Virtual Artist Alley
This past week has seen the cancellation and/or postponement of various events, conferences and other business functions amid growing concerns surrounding COVID-19/Coronavirus. QFX knows how difficult those decisions can be to make and we respect the unimaginable pressure that comes with having to make those calls.
While these cancellations disrupt entire audiences, vendors can sometimes suffer the most. For many, tabling is their full-time job and without the ability to participate in shows early in con season, their performance throughout the year can be greatly affected.
While vendors do have funds tied up in table costs, losing out on the exposure that events provide is a far more severe impact of these postponements and cancellations. So, we have decided to create and provide a place where artists and content creators can still reach new audiences amid the COVID-19 situation.
If you are an artist or vendor that has been affected by ANY recent show postponements or cancellations, we invite you to showcase your talents and wares on our site. Please fill out this form and, as submissions come in, they will be added to this page to offer you some additional publicity to potential consumers.
We know we can’t solve all the issues that have come up in the convention community recently, but we hope this initiative is able to help those who are have been affected by the recent cancellations and postponements.
check out the talent below!
5 Meats Comics
Oscar Garza and Rolando Esquivel, collectively known as The 5 Meats, are a comedy team from Brownsville TX who's mission is to fill two roles shamefully under-served in comics: Comedy and Chicano/Latinx Main Characters! They are Storytellers of hope and perseverance, with People of Color front and center. They also have a line of Latinx-inspired pop culture posters and apparel, as well as a role in the Austin-based comedy wrestling troupe, Party World Rasslin!
Allison Weyda Illustration
I am an artist from Cincinnati, Ohio who makes both original and fan art. Most of my original work is digitally painted and on the aesthetically creepy side. I currently travel around the Midwest and East Coast to sell my work at various conventions.
Blue Canary Gallery
Snap-and-go bandanas, enamel pins, art prints, art commissions (sketches and character badges), lanyards, and vinyl stickers
Blue Canary Gallery creates collectible snap-and-go bandanas, pin and lanyard accessories, graphics, and designs available as art prints stickers, and custom graphics and illustrations.
I'm Karina, owner and artist at Fiolettakk2 brand. I love anime, cats and coffee. I started drawing anime since I was little: watching Sailor Moon and Samurai X everyday after school. I have a cat Bobo who is 3 years old. My art is mostly inspired by my interests and love for anime. I use loud colors and layered techniques. I also make lots of different merch using my art.
I have art prints, holographic prints, cool clear and holographic acrylic charms keychains, totebags, patches, stickers, magnets, and furry badge commissions!! I draw everything from anime, gaming, pop culture, furries, animals, skulls, memes & original dark art! :)
LGBTQ con vlogs/interviews/queer movie and series reviews
Meemoeder.com is a Dutch blog about #lesbian family life and international #LGBTQ events
Polymer Clay Sculptures and Charms
I'm an Australian artist and I make one of a kind polymer clay sculptures and charms, from original fantasy creatures to cute pop culture characters and custom pet portraits! I have a range of ready to ship and made to order figurines and love taking custom orders. I offer free shipping worldwide!
Near and Queer to My Heart
Going on our third year, our podcast is focused on getting to know the lives of amazing queer performers beyond the stage. Each episode is an interview of a storyteller followed by a clip of one of their performances. Hosted by New Orleans stand-up comedian Amanda G.
Rebecca Fedun is an illustrator based on Long Island, New York. Inspired by animation and comics since childhood, she specializes in bright, bubbly character art, often featuring subjects from pop culture. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Sequential Art and a certificate in Storyboarding in 2010, and since then has been an independent freelance artist. She has been hired by various clients for a wide range of work including comics, 2D game and animation production, book covers, children's book illustrations, and private commissions, and has also tabled at conventions selling prints and merchandise since 2014.
Odin's Bead Hall
A chronically bored spooky creature, Odin dabbles in a strange array of interests to keep their wandering brain in check. When not writing under the influence of caffeinated drinks and sugary snacks, Odin can be found escaping reality with video games or getting their fingers tangled in a mess of threads and needles.
I'm an artist who specializes in drawing anime girls~! I'm new to the artist alley scene so my current selection is a little small, but I'll be gradually adding new products to my shop over time!
Sapphic Graphic Design
Art Prints, Commissions, Embroidery Hoops, Pins, and more!
I'm Ray and I'm a self-taught artist. I largely create fandom inspired works, mostly of wlw couples, in various styles. I create prints, embroidery hoops, and art in other mediums. I'm eager to take commissions and I'm working on updating my etsy shop!
The Carly Allen Trilogy
LGBT Young/New Adult Novels
Tina is the author of The Carly Allen Trilogy, an LGBT coming of age series. She once won a poetry award in middle school and has been coasting ever since. When she's not reading or writing, you can find her singing '80s power ballads. Tina's a graduate of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. She also spent time at Hollins University (where she played on the tennis team) and West Virginia University because she's a little indecisive. Currently, Tina is living in Southern California so she can drink iced coffee year-round. At any given moment, she's probably listening to Bruce Springsteen. Find Tina on Twitter @captainameripug or read her slightly longer thoughts at TinaKakadelis.com
Thirty Seven Stars
Geeky and cute crochet figures and accessories, with influences ranging from pop culture to plants, as well as a line of pride products where a portion of each sale benefits The Trevor Project.