Pro Row Question

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caramelmilk
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Pro Row Question

Post by caramelmilk » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:49 pm

Hello - I was just wondering for more clarification on what is and isn't allowed at pro row tables.

I understand that the website lists this rule:
"The majority of the artist's work must be original art and not fan art. The focus is on an artist's own creations, and not the intellectual property of someone else. If your website only shows fanart, you will be passed over."

I remember attending last year and seeing pro-row artists with fanart pieces for sale as well. Is there a certain percentage that artists should be aware of? (By majority does it mean more than 50% of the table should be original or should it be a larger amount?) Is it okay for pro row artists to have fanart at their tables as long as original art is also present? I just found the rule to be a little vague and would appreciate more detail.

Thank you so much!

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Re: Pro Row Question

Post by Hokum_52 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:48 pm

The "standard" I've seen at most conventions was that fan art is allowed as long as it's not the majority of what you're selling, which means, yes, no more than 50%. Some other conventions don't put limitations on fan art, but that's mostly something I've seen happening in Europe, where it isn't that easy and fast to sue someone.

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Re: Pro Row Question

Post by Aidan2 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:10 pm

Hokum_52 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:48 pm
The "standard" I've seen at most conventions was that fan art is allowed as long as it's not the majority of what you're selling, which means, yes, no more than 50%. Some other conventions don't put limitations on fan art, but that's mostly something I've seen happening in Europe, where it isn't that easy and fast to sue someone.
While I appreciate your perspective, there are as many policies as there are events especially in the US, so anything that might be called a "standard" is far from one.

I would wait to see an answer from our Artist Alley staff.
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