Chicon 7, the 2012 Worldcon, has announced a second deadline – March 15 — for vendors to request space in the Dealers’ Room. Those who did not apply before the original January 15 deadline are encouraged to sign up promptly to be sure of securing space.
The full press release follows the jump.
PRESS RELEASE #11
Chicon 7 Announces Second Deadline for Dealers’ Room Applications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 6, 2012
Chicago, Illinois, USA – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), has announced the second deadline for vendors to apply for space in its Dealers’ Room. This deadline is March 15, 2012. Vendors who did not apply during the first round submission period, which closed on January 15, 2012, are encouraged to sign up promptly to be sure of securing space.
The Dealers’ Room is the Worldcon’s shopping mall and the Chicon 7 Dealers’ Room will include some 200 tables and booths selling a huge variety of genre-related items. In addition to numerous book sellers (both new and second-hand/antiquarian), a Worldcon Dealers’ Room typically includes vendors selling DVDs, comics, art prints, clothing, model kits, and jewelry as well as more unusual and esoteric items.
With approximately 5,000 science fiction fans expected to attend, the Chicon 7 Dealers’ Room is likely to be busy throughout the five days of the convention. 8′ x 30″ tables are available for just $250 for the run of the convention, while 10′ x 10′ exhibit booths can be rented for just $750. Dealers may reserve up to five tables or booths. All dealers and their staff will also need Chicon 7 attending memberships (not included within the space rental fee).
Chicon 7 is the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Chicon 7’s Guests of Honor are five-time Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7’s Toastmaster is John Scalzi.
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