The following are varying ways in which local and regional artists can become involved in the Grand Rapids Comic-Con. We do our best to involve as many artists and writers in the event as possible and make opportunities available for them to display their work as prominently as possible.
Artist alley applications are available here.
All 2-D and 3-D artists of all types as well as writers are welcome to apply to display their wares in our artist alley. A total of 54 artists will have the opportunity to have a 6×6 space with a 6×2 foot table in a featured location within our vending hall at a cost of only $125.
Our juried application process will start on February 1. Do not send in an application before 12:01 am on February 1, as it will not be considered. Applications are available here.
Star Wars Patch Contest
The Great Lakes Garrison in association with the Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be creating a commemorative embroidered patch to memorialize the Grand Rapids Comic-Con. This patch will only be sold at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con and (if any are left) the official Star Wars forums, and will be limited to a few hundred.
This patch will be an officially licensed LucasFilm collectible and will be highly sought after by Star Wars collectors. Copies of the patch will also be archived by LucasFilm as well as George Lucas’ private collection.
All sales monies from the patch minus the expenses to make the patch will be donated to charity. Neither the Great Lakes Garrison nor the Grand Rapids Comic-Con will receive any financial profit from this project.
Information on how to apply is posted here .