We said last year would be the final year using a first-come, first-serve model for the Artist Alley and we are a convention of our word. Starting this year we have moved to a full jury system for selecting the Artist Alley. Our objective is to achieve a certain caliber, variety, and opportunity for attendees and artists alike. With that being said, we are happy to announce that we are officially opening up applications for the Artist Alley. Applications will be open until August, 30th 2018 at which time they will go into judging with those invited into the Artist Alley being contacted no later than September 15th, 2018.