APRIL 16, 2022
HOLMES STUDENT CENTER
NOTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Artist & Vendor Hall 2022
Please read all of the information before you apply for the Artist & Vendor Hall.
An application form will be available after.
Karoshi-Con Artist & Vendor Hall will follow a first come, first-serve policy. This means we are likely accept you if you apply before the closing date with a completed application. Your application will still be subject to vetting for the appropriate requirements.You are required to submit to at least one of these below. Providing more than one will help us approve your application faster.
Link to an online store or shop of previous/current works (this shop does not have to be currently open)
Link to social media platform (such as Facebook, Instagram, Linktree) that has been active in the previous six months
Google drive link to a folder of at least 6 items of art or merchandise you intend to sell (can be samples or prototype items) that can be viewed
Art & Merch Rules
Karoshi-Con is a PG convention. All art pieces and merchandise will be held to a PG-13 standard. Mature materials will not be allowed to be displayed.If you have questions about products you wish to sell, contact us at our email with images or merchandise questions.
Absolutely no gore, violence, sexual or explicit content is allowed
No unpackaged, homemade food and snacks or drinks are allowed
WE WILL NOT ALLOW REPLICA WEAPONS, OR FAKE WEAPONS OF ANY KIND ON PREMESIS. THIS IS A UNIVERSITY RULE. DO NOT BRING THEM.
Tables & Spaces
Tables measure at 8 ft long, 30 inches across.
Tables are uncovered.
Two chairs are available per table, and you may request more chairs. Keep in mind space behind tables is limited.
Power drops are available, but they must be requested in advance, and they are only available in specific areas in the ballroom.
16x10 Foot Area
16x10 freestanding area
Provided with two optional tables in front and two chairs. You may rearrange them in the space or remove them.
You can bring other large items (clothes rack, stands, shelves, or smaller tables) that can accommodate a 16x10 space.
1 Table - $20.002 Tables - $40.0016x10 Ft. Area - $60.00
Payment for space:PayPal: Pay for your table space ahead of time. This is a new feature we are going to try this year.Cash - payment due on convention day check-in
Applications Open: December 15Applications Close: January 10Confirmation/Acceptance Email: January 15 - February 1Convention Day: April 16
Payment invoicing information will be sent with confirmation and acceptance emails.
Cash payments will also be accepted on the day of.We will send you a form to fill out for how many badges you will need for people working your space.Important information on parking, directions, and check-in instructions leading up to the convention day will also be available.
Hall Open Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMCheck-in will begin at 8:00 AM.For parking information, please read this page.You will follow signs to the Duke Ellington Ballroom,
There will be a Check-in table to receive convention badges and directed to where your table is.Electronic payment due ahead of time, or cash payment for space is due upon check-in.You are responsible for your merchandise that you bring into the center.
Application form was closed early on January 10.
This link will now take you to a waiting list.
Location: Duke Ellington Ballroom
Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm