2018 was the 4th year in a row that I have done artist alley for Daisho. While it is one of my best money makers out of the ones I’ve done this year, the organization was terrible. The communication took forever and was not as professional as I would have hoped. We received confirmation of acceptance in July, but were in limbo for payment until October. We also didn’t know spots until the Tuesday the week of con (which were still wrong btw because the map wasn’t updated to include the new Starbucks mini station the convention center added between last year and this year). There was excuse and blame placed all over.
In past years I would have given this convention a higher rating. Usually acceptance and payment were done within a month of each other, emails were actually responded to in a timely manner, and we were notified of location at least a week and a half before Con.
I plan to still give 2019 one more shot since I exceeded my personal goal this year, but I’m not expecting better communication results.