Applications are now OPEN for our September 2018 event!
Please read the rules below carefully, and after doing so, click the following link to fill out an application:
After listening to designer feedback, and taking a look at how things went for our first event, we’ve made some changes to our rules that we hope will make the event a more positive experience for everyone involved. A changelog has been added below the rules to show what’s different. Rules that have have been changed are marked with an asterisk at the end. By filling out an application, you are indicating that you have read the rules below and have agreed to them.
- You must have at least one (01) brand new product exclusive to the event. More than one new product is perfectly acceptable. Exclusive items will be indicated by a special ‘Something Extra’ event badge on the product display, which will be provided.
- The event runs for three (03) weeks. However, your item is only required to remain exclusive for the first two (02) weeks. After that time, you may add the item to your in-world and marketplace stores as well, but please leave your vendor active at the fair until it ends.*
- Your event exclusive item must be a brand new, original creation. Templates are generally not allowed, but may be permitted under special circumstances and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. See below.*
- All products displayed must be geared towards femboys or transgirls in some way. Please note that this does not just mean flat-chested tops and bulges! Androgynous hairstyles, specialty skins and appliers, and unique accessories are absolutely acceptable. We are generally lenient on this rule provided you can provide some rationale for how your product relates to the fair. Just keep in mind the type of customers who will be shopping at the fair and what they might be looking for!
- There is no restriction on how many additional items you can place in a booth provided you have prims available – however, try to keep your booth neat, clean, and professional. Event staff will look over each booth during event setup and you may be asked to remove some items if it looks too cluttered.*
- Gachas are not permitted for event exclusive items. However, older previously released gachas already at your store are permitted.
- IP Infringement will not be tolerated. Please refrain from using any real world branding in your products. This also includes close mimicry. If someone looks at at a design and immediately says ‘Wow, that looks like the Coca-Cola logo’, it’s probably not going to fly.
- Adult content is permitted – up to a point. This is a kink-positive event, and will be held on an adult-rated sim. Booth displays that portray nudity and sexual acts are totally acceptable! However, extreme/offensive content (determined at the discretion of the event management team) may result in you being asked to modify your product display or be removed from the event. Try to use your best judgment/common sense here, and if you’re still uncertain, just talk to us in advance! And, of course, all sexual content must be in compliance with the Second Life Terms of Service.
- Once your application has been approved and we have received your booth payment, you will be invited to the Something Extra Fair [Team] group. You must remain in this group until the event closes, as all pertinent information and updates will be sent through there. Up to two (02) members of your store’s design team are permitted to join, if necessary.
- Booth fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.
Rules Changelog (2018-07-25)
This is a new rule. Event traffic is always highest in the first week of opening, and starts to taper off considerably in the second week. This rule is meant to allow designers to get their products into their in-world and marketplace stores sooner for their regular customers, while keeping them available at the event for late-comers, and people who enjoy a fair-style shopping.
Templates are a tricky subject, and we’re trying to find the best way to handle them. There are two main issues with allowing the inclusion of templates. The first is the possibility that two vendors will wind up selling the same template at the fair, resulting in direct competition, which we would prefer not to see. The second issue is that allowing a designer to sell a template at our event gives them an unfair advantage over other vendors selling the same template through normal channels. However, we try to be as inclusive as possible to all vendors selling items for our communities, and as stated above there are some special situations where templates may be permitted. There is a place on the application to indicate whether you would like to sell a template item at the fair, and event staff will contact you directly to discuss things.
Previously, we limited booths to a certain number of items, before switching to prim-limit system. We also want to showcase our designers and their products as much as possible, while providing the ultimate shopping experience for customers visiting the fair. Hence, the change to this rule.