2019 Convention Artist Survey
This survey collects data about artists and artisans vending at North American fandom conventions and events in 2019. Artists are encouraged to bookmark this page and respond for each convention they attend in 2019.
Data for events in other countries is NOT being collected at this time.
You can see past years' data here:
All submissions are ANONYMOUS.
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Which 2019 convention did you exhibit at?
Please write the convention's full name, e.g. "Anime Expo" instead of "AX". If the event occurs more than annually, please denote season, e.g. "SacAnime Summer." If an organisation holds conventions in more than one location, please designate the location, e.g. "FanExpo Toronto." Please fill out this survey for one convention at a time. Please do not fill out this survey for events that did not occur in 2019.
What genre was this convention?
Single fandom (MLP, Teen Wolf, etc)
How many days was the convention?
Specifically, how many days were SELLING days? If a convention has programming on 4 days, but vendors are only selling for 3 days, count it as a 3 day convention.
What was the convention's approximate attendance?
If no attendance information is available for this year, make an estimate based on prior years' data, if possible.
< 1,000 attendees
> 25,000 attendees
What state or province was the convention in?
District of Columbia
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
What was your gross revenue at this show?
Gross revenue is the TOTAL amount of money made, NOT counting any expenses. Please do not put in your post-expense "profit" number. Round to nearest local currency, so USD if it's a US show, CAD if Canadian.
Were you a returning exhibitor?
No, first-time at this show
Yes, I was here last year (2018)
This wasn't my first time at the show, but I didn't vend in 2018
If you were here last year (2018), how this year compared to last year?
About the same
I did not vend at this convention in 2018
What kind of vendor space did you have?
Artist Alley, less than half table
Artist Alley, half table
Artist Alley, full table
Artist Alley, two tables
Pro Row/Small Press/Premium
Was Wi-Fi available?
Yes, there was free Wi-Fi
Yes, there was paid Wi-Fi
I don't know
How was mobile/cell reception?
I don't know
What kind of wares did you sell primarily?
If you sold more than one type of item, choose what you made the most money from, or what you'd bring if you could only bring one of the following.
2D prints & commissions
2D art on non-print goods (e.g. buttons, charms, enamel pins, notepads, etc.)
3D crafts (bead art, sculpted items, knitting, embroidery, etc.)
Glass etching, glassware, drinkware, pottery, metal etching
Comics, zines, anthologies, books
Did you sell original or fanart items predominantly at this show?
Items actually SOLD, not just displayed
An even mix of both
Did you travel to this show?
No, I was local.
Yes, I drove 1-4 hours.
Yes, I drove 5+ hours.
Yes, I flew.
Did you stay at a hotel for this show?
No, I stayed at home.
No, I stayed at a friend's home.
Yes, I stayed at one of the con hotels.
Yes, I stayed at an unaffiliated hotel. (Includes AirBnB or similar.)
What were your total travel-related expenses for this show?
Includes gas, air or bus fare, parking, and hotel.
How many years have you been exhibiting at conventions?
How would you rate the pre-show organization of this convention?
Including staff outreach, professionalism, responsiveness and timeliness, ease of information access, etc.
How would you rate the at-con organization of this convention?
Including on-site staff professionalism, responsiveness, timeliness, proactiveness, and accommodation.
How would you rate the attendee interest in buying at this show?
Did people spend a lot of time browsing thoughtfully or did they sort of just walk by all the tables?
Low buying interest
High buying interest
Regardless of buying interest, what was the level of engagement of attendees?
Did they stop to chat? Were they interested in listening to your sales pitch, even if they didn't buy anything? Did they grab a business card?
Would you recommend this show to your friends?
Yes, but only if they're local.
Any other thoughts, comments, or insights about this particular show?
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