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Forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place but I am trying to find out if Anthrocon has an policies or official stances on dealing with artists or vendors that fail to uphold their side of the bargain. I recently dealt with an issue of running into people whom I paid for services at previous anthrocons that have still yet to deliver on anything and have not refunded payment. Is this considered a private issue? It's kind of aggrivating to see people doing business year after year after scamming me.

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What can they do?  Seriously.  Practically.  I suppose they could ban an artist if you could somehow prove to them they were a cheat, but how would you do that?  And what AC staff member would want to be responsible for it?

Looks like they HAVE to consider it a private issue.

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I mean I can provide records of ongoing conversations admitting they don't have and haven't delivered said items, but I don't know hence why I was asking specifics. At this point I just write it off as a loss but I don't want other people getting stiffed either.

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Somebody from the Board/Staff will have to comment on this, but I did find the following:

http://www.anthrocon.org/alley#sec3

Artists Alley staff and Anthrocon cannot be held responsible for communications between artists and customers (i.e. [sic - s/b e.g.] for returning sketchbooks, commission status, etc.).
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I think this has come up before but I don't have time to slog through the search tool results to look for it.

A side note: is "claws" in that AA FAQ a Freudian slip, an attempt to be cute, or just a typo for "clause"? It's in several places (as are some extraneous line feeds).

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I figured as much since it would be a huge drama headache for them to have to deal with everyones issues it but it was worth asking.

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Side note response: It is a cuteness.

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The Dealers Room and Artists Alley consider these private transactions, and we cannot formally involve ourselves in them.

That said, we do appreciate information, privately emailed to and/or , explaining the situation. If we recieve multiple substantiated reports of a vendor being a problem, we may reconsider permitting them to vend in future years. We also can be a source of initiating contact, though we have restrictions (We cannot give out email addresses, but we can pass yours to a vendor with a 'Hey, this person is trying to get in touch with you.".)

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