Hello Fanime Forum users. This is Ben Levy, your returning head of Swap Meet. Like last year, I wanted to have a centralized thread for Swap Meet information and questions. This is going up a bit later this year than last year, but rest assured that we are still working to make sure everything from Swap Meet runs as smoothly as possible this year. I was quite happy with how things went last year, and we are taking some of the feedback we received into account in deciding what changes to make for this year. Be sure to check the other official Fanime means of communication (Twitter, Facebook, site, etc.) for news, but I’ll do my best to have this be a centralized location for that information.
-SWAP MEET REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
: Go here to register:http://apps.fanime.com/2016/swapmeet/
-Swap Meet 2016 will once again be held in SOUTH HALL
, the big tent-like building behind the convention center. Go out the East side of the convention center (the Marriott side) and take a right. It’s very hard to miss.
-Swap Meet 2016 will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
and on Friday, May 27 from 8:00 p.m.to 1:00 a.m.
-Check-in for Sellers will begin about an hour and a half before doors open to the public.
-As we are in South Hall again this year, that means we must once again say that amplified sound will not be allowed in Swap Meet
. This is the trade-off we have to make for a larger area. I know some people don’t necessarily like the lack of music, but I think that the bigger space more than makes up for it, personally.
-Swap Meet spaces will be $40 per day per space.
-Swap Meet spaces will be 14 feet wide by 6 feet deep.
-The final floor plan for Swap Meet is being finalized, but we should still have more than enough spots for everyone, based on last year’s numbers. There might be fewer overall spaces, but we had more than enough room last year and some contingencies in place should extra space be necessary.
-The Swap Meet Seller’s Agreement is in final revision, but the rules are mostly the same as last year. There have been some changes, though, so be sure to read it over again.
-All sellers at Swap Meet must fill out both the Seller’s Application form and sign the Rules and Guidelines.
Please have these ready to go prior to arriving at the convention.
were a big question last year. Please read over the Seller Application form for more information. Short version is if you qualify as an “occasional seller,” then you simply need to fill out the Seller Application Form and mark yourself as an occasional seller
. Occasional sellers are basically people who sell no more than twice in a 12 month period, don’t buy things specifically for resale, and are not selling new merchandise. Those last two requirements are prohibited by Swap Meet rules anyways. Be sure to look over the information and find out if you qualify as an occasional seller. Just remember, Swap Meet staff is not your attorney, and thus cannot necessarily answer legal questions about whether your specific situation qualifies as an occasional seller. If you think you might not qualify as an occasional seller, please follow the link on the form to get more information. If you know you don’t qualify as an occasional seller, please be sure to have a copy of your valid seller’s permit for staff to look at when you check in.
I think that’s most of the information I have for the moment. If you have further questions, comments, or the like, please post them below or message me on the forums. I’ll keep up with this thread and update when I can, as well as following up on posts further down the thread.