Once again, we will have plenty of dealers selling a vast assortment of riches and treasures at DemiCon. The Dealers’ Room is located on the hotel’s main level, and will be open for business during these hours (subject to change):
Friday — 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Information for Vendors/Dealers
DEALER ROOM LOGISTICS
The Dealer Room will be open for set-up at 9:00 am Friday morning. Dealers may unload at the front door of the Holiday Inn Northwest. You will find the Dealer Room located nearby, in the first section of the ballroom.
DEALER ROOM RULES/GUIDELINES
Permit and Sales Tax: The state of Iowa requires that all dealers collect and remit sales tax on dealer table purchases. If you do not have a sales tax permit you may get a temporary permit by contacting the Iowa Department of Revenue. Please have your tax permit with you during the convention as you will be asked to provide this information.
Weapons: All edged weapons and other sharp, breakable or potentially hazardous merchandise must be displayed in a safe and appropriate manner. Do not sell swords, knives, etc., to minors without the permission of the minor’s parent.
Display: Please display any adult-themed merchandise in a tasteful manner.
Safety: No open flames allowed (e.g. no burning of candles, incense, illudim 348, lit canons, etc.). Do not “flow” your merchandise and displays into the aisles or other dealer spaces.
Sound: Music and Video are permitted in your dealer area. However, please keep the sound to a volume that does not annoy your neighbors. If it is too loud, you will be asked to turn it down.
Food Vending: Dealers cannot sell food items because of hotel regulations on corkage and food vending.
Membership: DemiCon membership is not included with your table(s). Every person who will work your table must have a membership and badges must be worn at all times.
Set-Up and Tear-Down: You must vend all three days of DemiCon. You must be set up and ready for business on Friday at 2 p.m., and continue to conduct business during all of the Dealer Room hours until 2 pm Sunday. You cannot dismantle your tables until Sunday after 2 p.m.
DEALER ROOM SCHEDULE
(subject to change)
Set up: 9 am – 2 pm
Business: 2 pm – 6 pm
Room opens for Dealers: 9:30 am
Business: 10 am – 6 pm
Room opens for Dealers: 9:30 am
Business: 10 am – 2 pm
FREE ADVERTISING ON THE DEMICON CHANNEL FOR DEALERS
The DemiCon Channel is an in-house channel run on the hotel system. You are allowed to advertise on the DemiCon Channel with a slide that will be added to the channel in a slideshow layout.
You are allowed one slide if we are creating it for you. If you wish to create your own, you are allowed two slides that will be exchanged throughout the weekend. You need a 3:5 ratio, 96 dpi.
On the slide, you are permitted:
Name of Business
One to three JPEG pictures of your wears, keep pictures PG
One line/tagline describing your business
DEALERS’ ROOM APPLICATION
The DemiCon Dealers’ Room can hold 28 table spaces. At DemiCon 27, we had eight vendors register and secure 13 tables spaces for DemiCon 28, leaving 13 spaces available for additional vendors.
We will be conducting a juried selection to fill the remaining 13 spaces.
To be considered, please complete the below application no later than 11:59 AM Central Time on Saturday, January 14.
Selections will be made on January 14. An email will be sent to you on January 15 confirming if you have been selected or if you are being placed on the waiting list.
If selected, your selection is not final until we receive payment for your tables spaces. The confirmation email you will receive on January 15 will include a unique payment link. You will have until 11:59 PM Central Time on Saturday, January 21 to make your payment. If you do not make your payment by the deadline we will open your table space to the next vendor on our waiting list.
We are no longer accepting applications for the Dealers’ Room for DemiCon 28.