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Overload Artist Table Registration

NOTE TO ARTISTS: We are fully booked for Overload 2021! However if you would like to be added to our waitlist, please feel free to register at the bottom of this page and we will contact you when an opportunity to table becomes available. Thanks!

Welcome to Overload – you’ve reached our Overload Artist Table Registration page! This page provides guidelines for indie artists wanting to sell and exhibit their own creations. 

Overload 2021, our 15th Anniversary, is to be held at The Cloud on the 24th April, Saturday 10am – 6pm. 

Note: If you are a registered company looking to sell commercially produced goods please book a ‘Sponsor Booth‘ by contacting us at [email protected].


Overload artists are the Heart of Overload, they are what Overload is essentially all about. You can show or sell your own creations directly to the NZ Anime and Manga community. Registering here for Overload may be your first important step towards connecting with our community and your fellow artists.

If you have registered before – welcome back! Overload has reached a landmark 15 years. We are celebrating our 15th Anniversary all thanks to your continued support! If you are new – pleased to meet you! Here you will find all the important information about registering for an Overload Artist Table. 

What is an Overload Artist Table?

Any independent and amateur artists from NZ or overseas can sell their artwork and goods to our NZ Anime and Manga community at Overload on event day. 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.

It’s important to know that 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. 

Please also note that Overload Artist tables do not have access to electricity (with the exception of Section H) 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? We’ve got a solution for you! 
If however you would like electricity, we’ve created an area where this is possible. Simply book a table in ‘Section H’ ($100) when filling out the online registration form below. These tables have access to electrical supply as well as more space behind your table. 


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 service – our artists bring a lot of variety, 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?

We only accept Online Registrations (the registration link can be found at the bottom of the page). Please read all sections of the form carefully before filling it out and ensure all information is entered accurately. Note that as part of the registration process we ask you to provide a profile image of 550px (w) x 630px (h), or of an identical aspect ratio. This 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. These tables are split up into sections from A to H. You can select your table location on the online registration form.

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. 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!

Artist Passes will be sent out on the 1st of April 2021. Artist Passes lost in the ‘Standard Post’ cannot be reissued and tickets will need to be re-purchased.  To avoid this situation please use ‘Track and Trace’ or ‘Pickup at GNC’ options in the Online Registration Form. 

If there are any changes to your mailing address, please update your mailing address before 9am, 25th of March 2021. Any updates past this date won’t be accepted. If you are unsure of your address around this date, an alternative is to pick up your pass at GNC. You cannot pickup your passes at the venue on event day. Artists who choose to pickup their passes at GNC (99 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD) can collect them with photo ID 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday or 11am to 5pm Saturday, closed on Sunday. Pass pickup service at GNC ends at 6pm 22nd April 2021.

After registration, please make all necessary payments within 5 business days. When we have confirmed your payment and details, we will send you a confirmation copy of the registration form. You can request an invoice (payment receipt) to [email protected]. Please provide the name and address for us to put on the invoice, and an email address for us to send it too. 

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

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.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Overload 2021!

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