when tabling at overseas events, how do you usually adjust your prices if it's a country with a different currency? do you still adjust it to be exactly the same price (eg 10usd to 13 cad)?
Kiriska: A direct conversion of the price (10 USD to 13 CAD) is common, but I think it’s equally common for artists to just leave prices as-is (10 USD to 10 CAD) either because they don’t want to update signage, don’t want to do math, don’t realise how big of a hit they’re taking on the conversion (or the conversion is in their favour!), don’t care, or all of above.
I’ve also seen artists convert some prices but not others – e.g. leaving print prices as-is (10 USD to 10 CAD) while updating commission prices accordingly (10 USD to 13 CAD).
Occasionally, I see artists go somewhere in the middle, where they adjust prices for the different market, but it isn’t a direct conversion of their home country price. Some countries have entirely different expected/typical market prices, so directly converted prices may not move at all.
For example, printed goods in Japan are typically priced far lower than in North America because printing is cheaper. It would probably be very difficult to move a $20 USD print at a Japanese con. A direct conversion (~ ¥2150) wouldn’t sell. A lazy conversion (¥20?? ¥200??) is crazy. So it makes the most sense to meet somewhere in the middle, depending on typical local prices.