Blogger Applications Are Open!

A Clockwork Rider by Aarya Phantomhive – ACS 2013

That’s right, time to zoom in, read and scribble things into the application. You can find the actual application underneath the Important Text of Great Importance right here.

As always: even if you’re already in the group, please fill in the application. That way I’ll know that you’re around, not busy in RL and are interested in the theme. I’ll clean the group from the people that I haven’t heard from before the early access begins, but everyone is more than welcome to apply to the next event, or the one after that: whenever you have time and inspiration.

I’m looking forward to see and read the stories you all will conjure with the theme this year, just one month to wait! Better start up the clockwork muse engines!


And we’re off.

All vendor packs have been sent out and merchants notified. Waitlisters have been notified. Make sure to check the email you signed up with. I sent out a group email to the waitlisters this morning and all vendors should have their email with their fees and such.

If you haven’t heard *anything* from us, it means we simply weren’t able to include you in this event.

I will be populating the merchant list starting tonight. Fire up the engines. We’re on the move.

Applications are closed.

ACS applications for this year are closed, and I’ve pulled the link.

In the end we have 53 applications here, and room for 40 slots *including* our stores and Gothika , so really, 36 in total.  Most people who didn’t get in on the first go will get waitlisted. We OFTEN need waitlist people, so no one panic.

Im plowing through apps now and starting to send stuff out.   Fair warning, Im in the middle of a RL project this week so if you need something send me an offline.



Last call for applications to ACS 2014.

Hey gang,


Just a reminder that we’re closing applications for ACS 2014 at midnight Pacific time (SLT) tonight.  If you want to apply, now is your chance, or you’re going to be out of luck.  Starting tomorrow, I will be sending out sponsor and merchant packs.  If you have a question about your particular store or application, you can just ask me (if you ask anyone else, they will tell you to ask me anyway- save yourself the trouble.)

Thanks for your patience – we didn’t expect the flood of applications we got.



Applications update.

As of right now, we have 52 applicants for ACS, with 39 total slots available. We will close applications on August 10.  Of that number, about 15 are sponsor requests. We have space for between 7 and 10 sponsor slots.

Why haven’t we closed them yet if we have that many apps?

This is a curated event.  Not everyone who has applied is the right fit for it(I cut one of our own stores out of this event this year for that reason.)  Preference will be given to people who regularly work with the themes we’ve got going on here(because that makes sense.), and we are always looking for new stores that have never been with us before- because a common event complaint is that “it’s always the same stuff.” It’s a balance.

We’re trying to give everyone a chance to apply who wanted to, but keeping apps open til the 31st when we’ve already technically got a full house makes little sense.  We’re in a strange in-between place. We have more than a full sim, but less than 2 full sims worth, and I would much rather curate than have to manage a second sim we can’t fill this year. Experience has taught me that curating is better than unnecessarily expanding.

I’ve had several IM requests from people who want spots “held” for them.  I’m really sorry, but we can’t. We cannot and will not “hold places” for people.   It’s simply not fair to all the people who have applied.  At Gothmas by Gaslight we can usually do a hold, because the curation at GxG is much lighter (though it will be stronger this year than in past years- last year’s light curation hand was more frustration in the end than Im willing to repeat.)  But at this event we can’t-  If you’re not ready for this one it’s totally fine. We will be having another event (between ACS and GxG) this year that you can apply to if you like.

We will waitlist people who applied but didn’t get the spots they wanted. It is VERY RARE (very) that we don’t have to pull from the wait list.  Things happen, often at the last minute and we need to fill slots  in a hurry.

All the posters and standees are done. I’m just waiting for applications to close and then I can see what’s what.

Blogger apps will open August 15 as planned.



Well. That was unexpected.

So, you know how we usually have applications open for 30 days or until we sell out, whichever comes first?


Due to demand (I’m serious, we’re flooded here.) we’re going to close applications on the 10th.  We will *definitely* be sold out(no question.)  So if you want to apply to this year’s ACS, please do it sooner rather than later.  We didn’t expect this many applications, but we want to make sure everyone who really wanted to apply gets a chance to do it.

You have 8 days.