Dealers Room Registration

About MARCON Dealers

MARCON has a juried Dealer’s Room.  You must apply and be accepted to get it.  It is not first come-first serve.  MARCON chooses dealers by type, variety, quality of merchandise, among other factors.

How to Apply

MARCON only accepts online applications.  You can find our application here, or copy and paste this following link your browser:

https://goo.gl/forms/J7Z0qapCFR5FpSdg2

You will receive an automatic reply confirming submission of your application.  This is not confirmation of acceptance.

Paper applications are not valid.  If you sent in a paper application, you must fill out the online application.

Pricing

$50 One Table

$110 Two Tables

$180 Three Tables

Payment

Payment can be sent to Paypal@Marcon.org

-or-

Checks can be mailed to

ATTN: Marcon Dealer’s Room

PO Box 141414

Columbus, OH 43214

Membership

At minimum, you must buy one convention membership with any dealer room table registration.  Membership rates are $25 per person for dealers.  Dealers may purchase additional memberships at dealer rates.  Additional membership registrations are capped at one plus number of tables purchased.

Timeline

2/1/2018 Dealer Application Turn In Cut Off

3/1/2018 Accepted Dealers Announced

5/10/2019 10 am Load In Starts

5/10/2019 5 pm Dealer Room opens to the public

5/12/2019 2 pm Dealer Room closes to the public and dealers must start breaking down.

Things Dealers Should Know

Location of Dealer’s Room

The dealer’s room will be in the Indoor/outdoor pavilion attached to the hotel, called the Grand Pavilion.  The room is pretty well shielded from the elements and has A/C and heat.  The room has plenty of natural light during the day.

Electricity

The Dealer’s Room has limited electrical outlets.  There are outlets along the perimeter of the room and Marcon staff will run some outlets to the middle of the room for dealers to share.  Dealers who need power for sales activities have priority access to those outlets, before using outlets for personal use.  Dealer’s may bring in power strips for additional outlets, but must be mindful of safety.  If it looks questionable or unsafe you will be asked to unplug.

Dealer Room Hours

Dealer’s Room will be open to the public on the following hours

Friday 5 pm – 9 pm

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 11 am – 2 pm

Dealers must be open for business during public dealer room hours.  Dealers will be allowed to enter the dealer room 30 minutes before the room opens, and 30 minutes after the room closes.

Load In

MARCON veterans will be excited to know that the room is on ground level with a direct entrance to the parking lot.  That’s right, the walk from the loading area to the Dealer’s Room is about 20 feet.

Dealers may park directly in front of Dealer Room entrance while actively loading.   Dealers are asked to move their car as soon as they are done loading.

Load in begins Friday at 10 am.

There is no load in on Thursday.

Dealers who have not checked in with the MARCON Dealer’s Room staff by 4 pm on Friday will be considered a “no-show” and their tables will be forfeit.

Load Out

Dealer’s may start breaking down at 1 pm Sunday.  Load out will be the same as the load in procedure.  Please be courteous of other dealers and move your vehicle as soon as you are done loading.

Helpers for Load in /Load out

Helpers are volunteers.  MARCON staff will attempt to have helpers on site to help, but this is not guaranteed.  Please come with help if you know in advance if you need help for load in/load out.

Security

As in the past, MARCON will have police presence in the Dealer Room Friday and Saturday night of the convention.

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