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World Goth Month Events: Reiterating/clarifying some important details.

The World Goth Fair and the WGD Nightstalker Hunt are two different events, with a bit of overlap.

The vendor acceptance rules for each are different.

Also, the WGD Nightstalker Hunt has *different* entrance requirements from Gothmas by Gaslight.  They are not the same.  Here’s some important points- they’re all contained within the FAQs but there’s been some confusion.

Regarding the WGD Nightstalker Hunt:

We are looking for gothshops. We’re looking for goth merchants.  This is, rather specifically, a goth hunt.  Though there’s plenty of fine and talented merchants from all over SL, we really are trying to promote GOTHS here, not “shops who sell normal stuff, but can put together something dark just for the hunt.”  

To be clear:  This is a hunt by goths, for goths.

This is different than the requirements for Gothmas by Gaslight, and we will be sending regrets to people who submit applications that clearly aren’t falling under this umbrella. (we know sometimes very gothy people sell things other than gothy stuff- and that’s okay too, but we want either a goth merchant, a goth shop, or both.)

Because the last two GxG hunts had *many* people applying who were selling full perm textures or artwork that did not originate as their work (which added a significant workload to the organizers(us), I added this bit in the application as well:
SOME SPECIAL NOTES:

***IF YOU HAVE AN ART GALLERY***

If you, personally, did not create the artwork or photos in that gallery YOURSELF, do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you.  If you grabbed it from the net, google, whatever, and messed with it in photoshop- do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you.  

It does not matter if you make “an original piece just for the hunt” if everything else in your store originated as someone else’s artwork. We will not take you. we are *Not interested* in work that is not completely created by the merchant.  Please, save your time and ours- we *really will not accept you* if you’re selling work that isn’t yours.

***IF YOU HAVE A TEXTURE STORE***

 If you, personally, did not create the textures in that gallery YOURSELF, by your own hand/photo work, do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you.  If you grabbed it from the net, filter forge, whatever, and messed with it in photoshop- do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you.  

It does not matter if you make “an original piece just for the hunt” if everything else in your store originated as someone else’s texture. We will not take you. we are *Not interested* in work that is not completely created by the merchant.  Please, save your time and ours- we *really will not accept you* if you’re selling work that isn’t yours.

***IF YOU HAVE A STORE THAT SELLS ANY ARTWORK/TEXTURES AT _ALL_***

Please read the above.  This rule applies to you also.

There will be *NO EXCEPTIONS* to this policy. 

I mean it, gang.  There will be no exceptions.  This policy is now in effect for all hunts we run in the future. We are cutting this problem off at the pass- because it truly, truly has been a big problem with every hunt we’ve put on. We are simply not willing to knowingly allow work, particularly when it’s being sold full permission, to not have been wholly created by the merchant. It is simply unfair to the merchants of *every other product* who create their stuff from scratch.  We’re sorry- but we’re not going to do it.

Regarding World Goth Fair:

You do NOT need to have a gothshop to be in the fair.  However, and this is important, all the stuff you bring to the fair to sell must be gothy.  This allows us to accept a wide range of merchants who may have some gothy stuff, but generally sell to other demographics. As long as what you’re bringing with you is gothy? We’re happy to have you.  You don’t have to be a gothshop specifically.

We want to take everyone who wants to come and have fun with us- we just need to make sure everyone is applying to the right event.  I hate sending out rejection notices, honestly, and would much prefer to be sending out welcome packages.  So make sure you’re filling out the right application.  🙂

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