You can apply for space in the Nashicon 2017 Dealer’s Room by filling out this form. Our Dealer’s room is currently full, so any applications sent in after 2/5/2017 will be on our waiting list.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Dealer’s Room?
A room filled with businesses selling their wares. You can find all kinds of official merchandise: figures, keychains, plush, t-shirts, video games, CDs, artbooks, and a whole lot more!
Where is the Dealer’s Room?
For 2017, our Dealer’s Room will be in the Exhibit Hall downstairs! This is the room closest to the parking lot. In addition to easy access to the parking lot, there is also a loading dock.
What are the hours of the Dealer’s Room?
The Dealer’s Room will open Friday evening (hours to be determined – please keep checking back!). On Saturday, the Dealer’s room will be open from 11am until 8pm. There will be an hour-long break from 2pm to 3pm to allow the Dealer’s to get lunch, as food is not allowed inside the convention center. The hours for Sunday are 11am to 4pm.
Cash or Credit?
While most dealers will have a credit card reader, it is usually best to have cash on hand. Some dealers may not have access to or want to deal with a credit card reader, or the internet in the convention center may be slow or unresponsive, particularly at times of heavy traffic. There is an ATM in the convention center lobby, and there are several banks within walking distance that are open on Saturday morning until noon.
I want to be come a dealer!
If you are interested in becoming a dealer for 2017, please fill out the application here.
What is included in a dealers space?
Each 10’x10′ dealers space costs $200, and comes with one (1) table, two (2) chairs, and two (2) dealers badges. You may purchase up to three (3) additional dealers spaces (including the table, chairs, and badges) at a reduced rate of $175 per space. Additional dealer badges may also be purchased for $25. There is no electricity provided in the space, though it may be added for an additional fee.
As a dealer, what can and can’t I sell?
The following items are prohibited from sale in NashiCon’s Dealer’s Room, due to Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center regulations and NashiCon policies:
- Metal weapons or any weapon that can fire a projectile.
- Any food or drink. This includes Ramune, Pocky, etc.
- Illegal substances or related paraphernalia, tobacco products, vaping supplies’
- Live-action pornographic materials of any sort
- Contact Lenses
- Bootlegs: This includes, but is not limited to, pirated DVDs, fan-subs, and unlicensed merchandise. Nashicon staff (Convention Chairs and the Director of Dealer’s Room) have the final judgement on whether an item/items are considered to be bootleg
Dealers may be asked by staff to remove any questionable items immediately. Failure to comply may result in removal from the dealers’ room without reimbursement. The first violation of this policy will be a warning, and the Dealer will be asked to remove the offending merchandise. Failure to remove the item(s), or later attempting to sell the item(s), is cause for immediate removal of the Dealer from the convention, forfeiting all fees.
What about 18+/adult materials?
Any items labeled as 18+ (i.e., yaoi, yuri, hentai, etc.) MUST NOT be displayed with regular merchandise, and dealers are required to I.D. anyone interested in viewing these items. Dealers are not allowed to sell these items to anyone under the age of 18. Anyone caught doing so will be permanently banned from any and all NashiCon events.
What kind of table displays are allowed?
You can move around your table(s) as you like, as long as you stay within the designated amount of space you have purchased. Displays should not exceed the dimensions of the space/table or extend into the walkway, due to traffic hazards. Overhead displays are allowed, but please make sure they are secure – we don’t want any injuries! Tables are 6′ wide, 30″ deep and 36″ tall.
Can I bring my own tables/chairs/furniture?
You may furnish your own chairs, tables, and display fixtures as long as it remains within your purchased booth space.
Do I need a business license? What about taxes?
You do not need a retail license to sell at NashiCon, under South Carolina code section 12-36-510(C). You are responsible for filing taxes from your sales, however. More information can be found at https://dor.sc.gov/tax/sales.
What is the minimum age for being a vendor in the Dealer’s Room?
You must be at least 16 years old in order to be a vendor at Nashicon. Children younger than 16 are allowed to work at dealer booths, provided a parent or chaperone over 18 years old is present with them.
Are there any other rules or guidelines I should be following as a Dealer?
Be respectful and mindful of your neighbors – no loud music, screaming/shouting, noise makers, strobe lights or flashing light effects, and do not loudly hock your wares. Do not solicit attendees for anything other than the sale of merchandise (ie do not flirt/hit on attendees, ask for donations, etc.).
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