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Updated October 7th, 2016

Vending and Advertising at Con of the North 2017

Vendor Spaces

We are now accepting applications for Vendor space for Con of the North 2017! Vendors will be located around the perimeter of the Regency Ballroom, which is the convention's largest event space. The ballroom is open during convention hours: Friday - Noon to 2 a.m.; Saturday - 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday - 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Vendors do not need to be open for all convention hours listed. No one is permitted to stay in the room after the doors are locked for the night.

Application Process

We will have a priority window during which vendors submit applications. When this window closes, vendors will be reviewed and selected based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, (and in no particular order):

  • Vendor/product type and match to the convention.
  • Amount of space requested and match to available space.
  • History of vending with the convention.

Priority will be given to vendors who have also submitted scheduled games by the event submission deadline.

Once selections have been made, vendors will be contacted and the payment window will open. After the payment deadline, unpaid space will be forfeit, and any remaining open space will be made available for application.

Selection Timeline

  • Aug 11, 2016: Vendor Priority Application window opens
  • September 3, 2016: Event submission deadline (for vendors who wish to run scheduled games)
  • September 30, 2016: Vendor Priority Application window closes
  • October 15, 2016: Vendors contacted regarding selection, payment window opens
  • January 5, 2017: Payment window closes; unpaid spaces are forfeit
  • January 6, 2017: Remaining available space available for application
  • February 7, 2017: All vendor processes closed

Note: All spaces will be assigned by Con of the North. While we make every attempt to accommodate requests, we reserve the right to schedule space in the way that best serves the needs of the convention.

Please see the Vendor Information and Application Packet for more details, options, and 2017 rates.

Each vendor space include a rectangular table (6' x 2.5'), wall space behind it, and 2 convention badges. The deadline for reserving vendor tables is September 30, 2016.

Cost: $100 per space.

Vendor Space Form - Fill this out and send it back with your payment to reserve your Vendor Space(s)!

If you have any questions about vendor spaces, email the Vendor Liaison.

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Events Book Ads

We are now offering advertising space in our Events Book for Con of the North 2017. Our Events Book will be distributed in November 2016 to over 1500 gamers. Buying advertising space in the book is a good way to improve visibility. Please see the Advertisement Request Form for details and 2017 rates.

TypeCostSize (WxH)Color
Full-Page, front inside cover
(Only 1 available, first come first serve)
Already claimed 8" x 10"Color
Full-Page, back inside cover
(Only 1 available, first come first serve)
$200 8" x 10"Color
Full Page$100 8" x 10"B&W
Half Page$75 5" x 5"B&W
Quarter Page$50 2.5" x 2.5"B&W
Inserts for Events Book Mailing
(you print the flyer & mail it to us)
$50 5" x 4"  

Advertisements in our book reach gamers in Minnesota and surrounding areas. The deadline for placing ads in the book is September 30, 2016.

Why such an early deadline for advertisements when the convention is roughly 5 months away?
So the ad makes it in to the event book, which is printed/published in mid-October for mailing out in early November. And that allows attendees approximately 3 months to plan, pick & chose game events and still enjoy the holiday season.

We're willing to trade ads with other conventions and similar organizations. If you're interested, send us an email.

Events Book Advertising Form - If you'd like to advertise in our Events Book, please fill out this form and send it back to us.

If you have any questions about advertising, email us.

Flyer Stuffing

TypeCostFlyers Required
Events Book Packets$501000
Placed on Freebie TableFree!Your choice.

We can distribute flyers in our events book (if received prio to November 1, 2016) or place them on our Freebie table at the con. The deadline for us to receive your flyers is February 6, 2017.

If you have any questions about flyers, email us.

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...will be added after submissions are received and selected.


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Advertisers and Con Supporters

...will be added after submissions are received.

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Event Sponsors

Vendors and advertisers are invited to run and/or sponsor games during the convention. This is a great way to connect with the local gaming community. Please see the Judging page for more details about options.

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