Penguicon loves our dealers; this year we’ll be providing an even larger dealer area than we did last year. It will include Maker’s , Artists, Comic Artists and an excellent selection of vendors for you to purchase souvenirs, costume pieces, and random awesomeness to take home with you.
Attention: Anyone interested in being a Dealer, Artist and Maker at Penguicon 2012!
Applications for 2012 Dealers is now closed. Contact Dealers@penguicon.org for information.
If you have an interest in being one of our Dealers, Artists or Makers for Penguicon in 2012, we ask that you look over the information on this page.
It should answer your questions about fees, table size, selection procedure, etc. You may download the application at any time, it’s located at the bottom of this page.
Penguicon has a JURIED Dealers Room, so you must apply to get in. We make our selections based on the type of merchandise, quality, variety for the fans, and whatever we feel might add the most to the overall Penguicon experience. This sounds arbitrary and subjective, and it is. The decisions about who gets tables are not based on specific criteria such that, if you meet them, you automatically get a table. These decisions are ours alone, and they are final.
Help us make good, informed decisions! Tell us everything you can about yourself and (especially) what you’re selling. Pictures of your wares and your set-up are very helpful. If you have a web site, tell us! If you will be dealing at other cons in this region, tell us when and where! If any of our people will be there, we can try to have them check out your set-up
Penguicon’s total attendance has been steadily increasing each year (unlike most other cons).
Tables will be 6 feet long and 30 inches wide, and electricity is available at any table in the room without additional charge. The prices are: One table, $100.00 (includes 1 membership); two tables, $160.00; three tables, $220.00. Half tables (3 feet by 30 inches) are available with 1 membership for $60.
Cost of memberships: Dealers may buy up to 3 additional memberships at the special dealer rate of $40.00 each with their first table. You must buy a membership for each person working at your tables!
To apply, please download the application below. Complete it, sign it, and email or mail it to Penguicon Dealers, 567 East Gunn Road, Rochester, MI 48306. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications must be received by Tuesday, January 17 2012. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND MONEY AT THIS TIME. After January 22nd, 2012, you will receive an email stating whether or not you have been accepted into this year’s Dealers’ Room. Those dealers who have been accepted will have a month within which to purchase tables. If they fail to do so, their tables will be sold to the next person on the list. If you have been informed that your application has been accepted, you will be given payment instructions.
Selling anything outside of The Dealer’s Room is expressly forbidden. Anyone caught doing so will have their badge revoked and be ejected from the hotel for the duration of Penguicon.
Thank you for your interest in being a Penguicon dealer! If you still have questions, or if you are unable to download the application, contact the Dealers Room staff directly here.