The Otaku Art & Craft fair allows artists and crafters to sell their handmade goods for an evening. It’s also a great opportunity for those who have always wanted to try Artist Alley, but want to test the waters first.. Any attendee is welcome to sell at this Fair. Any arts or crafts that you sell, must be of your own creation. We are welcoming authors to sell their books as well. We generally follow the same guidelines as we do for our artist alley and although we’ve never had an issue, we do reserve the right to ask you to remove any arts or crafts we deem inappropriate. Please keep to your own space and be respectful of your neighbors. Tarot/rune reading is permitted. Please no solicitation for donations. Please do not make items that contain Colossalcon’s trademarked logo or mascots.
After you’ve picked up your admission badge, you may head over to the craft fair. If you wish to line up in advance, the line will begin to the right of the craft fair and run along the wall. You will give them your information. They will then give you a map of where you can bring in your product.
Per Kalahari rules, you cannot bring product in through any of the glass entry doors. You must bring in product through the designated loading dock. When you bring in your product, your spot should be labeled for you. To avoid people gaming the system, we aren’t allowing anyone to pick their spot. We will start assigning tables closest to the entrance, and then work our way back, so the earlier you check-in, the better spot you should have. Based on last year, we’re expecting a very full house this time, so you will initially be limited to half a table (3′ wide by 2.5′ deep).
Steps to sell at the Craft Fair
- Buy admission and pick up your badge
- Go to craft fair room (starting at time TBD for check in)
- Staff will get some info from you, and instruct on where to setup.
- Find your half-table
- Make sure you have change.
- Cart your items to/from the craft fair in a rolling suitcase, so you don’t have to carry everything.