DerpyCon 2020 - October 30 - November 1, 2020 - New Brunswick, NJ
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ARTIST ALLEY

ARTIST ALLEY APPLICATIONS FOR DERPYCON 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in being an Artist at DerpyCon 2019.  Below you will find rules, policies, and information regarding being in our Artist Alley.  Please read all rules and policies before applying.  If you have any questions, please contact the Artist Alley Head.

Our Artists Alley Applications will open on April 1, 2019 at 8:00pm EDT and close on May 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.  You will be contacted by our Artists Alley Head during the week of June 3, 2019 informing you whether or not you have been awarded a spot in our Artist Alley.  If you have been accepted, full payment information will be provided at that time.

This page sets forth the regulations for the DerpyCon 2019 Artist Alley.  By applying for space in the DerpyCon 2019 Artist Alley, you (the Artist) agree to abide by these regulations.


About the Convention

DerpyCon is a multi-genre anime, gaming, sci-fi, and comics convention celebrating the many facets of pop-culture.  2019 will be our sixth year and our theme is “Bon Voyage Time Travel.”


Juried Artist Alley

We select all of our artists by a jury selection; that is to say that all applications will be reviewed based on content only.  Having a jury system allows us to keep our Artist Alley diverse in selection so that not every table is showcasing the same style or product type.

To aid in this process, please fill out your application clearly and completely.  The more information on your work that you provide, the better we can judge your application.  We receive many more applications than we can accept and having samples of your work or previous convention tables will greatly aid in our process.


Artist Alley Rates

An Artist Alley Table is $125 and Consists Of:

  • One (1) 6ft Table
  • One (1) Artist Badge

Additional artist badges can be purchased at a rate of $35 each.

Any and all electricity requests must be made via the application.  There are a limited number of electrical outlets in the Artist Alley.  If you request electricity we will try to place you near the outlet and will provide an extension cord.

Payment will be arranged via Stripe via DerpyCon’s Payments Center website, or via check or money order by mail.

Artists that have paid and cancel prior to August 5, 2019 will receive a full refund.  Artists that have paid and cancel prior to September 5, 2019 will receive a 50% refund.  Any cancellations on or after September 5, 2019 will result in complete forfeiture of payment and table.


Artist Alley Policies

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a table at the convention (or have turned 18 between the time of application and the convention)
  • Artists must abide by all convention policies, all rules set forth on this page, and any written or verbal rules set forth by the Artist Alley Head or Con Chair.

What Can You Sell?

  • Your artwork, as in it must be made by you (or a member of your studio).
  • Fan art that is explicitly your own work (no plagiarizing).
  • Commissioned works.

Note: Artist Alley is NOT a replacement for the Dealers Room – if you plan on selling licensed merchandise, you MUST apply for a Dealers Room space.  Any Artist Alley Applications with licensed merchandise will be denied without review.

What Can’t You Sell?

  • Copied or traced artwork.
  • Plagiarized artwork.
  • Of any kind.
  • Legal, imported merchandise.
  • Unlicensed reproductions of merchandise.
  • Food or beverages.

If you are caught or reported to be selling any of the above banned items, or anything else deemed banned by the Artist Alley Head or Con Chair, DerpyCon reserves the right to dismiss your table from the convention with no refund.  A first warning given should be considered your last, and any warnings after that will result in expulsion from the convention and forfeiture of all fees.

Adult Material

DerpyCon allows the sale of Adult Material, assuming proper guidance is followed.  DerpyCon is a family-friendly convention (small and underage children will be walking about) so ALL adult material must be covered.  If someone wishes to view your adult material, please ID them before they view it.  No one under the age of 18 is allowed to view adult material – NO EXCEPTIONS.  Artists who display adult material in the general public’s view or attempt to sell it or show it to underage attendees will be reminded once about the Adult Material Policy.  Failure to comply will result in expulsion from the convention and forfeiture of all fees.

Bootleg Policy

DerpyCon has a strict, NO BOOTLEG policy.  We will have zero-tolerance for any artists that do not comply with our policies regarding bootlegs and trademark violations.  Failure to comply with this policy will result in expulsion from the convention and forfeiture of all fees.


Hours of Operation

Set-Up Public Hours Tear-Down
Thursday 9:00pm – 12:00am
Friday 7:00am – 1:00pm 1:00pm – 8:00pm 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 10:00am 10:00am – 7:00pm 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 10:00am 10:00am – 4:00pm 4:00pm – 8:00pm

These times are subject to change.


Security and Overnight

The Artist Alley room will be locked when the room is not open.  You will not be able to access your table outside of the times listed above.

If the Artist Alley table is located in the mall, there shall be the following modifications to the agreement:

Payment is $85.00 for the table and single badge.

The table will not be in a locked space – we recommend you take all of your wares with you when you close up.

There are no set opening or closing hours – you may work as little or as long as you wish.


Tax ID

Each artist alley member selling will need to register to collect sales tax in NJ. New Jersey law requires all vendors, even “one-time” vendors, to register with the State for tax purposes at least 15 business days before starting business, and to collect New Jersey sales tax on all sales of taxable tangible personal property or services. There are no special provisions for temporary vendors.

Once registered, you must file all required returns until you properly end your tax registration with New Jersey. File Form NJ-REG (Business Registration Application) to register with the State to collect/remit New Jersey taxes such as sales tax or employee withholdings, and to obtain a New Jersey tax identification number. You can register online or file a paper application. For additional information on registering your business visit the Division of Revenue’s website at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml. Also see publications ANJ-11, Arts & Crafts Businesses and New Jersey SalesTax, ANJ-15, Flea Markets & New Jersey Sales Tax, and ANJ-13, Ending Your  Tax Registration in New Jersey, available at the Division’s Sales and Use Tax Publication page at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/publsut.shtml.

DerpyCon is not responsible for the artist registration to New Jersey State for collecting sales tax.

DerpyCon has the right to remove a artist if a Proof of Registration certificate is missing or not valid. To obtain a proof of registration, visit http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/proofreg.shtml.


General Notices

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed in the Artist Alley.
  • Be respectful of your neighbors and other con goers.
  • If you have any issues, complaints, or disputes, please bring it to the attention of the staff – Artist Alley staff will have the final say in all solutions.
  • Please keep your things in your allotted space.
  • Please refrain from storing trash or empty storage boxes at your table or in the room.
  • DerpyCon reserves the right to prohibit the sale or advertising of any merchandise or service.

JENTHONY ENTERPRISES, INC. (HEREAFTER “THE PROMOTER”) AND THE HYATT REGENCY MORRISTOWN (HEREAFTER “THECONVENTION SPACE”, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICIALS, SUBSIDIARIES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, OPERATORS, OFFICERS, VOLUNTEERS AND EMPLOYEES (HEREAFTER ” THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR TO THE ARTIST OR THE ARTIST’S EMPLOYEES OR PROPERTY FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER. THE PROMOTER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR FAILURE TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS DOCUMENT AS A RESULT OF STRIKES, RIOTS, ACTS OF GOD, OR OTHER CAUSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER NOT WITHIN THE CONTROL OF THE PROMOTER. ANYONE VISITING, VIEWING, OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN THE ARTIST’S EXHIBIT IS DEEMED TO BE THE INVITEE OR LICENSEE OF THE ARTIST, RATHER THAN THE INVITEE OR LICENSEE OF THE PROMOTER. THE PROMOTER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY WHATSOEVER TO THE PERSONS CONDUCTING OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN THE CONDUCT OF THE ARTIST’S EXHIBIT OR TO INVITEES, LICENSEES OR GUESTS OF THE ARTIST. THE ARTIST ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, WHETHER ACTING WITHIN OR WITHOUT THE SCOPE OF THEIR AUTHORITY AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES FROM RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR JOINTLY, FROM OTHER CAUSES WHICH ARISE BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS. THE ARTIST UNDERSTANDS THAT NEITHER THE PROMOTER NOR THE CONVENTION SPACE MAINTAINS INSURANCE COVERING THE ARTIST’S PROPERTY. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ARTIST TO OBTAIN SUCH INSURANCE. THERE IS NO OTHER AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY BETWEEN THE ARTIST AND THE PROMOTER EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THIS DOCUMENT. THE RIGHTS OF THE PROMOTER UNDER THIS DOCUMENT IS DEEMED WAIVED EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY STATED IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED OFFICER OF THE PROMOTER. ANY ACTION, WHICH THE PROMOTER OR THE ARTIST MAY BRING AGAINST EACH OTHER, BASED UPON OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS DOCUMENT OR ITS PERFORMANCE, IS BROUGHT FORTH IN FEDERAL OR STATE COURT LOCATED WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND THE PROMOTER AND THE ARTIST HEREBY WAIVE ALL QUESTIONS OF PERSONAL JURISDICTION OR VENUE IN ORDER TO GIVE EFFECT OF THIS PROVISION. THE ARTIST AGREES TO ASSUME ALL RISK, AND TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTER AND THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DEFENSE COSTS, LIABILITY, EXPENSE OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTER’S USE OF THE LEASED PREMISES OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF THE PROMOTER OR ANY OF THE PROMOTER’S EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, PATRONS, GUESTS OR INVITEES; EXCEPTING SUCH CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DEFENSE COSTS, LIABILITY, EXPENSE, OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SOLE NEGLIGENCE OF ONE OF THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES. THE ARTIST ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY AND AGREES TO DEFEND THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DEFENSE COSTS, LIABILITY, EXPENSE OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ARTIST’S OR THE PROMOTER’S USE OF THE LEASED PREMISES. NEITHER THE PROMOTER NOR THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE THAT MAY OCCUR TO THE ARTIST, THE ARTIST’S EMPLOYEES, OR PROPERTY FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER. DERPYCON WILL PROVIDE UNARMED SECURITY GUARD SERVICE FOR THE EXHIBITION SPACE DURING THE HOURS THE EXHIBIT PREMISES ARE CLOSED. HOWEVER, ARTISTS ARE SOLELY AND FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR EXHIBIT MATERIAL. ALL PROPERTY OF AN ARTIST IS UNDERSTOOD TO REMAIN IN THE ARTIST’S CARE, CUSTODY AND CONTROL IN TRANSIT TO OR FROM OR WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE EXHIBIT PREMISES.

ARTISTS UNDERSTAND THAT DERPYCON RESERVES THE RIGHT TO USE THE ARTIST’S NAME OR IMAGE FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. ARTISTS ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT DERPYCON RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RELEASE A VENDOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC. SHOULD ANY PROVISION OF THIS DOCUMENT BE RENDERED OR DECLARED INVALID BY REASON OF ANY EXISTING OR SUBSEQUENTLY ENACTED LEGISLATION OR BY ANY DECREE BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, SUCH INVALIDATION OF SUCH PART OR PORTION OF THIS DOCUMENT WILL NOT INVALIDATE THE REMAINING PORTIONS, AND THEY WILL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.


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