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M3 Con '08 Indie Exhibitor's Application Guidelines


Eligibility

1. Must have a representative of at least 18 years of age.
2. Must have at least 1 complete comic product to be sold at M3 Con ‘08.
3. Completely independently produced and printed. (Not attached or affiliated with any existing publisher and/or company.)
4. Comic product must not be mass-printed. (i.e. Print run of a thousand copies or more.)
5. Comic product must not already be available in commercial outlets. (i.e. bookstores, magazine stands, etc.)
6. Final product and its contents must be approved by Groundbreakers Inc.


Rules and Regulations

1. Each comic product must be priced at a hundred Philippine pesos or less.
2. Exhibitors may only sell indie comics approved by Groundbreakers Inc.
3. Exhibitors may not sell non-indie comic products or merchandise. (i.e. posters, cards, toys, etc.)
4. Deadline of applications is May 9, 2008.
5. Deadline of final comics for approval is May 9, 2008.
6. Deadline of payment is May 16, 2008.
7. Application and registration will be served on a first-come first serve basis only.


Event Details
Event: Mangaholix Manga Mania – AniManGaming Convention ‘08
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008
Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Venue: Hall 4, SMX Convention Center (beside SM Mall of Asia)


Indie Exhibitor Package
Price: Php 1,000
- 1 Table (1 x ½ m) & 1 Chair
- 1 Exhibitor’s Pass
- Right to sell 1 or more pre-approved indie comic product
- Front cover (provided by exhibitor) placement on M3 Con website until end of event proper.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can we apply under our school organization?
• Yes, as long as you’re selling an indie comic. You’ll also need to submit a letter from your school allowing you to join.
2. Can I sell another person or group’s indie comic?
• No. We don’t see any reason why the original creators can’t sell it themselves. Especially since you only have one pass and one table, hence one person to work with anyway.
3. But they’re all too busy and can’t make it so they need me to sell it for them.
• Here’s a thought: If they don’t trust you to make you a part of their group, they probably don’t trust you to sell their product either.
4. May I sell more than one indie comic title?
• Yes. As long as your comics are produced by the same person or group. You may not sell another group’s product for them.
5. May I sell other merchandise such as posters, cards, pins, etc.?
• No. You may only sell the comic products approved by Groundbreakers Inc. If you want to sell other products, you will have to get one of our commercial exhibitor booths instead.
6. Do we need to pay a percentage or consignment rate on what we sell?
• No. We do not take a percentage of your sales nor do we charge a consignment rate. You only need to pay for the flat rental rate for the booth space.
7. Can I have an extra chair, table, or pass?
• No. The indie exhibitor package includes just 1 table, chair, and pass.
8. Can I bring my own table and extra chair?
• No. The space allotted to each exhibitor is limited and will not accommodate additional tables and/or chairs.
9. Can I rent another exhibitor booth for more space then?
• Yes. But only if you have more than one comic product to sell.
10. I can’t sell non-comic products, but can I do art commissions at least?
• Yes. As long as you’re also selling your own indie comic, you may also do on-the-spot commissions at the event.
11. Can I put up posters around our booth space?
• You may bring a display stand as long as it’s no wider than 1 meter and display it behind your booth space. You may also tape such displays on the table provided to you. You may not use nails, staples and the like on the tables and you may not put up displays on the walls of the venue.
12. Can I distribute flyers or other similar collaterals?
• No. The indie exhibitor booth space is strictly for promoting indie comics only. They’re not for promoting other things such as your personal blog or your hate for fishnet stockings.
13. What do you mean by “first-come first-serve basis?”
• We will serve applications as we receive them until all the slots are filled up. If an application is cancelled or is not approved, the next applicant in line will get the slot.
14. Why do you need to approve the comics beforehand?
• Mainly to ensure that the product being sold is truly an indie comic product. The indie exhibitor packages are for independent comics only and we need to make sure that non-indie groups don’t take advantage of the booth spaces allotted to indie groups only. We also need to make sure that nobody uses the booths for things such as propaganda and the like. For example, we don’t want anyone using the booth space to distribute flyers for political libel or maybe to promote some new religion worshipping Yadablooblar, the pancake god of the little pond on the city outskirts.
15. If my comic doesn’t get approved, can I pay more to get it approved?
• If you’re going to do that, why don’t you just get a commercial exhibitor’s booth instead of trying to bribe us? Keep in mind, there are still limitations to what you can sell in a commercial exhibitor’s booth, just not nearly as strict.
16. The deadline is too soon. We can’t finish the comic in time. Can we submit our comic for approval on a later date?
• Sorry, but no. If your comic is not approved for whatever reason, we need the extra time to give your slot to the next applicant in line. The deadline is the date as stated, not the next morning or the day after.
17. I/We don’t have enough to pay the price for the booth space before the event date. Can we pay it after the event from what we earn in sales?
• Again, sorry but no. Everyone, even the commercial exhibitors have to pay before the event date. We’re not making any exceptions.
18. Can we propose some kind of ex-deal for the booth space?
• It depends on what your proposal is, but we generally aren’t accepting ex-deals for the event.
19. You guys suck with all your rules!
• Just so we’re clear, you don’t HAVE to join.

M3 Con '08 Indie Exhibitors Application Form

Name of Artist/Group:
Contact Person:
Contact Information
Landline:
Mobile:
Email:
Address of Operation:
*Website:
Name of Comic Title:
Cover Price:
Issue No.:
Dimensions:
Color or B&W:
Page Count:
Binding:
Language:
Age Rating:
Print Run (No. of Copies):

Name on Complimentary Pass:

* - When applicable. All other fields required.

Email to: m3con08indie@groundbreakers.com.ph
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
We sooo wanna join...tralallala...
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
You were approved
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:iconjetkun:
JeTkun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Question po.
Accepted po ba ang H na mangas?
It contains mature content talaga.
Pero specified naman na ages 18+ dapat ang readers.
Tanong lang po kung pwede.
thanks!
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Nareceive niyo na po ba yung entry namin?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
What title?
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
SILENT SANCTUM MANGA! SSM!
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:iconsilentsanctum:
SilentSanctum Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Are art stores considered as commercial outlets?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Which art stores?
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:iconsilentsanctum:
SilentSanctum Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
Art stores near schools and universities...
Art supply stores...
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's ok.
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Pwede bang isabay yung payment dun sa final comics na ipapadala?
Para isang mail-an na lang?
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Pwede bang isabay yung payment sa final comics???
Para isang mail na..
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Its still up for approval.
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Kelan ibabayad yung 1 thou??
Atsaka paano?Kanino ibibigay?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
1k payment can be paid upon approval. Instructions to follow.
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Uyyy sali kami...saktong sakto kakatapos lang namin magpagawa ng mga kopya...
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:iconchryztal:
chryztal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
err. pwede po ba iedit yung hard copy (tones,etc) then iprint ulet at un ung ipass? :slow: ilang pages po pwd?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah you can. The page number has no limit.
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:iconientlerj:
ientlerj Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
ahhmmm question po, I have 3 different kinds of comics na gawa ko pero lahat iyon ay indie, ok lang po ba na ibenta ko yng 2 volume at 2 klaseng indie ko? Yung comics po ba na gawa ko kailangan lahat po ba isend sa inyo or kahit isa lang po sa mga nagawa ko (for approval)? can we choose a slot? erm, If you need a hard copy of the comics can I get the exact address of your office so i could send it? Thanks =D
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
We need samples from all of the comics that will be sold. You can pick a slot once approved. 1965 Sandejas St. Pasay City.
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:iconientlerj:
ientlerj Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
thank you very much =D
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:iconryuuen:
ryuuen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
umn, can we send in the comic-to-be-approve via email as well as a compiled file or do we really need to send a hard copy(s)?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Hardcopy is required. It proves that you actually have an indie on hand and not in production because if for some reason you pull out in the last moment because you didn't get to print then other interested parties are deprived the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. ^____^
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:iconryuuen:
ryuuen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Another question though--
What if we're going to sell interactive comics (in CDs)? Is that ok? Or is it strictly for printed comics only?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
If you sell your indie with a CD that's allowed but CD's only? We can't allow that because there's no way we can verify that the CD only contains your indie only
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:iconryuuen:
ryuuen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
ok, thanks
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:iconryuuen:
ryuuen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
Ok, thanks.
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:iconryuuen:
ryuuen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
ok, thanks
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:iconmyndbreyting:
Myndbreyting Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student General Artist
I noticed the size of your uploaded m3con
poster its's 666!!!!!!!! O_o
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:icondarkchapel666:
darkchapel666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Kickass bro!!!
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:iconakari011leana:
Akari011Leana Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
can I ask if it's ok to produce 1 or more volumes of the same story that we're making?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
I don't understand the question. Are you asking if you can print more copies of your indie?
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:iconakari011leana:
Akari011Leana Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
no I mean volumes another issue...
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
AH. Yeah, its ok.
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:iconakari011leana:
Akari011Leana Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
er.... last question :D

can we take shifts on watching our table as long as it's one of the members of our team??

and do we get to pick our spot or table when we reserve one?or do you do guys do that.?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
You can pick your spot and yes, you can switch members
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:iconakari011leana:
Akari011Leana Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
:D oh I see! thank you so much for the info.! ^_^
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:iconglass-ink:
Glass-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Oooh! Excited ako!:typerhappy:
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
kami rin eh
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:iconglass-ink:
Glass-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
:rofl:
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:icongioparedes:
gioparedes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
I also created a .cbr file of my indie comics (for my friends who lives abroad).
Ok lang ba kung ito na lang ang ipadala ko sa inyo instead of sending the hard copy of my comics via snail mail?
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
sure. np. just include the form.
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:icongioparedes:
gioparedes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Uy... thank you very much...
1st issue pa lang ang nagawan ko ng .cbr file eh...
Gawa na rin ako tonight for issue#2 and #3 and then I will send it to you ASAP. :-)

Thanks again
and more power ... :-)
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks man.
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:icontornelf:
TornElf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUPPORT INDIES!
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:icontotmoartsstudio2:
totmoartsstudio2 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
support indie!!!





asan indie mo?
hehehe.
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Indies rule!
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:iconah-mon:
Ah-Mon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
pano po ung pag send ng application?
via snail mail po b un? or pde po b na Via e-mail po?
o ung hard copy lang po ung via snail mail..
pde po b kme nlng mgpnta sa opis nyo at magpasa ng hard copy?
ilan lng po b ang slots pra sa indie tiangge?
thank you!
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:iconmangaholix:
mangaholix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
pano po ung pag send ng application?

Through the E-mail provided.

via snail mail po b un? or pde po b na Via e-mail po?

Pwedeng E-mail. Pwede rin Snail mail but it has to arrive here before the deadline.

pde po b kme nlng mgpnta sa opis nyo at magpasa ng hard copy?

Yes but tell us a few days in advance so we'd ask someone to receive it.

ilan lng po b ang slots pra sa indie tiangge?

25

^___^ Thanks for the interest
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:iconah-mon:
Ah-Mon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
ok po.
umm..ung mga items po na hindi komiks pero gwa gwa lang po nmen as our own product pede din po b isel?
hal. -bookmarks
-Original artworks?
nbsa ko po ung mga frequently ask q. lam ko po nbnggit ito. pkilinaw po
salamat!
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