Application

Exhibitors

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Deadline: Dec 03, 2023 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Date: Dec 01, 2023 2:00 pm - Dec 03, 2023 8:00 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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$99-2.1K

About the event

GalaxyCon Columbus is More Than a Comic Con! It’s a 3-Day FESTIVAL OF FANDOM with celebrities, creators, voice actors, cosplayers, entertainers, fan groups, gamers, panelists, comic books, anime, and PEOPLE LIKE YOU! We look forward to seeing you December 1 - 3, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center If you have questions, please email columbus@galaxycon.com
GalaxyCon Events LLC
GalaxyCon Events LLC

About the application

GalaxyCon Columbus 2023 takes place December 1-3, 2023 at The Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Thank you for your interest in setting up as an Exhibitor, Vendor, Independent Publisher, Developer, Crafts Person, Artist, Writer, or Filmmaker at GALAXYCON COLUMBUS 2023. After filling out this form, you will receive an email regarding your approval status. This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.

Terms & Conditions

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING TERMS YOU AGREE TO BY PURCHASING SPACE AT GALAXYCON.
 
1. Booths must remain intact and manned throughout the hours of the convention and may not be dismantled before the closing of the convention. GALAXYCON COLUMBUS LLC will not be held responsible for any issues arising from an unmanned booth during show hours. The loading dock will not be open for breakdown before the close of the exhibition room. If you break down your space before the end of the show you will be banned from setting up at future shows. Attendees have paid for the ability to shop with Vendors and Exhibitors and expect them to be set up during show hours. By breaking down early you are doing both the attendees and the show a disservice. Please be advised that there are vendors and artists that we will no longer welcome back due to breaking this rule. The show's management takes this very seriously. It is unfair to attendees, the show, and other vendors to break down early. If you cannot stay until the end of the show, please do not set up.
 
2. Exhibitors must comply with all local, state, and federal laws, and will not hold management liable for any breaches, losses, or damage to themselves or their property. All exhibitors agree to hold blameless GALAXYCON COLUMBUS LLC, GALAXYCON EVENTS LLC, and all affiliated companies of GALAXYCON EVENTS LLC staff members and workers against any loss, damage, theft, expenses, claims, or actions arising from any personal or property damage, loss or theft due to said exhibitors participation in any event bearing the name GALAXYCON. GALAXYCON agrees to pay for overnight security in the main exhibit hall. Exhibitor is responsible for their security during show hours.
 
3. Exhibitor badges are non-transferable. They may not be sold or used as prizes or giveaways. Exhibitor personnel must wear official Show Exhibitor badges at all times during move-in, show days, and move-out. Please do not give Exhibitor Badges to anyone other than your full-time employees and remove all badges from the building when you leave on your last day there. Badges left behind are often abused by unauthorized personnel so do not leave them in your booth or discard them on the floor.
 
4. Exhibitors are responsible for their booth staff. The exhibitor is responsible for all actions of his or her booth staff or anyone wearing their company exhibitor badge. Exhibitor booth personnel found in violation of policies will be removed, having their badge confiscated. Exhibitor staff misconduct can lead to the removal of the exhibitor from the exhibit floor without a refund. Exhibitors removed in this way will NOT be allowed to return to future shows with GALAXYCON.
 
5. All vendors/exhibitors/artists hereby acknowledge that GALAXYCON is not responsible for and will NOT provide or maintain insurance coverage for vendors/exhibitors' persons or property, and it is the exhibiting party’s sole responsibility to obtain insurance covering loss.
 
6. GALAXYCON in no way endorses any artists, vendors, exhibitors’ merchandise, exhibits, views, beliefs, or actions. All artists, vendors, and exhibitors are deemed to be their own business/entity and in no way reflect the views, beliefs, intentions, and/or direction of GALAXYCON. Artists, vendors, or exhibitors do not represent GALAXYCON in any way.
 
7. All merchandise bought or sold at GALAXYCON is done strictly between artists/vendors/exhibitors and attendees/buyers, GALAXYCON is not a party to or responsible in any way for any transactions made between said parties.
 
8. NO SWORD VENDORS OR WEAPONS VENDORS ALLOWED. THIS INCLUDES SWORDS, KNIVES, OTHER SHARP ITEMS, TASERS, LASERS, ETC… ANYTHING THAT IS A WEAPON. Anyone who attempts to sell weapons at the show will be asked to remove the items from their booth. Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the show, with no refund given.
 
9. NO VAPE, TOBACCO, CBD, OR ANY TYPE OF SMOKING-RELATED SALES ARE ALLOWED. THIS IS AN ALL-AGES COMIC BOOK / ANIME CONVENTION AND WE DO NOT ENCOURAGE SMOKING OF ANY KIND. IF YOU SELL VAPE, TOBACCO, CBD, OR ANY TYPE OF SMOKING ITEMS AT THE EVENT, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE, WITH NO REFUND GIVEN.
 
10. No Bootleg DVDs or CDs. Representatives from various studios will be at the convention. Anyone selling unauthorized merchandise that infringes upon their copyright or licensing agreements (or any other studios) will be asked to leave the show. No refunds will be given if you break this rule and are asked to leave.
 
11. No outside food vendors are allowed. The Convention Center has an exclusive on food sales. This applies to Food Trucks on the Convention Center property. This applies to Pocky and Ramune as well.
 
12. Adult materials must be either behind the table or if displayed on a table or display rack bagged or covered so that minors may not open it. Any adult material containing nudity must be covered by local and state laws. Artists/Exhibitors agree not to sell any adult materials to minors. Violating this rule is cause for immediate dismissal from the show with no refund, and being banned from any future events hosted by the show's management.
 
13. Exhibitors may not display foul language or other offensive slogans, memes, innuendo, or materials in their space. Political propaganda that others may find offensive is prohibited. No symbols of hate or implied symbols of hate will be tolerated. Failure to comply is grounds for removal from the show without a refund.
 
14. No Live Animals. Exhibitors may not engage in the sale of live animals at the event.
 
15. Nudity is NOT allowed in the convention center under any circumstances.
 
16. No Bingo, Lottery type gaming (or gambling of any sort) is allowed.
 
17. No Sales Onsite or Promotion for Online or Offsite Sales of any guns real or replica.
 
18. State tax is the responsibility of the artist/vendor to collect according to state laws.
 
19. No exhibit may be higher than 12’ without prior approval by GALAXYCON. No exhibit may block or interfere with other exhibits or with the aisle space. Any damage caused to the building or its furnishings by the Artist/Exhibitor is the sole responsibility of the Artist/Exhibitor.
 
20. Abandoned Property: Any property not removed from the Convention Center that has not been claimed within forty-eight (48) hours following the end of the event will be considered abandoned by the Exhibitor.
 
21. Exhibitors hereby give permission to be photographed and recorded for any future GALAXYCON use.
 
22. No Standard Exhibitor is allowed to sublease its space without prior approval from GALAXYCON. No National Brands may engage in branding or lead generation activities under the proxy of a Standard Exhibitor. Standard wholesaling practices remain ok.
 
23. GALAXYCON reserves the right to change, amend, and add to the rules and regulations of the show at any time. If new rules are added that prevent you from selling your core product, you will be notified and refunded in full.
 
CANCELLATION TERMS: Should you (the exhibitor) find that you are not able to attend GALAXYCON and have already paid for your space, the policy is as follows: A refund will be given – minus a $150 cancellation fee per Exhibitor Booth before 9/1/23, and $75 per Artist Table before 9/1/23. Between 9/2/23 and 11/15/23 a refund will be given minus a $250 cancellation fee per Exhibitor Booth and $125 per artist table. After 11/15/23 a refund will be given minus a $350 cancellation fee per Exhibitor Booth and $200 per Artist Table.
 
For questions about vendor space, placement and availability, contact exhibitors@galaxycon.com or call 919-907-0424 and press 1 for Exhibitor Services. All mail should be addressed to GALAXYCON 5300 NW 12th Ave #2 Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33309

Prices

PREMIERE 10 x 10 PIPE & DRAPE CORNER BOOTHS (FRONT OF THE SHOW) $2,195 These booths are at the front of the show. Premiere 10′ X 10′ pipe and draped corner booths comes with exhibitor badges (3 badges for 1 booth, 5 badges for 2 booths, 6 badges for 3 booths, and one badge for each additional booth purchased), one eight-foot table, one six-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional exhibitor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, you agree to the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page.
PREMIERE 10 x 10 PIPE & DRAPE CORNER BOOTHS (2nd POSITION) $1,995 These booths are behind the front of the show booths. Premiere 10′ X 10′ pipe and draped corner booths comes with exhibitor badges (3 badges for 1 booth, 5 badges for 2 booths, 6 badges for 3 booths, and one badge for each additional booth purchased), one eight-foot table, one six-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional exhibitor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, you agree to the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page.
NON-GENRE BRAND 10 x 10 CORNER BOOTHS $1,495 Non-refundable These booths are for Brands outside of the geek / comic con genre to promote their services. Brand Booths are 10′ X 10′ pipe and draped areas. Each booth comes with exhibitor badges (2 badges for 1 booth, 4 badges for 2 booths, 5 badges for 3 booths, and one badge for each additional booth purchased), one eight-foot table, one six-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional vendor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, that you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page.
NON-GENRE BRAND 10 x 10 INLINE BOOTHS $1,295 These booths are for Brands outside of the geek / comic con genre to promote their services. Brand Booths are 10′ X 10′ pipe and draped areas. Each booth comes with exhibitor badges (2 badges for 1 booth, 4 badges for 2 booths, 5 badges for 3 booths, and one badge for each additional booth purchased), one eight-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional vendor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page.
10 x 10 STANDARD PIPE DRAPE CORNER BOOTHS $1,195 Corner Booths are 10' x 10' pipe and draped areas. Each booth comes with exhibitor badges (2 badges for 1 booth, 4 badges for 2 booths, 5 badges for 3 booths, 6 badges for 4 booths, etc…), one eight-foot table, one six-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional vendor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, that you are agreeing to the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page.
10 x 10 STANDARD PIPE DRAPE INLINE BOOTHS $995 Inline Booths are 10' x 10' pipe and draped areas. Each booth comes with exhibitor badges (2 badges for 1 booth, 4 badges for 2 booths, 5 badges for 3 booths, 6 badges for 4 booths, etc…), one eight-foot table, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional vendor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, you agree to the terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page.
PREMIUM ARTIST & CRAFTSPERSON 8 x 10 CORNER BOOTHS $895 Independent Publisher and Premium Artist/Writer/Developer/Filmmaker/Cosplayer corner booths are 8′ X 10′ pipe and draped areas. These booths are specifically for Independent Publishers, Artists, Video Game Developers, Filmmakers, and Writers who are selling their own created or published work. INDIVIDUALS SELLING IN THESE SPACES MAY NOT SELL ANY ITEM NOT CREATED BY THEMSELVES. T-Shirt companies do not qualify for this space. There is a limit of two Indie Press booths per company. If you need more booth space, you will be required to purchase an exhibitor booth at full price. If you are an indie publisher, all items for sale must be published by your company. If you are an artist, all art (including prints) must be created by the person purchasing the booth, and the artist must be in attendance at the show. Each booth comes with exhibitor badges (2 badges for one booth, or 3 badges for 2 booths), one eight-foot table, one six-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional exhibitor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. They may not be sold or used as prizes or giveaways. Limit of 2 per organization. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, you agree to the terms and conditions below.
PREMIUM ARTIST & CRAFTSPERSON 8 x 10 INLINE BOOTHS $695 Independent Publisher and Premium Artist/Writer/Developer/Filmmaker/Cosplayer inline booths are 8′ X 10′ pipe and draped areas. These booths are specifically for Independent Publishers, Artists, Video Game Developers, Filmmakers, and Writers who are selling their own created or published work. INDIVIDUALS SELLING IN THESE SPACES MAY NOT SELL ANY ITEM NOT CREATED BY THEMSELVES. T-Shirt companies do not qualify for this space. There is a limit of two Indie Press booths per company. If you need more booth space, you will be required to purchase an exhibitor booth at full price. If you are an indie publisher, all items for sale must be published by your company. If you are an artist, all art (including prints) must be created by the person purchasing the booth, and the artist must be in attendance at the show. Each booth comes with exhibitor badges (2 badges for one booth, or 3 badges for 2 booths), one six-foot table, two chairs, a small company sign, and a small garbage can. Additional tables are available from the decorator for a fee, or you may bring your own. Electricity is available for order from the convention center for a fee. Additional exhibitor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. They may not be sold or used as prizes or giveaways. Limit of 2 per organization. Please note that by purchasing exhibitor space at GalaxyCon Columbus, you agree to the terms and conditions below.
ARTIST ALLEY TABLES $395 Non-refundable The Artist Alley section is the section of the show designed to accommodate the needs of established and upcoming artists and writers. AArtist spaces are approx. 6 foot wide by 6 foot deep and come with (1) six-foot long table, 2 chairs, and 2 Badges. Badges are non-transferable. They may not be sold or used as prizes or giveaways. No realignment of the space or obstruction of anyone else’s space is permitted. Tables may not be removed to create booth space. These tables are placed directly next to each other in a row. Booth space is available in other areas of the show. These spaces are reserved for aspiring artists and writers who are selling/promoting their own personal work and may not be used to sell other merchandise not created by the artist/writer. Electricity is available from the venue. Information on purchasing electricity will be emailed a few weeks before the show. Additional exhibitor badges are $99. Badges are non-transferable. They may not be sold or used as prizes or giveaways. By purchasing an artist table for GalaxyCon Columbus you agree to the terms and conditions listed on the checkout page. Limit 2 per artist.
ADDITIONAL EXHIBITOR BADGE $99 Non-refundable Additional badges for exhibitors ONLY. Please purchase these at the same time as your table so we can include them in your welcome packet. Badges are non-transferable. They may not be sold or used as prizes or giveaways. A limited number will be available for purchase at the exhibitor check-in table for CASH ONLY. (Please bring exact change)

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Have You Exhibited with one of our shows before?
  • How many booths of each type (corner or inline) do you plan on purchasing?
  • How did you hear about GalaxyCon?
  • What Name Should We Use For You In Our Exhibitor Directory for Attendees to Find You?
  • What Kind of Merchandise Do You Sell?
  • Please type YES to confirm that you understand that you cannot sell weapons, swords, tobacco, vape, food, drink, animals, timeshares, or bootlegs, and also to indicate that you will adhere to all items in the agreement listed below and at checkout.
  • If you have requests about placement, please enter that here. If not, type NO.
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GalaxyCon Columbus 2023