and outlets until we get to the hotel, so we cannot take requests to be near outlets, or start moving people around at the last minute. If you get lucky enough to be placed by an outlet, feel free to use it, but we make no promises.

How do I get a fan table for my organization or club?

To be considered for a fan table, please send an email to artistalley@mechacon.com with a description of your club, contact information, and links to any web pages that you may have. A reply will be sent to you letting you know if you have been approved, and if your table has been added to the list, with further instructions.

List of Fan Tables

Table F01 – Bast Alpha Garrison of the 501st Legion
Table F02 – Adventurers League of G.E.A.R.S
Table F03 – Louisiana Steampunks
Table F04 – SWLA Browncoats
Table F05 – NOLA Lolitas
Table F06 – Louisiana D20 Girls
Table F07 – Mind’s Eye Society
Table F08 – Dagobah Base Rebel Legion
Table IA8 – Louisiana Ghostbusters
Table IA7 – Steampunk New Orleans
Table IA6 – Mandalorian Mercs
Table IA5 – USS New Orleans
Table C09 – NOLA Library Anime
Table C10 – Krewe du Who

List of Industry Tables

Table IA1 – Antarctic Press
Table IA2 – Eien Strife
Table IA3 – Queen D
Table IA4 – The Green Inferno Movie

List of Convention Tables

Table C01 – BayouCon
Table C02 – CONtraflow
Table C03 – CoastCon
Table C04 – Anime South
Table C05 – Crescent City Comic-Con
Table C06 – Geekonomicon
Table C07 – DerpyCon South
Table C08 – CyphaCon


Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in August!