First Time Exhibitors

If you are an artist producing fan related art, you will have to apply to the Artist Alley as all fan art is prohibited from sale in the Exhibitors Hall. If you create your own original art, fiber art, comics/manga, you are welcome to exhibit in the Exhibitors Hall. However, preference is given to returning exhibitors and new merchant exhibitors for available booths. You must provide us with the requested information just like any new exhibitor would; being in NekoCon’s Artist Alley in previous years does not exempt you from this. Once you exhibit in the Exhibitors Hall, you can no longer go back to the Artist Alley in subsequent years.

NekoCon’s Exhibitors Hall is a juried event, meaning ESSI limits the type of merchandise that can be sold at the event, the number of exhibitors that can sell certain types of merchandise, and reserves the right to inspect and review any proposed merchandise. Exhibitors from previous years, guests and industry will get first priority.

In order to become an exhibitor at the NekoCon convention, you must provide the following information via an email to

1) Company name and address
2) Phone/Cell/Fax numbers
3) Contact person
4) The type/merchandise that you plan to sell (this is the merchandise that you will be bringing to NekoCon; any misrepresentation will get you an ejection/ban from NekoCon)
5) A link to a website or photos of said merchandise
6) Any gridwall or other special displays that you have

Our Exhibitor Coordinator will then contact you with a confirmation or a request for additional information. Once your request has been approved, you will receive the exhibitor packet and can then submit payment. If your payment is not received by the due date, your booths will be released for general sale. DO NOT MAIL PAYMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED; any payment received that has not been confirmed will be mailed back to you.

We will try and fulfill your request for booth placement within the hall as best we can, however keep in mind that not every exhibitor can be at the front of the hall, have endcaps or be along the walls. You will receive your booth number(s) upon confirmation so that you will be able to reserve telephone/electricity/drayage from the convention center and decorator.

Also, be warned that you cannot do any of the following: purchase booths under your name for another exhibitor; share booths with other exhibitor(s); transfer your booths to another exhibitor. Anyone caught doing any of these, may be ejected at the discretion of the Exhibitor Coordinator and/or Con Chair from the convention without a refund, and not permitted into the Exhibitors Hall at any future NekoCon or ESSI sponsored event. Consider this your only warning.