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    Hey guys,

    I am wondering how much does it normally cost to vend at a show? I talking space, booth, supplies, time... EVERYTHING! Don't leave out any detail!

    Thanks so much. -Tyler
     

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    That really depends on the show, it's location, etc...

    Things to consider:

    Cost of vendor space
    Hotel room
    Drayage
    Extra Union fees for whatver they can think of
    Electric
    tables, chairs, carpet
    food while at the show
    time away from work

    I am sure there are more.
     

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    Whats Drayage? And I would most likely set-up myself... F*CK unions. -Tyler
     

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    Anyone? -Tyler
     

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    Drayage is the cost they charge you to move your stuff from the loading dock to your vendor space.
     

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    If the show is union controlled, you do NOT get a choice of union or non union moving. Or ANYTHING involving your booth...
    The word for the day is NPD. Check it out.
     

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    that is the exact reason I will never booth at Transworld. I will not booth at a show where you have to pay someone to plug a light in, or hook up an air line.

    At Ironstock it costs us about $1000 with gas, hotel, booth space.

    At MHC it will cost us about $1500 for all that.

    At Hauntcon about $2500.

    All these are for two booth spaces though. If your only getting one it would be less. Ironstocks booths are $50 ea, mhc $225, and Hauntcon 600-800 approximately.
     

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    I keep forgetting to log in. It use to make you. Above post was from me.
    Brian Warner
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    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com
     

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    Thanks for the info... Yeah, screw those guys! I'm not going to pay someone to plug a light in!

    Thanks guys, keep it coming. -Tyler
     

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    But they might be REAL good at screwing in a light bulb, if they are very small fairy-like creatures, that is?
    "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"
    (How many pinheads can stomp on an angel?)
     

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