2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo Application :: 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo Waiting List

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2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo Waiting List Application Details

This application page is for those wishing to be placed on the Waiting List for Exhibitors for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

Your contact information is critical to collect so we may contact you if and when a space opens up. You will contacted and your registration must be completed in a timely manner or we will move forward to the next organization on the Waiting List.

On the final page, please use the message box to notify us which type (Comic Creator Table, Crafter Alley Table, Author Avenue Table, Corner Exhibitor Booth, and/or Corner Exhibitor Booth) and the quantity. You will be contacted in the order received and category for spots available.


If the type of spot you seek is sold out, then please join our Waiting List. You may join here:


We would like to take a moment to clarify the expectations that the Cincinnati Comic Expo has for all Exhibitors, whether they have a table or a booth, with art, comics, books, merchandise, and so much more!

As the wheel of time rolls on, so do the maps of faraway lands. Cincinnati Comic Expo is no exception and we will be changing up our exhibit layout! To create more space and organize the art into related groups, the 2018 event will undergo a new organizational scheme. This new approach is designed to benefit the talented artists, eager fans, and Expo attendees by creating unique artist sections at the event.
All interested creators and artists will need to review the new outline and register for your appropriate table group at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. Please contact our team if you do not find a category that your art clearly falls within or if you have any other questions. Email vendors@cincinnaticomicexpo.com.


Have you published a printed book or novel? Join Author Avenue!

There is nothing like sitting down with a good book and being transported to "a time long ago in a galaxy far, far away." Authors who have published a physical, printed book (non-comic) or novel are encouraged to join this new Expo category, designed to highlight your works!

Selling your own art? Join fellow artists in the comic creator community!

Your vivid art brings the characters and stories of our imagination to life. Artists who sketch, paint, write and publish comics, or draw custom sketch art (artists who sketch at the show and take commissions) are all welcome in the comic creator table community.


Crafters this table community is for you!

From chainmail to comic book inspired décor, bring your crafts to Cincinnati Comic Expo. If you are a creator who sews, stitches, forges, and creates unique crafts, then this is the spot for you.


Don’t fit into the creator community tables? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered too.

Retailers with mass-produced merchandise including collectibles, artists with prints of licensed characters or stories, and crafters and creators that need more space for their display will find room in the standard exhibitor booth.

Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer

  1. The Cincinnati Comic Expo has created a family and fan friendly atmosphere. We seek to create a show for people of all ages and to make the entire event worth their while. Therefore: No nudity, X-rated or pornographic material is to be displayed.
  2. Passes supplied to or sold to the purchaser of this space are to be used by the exhibitor only. Passes may not be sold or given to anyone that is not to be in the exhibit space.
  3. Exhibitors are required to be set-up by start of the event. If you do not show up by start of the event you forfeit your space. No refund will be given and we are then authorized to resell your space.
  4. Refunds will not be issued for any cancellation of a booth/table that occurs after June 15, 2018.
  5. Exhibitors are to keep all setup and merchandise in place until the show has concluded at 5pm on Sunday. Booths and tables are not to be torn down and/or packed while the show is in progress.
  6. To the extent permitted by law, you the exhibitor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Cincinnati Comic Expo and its owner(s), its/their officers, directors, agents, volunteers and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, liens, judgments, damages, losses and expenses including reasonable legal fees and costs arising in whole or in part and in any manner from acts, omissions, breach or default of the Cincinnati Comic Expo, in connection with performance of any work by the Cincinnati Comic Expo, its officers, directors, agents, employees and subcontractors.


Note: Electric hookup has to be reserved through the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Note: Additional tables and chairs maybe reserved through the decorator or Exhibitor can provide their own.

Note: Internet and wi-fi access has to be reserved through the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Look for details here: http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com/vendor-faq/