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    Nightgore Guest
    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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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Columbus, Ohio
    That really depends on the show, it's location, etc...

    Things to consider:

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

    I am sure there are more.

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

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    Nightgore Guest
    Anyone? -Tyler

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Columbus, Ohio
    Drayage is the cost they charge you to move your stuff from the loading dock to your vendor space.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    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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    Jun 2006
    Eastlake, Ohio
    I keep forgetting to log in. It use to make you. Above post was from me.
    Brian Warner
    Owner of Evilusions www.EVILUSIONS.com
    Technical Director of Forsaken Haunted House www.Forsakenhaunt.com
    Mechanical Designer (animatronics) at Gore Galore www.Gore-Galore.com

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    Nightgore Guest
    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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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    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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