Dealers Registration Status: CLOSED

Registration will be available from Noon (12pm) on August 9th, 2015 until Midnight on August 16th, 2015. All times are in Central.
Dealers Den Prices
Prices:
  • Dealer Space: 150*
    * includes one attending-level membership
Optional Upgrades:
  • Additional Table (limit 1): $110
  • Upgraded Power*: $25
    * All tables come with limited access to power upon request. This is for basic use, such as charging a phone or running a laptop. Additional equipment such as lighting rigs, sewing machines, t-shirt presses, drills, embroidery machines, etc. require Upgraded Power.
Table Allotment and Priority
First Priority - Furry Fiesta Partners
Furry Fiesta is hosted by Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Association (D.R.A.M.A.), a non-profit organization. D.R.A.M.A. runs on a purely voluntary basis, relying on the donations of time and materials by our attendees, volunteers, and Staff. As such, we give people who partner with Furry Fiesta and provide goods and services used for the greater good of all attendees the first priority. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please read the Partnership section below. Opportunities to help exist both at Furry Fiesta and prior.

Second Priority - First Come, First Serve
The first three quarters of our available space is reserved for our First (see above) and Second Priority vendors; after our partners, we assign the remaining seats to the other applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Third Priority - Lottery
We realize that not everyone can be available the moment the form goes live; as such, we reserve the final quarter of available seating as a lottery for all remaining applicants. These are only available as single table lots.

Waiting List
Any vendors remaining that have not yet been assigned a space will be placed on the Waiting List. If we have cancellations, the spaces will be offered to the waiting list in the order in which we received the applications. These are available as single-table lots, only.
Process Overview
On August 9th, at Noon Central time, we will begin taking applications. As applications come in, they will be reviewed.

We will close applications on August 16th, and begin assigning seating. Our goal is to notify all those of First and Secondary Priorities of their selection by August 23rd. They will have until September 6th to complete payment, or their table(s) will be given to other applicants. On September 7th, we will draw the remaining applicants in the Lottery. Lottery applicants will have until September 22nd to complete payment, after which any remaining tables will be offered up to the Waiting List based on application timestamp.

  • Aug 9th Registration Opens
  • Aug 16th Registration Closes
  • Aug 17th - 23rd Round 1 Results Sent (Partnerships & First Come/First Served)
  • Sept 6th Round 1 Payment Due
  • Sept 7th Round 2 Results Sent (Lottery)
  • Sept 21st Round 2 Payment Due
  • Sept 22nd Remaining spaces released to Waiting List
Furry Fiesta Partnerships
A Convention is a very resource-heavy event; it requires large amounts of time, energy, money and dedication. Furry Fiesta is non-profit, which in turn means that all money accrued for a given year is reinvested into the following year’s event. Many people may not realize it, but TFF is staffed by a team over one hundred people, and requires a budget well into the six-digit ($100,000+) range. Partnerships with outside entities help us make our limited resources go farther; for those entities who are vendors, we do what we can to help them in return by giving them a place in our Den.

Typically, we exchange Den space primarily for goods used for Registration and our Charity events. For example, Charity donations have been prizes for our Charity events (poker, etc), or for our Charity Auction, and have included such things as small trinkets, fursuit partials, board games, video games, etc.

Registration donations are usually in the form of bag goodies for all attendees, such as bookmarks, stickers, or other small prizes. However, be aware that our attendance is growing, with 2016 estimated between 2800 and 3000. More often donations are made for our Sponsor/Super Sponsor bags, which usually number around 200 (Super Sponsor) to 400 (both types). To name a few, these have been anything from small plush toys, to prints, to vinyl stickers. It is perfectly acceptable to brand these donations with your company info so our Attendees are aware of where they came from.

We sometimes need services, as well, from loaning us equipment to pipe and drape for our event staging. We do not, currently, need any printing services as we have several entities that already assist us with this aspect.

Registration exchanges can take two forms. The first form is simply for a guaranteed space in our Den, in exchange for a low-manufacturing-cost item such as a print (we just need the digital file, not physical prints); the donation, in this case, is the time and effort that goes into creating such. The second form of exchange is more for higher-manufacturing-cost items, such as soap, plushes, stickers, key chains, etc. This exchange not only involves a guaranteed spot in our Den, but also off-setting the cost of materials/shipping with compensation such as tables and memberships to the Con, plus covering additional costs if necessary.

If you are interested in the above, please email the Den Staff with the following information:

  • Name
  • Type of donation offering (general Con service, charity donation, bulk item donation, other).
  • If item donation, how many? Is it something like bookmarks for us to place in every bag, or a smaller scale such as Sponsor/Super Sponsor bag items?
  • Website/gallery -- if applicable.
  • Any other information we may need to know about you.

We will review your email, and respond to you to begin discussing your offer. All offers of Partnership for 2016 must be received by August 16th, 2015, prior to Dealer Registration closing. Offer received after this point MAY be considered for 2016, but more than likely will be held for 2017.
Dealers Den Rules and Regulations The terms listed below were last updated 7/10/2015.
  1. Texas Tax ID
    All vendors who intend to conduct sales at Furry Fiesta must possess a Texas Sales Tax Permit, with the exception of demonstration-only vendors (no sales) or a registered charity. No sales-oriented vendor will be allowed to set-up without a Texas Sales Tax Permit on file with the Vendor Coordinator. Exceptions to this are display-only (no sales) presenters and registered charities.

    • Obtaining a Texas Sales Tax Permit is a free, quick and painless process which can be done online at: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxpermit/
    • If you have not received your official certificate before Furry Fiesta 2016, please bring a copy of the signed form you faxed/mailed to the Comptroller's Office with you to Furry Fiesta 2016. Vendors selling any item at Furry Fiesta must collect all Taxes and Tariffs required by the State of Texas.
    • Vendor merchants are also responsible for the submission of these taxes to the appropriate offices. (Sales Tax for Addison, Texas is currently 8.25 %.)
    • You may file your Texas Sales Tax Permit by email ahead of time (recommended) or when you pick up your Dealer packet.
    Note: We may have limited facilities in place to assist in registering for a Tax ID at Furry Fiesta 2016. However, to ensure that you are ready to register and do not get an unpleasant surprise, we highly recommend that you obtain your Tax ID prior to arriving at Furry Fiesta 2016.

  2. Electricity Usage
    The Dealers Den provides basic power access for free, such as for charging a laptop or phone, but higher usage may incur a fee of $25.

  3. Posting of Signs & Display Rules
    Use of the space provided is up to the Dealer, but certain restrictions apply:
    • Each Dealer is restricted to the use of the space on top of, and immediately behind, their table. Side stands may be permitted, but only upon the approval of the Vendor Coordinator.
    • You may not encroach on your neighbor’s space (including neighbors behind you) without their permission. Please be courteous.
    • Displays that include sounds or lights (including videos) are permitted as long as they do not annoy your fellow dealers and/or attendees.
    • Vendor merchants may only post items on the walls using materials approved by The InterContinental Dallas, such as painters tape or 3M Command strips. No signs or flyers may be affixed to wood surfaces with any adhesive material. You are responsible for any damages you incur by hanging items on the walls.
    • Each space comes with one table, unless otherwise requested. These requests MUST be submitted to the Vendor Coordinator prior to set-up, or the table will remain for the duration of the Convention.
    • If a booth set-up is requested, then tables will NOT be provided. Booth set-ups are an open-floor arrangement for the dealer to set up their own display within.

  4. Prohibited Items
    Please be aware of items prohibited for sale. This list may be appended at any time. Should you have questions about whether an item may or may not be sold, please contact us. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to ask retailers to remove from display or sale any items the Staff feels are inappropriate.

    Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):
    • Firearms, no exceptions.
    • Alcohol, no exceptions.
    • Weapons which are not peace-bonded.
    • Flammable/incendiary items other than candles and incense.
      Note:Candles and incense may not be lit for demonstration purposes.
    • Scents and Perfumes may be limited if the smells are overbearing and affecting other attendees.
    • Home-made food items manufactured in facilities without FDA or local health inspector oversight.
    • Any other item prohibited for sale in the State of Texas or the City of Addison.
    Furry Fiesta reserves the right to ask retailers to remove from display or sale any items the Staff feels are inappropriate.

  5. Adult Material
    Adult material is permitted, but it must be censored or otherwise obscured to prevent access by minors. All Adult Material (including but not limited to printed, video, computer-generated, drawn, audio and physical) must be censored. Each vendor is responsible for policing his or her own table or booth to keep minors from being inadvertently exposed. All minors will be wearing a distinctly colored and labeled Minor badge, but retailers must check ID if the individual appears to be less than 18 years of age. If adult art is loose or in a binder, individual works must be censored.

  6. Retailer Liability
    Vendors are responsible, within reason, for any damage to hotel property and/or equipment loaned to them due to inappropriate use. Hotel property and equipment may not be modified in any way, including but not limited to: Holes, chips, paint, glue or damage due to rough or inappropriate behavior. Furry Fiesta, D.R.A.M.A. and The InterContinental Dallas are not liable for any personal injury or damage to equipment or property caused by the inappropriate use of hotel equipment, such as falling while standing on a chair or table. Please use provided equipment responsibly.

  7. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to make changes to any published Dealers layout, as needed.
  8. All Furry Fiesta Rules must be followed in addition to the rules listed here.
  9. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to amend these rules without prior or posted notice.