Overload NZ

Overload Artist Table Registration

This page provides guidelines for artists wanting to sell & exhibit their creations

Under the New Zealand Government’s Covid-19 Protection Framework for indoor events, approved proof of vaccination must be shown upon entry, however you don’t have to show proof of your vaccination when you register.

UPDATE: We are fully booked for Overload 2022! However you can email [email protected] if you wish to be added to the wait list.


Overload artists are the Heart of Overload, they are what Overload is essentially all about. It’s a place to show or sell your creations directly to the NZ Anime and Manga community. If you have registered before – welcome back, we are forever grateful for your continued support! If you are new – pleased to meet you!

Next Overload event: 08 October, Saturday 10am – 6pm, at The Cloud, Auckland. 

I’m New! What is an Overload Artist Table?
The Overload Artist Table is how we support our community of Anime and Manga creatives, by providing an affordable platform for fans and enthusiasts to sell their artworks and goods to the New Zealand Anime and Manga community – think Comiket! We welcome artists both local and international, amateur and professional.  Registering for Overload may be your first important step towards connecting with our community and your fellow artists.

Note: If you are a registered company looking to sell commercially produced goods or are an artist wishing to support Overload in a different capacity, you can book a ‘Sponsor Booth‘ by contacting us at [email protected].

An Overload Artist Table Includes

By registering you will get a table within The Cloud Convention Centre + 2 chairs and 2 artist passes (Each table is $80). These artist passes will allow you to come early in the morning of the event day for you to set-up your table.

Overload Artist Tables have a maximum limit of 2 artists per table for safety reasons. If you have more than 2 in your group attending the event, we suggest you book multiple tables. If you are an individual artist, you can share this table or bring a helper – the choice is yours. 

Whoever completes the registration process will be responsible for the table, any updates related to the table, and any related correspondence from us being shared with their artist partner.  This applies to booking multiple tables as well.

Please also note that standard Overload Artist tables do not have access to electricity (with the exception of Special Tables) and we do not provide any display panels to hang things on. We recommend you bring your own table cloth and prepare some creative and decorative displays for the table. Check out some cool examples below. 

Need electricity + more space? We’ve got a solution for you!

Overload Special Table
Located around the periphery of the venue, we have allocated a selection of ‘Special Tables’ ($100) that include access to electricity and a little extra space. If you prefer this option, simply select ‘Special Table’ instead of ‘Standard Table’ upon registering. 


What Can I Sell?

Any goods designed and/or created by you can be sold here, as long as you are not a company nor selling commercial goods. Please bear in mind that our Overload Community’s interests are Anime, Manga and Japanese games.

Popular goods sold at previous years’ Overload Artist Tables include illustrations, posters, comics/manga, key chains, charms, games, book-marks, buttons, badges, plushies and portrait services – our artists bring a lot of variety, so feel free to experiment with your creativity!

While most artists use their tables to sell art, we do allow artists to hold other activities at their table. However, please remember that you must not block your neighbours’ tables. When conducting any kind of activity which will draw an audience or queue (portrait art, games, giveaways etc.) you must be mindful of guests, event goers, and fellow artists.

How Do I Register For An Overload Artist Table?

To register, please head over to our Eventzilla page – where you will be able to book your Artist table for Overload from 27th November at 1PM on a first come first serve basis. Successful bookings will receive an e-ticket, which you will need to bring on event day to get access to your Artist table.

After you have booked your table, you will receive a link to our Artist Profile Google Form to fill out your profile details. You will need to provide a profile image of 550px (w) x 630px (h). Your profile will be displayed on our Artist List page.

Where Are The Overload Artist Tables?

Overload Artist Tables are mainly located along the middle of the venue. The standard Artist tables are split up into sections from A to G, and Special tables beginning with S. To view available tables, please visit our Eventzilla page (bookable from 27th Nov, 2021 at 1PM until all tables filled).

Where Is The Venue?

Our venue is The Cloud Convention Centre located in the heart of downtown Auckland, on Queens Wharf. This 180m long landmark of Auckland’s waterfront has been the host of Overload since 2016.

Important Information You Should Know

The person (or representative, in the case of a group registration) registering must be at least 16 years or older. A parent or guardian must provide consent for anyone younger. As we mentioned earlier, the person who registers is entirely responsible for any actions of your group or of the person who’s sharing your table – they must read and understand all Terms and Conditions, and all communication will come through the provided email address. If you are that person, it is essential that you make sure to pass on all important information to your fellow artists!

Your e-ticket is your entry pass to Overload on event day. You just show it at the entrance, we will provide 2 wrist bands for venue access during the event time. 

Please be aware, as stated in the Terms and Conditions, registration is not transferable and we don’t provide a refund if you cancel your registration. 

If you have any questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at [email protected]rload.co.nz

By Registering online you are agreeing to be legally bound and to abide by all Overload Terms and Conditions. Please make sure you have read the entirety of the Terms and Conditions, and the Artist Setup Information before you complete the registration process below.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Overload 2022!