Buying and Selling

Art Show Contest

The Art Show Contest is for finished art and projects, whether they be fan-based or original. We accept both two- and three-dimensional artwork done in the themes of anime, video games, science fiction, fantasy, and variations thereof (see the Rules for full list). FanArt is allowed as long as it’s not a swipe. Art entries range from 2D art styles: drawings, paintings, digital graphics, photography, etc.; to 3D art styles: sculptures, sewing/crochet, and various craft projects (nothing made using a pre-existing pattern is allowed). Artists can choose to label their art “For Sale” or “Not For Sale”.

All art will be voted on by the Anime Banzai Convention Attendees and eligible to win awards and prizes: Best 2D, Best 3D, Best Junior, and Best of Show. Artists aged 14 years and under will be in the Junior Category. Voting takes place all through Friday and Saturday, so entering Friday does give a slight advantage.

You must have an Anime Banzai Convention Badge. Entries are only accepted in person at the Anime Banzai Convention during art drop-off times. You must be able to pick-up your artwork on Sunday (time to be determined). Please read ALL of the rules (coming soon!).

Art Show Hours and Pick-Up/Drop-Off Times

Thursday

Art by: Brittney Weiland

    art drop-off – TBD

Friday

    art drop-off – TBD
    open hours – TBD

Saturday

    art drop-off – TBD
    open hours – TBD

Sunday

    open hours – TBD
    buyers pick-up – TBD
    artists pick-up – TBD

The Art Show will be hosting a silent charity auction to raise money for breast cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Charity items are not part of the voting contest nor will the artist receive any money from sold pieces; ALL proceeds will go to the charity. Please email the Art Show if you would like to donate anything to the Charity Auction.

Artists’ Alley

Looking for a unique or special souvenir that’s cute, crafty, or just plain gorgeous? Then come and visit the Artists’ Alley! Artists’ Alley is a venue for a variety of artists from all over to come promote themselves by selling their creative works in various mediums.

There is NO photography, videography, or recording of any kind allowed inside the Artists’ Alley.

Food and drinks are NOT allowed inside the Artists’ Alley.

Artists’ Alley Hours

Friday – TBD

    Artists

TBD

Secondhand Sale

Secondhand Sale

Got stuff? Got TOO MUCH stuff? Need to downsize your collection? Can’t find your bed? Bring it (your stuff, not your bed) to the Secondhand Sale at the con and sell it to the loving arms of fellow anime fans. All commercially licensed, non-mature goods are welcome. Anime, manga, figures, plushies, wall scrolls, you name it, but it has to be legitimately licensed. No bootlegs! Bootlegged products will be grounds for ejection from the sale and possibly the con as well. So join us and turn your clutter into cash!

CONTRACTS ARE AVAILABLE. Please email Kris Olsen (email on the image above) for the rules and contract. There are a limited number of tables, so act quickly!

Art by: Brittney Weiland

Vendors’ Hall

Licensed merchandise of all kinds is being sold in its new location – Eclipse Expo B. There are plushies, cosplays, wigs, jewelry, posters, figurines, collectibles, shirts, bags of holding … There’s too much to list and so much to see! So bring your wishlist and check a few (or all!) items off that list!

Vendors

TBD

Vendors’ Hall Layout

TBD