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AWA or Bust

  I've been wracking my brain to come up with some way to raise funds to attend AWA and I think I've finally got it. Now bear with me because this post is going to get pretty long since there's a lot to explain.

In order to raise the funds that I need to pay from my Artist's Alley table and a few other fees (food/transport), I'm hosting a commissions lottery.
This is exactly as it sounds in that I'm accepting funds to purchase one of 20 slots which will receive a commission. 

What will everyone get?
The prize you end up with depends on the tier you join.  There are five slots in four tiers which are subdivided by letters based on a 20 sided die I have from the game called Scattegories (play this it is so fun).

The groups are:
1: A, B, C, D, E    $20 entry, 1st-3rd place 
2: F, G, H, I, J       $15 entry 1st-2nd place
3: K, L. M. N, O    $10 entry 1st-2nd place
4: P, R, S, T, W     $5 entry  1st place only
The prizes are:
G1: $20
 1st: 2 character full color commission with full background (traditional media)
2nd: 2 character full color commission with minimal background
3rd: 2 character ink drawing with minimal background in a monochromatic color scheme.  (1 color + grey)

G2: $15
1st: 1 character full color commission with minimal background
2nd: 1 character ink drawing with minimal background

G3: $10
1st: 1 character ink drawing with a monochromatic color scheme (1 color + grey)
2nd: 1 character sketch

G4: $5
1st: 1 character sketch

Well how do I enter?
Note me on either of the following websites with your user name and the subject "AWA of Bust"

(I assume between all of these most people have an account somewhere.)

Remember:  PLEASE use the subject "AWA or Bust" because this is how I'm keeping track of entries.  That's 8 sites that I have to keep up with.When you message me, tell me what letter you want and send me your e-mail address.  I will then send you an invoice via paypal and you send money.  Once that happens, I'll put you on the list.  Letters are taken by first paid; first placed.  I'll check the times that the requests go through to be fair.  If your letter is taken, I'll move you to the next available one that hasn't been taken already.  If it's been taken, then I'll message you about it and send a refund.  (You have the option of just commissioning me at that point if you like.)

How many slots can I get?
As many as you want to pay for.

How will I know if I win?
Remember that die I mentioned? I'll roll it on camera and post on youtube.  In addition, I'll post links and results on all sites that I receive entries from so that entrants know.  This is going to happen on Friday, August 26th.  So all entries must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, August 25th.  The sooner you enter the higher the chance of you getting the tier you want.  If the tiers are bought out early, then I'll hold the drawing early and let everyone know.

I'll also note the winners to ask them what they want for their commission.  You MUST be 18 years of age or older, or have your parents' permission to have stuff mailed to your house and to use paypal because that's the only way that you can enter. 


  • Entrants who won commissions will need to wait for the commissions to be completed in order of their group.  Those in group one will have their commissions sent out first and so on.  It should take about two or three weeks for the first group since that will require the most work.  Groups 2-4 probably a week each.  This is after I get your commission request.

What if all of the tier/group slots are full?  I wanted a discounted commission!
Sorry.  If this happens and enough people request it, then I'll open up another one in November for Christmas/New Years.  Otherwise if you still want to help me raise funds to go to artist's alley, then there's a donate button on my website.  http://gothicsugar.weebly.com

Any more questions? Leave a comment below.