Dealer and Creator Information

Exhibit Options

MidAmeriCon II will be offering both a Dealers Room, featuring tables and booths reserved for all five days of the convention, and a Creators Alley, with single tables available on a per-day basis. All merchandise sold in either location should have some relationship to science fiction or fantasy. All merchandise sold in Creators Alley should be created in some form by the vendor.

There is a separate section of our website for Artists, please head over to the Art Show page to learn more!

MidAmeriCon II Dealer’s List!

Chicon 7 Dealers Room Photo credit Keith Stokes, MidAmerican Fan Photo Archive

Chicon 7 Dealers Room Photo credit Keith Stokes, MidAmerican Fan Photo Archive

Restrictions

Vendors agree to use their assigned space to sell or exhibit material that is of a science fiction, fantasy, gaming, or other “fannish” nature. If you are unsure whether your material qualifies, please contact us.

Vendors agree that they are self-insured, that they will be ready to sell when the room opens, and that they will maintain their space until the room closes each day of MidAmeriCon II.

We do not yet know whether the City of Kansas City, the Kansas City Convention Center, or the MidAmeriCon II committee will have specific exclusionary rules regarding certain classes of merchandise. Past Worldcon restrictions have included (but not been limited to): weapons of any sort, live flames, anything generating a perceptible odor (incense, perfume, oils and essences), anything generating loud noises or causing crowds to gather in the aisles (audible audio or video presentations), and displays that block access by any other vendor to his or her space, the common backspace, or the aisles.

Some personal services are welcome – such as clothed massage, face painting, and nail design that can take place in public. We cannot accept permanent tattooing or unclothed massage.

We reserve the right to ask any vendor to remove any materials from sale in the MidAmeriCon II Dealers Room or Creators Alley if we have a reason to suspect that those materials are bootlegged, pirated, or grey-market in origin.

Tax Information

All vendors are required to have a valid current Missouri Sales Tax License on file with us before opening for business on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. This should be done no later than July 18, 2016 since the process can take approximately three weeks to complete.

Addresses for the form: Owner – which should be the Dealer’s Business address and the second address is for the Event – which should be Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Specific tax information can be located on the Missouri Sales Tax page. The Special Events Application is found here.

Hall and Table Information

 

The Dealers Room and Creators Alley will be located in Hall E of Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. Screenshot 2016-01-05 14.01.11

 

 

The entire Kansas City Convention Center, including the Dealers Room and Creators Alley, is non-smoking. The MidAmeriCon II Dealers Room and Creators Alley management team is Alice Bentley and Greg Ketter.

You can contact them with any queries at dealers@midamericon2.org.

 

 

 

 

Sales Hours

Wednesday: 12 Noon to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dealers will be allowed into the room early each day to set up.