Happy New Year, everyone!
So, to update you on what’s going on so far – we’ve opened applications, and we expect to have a sponsor list for everyone within the next couple of days. The merchant list will come in batches, moreso than usual, but we’re going to try to get stuff out for everyone as soon as we can. We’re just trying to finalize the sponsors first so we can update the site before we move on to the merchant list. Applications will remain open through January 31, 2014. If you know someone who would be perfect for this? Hey – send them here so they can apply.
That said, folks, I’m begging you here – please read the FAQ thoroughly before you apply. I love you guys, but seriously, I can tell when you don’t read it. Honest. The most important points that I want to re-stress here:
This is not Pimp My Fandom. (if I could make this sentence bling I would.)
No: Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Repo!, BSG, whatever space based video game you’re fond of…. I don’t know how many ways I can say it, but I really do promise that we will won’t take fandom based merch. No, no, and no.
We are running *very tight* acceptances on this event. FAR more so than GxG/ACS, and even people who are usually guaranteed an in with us may not get in. This is *not* personal, and we love you all the same. The issue is that we’re aware that there’s a serious dearth of sci-fi/futuristic based events inworld (though in fairness, we’re also learning why that is…) and we’re trying to keep this event very tightly to theme. That said, if you have stuff that fits the theme? By all means apply. We have people who are checking every store and application thoroughly.
So far, we have a pretty incredible merchant lineup if you’re a fan of all things futuristic, and we’ve got all kinds of genres covered, from cybergoth(what. It’s still a Cursed Event, I mean come on.) to 50’s atomic, to future couture, robots and cyborgs, armor and weapons, and even Victorian futurism is covered too. The digital (and apparently futuristic steam) revolution is now. Come join us.