May I apply to be an exhibitor?
Applications for 2016 are now closed and our waitlist is full - but there's always next year! To stay in the loop, sign up for our mailing list and like / follow us on social media! Applications should open again in early summer of the next year.
How are candidates selected?
Very carefully! Applicants are selected based on a number of criteria at the discretion of CALA and its organizers. Preference is given to creators of comics over other creative fields, such as illustration, animation, fine art, etc.
How much space does each exhibitor get?
Half a table. That's 7.5 square feet, 3 feet long by 2.5 feet wide. You may request one additional chair if you really, really need it, but space is limited and unfortunately not everyone can have an extra chair.
I'm a publisher. Can I pay for more table space?
Unfortunately, no. Although we encourage publishers to apply, space is very limited and we want to fit in as many independent artists as possible.
Are there opportunities to help out with CALA as a volunteer?
Yes, and please do! We appreciate all the help we can get. Volunteer applications are open now.
How many exhibitors can CALA accommodate?
Because we want to ensure that the event goes well for everybody, we aim for a smaller show than the likes of other comics fests. Think Tank can accommodate around 70 exhibitors, some of which will be collectives of multiple artists.