Naka-Kon 2018 Artist/Vendor Applications

If you would like to be an artist or vendor at Naka-Kon, please fill out the application form below. Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2017.

Please read the following important information regarding the Naka-Kon Exhibit Hall before completing the application.

About Naka-Kon Exhibit Hall

Every year, Naka-Kon strives to design a diverse and exciting Exhibit Hall. From reliable fan favorites, to new and exciting vendors and artists, our hall is always changing. While we wish accepting every application in the order submitted was possible, we sometimes have to put an applicant on hold to make our final determinations. Limited space is the primary reason we cannot accept every applicant. Diversity is another reason, because oversaturation of our hall with the same or similar artists and vendors is poor business practice and unappealing to the attendees. While we want a fun and exciting hall, it is also important to us for you to enjoy yourselves and make money too!

We greatly appreciate having the applications filled out as soon as possible. However, as mentioned above, booths are NOT assigned on afirst come, first serve basis as there are many factors at play when it comes to picking our artists and vendors each year. Therefore, please note that just because you have the first application in does not guarantee you will be assigned the first booth space. However, it will help us get in contact with you if we have questions about your application and/or booth requirements. Keep in mind that it also helps us make our determinations faster if we have examples of your product or artwork. Please make sure to include your website link on the application, or email examples of your product/artwork to vendors@naka-kon.com after completing this application.

If selected, you will receive confirmation via email along with payment options and a contract to fill out, sign and return in order to guarantee your booth space. Final decisions will be made by October 30, 2017.

No 18+ Material Allowed in the Exhibit Hall

Because the Overland Park Convention Center prides itself on being a family friendly venue, vendors are not permitted to sell any mature material (18+). 

If you have questions or concerns about any of the products you intend to sell, please contact vendors@naka-kon.com with your inquiries.

Bootleg Program

Bootleg merchandise is not allowed in the Naka-Kon Exhibit Hall. If you are found selling bootleg merchandise, you will receive one warning and asked to remove any bootleg material from the premises. If you are found selling bootleg material subsequent to the first warning, you will be asked to leave the convention without a refund.

In addition, your company will be placed on a list that Exhibit Hall staff will refer to when reviewing future applications for Naka-Kon.

For more information on how to spot a bootleg, visit www.otakunews.com and read the FAQ.

Booth Specifications and Prices

Vendors

Booths

Vendor booths at Naka-Kon are sold per 10’x10’ booth space, not by table.

Each bare 10’x10’ booth space includes one uncovered 6’x18” table and one full-weekend convention badge. This excludes any pipe and drape surrounding the booth area. The first bare 10’x10’ booth space costs $240. Each additional bare 10’x10’ booth space costs $210 and vendors can purchase up to four additional spaces (for a total of five spaces maximum).

Each pipe and drape 10’x10’ booth space includes one plain 6’x18” table, one full-weekend convention badge and contains pipe and drape around the booth area. The first pipe and draped 10’x10’ booth space costs $275. Each additional covered 10’x10’ booth space costs $230, and vendors can purchase up to four additional spaces (for a total of five spaces maximum).

As stated above, each vendor booth includes one full-weekend convention badge. Vendors may purchase up to three additional badges for $35 each.

Artists

Each artist table includes one plain 6’x18” table and two full-weekend convention badges. The cost for each artist table is $120.

Artists may purchase up to two additional badges for $35 each.

The information above may be subject to change and you will be notified of any changes. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email Beth Hall at vendors@naka-kon.com.

Artist/Vendor Application Form

If you would like to apply for a Vendor Booth or Artist Table, please click the button below.

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