Phoenix Fan Fusion offers a curated exhibit hall and author tables for independent and mainstream authors. Everything being offered for sale must be the work of the author/artist/creator at the table and the artist/creator must be present at the event.
Author tables are for those who have been published or self-published, and are looking to meet fans and/or sell their books. The author must be present at their table all three days of the event.
Before you apply, please read and understand the following:
1. Defined Terms
The term “Event” means PHOENIX FAN FUSION, currently scheduled to be May 27-29, 2022. (“Event Dates”) at the Phoenix Convention Center (“Exhibit Facility”). The Event is owned, produced and managed by Square Egg Entertainment Inc., DBA PHOENIX FAN FUSION LLC. As used hereinafter, the term “Organizer” means, collectively, PHOENIX FAN FUSION, and each of its/their respective officers, directors, agents, affiliates, representatives, employees and assigns, unless the context requires otherwise. The term “Exhibitor” means, collectively (I) the company, any other business entity, or person that applied for exhibit space rental and agreed to enter into this contract upon acceptance by PHOENIX FAN FUSION in the manner stated below and (ii) each of its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, contractors, agents, representatives, and/or invitees, as applicable.
2. Contract Acceptance
3. Assumption of Risks; Releases
Exhibitor expressly assumes all risks associated with, resulting from or arising in connection with Exhibitor’s participation or presence at the Event, including, without limitation, all risks of theft, loss, harm, damage, sickness, or injury to the person (including death), property, business or profits of Exhibitor or Exhibitor employees, contractors, representatives, patrons, guests or invitees (collectively, the “Exhibitor Parties”), whether caused by negligence, intentional act, accident, pandemic, act of God or otherwise. Exhibitors have sole responsibility for its property or any theft, damage or other loss to such property and the Exhibitor Parties’ property (whether or not stored in any courtesy storage area), including without limitation any subrogation claims by its insurer. Neither Organizer nor the Exhibit Facility accepts responsibility, nor is a bailment created, for property and the Exhibitor Parties’ property delivered by or to Exhibitor. Neither Organizer nor the Exhibit Facility shall be liable for, and Exhibitor hereby fully and forever release and discharge the Organizer and the Exhibit Facility, individually and collectively, and their present and former officers, directors, shareholders, partners, affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and attorneys, and predecessors, assignees and successors of each of them, from all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, cross-claims, counter-claims, obligations, contracts, indemnities, contributions, suits, debts, sums, accounts, controversies, rights, damages, costs, attorneys’ fees, losses, expenses and liabilities whatsoever, in law, equity or otherwise (collectively “Claims”) which either may now have or have had or which may hereafter accrue, individually, collectively or otherwise in connection with, relating to or arising out of Exhibitor’s participation and/or presence in the Event and/or damage to property belonging to the Exhibitor or to the Exhibitor Parties. Exhibitors acknowledge that there is a possibility that subsequent to the execution of this contract, it will discover facts or incur or suffer claims that were unknown or unsuspected at the time this contract was executed, and which if known by it at that time may have materially affected its decision to execute this contract. Exhibitor acknowledges and agrees that by reason of this contract, and the releases contained in this Section 3, it is assuming any risk of such unknown facts and such unknown and unsuspected claims.
Exhibitor shall on a current basis, indemnify, defend (with legal counsel satisfactory to PHOENIX FAN FUSION in its sole discretion) and hold Organizer and the Exhibit Facility harmless from any and all claims, demands, suits, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, which result from or arise out of or in connection with (a) Exhibitors’ participation or presence at the Event; (b) any breach by Exhibitor of any agreements, covenants, promises or other obligations under this contract; (c) any matter for which Exhibitor is otherwise responsible under the terms of this contract; (d) any violation or infringement (or claim or violation or infringement) of any law or ordinance or the rights of any party under any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right; (e) any libel, slander, defamation or similar claims resulting from the actions of Exhibitor; (f) harm or injury (including death) to Exhibitor; and (g) loss or damage to property or the business or profits of Exhibitor, whether caused by negligence, intentional act, accident, act of God, theft, mysterious disappearance or otherwise, and (h) damage or loss of any property belonging to Exhibitor or the Exhibitor Parties.. Exhibitor shall not settle or compromise any claims against Organizer without Organizer’s prior written consent.
5. Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall the Organizer or the Exhibit Facility be liable for any lost profits or any incidental, special, indirect, punitive or consequential damages whatsoever for any of the acts or omissions whether or not apprised of the possibility of any such lost profits or damages. In no event shall Organizers maximum liability under any circumstance exceed the amount actually paid to PHOENIX FAN FUSION by Exhibitor for exhibit space rental pursuant to this contract. Organizer makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the number of persons who will attend the Event or regarding any other matters.
6. Qualifications of Exhibitor
PHOENIX FAN FUSION, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to determine whether a prospective exhibitor is eligible to participate in the Event. Applicants who have not previously exhibited at a prior event held by an Organizer similar to that of the Event may be required to submit a description of the nature of their business and the items intended to be exhibited. PHOENIX FAN FUSION reserves the right to restrict or remove any exhibit, which PHOENIX FAN FUSION, in its sole discretion, believes, is objectionable or inappropriate. Sharing or subletting space is expressly forbidden without written permission of PHOENIX FAN FUSION.
7. Assignment of Space
PHOENIX FAN FUSION shall assign exhibit space in its sole discretion for the Event and for the Event Dates only. Any such assignment does not imply that similar space will be assigned for future events held by the Organizer. PHOENIX FAN FUSION reserves the right to change the floor plan or to move an Exhibitor to another booth location prior to or during the Event if PHOENIX FAN FUSION in its sole discretion determines that to do so is in the best interest of the Event.
8. Tiered Cancellation Policy
Cancellation: Generally, partial cancellation of booth space is not permitted; any partial cancellation must have the prior written consent of PHOENIX FAN FUSION, which consent shall be in PHOENIX FAN FUSION’s absolute discretion.
Purchases may be cancelled and will be refunded based on the schedule below:
Space is not transferable, and subletting is expressly forbidden.
9. Cancellation of the Event
If PHOENIX FAN FUSION cancels the Event due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of PHOENIX FAN FUSION (such as acts of God, acts of war, governmental emergency, labor strike, pandemic, or unavailability of the Exhibit Facility) PHOENIX FAN FUSION shall refund to each Exhibitor its exhibit space rental payment previously paid, minus a share of costs and expenses incurred, in full satisfaction of Organizer’s liabilities to Exhibitor. PHOENIX FAN FUSION reserves the right to cancel, rename or relocate the Event or change the dates on which it is held. If PHOENIX FAN FUSION changes the name of the Event, relocates the Event to another event facility within the same city or changes the dates for the Event, no refund will be due to Exhibitor; provided however, PHOENIX FAN FUSION shall assign use of such space to Exhibitor pursuant to the terms of this contract. If PHOENIX FAN FUSION elects to cancel the Event other than for reasons previously described in this paragraph, PHOENIX FAN FUSION shall refund to each Exhibitor its entire exhibit space rental payment previously paid, in full satisfaction of any and all liabilities on the part of the Organizer to Exhibitor.
10. Exhibit Space Occupancy
Hours and dates for installing, occupying and dismantling exhibits shall be those expressly specified by PHOENIX FAN FUSION. If Exhibitor fails to install its display in its assigned space by one hour before the show opens or leaves its space unattended during the Exhibit hours, PHOENIX FAN FUSION shall have the right to take possession of the space and no refund will be due to the Exhibitor. All exhibits must be open for business during the Event hours each day of the Event. Exhibitors may not dismantle their display until PHOENIX FAN FUSION officially closes the Event on the last day of the Event.
11. Listings and Promotional Materials
By Exhibitor’s participation in the Event, Exhibitor expressly grants to PHOENIX FAN FUSION a fully paid, perpetual non-exclusive license to use, display and reproduce the name, trade names and product names of Exhibitor in any directory (print, electronic or other media) listing the exhibiting companies at the Event and to use such names in PHOENIX FAN FUSION promotional materials. PHOENIX FAN FUSION shall not be liable for any errors in any listing or descriptions or for omitting any Exhibitor from the directory or other lists or materials. Exhibitor agrees that PHOENIX FAN FUSION may also take photographs of Exhibitor’s booth space, exhibit and personnel during, before or after the open hours of the Event and use such photographs for any PHOENIX FAN FUSION promotional purposes.