It is best that to secure a booth that you buy one prior to October to ensure you get a space.
Set up is Friday at 8am to 4pm. We will be allowing select dealers load in Thursday after 5pm. If you have not gotten written permission to load in Thursday we will ask you to leave.
Pre-buy extra dealer badges now because on the day they are $5 more.
Bronze Booths are standard inline dealer booths to sell any resale item except exempt items. $250-$350
Silver Booths are spaces directly next to the corners usually purchased by end cap buyers. The value is the proximity to the end of a row. You can sell any resale items except exempt items. $350-$450
Gold Booths are corner spaces that can be used to sell any resale items except exempt items. Two of these make up an end cap. You get an extra badge and chair per booth as well. $450-$550
Artist Alley is artwork you created. If you are found selling items you didn’t create you may be asked to leave or pay the added fee for a standard booth. Backdrop can be no higher than 10 feet. You will be made to pay an additional $100 if you exceed 10′ back drop and possibly moved into the dealer room. $200
EXEMPT ITEMS: Items that are not permitted without prior written permission. FOOD, SWORDS/KNIVES, GUN REPLICAS that look real.
please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Power Order Form: Electrical Form
By signing the vendor application you agree to the following terms:
Check in will take place Friday from 8am to 4pm. You will get a packet with all your badges and wrist bands. If you lose them or they are stolen after you have been given them you must buy passes to get in. No exceptions.
Doors open promptly at 4pm for preview night. If you are not set up by 4 your booth may be forfeit.
Each dealer will be given 2 passes per booth unless you are a corner booth ($500) or you buy extra badges. If you are caught trying to bring others in without badges your booth will be forfeit.
Outside food and drinks are prohibited, but we understand you will need to bring stuff to get you through. Cold Lunch for you and crew can be brought in along with water or soda. Please do not be brazen about this. The Convention Center is the final law on this. “Jim said” will not work so please be aware of the venue policies. If it is not brought to their attention they will not have a problem with it.
LOAD IN will take place on the street at the South West and North West Loading Docks respectively. You can pull your cars into the turn out and park them in that area to unload them. Please be courteous to those around you. You cannot leave your cars parked for an extended period of time. They will be towed if left unattended after for longer than 10 minutes. You can also load in at the two front entrances to the convention center South West so we actually have 3 large entrances. You can pull up into the pull outs but you are asked to unload and move your car away asap. We will try to have staff to help you unload and set up.
EXTRA BADGES: Badges can be bought at $25 up to 2 per booth. However if you have people who want to help or can’t afford to pay we are looking for volunteers. We are adding $5 more on the day so please prebuy these badges now.
Artists and Exhibitors in Artist Alley:
We want to remind you that you signed up for a table in Artist Alley at Comic Con.
Artist Alley is specifically for artists and creators of original artwork or craftwork to sell to patrons of the Convention. That is why it is “Artist Alley,” it is for those that have created original artwork and pieces to sell, display, and exhibit.
A list of items that may not be sold/raffled or otherwise at Artist Alley Tables:
Comic Books or Prints that the Artist has not contributed to. (If your name is not listed in the credits, you may not sell it)
Commercially available toys
Collectible / Vintage toys
Original Art that is not produced by the Artist at the table. (You may not utilize an Artist Alley table to sell your collection of convention sketches)
Any other item which has not been hand-made, created, or forged by the artist at the table.
The above also includes taking original artwork by another artist and modifying it or changing features with various computer programs. If the base piece is not original by you or an artist at your table, then it is not allowed. Violators of the above terms will be asked to leave the Convention immediately with all forfeiture of space and passes. You will also be banned from exhibiting at all future TTCLLC Comic Con events. Again, you are only allowed to sell what you have personally created.
Artists and Exhibitors in Booth Spaces:If you are selling art prints which you do not have the permission to sell from the artist or are using a computer program to manipulate the original art you will be asked to leave the Convention immediately with all forfeiture of space and passes. You will also be banned from exhibiting at all future TTCLLC events.
“We’ve done it before” is not an excuse and will not be accepted. You will be banned.
If you are a potential dealer and wan to know more about the event please email me. I answer all emails personally.
You are able to load in Friday (January 18th) morning at 8am. You must not park extended in these loading areas. You will be towed.
1. Check in with Ellen for your dealer packet
Look at your name on the vendor assignments and get the side of the building you are on. North or South. You can load in street level there, or 2nd street loading zone.
2. Unload your stuff to your booth area and move to the underground parking or hotel parking. (There are no special rates for parking)
Our dealer room is on the street level so you will not need to use the elevator unless you are in artist alley.
3. Doors open at 4 pm. If you are not set up by 4 pm you have forfeit your space and will not be refunded.
Page 2 of the Dealer application
1.1 – Badges must be worn during set-up and for the duration of the show.
1.2 – Exhibitor agrees to remain set up during all open hours of the convention. No early breakdown is allowed without the prior consent of Albuquerque Comic Con and Tall Tales Comics LLC. (TTLLC).
1.3 – Electrical, telephone, and internet services are extra and can be provided by the convention center for an additional charge. Please inquire if needed.
Section 2 * Display & Albq. Fire Marshal Regulations
2.1 – Do not encroach on aisles that border your booth. Fire Extinguishers, Hose Cabinets, Fire Exits or Fire Alarms cannot be blocked or covered.
2.2 – All decorations must be flame retardant or FR rated. They are subject to a random flame test by the Fire Marshal.
2.3 – Acceptable materials will not hold a flame. Materials can be manufacturer certified or may be treated with a flame retardant. Wood less than one-quarter inch thick must be treated. In most cases, floor coverings are the exception.
2.4 – Table coverings are excepted if they do not overhang the table more than six inches.
2.5 – Booth storage is allowed as follows:
• Cardboard boxes, packing materials, waste and debris must be removed prior to the start of the show and kept picked up during the show.
• All areas are inspected periodically.
• Boxed brochures, product and sales material storage may be allowed if kept tight, orderly and not stored behind the back of your booth.
2.6 – No smoking or alcohol permitted within the Albuquerque Convention Center
2.7 – Extension Cords, Plugs & Lighting
• All extension cords must be a minimum of 14 gauge, 3 wire and grounded.
• Ties or cable clamps must be used when running cord.
• Lightweight extension cords or “zip cords” are
strictly not allowed.
• Power strips are approved for additional outlet plugs (Cube tabs are not allowed and power strips cannot be “daisy chained”).
• Cords, plugs, and strips must have UL labeling
• Lighting must be UL labeled and used consistent with design.
Section 3 * Noise & Damages
3.1 – Exhibitors must police their own tables to be sure that noise levels from sound systems is kept to a minimum and does not interfere with others.
3.2 – The TTLLC reserves the right to determine at what point sound constitutes interference with others and must be discontinued.
3.3 – Any damage caused to the building or furnishings by the Exhibitor is the sole responsibility of the Exhibitor.
Section 4 * Setup
Setup and move-in / move-out instructions can be found at www.albuquerquecomiccon.com under the vendor page.
Section 5 * Payments & Subletting
5.1 – Exhibitor understands the payment policy and agrees to pay the fees as listed on the Exhibitor Application Form.
5.2 – Subletting of table space or sharing of exhibit space is not allowed without the express written permission of the ACC.
5.3 – In the case of multiple parties sharing one exhibit space, the person whose name appears of this contract assumes full responsibility for that space as specified here. The ACC must be notified, at the time of table reservation, of exhibitors intending to share space.
Section 6 * Cancellation / Refunds
6.1 – If you cancel 30 days or more before the date of the show, you are eligible for a full refund of your total payment.
6.2 – If you cancel within 29-15 days of the date of the show, you are eligible for a refund amounting to one-half of your total payment.
6.3 – Set up needs to be done by 4pm January 12th or forfeit of booth and fee.
Section 7 * Adult & Bootleg
7.1 – Exhibitor agrees not to sell or distribute any adult material to minors. All “Adults Only” material must be either behind the table or, if displayed on a table or display rack, bagged and covered so that minors may not open it.
Any adult material depicting nudity must be “blinded” (i.e. the nudity or sexual conduct must be covered). Adult videos and magazines are not to be displayed openly. A sign may be posted to let customers know that you carry that merchandise.
7.2 – TTLLC does not allow bootleg or counterfeit materials of any kind. Possession or sale of these materials is at your own risk.
Section 8 * Sales Tax
Exhibitors are responsible for collection and payment of New Mexico State Retail Sales Tax. To obtain a free temporary tax number we will be passing out temporary tax IDs in your dealer packet that you will turn in with payment to the State.
Section 9 * Liability & Security
9.1 – The TTLLC and the Albuquerque Convention Center are not responsible for any theft or loss. Exhibitor is responsible for his or her own security.
9.2 – Exhibitor agrees to protect, keep, and save TTLLC. (the promoter of the event) forever harmless from any damage(s) or charge(s) imposed for violations of any ordinance or regulation by the Exhibitor, his employees or agents, as well as failure to comply with the terms and agreements of this contract.
9.3 – Further, Exhibitor shall at all times protect, indemnify, save, and keep harmless TTLLC. Its agents, and sponsors against and from any loss, cost, damage, liability, or expense which arises out of or from or by reason of any act or omission of the Exhibitor, his employees, or agents.
9.4 – In the event that the Albuquerque Convention Center or any part of the exhibit area thereof is unavailable, whether for the entire event or a portion of the event, as a result of fire, flood, tempest, or another such cause, or as a result of governmental intervention, malicious damage, acts of war, strike, labor disputes, riot, or agency which the TTLLC has no control, or should the TTLLC. decide that because of any such cause it is necessary to cancel, postpone, or re-site the show, or reduce installation time, exhibit time, or move-out time, the TTLLC. shall not be liable to indemnify or reimburse the Exhibitor in respect of any damage or loss, direct or indirect arising as a result thereof.