Dealers Registration Status: [CLOSED]
|First Table, Includes 1 Attending Membership||$200|
|Additional Table, No Membership Included (Limit 2)||$150|
|September 9th, Noon||Dealer Registration Opens|
|September 15th 11:59pm||Dealer Registration Closes|
|September 16th||Round 1 Results Sent
(Partnerships & First Come/First Served)
|Sept 16th to 29th, 11:59pm||Round 1 Payment Window|
|September 30th||Round 2 Results Sent (Lottery)|
|Sept 30th – October 13th, 11:59pm||Round 2 Payment Window|
|October 14th||Unpaid/Abandoned spaces released to Waiting List|
A Convention is a very resource-heavy event; it requires large amounts of time, energy, money and dedication. Furry Fiesta is non-profit, which in turn means that all money accrued for a given year is reinvested into the following year’s event. Many people may not realize it, but TFF is staffed by a team over one hundred people, and requires a budget well into the six-digit ($150,000+) range. Partnerships with outside entities help us make our limited resources go farther; for those entities who are vendors, we do what we can to help them in return by giving them a place in our Den.Typically, we exchange Den space primarily for goods used for Registration and our Charity events. For example, Charity donations have been prizes for our Charity events (poker, etc), or for our Charity Auction, and have included such things as small trinkets, fursuit partials, board games, video games, etc.
Registration donations are usually in the form of bag goodies for all attendees, such as bookmarks, stickers, or other small prizes. However, be aware that our attendance is growing, with 2018 estimated around 4000. More often donations are made for our Sponsor/Super Sponsor bags, which usually number around 375 (Super Sponsor) to 975 (both types). To name a few, these have been anything from small plush toys, to prints, to vinyl stickers. It is perfectly acceptable to brand these donations with your company info so our Attendees are aware of where they came from.
We sometimes need services, as well, from loaning us equipment to pipe and drape for our event staging. We do not, currently, need any printing services as we have several entities that already assist us with this aspect.
Registration exchanges can take two forms. The first form is simply for a guaranteed space in our Den, in exchange for a low-manufacturing-cost item such as a print (we just need the digital file, not physical prints); the donation, in this case, is the time and effort that goes into creating such. The second form of exchange is more for higher-manufacturing-cost items, such as soap, plushes, stickers, key chains, etc. This exchange not only involves a guaranteed spot in our Den, but also offsetting the cost of materials/shipping with compensation such as tables and memberships to the Con, plus covering additional costs if necessary.
If you are interested in the above, please email the Den Staff with the following information:
We will review your email, and respond to you to begin discussing your offer. All offers of Partnership for 2018 must be received by August 15th, 2017, prior to Dealer Registration opening. Offer received after this point MAY be considered for 2018, but more than likely will be held for 2019.
Note: We may have limited facilities in place to assist in registering for a Texas Sales Tax Permit at Furry Fiesta 2017. However, to ensure that you are ready to register and do not get an unpleasant surprise, we highly recommend that you obtain your Texas Sales Tax Permit before Furry Fiesta 2018.
2. Electricity Usage
Upon request, the Dealers Den provides basic power access for free, such as for charging a laptop or phone, but higher usage requires a fee of $25.
3. Posting of Signs & Display Rules
Use of the space provided is up to the Dealer, but certain restrictions apply:
4. Prohibited Items
Please be aware of items prohibited for sale. This list may be appended at any time. Should you have questions about whether an item may or may not be sold, please contact us. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to ask retailers to remove from display or sale any items the Staff feels are inappropriate.
Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):
Furry Fiesta reserves the right to ask retailers to remove from display or sale any items the Staff feels are inappropriate.
5. Adult Material
Adult material is permitted, but it must be censored or otherwise obscured to prevent access by minors. All Adult Material (including but not limited to printed, video, computer-generated, drawn, audio and physical) must be censored. The retailer is responsible for policing his or her own table to keep minors from being inadvertently exposed. All minors will be wearing a distinctly colored and labeled Minor badge, but retailers must check ID if the individual appears to be less than 18 years of age. If adult art is loose or in a binder, individual works must be censored.
6. Retailer Liability:
Vendors are responsible, within reason, for any damage to hotel property and/or equipment loaned to them due to inappropriate use. Hotel property and equipment may not be modified in any way, including but not limited to: Holes, chips, paint, glue or damage due to rough or inappropriate behavior. Furry Fiesta, DRAMA and the Hyatt Regency Dallas are not liable for any personal injury or damage to equipment or property caused by the inappropriate use of hotel equipment, such as falling while standing on a chair or table. Please use provided equipment responsibly.
7. Layout Changes
Furry Fiesta reserves the right to make changes to any published Dealers layout, as needed, at any time up-to and including during set-up.
8. All Furry Fiesta Rules must be followed in addition to the rules listed here.
9. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to amend these rules without prior or posted notice.