Yes, but there is now a fee (from the hotel, not us!). The Crowne Plaza Hotel has a procedure for those dealers wishing to ship merchandise to the hotel in advance. There is a handling fee per box. It's pretty reasonable; see their rate schedule detailing the charges here. Once in the hotel’s hands, the parcels are placed in a security lockup. When you arrive and check in at the front desk, the fact that your parcels are there should come up on the computer. You can pick them up yourself or have the bell captain deliver them to your room. The appropriate charges can then be paid at the front desk.
Here’s where to send the goods: Address it to yourself, c/o the Security Dept., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1387. Mark clearly on the box that it’s for the WonderFest Convention - May 26-27.
Yes. Dealers wishing to purchase their table space online may do so now through PayPal. Prior to doing this you must first fill in our web form.
No. Every dealer gets ONE free admission with every table rented. Then, at dealer check-in, we’ll have special reduced price passes for UP TO THREE additional helpers PER DEALER.
First, our mission is to be a show for all ages that brings in the largest possible audience. This is good for business! Second, local ordinances are very strict and could risk our show being shut down. We ask dealers to help us by being discreet about the display of their "adult" merchandise, because we don't want to have to ban or eliminate it. We'd rather have you help with creative ways around the situation. For the most part, you've been great! We'll be enforcing the adult materials rule strictly at WonderFest, so please be alerted.
Because we have more demand for tables than we have room, we do allow table sharing for the present time. However, a dealer must declare the sharing dealer’s name on his/her contract and both the primary and sharing dealers must sign it agreeing to the show’s policies. In all cases, the primary dealer is ultimately responsible for the appropriateness of all merchandise on the table.
Dealers have an 8-ft. by 4-ft. space behind each table, as well as the space under their tables. Due to room quirks, some tables may have more or a bit less. A dealer can bring a booth instead of using the table as long as it fits properly within their allotted space. Any shelving or displays must not interfere with adjacent dealers. Nothing may be placed in front of the tables or in the aisles in accordance with Fire Marshal regulations.