Dealer Registration

Registration for The Expo will be opening at 11:59pm Eastern time on January 31st.

Registration for The Expo will be closing at 11:59pm Eastern time on February 14th.

If you have ANY questions, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download the Dealer Packet - contains The Expo's rules, as well as other important dealer information.

DEALER TABLE REQUEST / PRE-CON WAITING LIST FORM

You may place a request for table space starting at 11:59pm Eastern time on January 31st.  Any emails received prior to this time will be ignored.

During this two-week-long period (February 1-14), your requests will NOT be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Dealer registration will be open until 11:59pm Eastern on February 14th.  After that time, the Dealer Director will keep this form available but any requests will be placed on the pre-con Waiting List.

Email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information (copy and paste this form into your email):

  1. Email:
  2. Business Name:
  3. Contact Name:
  4. Website:
  5. Table size requested (half-table or full table):
  6. Type of items sold:
  7. Will you have a Connecticut Sales & Use Permit by the start of the convention? (Yes or No):

Once The Expo has been filled, all unselected dealers will be put on a pre-con Waiting List to be offered table space if any opens up before the convention.  This Waiting List will expire the day before the convention.  If you wish to apply for any unclaimed spaces as of the start of the convention, speak to the Dealer Director at the Cashier to be put on a new Waiting List.

PRICES

Important!  If you have registered your business with the State of Connecticut or will do so prior to the convention, you will receive a discount on your table fees.  The initial price of the permit is a little steep, but, as long as you file your taxes annually with the State (even if you have earned nothing, the online filing webpage is super-quick to go through), it is a one-time fee and the permit is automatically renewed every five years and also allows you to sell anywhere in the state, such as at other conventions and craft fairs.

HALF TABLE ADMISSION    

Admission level

CT sales permit?

Price
Tinker - 3-day admission, conbook, badge, snack Yes $45
  No $65
Crafter - Tinker goodies, t-shirt, raffle ticket Yes $60
  No $80
Engineer - Crafter goodies, art prints Yes $95
  No $115
Architect - Engineer goodies, special gift, special thank you in the conbook Yes $210
  No $230

 

FULL TABLE ADMISSION    
Admission level

CT Sales permit?

Price
Tinker - 3-day admission, conbook, badge, snack Yes  $85
  No  $105
Crafter - Tinker goodies, t-shirt, raffle ticket Yes  $100
  No  $120
Engineer - Crafter goodies, art prints Yes  $130
  No  $150
Architect - Engineer goodies, special gift, special thank you in the conbook Yes  $250
  No  $270

 

DEALER ASSISTANT (full table only - ONE per table)  

Admission level

Price
Assistant Tinker - 3-day admission, conbook, badge $10
Assistant Crafter - Tinker goodies, t-shirt, raffle ticket $25
Assistant Engineer - Crafter goodies, art prints $40
Assistant Architect - Engineer goodies, special gift, special thank you in the conbook $150

Dealer Space Sizes (all depths are approximate)

Half-table:  4' wide x 5' deep (from the front of the table to the back of the space  - table itself is 8' wide by 30" deep)

Full-table:  8' wide x 5' deep (from the front of the table to the back of the space  - table itself is 8' wide by 30" deep)

The ceilings in The Expo are high in some places.  However, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to constructing the Seattle Space Needle on your table.  Displays deemed too tall or unstable may be subject to partial or complete deconstruction by the Dealer Director.

Other Information

To ensure a wider variety of dealers in The Expo, we offer only a limited amount of multiple-table dealers.  Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your request.

All Dealers and Assistants must be sixteen (16) or older as of the first day of the convention.

The Dealer Director reserves the right to cancel the registration of any dealer for any reason at any time.

DEALER HOURS

  Setup Open to the Public Lunchbreak (for the entire con)
Breakdown
Thursday 8:30pm - midnight      
Friday 9am - noon noon - 6pm   6pm - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 10am 10am - noon, 12:30pm - 6pm noon - 12:30pm 6pm - 7pm
Sunday 9am - 10am 10am - noon, 12:30pm - 4pm noon - 12:30pm 4pm - 6pm

SELLING AT TINY PAWS CON

Option 1:  Register as a business in Connecticut

  • Visit http://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/index.jsp and use the Business Startup Tool.
  • $100 one-time fee paid to the State.
  • Provide the Dealer Director with a digital or scanned copy of your permit by the first day of the convention.
  • This option also means a discount on your table fees as long as your sales permit remains valid (i.e. you file your taxes, or lack thereof, with the State every year--takes just a few minutes)!

Option 2:  Use the Dealer Cashier to handle all cash and credit/debit transactions

  • At the time of payout to the dealer at the end of the convention, the Dealer Cashier will deduct 3% from all sales (i.e. 3 cents per $1 sold, 30 cents per $10, $3 per $100, etc.)

Option 3:  Register your business with the State but have the Dealer Cashier handle all credit/debit card transactions.

  • Dealer handles cash transactions and sends credit/debit card sales to the Dealer Cashier.
  • At the time of payout to the dealer at the end of the convention, the Dealer Cashier will deduct 3% from all credit/debit card sales (i.e. 3 cents per $1 sold, 30 cents per $10, $3 per $100, etc.)
  • Provide the Dealer Director with a digital or scanned copy of your permit by the first day of the convention.

SELLING ADULT MATERIAL

All adult materials need to be kept covered and in special notebooks marked “For Adults Only” or something similar.  Please also use stickers or Post-Its to cover genitalia and female nipples.  Any dealer allowing minors to view or purchase their adult artwork will be given a first warning.  Any subsequent charges will result in the dealer being asked to pack up their wares and leave The Expo permanently.

Artwork or written work depicting minors (under 18 years of age) or characters depicted as minors in sexual situations are strictly prohibited.

Items which have a strictly sexual use or purpose are not allowed for sale in The Expo.  If you have questions about this, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEALERS WITH CHILDREN (MINORS)

Children must be supervised at all times and not allowed to run amuck throughout The Expo and convention space.  The Expo is not a daycare playroom.  Parents will be responsible for any damages their children cause to other dealers and their merchandise.

Dealers do not need to have their child’s Parental Consent form notarized since they, as the parents/guardians, will be physically present at the convention.

WAITING LIST

In the event we fill The Expo, we will open a pre-con Waiting List on the website.  If notified of a table opening, prospective dealers MUST pay for their space in the time allotted by the Dealer Director.  All Waiting Lists (pre-con and at the con) are first-come, first-serve.  If you have any questions about this process, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS/CREDITS

Full refunds (or credit for next year's convention) on dealer space will be given if the request is received on or before July 31st.  Half refunds (or half credits will be issued on requests received on or before August 7th.  No refunds or credits will be given after August 7th.

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