SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada. The 2021 con was October 29-31, 2021. The 2022 con has not been announced yet.
VACCINES REQUIRED FOR CON THIS YEAR. Read our full COVID-19 policy for 2021 here.


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Artist Alley

Visit Artist Alley

Want a special souvenir that's cute, crafty, or just plain gorgeous? SNAFU Con's Artist Alley is a venue for artists of all kinds to come promote themselves and sell their wares.

Visit the Artist's Alley to find great fan art, gifts and crafts, and other handmade things. Drawings, postcards, buttons, and all kinds of artistic creations will be for sale. Meet friendly artists, and commission a picture of yourself or a favorite anime character! Artists are creative and fun people. Buy unique and wonderful things from them here, in all price ranges.

For the Artist, Artist Alley is a more cost-effective alternative to a dealer's room, meant specifically for artists, con-goers can come here to get original art and merchandise from artists ranging from the barest beginner to the professionals.

Our Artists

Come see these artists in our artist alley!

11Frances McGee
12Hyperbooster Studio
13Whitney Mueller
14Super Adorkable
15Everything Resin Co.
18Elizabeth Jenkins
19Meghan Joy
2Nuriko Windchaser
20Cute As A Button By Sara
22Shelby Patterson
23thatonechick's crafts
26Sketch n' Sew
27Wilbur Northrup
28Hana Mina Crafts
3Uni's Magic Shoppe
30Lopan Art
31Peck's Perlers
32Random Art Dude
33Monster Smiles
4Alison Templeton
5Melissa Swanson
6Elizabeth Zysk-King
7Julian Walker
8Outer Castle
9Holley Tea Time

Artist Alley is Full!

Artist Alley is full for 2021!

This is the current waitlist lineup. Artists will be contacted via email if there is a cancellation or if we feel that it's safe enough to able to expand the total number of tables in the Artist Alley, which will be determined once we get a bit closer to October.

1. Rebbybear
2. The Golden Gear
3. Chance Marshall
4. Golden Koi
5. Kitsune's Leather
6. Sophia R. Bermudez
7. Noodalou
8. Jade Griffin
9. PinoyShotArt
10. Sasha and Hannah
11. Kaleia Robson
12. A Weeping Willow Arts
13. Anime your Way
14. Doraeyaki
15. Juliauna Purcell
16. Sininsi
17. Alex Beavin
18. Linda Hutchins
19. Lukellios
20. Kumabearproject
21. Tiffany Ulep
22. MeariiGoRound
23. Ashlee Donovan
24. CaptnEiji


A full table is $75. This price includes one complimentary convention membership.

A temporary business license is $20.

Artist Alley General Information

Tables will be approximately 8' x 2.5' and will be provided with a simple cheap cover.

There will be NO power available at the Artist Alley tables, so any electronics that the Artists feel that they need must be battery powered. If you happen to see a wall outlet by your table you MAY NOT use it.

Artists must have a Reno Business License to sell in the Artist Alley. However, if you do not have a business license, a temporary one can be provided for you by the convention for an additional fee.

At this time, we highly recommend that all artists who apply for the Artists Alley be completely vaccinated.

Examples of what is OK to sell vs. what is NOT OK to sell in the Artist Alley

Artists must sell only their own work in the Artist Alley, no commercial merchandise (either new or used) is to be sold. No food may be sold or given away in the Artist Alley, with the exception of individually wrapped commercially-available candy. No copied artwork in part or in whole may be sold. This includes traced or "eyeballed" artwork, or copying trademarked logos. We will not accept any representatives from multi-level marketing companies.

Examples of what is allowed or not allowed to be sold in the artist alley include (but are not limited to):

-Fanart, as long as the design is your own original creation.

-Cosplay props, as long as they are not copies of commercially-available props. These by nature are generally copied from their source material, but the purpose of the prop is generally to be as show-accurate as possible.

-Trademarked logos that are part of a larger work. For example, if you use the bat-symbol in a painting of Batman.

-The use of commercially-purchased stickers, comics pages, magazine pages, character fabric, etc. when used as part of a transformative work, such as resin work, collage, or decoupage… as long as these were legally purchased by you.

-Eye-balled or otherwise traced artworks, this includes copied poses with different clothes, hair or facial features.

-Exact copies of existing artwork, even if drawn or painted in a different style.

-Trademarked logos directly copied onto stickers, jewelry, clothing, glassware, cross-stitch, etc. without drastically changing or otherwise parodying the logo.

-Images from Google copied directly onto stickers, jewelry, clothing, glassware, etc.

-The use of any images downloaded and printed off of Google in transformative works without being legally purchased by the artist.

Please carefully read the Artist Alley contract for a complete list of rules.