The more I think about it, it would be impossible for me to organize something so huge in only a years time. (at least by myself) I am going to start off with a local event and see if that even has some nibbles. I also am going to broaden the qualifiers. I wanted it to be dolls, dolls, dolls.. but truth be told.. there are not enough of us to create a huge event. I am going to try and create a market/fair kinda thing towards "dark and unconventional art." I still want there to be workshops and what have you.. I basically don't want to create something that people have to pay a lot for to attend. The people who choose to sell at the event will have to pay the normal fees for a booth, table etc. If anyone is doing a workshop they will have to pay for the room in which they will be doing the workshop. I want the event to be open to the public. The public will have to pay a minimal fee of like 4 bucks.. which is what I usually pay at all the art fairs I go to. The people coming who are going to the workshops will have to buy a ticket to the persons class before the day (be registered) and that money will go to the person doing the class. (http://www.stpete.org/coliseum.htm
) I would love to rent that place as they have the open area which would be great for the vending and private rooms to the side which would be perfect for classes. It would be about 3,500 to rent the venue for one day. (8+ hours) The venue can house 98 8x10 tables. Hmm.. so much to think about. I realize a lot of people won't travel all the way to Florida for this but I was thinking.. if you are unable to come, you can send me postcards, business cards, stickers, buttons etc. I will make up bags/envelopes for those attending. I guess they would be passed out at the door. Everyone loves free stuff and might see something that sparks their interest and check out your shop online etc. I still need help with this. I'll still need people to spread the word and help me get things like business cards and whatnot. Anyways.. I have things to do.