Firstly, thanks all for help making Photo Alley 2012 such a success.
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. Please note, for the purposes of the Photo Alley, 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. Whether you are commercial or not is very important as it affects your booth cost, so please flag this when you register.
Where is Photo Alley located?
We are pleased to announce that Photo Alley will be in Hall D of the Toronto Congress Centre next to the Comic Market.
Currently we have limited space available in the TCC. If more space is allocated to us, we’ll let you know ASAP! :D
How much does a booth cost?
You spoke up and we listened. All costs are now on par with promotional tables.
For non-commercial booths, we require a cheque or money order for $150. You may also opt to donate products or services of equivalent retail value that will be auctioned off at our Sick Kids Charity Auction or used as prizes for other events or contests at Anime North.
For commercial booths, we require a cheque or money order for $250. You may also opt to donate product or services of equivalent retail value that will be auctioned off at our Sick Kids Charity Auction or used as prizes for events or contests at Anime North.
What does registering for a booth get me?
- two (2) badges for yourself and an assistant (additional badges may be purchased for $50 each)
- a 10x10 space in popular Hall D to call your own
- one (1) table
- two (2) chairs
- listing in the Anime North program
How many badges do I get?
We understand that photographers often need help to perfectly capture their art, as such you may include assistants with your registration. You will get two (2) badges with your registration. Additional badges may be purchased at the Early Bird price at $50 each.
What if I need electricity?
Anime North is not responsible for providing access to outlets. If you require power, please fill out this order form and send it directly to ShowTech. Please select Power Drop.
I would like to donate merchandise or services, what do I do?
If you are giving a merchandise donation, we will send you the address where you are to ship your merchandise donations. We would prefer that you send your donations in advance so that we have ample time to advertise your donations for the Charity Auction on our website and social media networks prior to the convention. Please attach your business card to your donations if possible. Please send in your donations by April 30, 2013 to ensure that your products arrive in time for this year's Charity Auction. If physically sending your donation is not possible, please send us an itemized list of your donations no later than April 30, 2013.
Anime North reserves the right to use items donated in 2013 for the 2014 Anime North Charity Auction or as prizes for other events in 2014.
For merchandise donations, they must be:
- Brand new and still in their original packaging
- Relevant to Anime North (i.e. art supplies, cosplay supplies, anime DVDs, manga, figurines, etc.)
- Current (i.e. video games released in the last year)
The same applies for service donations (i.e. gift certificate for a shoot and prints, drawing class sessions, film screening tickets, 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, 2013 so we can give it ample promotion.
We want to ensure that the convention is a safe and mutually understanding environment. All photographers must have release forms signed by their model (one copy for the model to keep and one for you to keep); minors must have their parent or legal guardian’s signature. If you need an example of a release form, please download this example. You will need to provide a copy of your release form with your registration.
- First and last name of yourself and your assistant.
- Commercial or Non-commercial (we can help you decide if you’re not sure)
- A copy of your release form
- A copy of your power drop form — you must send this to ShowTech as well