METROCON's Merchant Hall is a combined area containing the Vendors Area and the Artist Alley. The METROCON Merchant Hall is located in the combined West/Center Halls of the Tampa Convention Center. The Vendors Area is made up of 10'x10' booths, which each contain a 6' skirted table, two folding chairs, and a wastebasket. Artist Alley is made up of 8' skirted tables, each with two chairs.
The Vendor Area is for those merchants who are selling licensed products and distributing merchandise on behalf of manufacturers (even if the manufacturer is themselves). Examples include DVDs, manga, figures, collectibles, t-shirts, statues, books, posters, wall scrolls, manufactured costumes, glassware, and much more.
The Artist Alley is for smaller-scale merchants who are vending handmade items. These items should have been made by the merchant present at the convention in some capacity - art prints, original art, sculptures, assorted crafts, multimedia projects, handmade jewelry, handmade clothing or clothing containing original artwork, etc.
Vendors and Artists (collectively referred to as "exhibitors") may configure their booth how they see fit, adding shelving and temporary structure as necessary, so long as these additions do not interfere with walkways, or infringe on other booth spaces by exceeding the borders of the purchased space.
Power, internet, phone, and other amenities are not provided to the Exhibitor by METROCON. Exhibitors may purchase these for a fee directly from the Tampa Convention Center - more information will be available in the Merchant Information Packet.
The exhibitor schedule is as follows:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DISCLAIMER, AND IN THE MERCHANT INFORMATION PACKET (AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE OR BY CLICKING HERE). ALL EXHIBITORS WILL BE SUBJECT TO THESE GUIDELINES. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MERCHANT INFORMATION PACKET.
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street