Dealers Den

Dealer Application

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Dealer applications open on September 26th!

Dealers Den is full! We are not accepting applications at this time.

Con Badges are not included & must be purchased separately! Any assistants must also purchase their own badges.

NOTICE: Application does not guarantee a dealers den space. Please read the rules. Approved dealers will be notified by November 30th.

Due to the limited space available we do have to be judicial about who receives a table. The judging process is done by a team of BLFC staff members.

BLFC offers two types of vendor experiences:

Standard

$90
  • Badge NOT included Must be purchased separately
  • City of Reno Vendor Permit One(1) included. Additional available (see below)
  • 8'x2.5' table One(1) included. Additional tables available (see below)
  • Limit two(2) tables More may be granted upon a special request and approval.

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Booth

$190
  • Badge NOT included Must be purchased separately
  • City of Reno Vendor Permit One(1) included. Additional available (see below)
  • 12'x12' floor space Fill up your own space
  • Limit two(2) tables More may be granted upon a special request and approval.

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Optional upgrades

  • Electricity upgrade - $50
  • Black Market upgrade - $20 (allows open display of 18+ content! Includes 18+ age check at the entrance!)
  • Additional vendor permit - $20 (For sharing a table with a friend!)
  • Additional 8'x2.5' table - $60 for Standard, $30 for Booth

Location

We are moving back to our old room! Our Dealer's Den has 41,364 square feet of space. It will be located in the Silver State Pavilion on the Spa Level next to the Spa.

During operating hours, the Dealer's Den hosts a central community hang-out fun zone and is very inviting for business.

The Dealer's Den hosts over 100 Dealers, Black Market Dealers, and Bazaar Vendors.

Sale Hours

Friday
Noon-6PM

Saturday
11AM-6PM

Sunday
11AM-5PM

Setup Hours

Thursday
1PM-8PM

Friday
10AM-7PM

Saturday
10AM-7PM

Sunday
10AM-8PM

Rules

Applications: Application does not guarantee a dealers den space. Approved dealers will be notified by November 30th. Judging is based on items that the applicant wishes to sell, quality of items compared to other applicants, and presentation of product. Other criteria may be added as necessary.

Security: At the end of business each day, the dealer room doors will be closed, locked, and will not be opened for anyone. If you forget something you need, you will not be able to retrieve it until the next day. We recommend that you bring a sheet to cover your whole table with whenever you are not manning it, to make it clear that your business is closed.

Content: Content of any maturity level can be sold in either the Dealer's Den or the Black Market (this includes standard, booth, and bazaar tables). Black Market allows unrestricted display of mature content so long as it is not audible. In the Dealer's Den, it is your responsibility to restrict visibility of adult material from the eyes of minors. Restricted material involves images depicting (a) use of narcotics, steroids, or usage of products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (f) items that are considered obscene, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services.

Food & Drink & Tobacco products: Per hotel policy, pre-packaged manufactured food or drinks cannot be sold by dealers. Small candy can be given away, but not sold. Per city ordinance, all tobacco-related products (including nicotine-free vaporizer products) require a special business license that costs several hundred dollars.

Business License: The city of Reno (not the state) requires a temporary business license for exhibitors at conventions. The cost of this business license is included in your dealer's den space, and BLFC will provide you with the business license on Friday of the convention before business begins. Con staff will help you fill out the form; it's easy. Most of the information will be filled out for you.

Tax Collection: All sales are subject to state and local sales tax (7.75%). At the end of the con, you must complete your sales taxes with the dealer den lead before you leave. Income tax will be your own responsibility in your own home state/country. Nevada has no income tax.

Dealer's Assistants: Assistants of dealers will need to buy their own con badge to access the dealer's den. When submitting your application, indicate the names of your helpers, so their badges can read "dealer assistant."

Auctions: BLFC does not allow auctions to be performed on the premises UNLESS they are silent auctions. We highly suggest that if you wish to auction off an item to do so at the art show.

Raffles: Dealers are not allowed to hold raffles of any kind. Raffles are "illegal lotteries" in the state of Nevada.

Electricity Usage: Dealer electricity cost us a lot of money last year. Electricity will be an additional charge this year.

Checkout: You must submit sales tax after closing on Sunday, before you leave. Dealers must bring their final sales total to Dealer Operations and pay their sales taxes before leaving the convention. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected in future years.

Early Checkout: The dealer's den lead can work with you at any time to process your checkout and collect taxes. Once you check out, you cannot continue business.

Payment for Table: When your application is accepted, you will receive payment instructions via email. You will also receive an email if you are placed on a waiting list. When applications on the waiting list are accepted, you will have 7 days to respond before staff moves on to the next dealer on the list.

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