You may download the contract here: 2015 Vending Contract
We are currently accepting vendor applications for the 2015 version of the Grand Rapids Comic-Con, which will be held on October 16-18, 2015, at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our last show had over 18,000 confirmed people and we are expecting massive growth this year!
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is hosted in the heart of West Michigan, one of the most vibrant and economically sound communities in the Midwest. Downtown Grand Rapids is about as exciting as they come, complete with a thriving night life and a wonderful selection of micro breweries and other after-hours facilities. Combined with one of the most prosperous art scenes in the United States, it is no wonder that Lonely Planet listed Grand Rapids as one of the ten best travel destinations in the United States.
Vendors will be assigned space on a first come-first serve basis, and we will consider your application complete when the following is done:
- We have a copy of the contract in our hands (a pdf is fine); and
- We have payment in full for the contract.
Here is a map of the layout of the vending area at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con. Anything blotted out in purple is not available for sale:
If you can pay through Paypal please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure to add $15 for Paypal fees). If you would rather mail a check send it to the following:West Michigan Convention Ventures, 4787 Brookside Dr. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Make sure to let us know that you mailed your application by emailing us at email@example.com.
If you are an artist that wanted to be in Artist Alley last show and decided instead to buy a booth: you may want to consider applying for Artist Alley this year. Participants in Artist Alley must do either original art or original prints of their work and their booth must feature their art only with well under half of their booth being crafts-type of works (buttons, keychains, plushies, etc). Information will be posted soon.
If your booth is 100% crafts–items you make yourself exclusively–then consider applying for our crafts alley. We will have a very limited amount of space available to people who have exclusively crafts booths at a lower rate. If you are interested or want to ask if you qualify please write us back and ask for that application. Information will be posted soon.
Once your space is paid in full you will be passed on to our vending coordinator Jennifer Hodges and she will assign your space. Jennifer will also be your contact for items such as logistics, questions, and unusual requests. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.