Artist Alley Application

Here is your chance to be a part of the C2E2 Artist Alley for 2018!

Please fill out this registration form completely and fully – the order that we receive applications does not have an impact on whether you receive a table. Note: if you exhibited in the 2017 Artist Alley you are not automatically accepted to the event in 2018 - you must reapply each year.

Space is limited and this form will close on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in C2E2 2018, we look forward to reviewing your application!

Instructions for obtaining an Artist Alley table:

  1. Fill out the following table request form (this is not a contract). Registration will close at 5:00 PM CST on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
    Please limit your application to two individual creators maximum per submission; we cannot accept applications from publishers or other group submissions. However, two artists may share an Artist Alley table, we just need to know who they are if applying together.
  2. We will contact all artists at 5:00 PM CST on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 with the status of their registration. 
  3. If your request is accepted you will then be sent a contract and you will need to send in your signed agreement with payment no later than Monday, January 5, 2018.

All artists who are accepted will be welcome to purchase a full 8’ table and two Badges for $425 or a half of one of those tables with 1 badge for $250. You must pay in full by Monday, January 5, 2018 in order to reserve your space, so please plan accordingly.

Before you officially apply for C2E2’s Artist Alley, please be aware of some of the rules and restrictions we have to ensure all artists have a successful and enjoyable event.

  • All banners/displays must be free standing, single-sided and only a few inches deep. Please make sure that the tops of all banners/displays are no more than 8ft tall (from the floor) and no more than 5.5ft wide; please keep in mind that tables are 2.5ft high when measuring your display.
  • Displays on tables need to be inward facing and no taller than 4ft; no artwork should face out towards another creator’s table; displays cannot obstruct the visibility of other tables.
  • The sale of unlicensed material or stolen artwork is strictly prohibited.
  • All artwork displayed needs to be the work of a creator who is present at the table; do not display the work of an artist who is not at the show.
  • All displayed artwork must be kept to a PG-13 Rating.
  • Artist Alley table cannot be used to sell merchandise such at t-shirts, pins, CDs/DVDs or plushies. Artist Alley tables are exclusively for use by creators who have artwork or other items directly related to their work for sale at their table (i.e. sketchbooks, prints, comics etc.)

If you have questions about what you are selling in Artist Alley, or any other questions, please contact Mike Miller.

If you understand and are amenable to all the above, you’re all set to apply! Now all we need is some information:

What do you consider yourself? Check all that apply:

Do you draw a Webcomic?

Companies You Worked with in the Past 5 Years:

Last Project Published:

(Tell us more about yourself! Projects you have worked on, awards you have won, education, etc)
Have you exhibited in C2E2’s Artist Alley before?

Do you have a twitter account?

*Please provide a link to a piece of your artwork or example of your writing.  Creators who do not provide a functional link to an example of their work will not be considered for the 2018 Artist Alley.
What other shows do you participate in? Check all that apply:

Where do you typically promote and sell your art? Check all that apply:

What is your primary reason for participating in Artist Alley? Choose one:

 Please be sure all your information is accurate. We must be able to contact you in order to confirm your presence in Artist Alley. Please note that this registration is not a contract and does not assure you a spot in Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo’s 2018 Artist Alley.
 If you have any questions or do not hear from C2E2 by  5:00 PM CST on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 , please contact  Mike Miller
 Thank you again for requesting space in Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018’s Artist Alley!
*C2E2 has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. If a person engages in harassing behavior, C2E2 Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from C2E2 with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Fans (Attendees), Speakers, Guests, Professionals, Press, Staff and Security are all subject to our Anti-Harassment Policy.

*I understand that submitting this form only registers my application for a space. It does not guarantee me a spot in Artist Alley. I also understand that if I received a space in last year’s Artist Alley, I am not automatically accepted into this year’s Artist Alley.



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