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Photo Alley 2018

Welcome to Anime North 2018. Please note that due to very limited space on Photo Alley, booths will be available only on a first come first served basis.

Please note that there will be cost of living fees increases for Photo Alley starting 2018.

The following notice is only applicable to photographers planning to charge money for photoshoots within Anime North’s premises. Due to liability issues that still cannot be resolved, Anime North will only allow photo shoot sales via the Photo Alley within the convention premises during the convention at this time. Photographers not registered through Photo Alley will not be allowed to charge photo shoots for money within the convention premises as stated in this policy:

“Selling by individuals in any area controlled by the convention or its venues, including the parking areas, is strictly prohibited without the express permission of the convention."

Any photographers caught selling/charging photoshoot services not contracted under the Photo Alley within the Anime North premises may face expulsion from the convention and possible denial of participation in any future Anime North events.

What is Photo Alley?

The Photo Alley is dedicated space for photographers to build their portfolios and share their photo taking skills with cosplayers. Both commercial and non-commercial photographers are welcome.

Commercial photographers are defined as persons either charging to take photos or to provide digital or print copies of the images taken at the convention for profit.

Non-commercial photographers are defined as individuals either donating their profits to charity or not charging for their services.

Please send an application request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please indicate in your request if you are commercial or non-commercial photographer.

Where is Photo Alley located?

Photo Alley will be in the Toronto Congress Centre.

What are the dimensions of a Photo Alley booth? What comes with it?

All booths are 10'x10' with pipe and drape borders and come with one (1) 6' table, two (2) chairs, and two (2) badges. Additional badges can be purchased for $60 CDN each. Only photographers with Photo Alley Booths will be entitled to exclusive rights to advertise their booking services via the Anime North Official social media sites.

Please note that we are enforcing that photographers stay within the 10'x10' dimensions of their as marked by the pipe and draping boundaries. Unauthorized removal of the pipe and drapes as well as repeated complaints regarding overstepping the boundaries may result in denial of Photo Alley space for next year.

How do I arrange for a bigger booth or to arrange sponsorship with Anime North for my company?

You may purchase more than one booth space subject to availability. If you wish to have a larger Photo Alley booth or to arrange sponsorship with Anime North, please indicate it on your request when you contact Regina Beecham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I would like internet access or electricity drops. What do I do?

Anime North only provides the space for your booths. You will need to make your own arrangements and pay the additional costs directly to the ShowTech in order to have electricity and internet access. Let us know and we will send you the direct link for you to arrange it online.

How much does a Photo Alley booth cost?

Each 10’x10’ space costs $300, payable only by cheque or bank money order. Online payments are on a case by case basis. If you wish to pay online, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to make arrangements.

What can I sell in Photo Alley?

Photography services, photographs, and photography-related merchandise are the only items allowed to be sold in Photo Alley. If you are actually looking for Dealers Room, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

What is your consent and waiver policy in Photo Alley?

We want to ensure that the convention is a safe and mutually understanding environment. Also, by Canadian Law, photography models must be at least 18 years of age to give consent to settings similar to what is offered in Anime North. If underage, models must have a guardian give consent.

Anime North requires that photographers provide a consent form and/or release waiver to be signed by the model or guardian (in duplicate, one for the model to keep and one for the photographer to keep). If you need an example of a release form, please download filmphotographyreleasesample.docx.

In addition, the forms must also have a section stating that:

"I acknowledge that Anime North is not responsible for the photographs and/or its potential future use and/or distribution taken by the photographer in this booth."

Please send us a copy of the consent forms and/or release waivers that you intend to use along with your Photo Alley application form.

How do I donate some of my promotional merchandise and/or services?

Anime North welcomes donations for our Toronto Sick Kids Hospital Charity Auction, but we will no longer be accepting donations in lieu of fees payment. While Anime North can offer some recognition for donors' generosity, Canadian tax laws do not permit the convention to issue charitable donation receipts for tax purposes.

We will send you the address where you can ship your merchandise donations if you wish to send them ahead of time; that will enable us to have ample time to advertise your donations to the Charity Auction on our website and social media networks prior to the convention. Please attach your business card to your donations if possible.

If physically sending your donation in advance is not possible, please send an itemized list of your donation by April 30th, 2018 if possible, so that it can be advertised on our website and social media ahead of time for the auction.

Last minute donations may be accepted as well, but will not be advertised.

For merchandise donations, they must be:

  • Brand new, that is not used and in its original packaging
  • Relevant to Anime North (i.e. photography gear, special effects computer programs, etc.)
  • Service donations such as gift certificate for photoshoot sessions, photography workshop/classes, photography modeling lessons, etc. If you cannot send the certificate ahead of time, please send us all details of your service, including a description, duration, and the number of sessions you are donating prior to April 30, 2018 so we can give it ample advertisement on our website and social media.

I was approved for a booth but due to unforeseen circumstances am no longer able to attend. What do I do?

Photo Alley has a fixed number of booths available on a first-come, first-paid basis and often will have a waiting list after all of the booths have been approved. Thus, due to the high demand for the Photo Alley Booths, we request that you inform Anime North ASAP if you will not be able to send a representative to physically use your booth. If we are given adequate notice prior to the convention that you will not need to use your booth, we may issue a refund of your fees. Failure to inform us will result in a delay or denial of your fees refund and automatic denial of future applications.

Who do I contact if I have other questions not answered by this FAQ sheet?

Regina Simon Beecham
Anime North Industry Area Director
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