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The GDEX Artist Alley


We’re trying something a little new with the Artist Alley at GDEX this year. We’ve heard your feedback and we want to make sure that this is the best possible experience for our Artists. So this year we’re going to try out a Juried Process. The application (which opened on May 8th) will be open for all submissions until Sunday June 30th. After the submissions close, our Panel of Juries will go through all submissions and select 16 Artists to fill this year’s Artist Alley. We will choose artists based on a multiple of factors, with a goal to make sure that every artist is unique enough to be successful during the show. When we’ve selected the first round of artist, they will receive acceptance emails on July 15th. They will have until July 29th to confirm their slot in the Artist Alley or they will relinquish their space to another submission. Our second round of acceptances will then go out on August 1 to fill the remaining spots.

We appreciate your patience and feedback in this process as we try to make the GDEX Artist Alley even better.

Applications Open: May 8th

Applications Close: June 30th

Acceptance Emails Go Out: July 22nd

Acceptance Confirmations Due: August 5th

Waitlist Opens: August 9th



The Costs of Exhibiting at GDEX


Artist Alley Table ($150)

  • 1 6’ Table w/ Tablecloth

  • 2 Chairs

  • 1 Wastebasket

  • 2 Exhibitor Badges

  • Access to the Exhibitor Mixer

  • Electricity & Internet at an Additional Cost


The Costs of Columbus




Starts at $75


Internet (WiFi)


Pint of Beer


Why Exhibit at GDEX?

Every year GDEX brings in hundreds of attendees from the Midwest and across the United States.  Our audience is engaged, entusiastic and excited to be part of the largest showcase of indy games within 500 miles of Columbus, Ohio.  Many companies who exhibit at GDEX show products that are seen here before anywhere else, making it a great place to start showing off your game, creative technology, or art.  GDEX offers low cost options for small teams to test the water, and larger options for established teams who want to secure their place in the market.  We host numerous networking oportunities throughout the weekend including an exclusive Exhibitor Mixer included with every booth tier.  

2018 Statistics



Turnstyle Attendance


GDEX is the only convention guests attend


GDEX 2017 guests rated it 4 or 5 (out of 5)


Number of States that GDEX guests come from


Guests said that GDEX was their first ever convention