Dealer Registration

The 2022 Dealers Registration period is between noon on October 9th and 11:59pm on October 24th, 2021 (Central Time); below you will find the link to apply. The submission form will only be open for responses within the above period of time.

Dealers Den Application

A ‘space’ at Texas Furry Fiesta is 6′ by approximately 7′; by default this comes with one 6′ x 2.5′ table and two chairs. Either table or chairs can be omitted, but you must let us know ahead of time.

Electricity is not included by default, but must be purchased ahead of time — it cannot be added on site. This can be done when registering (recommended) or any time prior to Pre-Registration closing.

Item Cost
First Space (Includes 1 Attendee-Level Badge) $250
Additional Space (Limit 3) $180
Power $75 for basic use; advanced options available

Space Allotment & Priority

With Covid and all of the concerns that go with it, we will be using a juried system for 2022; future years are in discussion, but for 2022 we will be using the juried system.

Dealers will be selected based on the following criteria:

Products

We will endeavor to balance the types of products offered, so we are not over-balanced with one type of product or another.

History with TFF

This will be balanced both with vendors who have an established history of positive interactions with TFF attendees and Staff, as well as new vendors that want to attend TFF for the first time. It is important to change up the roster year to year to offer a variety of shopping experiences to our attendees.


Application Tips

As we have moved away from the first come/first served model, please take your time with your application – there is no need to rush. Be thorough, and as detailed as possible. The more information you can provide, the better we can get to know you.

There will be a section on the application to upload pictures of prior booths and your products.


2022 Dealer Registration Schedule

All times Central.

Date Milestone Description
October 9th, Noon Dealer Registration Opens
October 24th, 11:59pm Dealer Registration Closes
November 7th Dealer Notifications Sent
November 7th – November 21st, 11:59pm Table Payment Window
November 22nd Unpaid/Abandoned spaces released to Waiting List

Dealers Den Rules & Regulations

  1. Texas Sales Tax Permit

    All vendors must possess a Texas Sales Tax Permit to do business at Furry Fiesta, with the exception of demonstration-only vendors (no sales) or a registered charity. No Dealer will be allowed to set-up without a Texas Sales Tax Permit on file with the Vendor Coordinator.

    Obtaining a Texas Sales Tax Permit is a free, quick and painless process which can be done online at https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/sales/

    If you have not received your official certificate before Furry Fiesta 2022, please bring a copy of the signed form you faxed/mailed to the Comptroller’s Office with you to Furry Fiesta 2022.

    Vendors selling any item at Furry Fiesta must collect all Taxes and Tariffs required by the State of Texas.

    Vendor merchants are also responsible for the submission of these taxes to the appropriate offices. (Sales Tax for Dallas, Texas is currently 8.25%.)

    You may file by email your Texas Sales Tax Permit ahead of time or stop by the Coordinator’s table and file it at any point during the Den’s registration & operational hours.

    Note: We may have limited facilities in place to assist in registering for a Texas Sales Tax Permit at Furry Fiesta 2022. However, to ensure that you are ready to set-up and do not get an unpleasant surprise, we highly recommend that you obtain your Texas Sales Tax Permit before Furry Fiesta 2022.

  2. Electricity Usage

    The Dealers Den provides electricity access for a minimum fee of $75.

  3. Posting of Signs & Display Rules

    Use of the space provided is up to the Dealer, but certain restrictions apply:

    • Each Dealer is restricted to the use of the space on top of, and immediately behind, their table. Side stands may be permitted, but only upon the approval of the Vendor Coordinator.
      You may not encroach on your neighbor’s space (including neighbors behind you) without their permission. Please be courteous.
      Displays that include sounds or lights (including videos) are permitted as long as they do not annoy your fellow dealers and/or attendees. If complaints are received, you will be asked to turn off these items.
    • Squeakers and other noisemakers are allowed, provided they do not unduly annoy other dealers. Please remember that not everyone enjoys listening to them all day for three days in a row. Please be kind.
    • Vendor merchants may not adhere anything on the wall using any method, period. All wall displays must be free-standing.
      Each space comes with one table and two chairs, unless otherwise requested. These requests MUST be submitted to the Vendor Coordinator prior to set-up, or the table will remain for the duration of the Convention.
  4. Prohibited Items

    Please be aware of items prohibited for sale. This list may be appended at any time. Should you have questions about whether an item may or may not be sold, please contact us. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to ask retailers to remove from display or sale any items the Staff feels are inappropriate.

    Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):

    • Firearms, no exceptions.
    • Alcohol, no exceptions.
    • Weapons which are not peace-bonded.
    • Flammable/incendiary items other than candles and incense.
    • Candles and incense may not be lit for demonstration purposes.
    • Scents and Perfumes may be limited if the smells are overbearing and affecting other attendees.
    • Home-made food items manufactured in facilities without FDA or local health inspector oversight.
    • Bootleg or knock-off goods.
    • Any other item prohibited in the State of Texas or the City of Dallas.

    Furry Fiesta reserves the right to ask retailers to remove from display or sale any items the Staff feels are inappropriate.

  5. Adult Material

    Adult material is permitted, but it must be tastefully censored or otherwise obscured to prevent access by minors. All Adult Material (including but not limited to printed, video, computer-generated, drawn, audio and physical) must be censored. The retailer is responsible for policing his or her own space to keep minors from being inadvertently exposed. All minors will be wearing a distinctly colored and labeled Minor badge, but retailers must check ID if the individual appears to be less than 18 years of age. If adult art is loose or in a binder, individual works must be censored.

  6. Retailer Liability

    Vendors are responsible, within reason, for any damage to hotel property and/or equipment loaned to them due to inappropriate use. Hotel property and equipment may not be modified in any way, including but not limited to: Holes, chips, paint, glue or damage due to rough or inappropriate behavior. Furry Fiesta, Creature Arts, and the Sheraton are not liable for any personal injury or damage to equipment or property caused by the inappropriate use of hotel equipment, such as falling while standing on a chair or table. Please use provided equipment responsibly.

  7. Layout Changes

    Furry Fiesta reserves the right to make changes to any published Dealers layout, as needed, at any time up-to and including during set-up.

  8. All Furry Fiesta Rules must be followed in addition to the rules listed here.

  9. Furry Fiesta reserves the right to amend these rules without prior or posted notice.

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