Golden State Fur Con

Dealers Den Application

A Dealer’s Table at Golden State Fur Con (GSFC) consists of a space approximately 7’ square; by default this comes with one 6′ x 2.5′ table and two chairs. You can request up to 4 tables in your application, subject to space available.It is possible to omit either table or chairs depending on your setup requirements, but you must let us know ahead of time so that we can allow for this in our planning and communicate your request to the hotel. Please note that there is a ceiling height of 8’ in the Dealer’s Den room.


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). If you need to add this after you have paid your registration, please contact the Den coordinator via email to discuss your options.


At this time, WiFi service is provided by the hotel. If other options are made available, we will communicate them through the GSFC Dealers Telegram chat.

OPTIONS COST
First Table
$125
Additional Table (Limit 3)
$100
Standard Registrations/Assistant Badges
$50
Dealer/Assistant Sponsor Upgrade
$120
Dealer/Assistant Patron Upgrade
$215
Dealer/Assistant SuperPatron Upgrade
$425
Power
$50 for standard 110v wall outlet use
Contact Den coordinator for other options.

DEALER SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA

GSFC uses a juried system to select vendors for our Dealers Den. Since this is a jury selection, there’s no need to rush. We are not operating on a first come, first served basis.


Dealers will be selected based on the following criteria in no specific order:

PRODUCTS

The key to a successful den is a nice healthy balance of products offered. Selections will be made based on not only products offered, but quality of products as well. This will give our attendees the best variety possible.

LEGACY DEALERS

In order to prevent things from getting stale and wanting to continue to bring new life into the Dealer’s Den, we strive to have a well balanced den with both our Legacy Dealers who have a positive history with the GSFC Community and fresh faces who will be featured in the GSFC Dealer’s Den for the first time.

FANDOM REPUTATION

GSFC reserves the right to refuse service to any dealer with a history of negative behavior, such as (but not limited to) failing to fulfill commissions, abuse of Staff or Attendees, threats of violence or abuse, or general poor behavior, whether online or in person.

APPLICATION TIPS

Since this is a jury selection, take your time and in the words of the Great Head from Rick and Morty: “SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!”
  • Be thorough and detailed. Think of this as an interview, and this is the way we get a chance to get to know you.
  • Upload good, quality photos of your products and/or booth setup. This isn’t required, but aids us in making decisions, and also gives you the best chances.
  • Don’t Panic! Please take your time. Although we are looking at applications as they come in, we don’t make any official decisions until the applications have closed and we have a chance to sit down as a team and discuss.

2023 DEALER’S DEN SELECTION TIMELINE

DATE EVENT
October 8th, 2022, Noon
Dealer Registration Opens
November 7th, 2022, 11:59pm
Dealer Registration Closes
November 15th, 2022
Dealer Notifications Sent
November 15th - December 15th, 2022, 11:59pm
Table Payment Window
* Arrangements may be made by contacting the Den Coordinator
December 15th, 2022
Unpaid/Abandoned spaces released to Waiting List

DEALERS DEN RULES & REGULATIONS

This agreement is made between GOLDEN STATE FUR CON (GSFC) and DEALER. DEALER is defined as an individual or business selling wares in the Dealer’s Den. Payment of a table at GSFC indicates the dealer has read and accepted this Terms of Service.

  • AUTHORIZED SALES ONLY
    Only persons or businesses approved as “Dealers” may be permitted to sell wares in the Dealer’s Room at GSFC. Anyone found exchanging money for goods or services at the event without an approved Dealer badge will have their badge revoked and be removed from the convention.

  • TAX ID REQUIRED
    Dealers must hold a current and valid California Sales and Use Tax ID. This tax ID is required during den setup– we will check this when you arrive at GSFC and check into the Dealers Den at Dealer Services. Dealers are responsible for filing sales and use tax returns in accordance with California State Law.

  • DEALER’S BADGE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY DURING NON-PUBLIC HOURS
    The Dealer’s Den will be made available to dealers and assistants during set up and take down, as well as before and after the Dealer’s Den opens to the public daily. Only those attendees with badges that bear the “Dealer” mark are permitted into the dealer’s den outside of non-public hours.

  • ACCEPTABLE MERCHANDISE
    All merchandise sold or displayed by dealers must be in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.
    GSFC does not permit dealers to display any sexually charged merchandise to the public, except within the 18+ Dealers Den area. Merchandise displayed OUTSIDE the 18+ Dealers Den area must be hidden away (such as in an “Adults Only” binder), or censored (any graphics with genitals or breasts uncovered must be covered by a post-it note or other obscuring material).
    Dealers are required to check the IDs of any customers interested in viewing or purchasing the adult merchandise to ensure the customer is at least eighteen years old.
    Displays in the main Dealers Den should be “PG” rated – remember, minors are in attendance at our convention. Dealers may be asked to adjust or change censoring of merchandise by Dealers Den staff at their sole discretion– these requests are non-negotiable.
    Note – the above display rules do not apply within the 18+ Dealers Den area– all persons entering this area will have been age-verified at the entrance.

  • NO SMOKING OR VAPING ALLOWED IN THE DEALER’S ROOM

  • NO HORSEPLAY OR LOUD MUSIC/DISTRACTIONS
    Please don’t be overly loud or cause a disturbance to your neighbors. If you witness a dealer causing a disturbance, please report it to the Dealer’s Den staff.

  • ALL DECISIONS BY THE LEAD ARE FINAL
    Decisions made by the Dealer’s Den Lead are final. If you disagree with a ruling made by a member of Dealer’s Den Staff that is not the Lead, you may bring your grievance to the Dealer’s Den Lead for consideration. The Dealer’s Den Lead reserves the right to revoke dealer’s status, dealer’s assistant status, registration badge, or evict a dealer for activities that violate this Terms and Conditions document, at any time, for any reason.

  • PAYMENT DUE DATE
    Payments for tables are due within 30 days of invoice receipt. Dealers who have not paid by this time will be removed from the accepted list, and an appropriate waiting list dealer will be selected to take their place.

  • WAIT LIST
    Dealers who are not selected for the initial waves of acceptance will be offered the chance to be placed on a wait list. This list is NOT in first-come first-served order. Dealers will be selected off this waitlist in whichever order as needed to maintain den mix and overall product selection at GSFC’s sole discretion.

  • REFUNDS
    Dealers choosing to cancel their attendance/space must submit their refund request 30 days before the event. Table costs will be refunded in full if the request is put in on or before that date. After that date, the table is non-refundable, but rollovers to the next year’s convention are possible. Contact the Dealer’s Den coordinator for more information..

*In regards to table payment, if payment can’t be made within the timeframe, arrangements can be made within reason. Please reach out to the head of the den BEFORE the payment deadline.