Thank you for your interest in participating at South Texas Comic Con 2018! 
Please read all policies listed on this page prior to purchasing your spot. By purchasing you agree to all terms listed on this page and in our Exhibitor Agreement.

Set Up Hours

Thursday, April 26 • 12pm – 8pm
Friday, April 27 • 6am – 11:30am

Saturday, April 28 • 8:30am- 10:30am
Sunday, April 29 • 9am- 10:30am
*Set Up Times Subject to Change. Finalized Hours will be e-mailed to you 2 weeks prior to the event. Set up is not permitted once doors have opened to the public. All vendors and artists must load in through back loading dock.

Event Hours

Friday, April 27 • 11:30am – 8pm
Saturday, April 28 • 10:30am- 7pm
Sunday, April 29 • 10:30am- 6pm

Tear Down Hours

Sunday, April 29 • 6pm -10pm



Please read all policies before reserving your booth. All exhibitors are expected to adhere to these policies as well as our Exhibitor Agreement.


Exhibitors who cancel exhibit space more than 90 days prior to the opening day of the event will be refunded their purchase price minus a $50.00 Cancellation Fee. Exhibitors who cancel exhibit space less than 90 days prior to the opening day of the event, but more than 60 days prior to the opening day of the event, will be refunded 50% of total purchase price. There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the opening day of the event.

It is required by Texas Law that all sellers have an active Texas Sales Tax Permit. Your Texas Sales Tax I.D. number must be provided to South Texas Comic Con upon reservation of Exhibitor Space. If your Texas Sales Tax Permit is inactive you are required to update it prior to selling at the event. Texas law requires an 8.25% sales tax be charged on purchases made inside the state.

Our No-Bootleg Policy will be in effect during the event. Under no circumstances shall exhibitors display or sell grey market goods, otherwise known as “bootleg”, “pirated” or “counterfeit” merchandise. Possession or sale of unauthorized materials is at the exhibitor’s own risk. Items found to be in violation will be removed from display for sale immediately.

Please be aware that booth and table placement is solely decided by South Texas Comic Con. You will be asked for your top 3 placement picks when you purchase your spot, and while we make every effort to place you in one of those three spots, placement is not guaranteed and will be assigned pending availability at the time of your purchase. We also reserve the right to change the layout at any time before the event. You will be notified of final placement at least 2 weeks before the event. 

Every Vendor Market and Artist Alley space includes 2 Exhibitor Passes. Additional Exhibitor Passes may be purchased during check in for $30 each. Limited to 1 additional discounted pass per Artist Alley table with a maximum of 2. Limit to 2 additional discounted passes per 10×10 space with a maximum of 4. 

Pipe and drape can be purchased during set up hours, and are not included with the purchase of your booth

Electricity can be purchased from the McAllen Convention Center for $65 if purchased in advance. Please use the Electrical Work Order Form to purchase your electricity in advance. Electricity can also be purchased during Set Up hours on Saturday Sept 9th for $75.

Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the McAllen Convention Center as per the venue.

Food/drink vendors are subject to the approval of the Mcallen Convention Center. Please contact them for approval before purchasing your booth. Food/drink vendors are subject to additional fees paid to the McAllen Convention Center. You can request approval from the McAllen Convention Center by calling at (956) 681-3800.

Any reserved booth or table must be occupied during event hours. Early tear down is not permitted. If your booth is not set up or is unoccupied during event hours it may be claimed by South Texas Comic Con without refund.

VENDOR MARKET DISPLAY GUIDELINES – Vendors may bring their own tables, grid wall, shelving etc. to build displays. Displays must not extend into another exhibitor’s space or into aisles. If your display does not adhere to these policies you will be asked to rearrange your display.

ARTIST ALLEY DISPLAY GUIDELINES – Grid and shelving displays are permitted on the tabletop only. Easels and banners are allowed on the floor directly behind your table, but cannot extend more than 3 feet behind the table. Displays must not block space between tables, extend into another artists’ space or into aisles. If your display does not adhere to these policies you will be asked to rearrange your display.

  • Helium balloons, glitter, candles, confetti, and streamers are not allowed.
  • Use of tape or adhesive products, nails, tacks, pins, etc. on any surface in the facility is not allowed.
  • Fire hose cabinets, fire pull stations, aisle ways and exits may not be blocked or obstructed.
  • Open flames, toxic or hazardous material are not permitted in the facility.

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