Isn't the Indianapolis market already saturated with shows...

We don't view Indianapolis as a market to be cornered. We see it as our community — one to be built and engaged. Several large comic cons, organized and promoted by out-of-town corporations have come to Indianapolis in the past few years. Some of these proved to be unsustainable and have since discontinued (Wizard World Indianapolis, AwesomeCon Indianapolis, etc.) We'll be attending most of the returning shows as these as fans, vendors, and/or panelists. We're fans first and foremost. We grew up in this area, in a time when being a "geek" or a "nerd" wasn't something you boasted about publicly.


There is an under-met demand for a locally-organized, fan-operated, medium-sized show — with more substance than a one day, flea-market style show, yet not as intimidating or expensive as a sprawling 4-day, celebrity-driven comic convention. We aim to be family-friendly while still offering a robust experience for the hard-core fan.


In addition to more than 25,000 square feet of floor space, we will have programming throughout the day on Saturday & Sunday and after-hours events on Saturday night.

Attendance Expectations & Marketing

In 2015, we drew more than 1,000 unique attendees and sold more than 1,500 admissions. We are targeting a 25% year over year increase in attendance (1,250+ unique attendees) for our 2016 show. To achieve this goal, we are investing in a 12-month advertising and outreach campaign which includes social media, local in-store events, posters, signage, flyers, exhibits at other conventions including several Indianapolis shows throughout 2016, and more! We are working closely with various aspects of the regional geek community - including retail outlets, podcasters, bloggers, TV, print media and others to get the word out about the show.


The adult admission will be $12 for both days or $8 for a single day/$8 & $5 via Advance Registration. Children under 12 will receive free admission if accompanied by a paying adult. Our goal is to keep as much money in the attendees’ hands as possible, so they can spend it with vendors at the show, not on admission.

Easy Load-In & Out

Our vendor hall on the ground floor is easily accessible, with multiple doors to the outside. Wheel your cart up the ramp, and right onto the show floor! We'll also have volunteer staff on-hand to assist you during the load-in and load-out hours.

2016 Rates

 

Vendor Tables $85
Artist Tables SOLD OUT
10'x10' in-line booth SOLD OUT
10'x10' corner booth SOLD OUT

 

Each table & booth includes: 2 Exhibitor Badges/Lanyards, 6'-0" Table, 2 chairs and Table Covering and early access to show floor. 10x10 corner booth will receive (2) tables.

BOOK A ROOM AT THE WYNDHAM AND GET 20% OFF YOUR TABLES! (details available in the Exibitor Registration Section)

Registration

Exhibitors who have previously registered for our website can log in at the bottom of the page to submit your 2016 Registration.

 

New Vendor Registration (anyone selling goods created by a third party or services directly to consumers), please begin by registering with the site HERE*. 

New Artist Registration (anyone selling their original creations or reproductions of their own work)- PLEASE NOTE THAT ARTIST TABLES ARE SOLD OUT.- Please email us at vendors@midwesttoyfest.com to be added to our wait-list.

Upon completion, you will automatically be directed to the Ehibitor Registration form where you may select your tables. After completion, you will have access to the exhibitor section of our website including downloads and other important information. Once we review your application, we will issue an invoice via PayPal for payment.

Additionally, you may also download the Exibitor Application in the "Registered Exhibitor Account" section and mail in your payment.

To return to the Exhibitor Section of our website, simply login at the bottom of the home page.