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Event Vendor Policy

Last updated on Apr 25, 2024

Policy update: 4/25/2024

Welcome to our Anime Wonder Vendor Policy. We are delighted that you are considering participating in our event as a vendor. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all attendees and vendors alike, we have established the following guidelines and policies:

1. Vendor Eligibility:


To maintain the authenticity and integrity of our event, vendors must adhere to the following eligibility criteria:

Officially Licensed Products: All merchandise for sale in the exhibit hall must be officially licensed. Vendors are prohibited from selling unofficial, unlicensed, or bootleg products. This encompasses a wide range of items, including but not limited to:

  • Blu-rays and DVDs

  • Posters and Wall Scrolls

  • Toys and Plush

  • Replicas and Props

  • Costumes and Apparel

  • Jewelry and Accessories

  • Parody Goods and Apparel

Parody Goods and Apparel: While the sale of parody goods and apparel is permitted, it must genuinely embody a transformative or satirical nature. For instance, items featuring Demon Slayer art may be considered bootleg merchandise if they lack genuine transformative elements.

Fan Art and Fan Crafts: Generally, the sale of fan art and fan crafts is not permitted as an exhibitor. However, exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Doujinshi: The sale of Japanese doujinshi is allowed and does not fall under the bootleg merchandise policy. These items are recognized as a unique aspect of anime culture and are therefore exempt from this restriction.

Artist Alley

  • All artwork and merchandise must be original creations of the artist or collaboratively produced with credit given to all contributors.

  • Fan art and derivative works inspired by existing anime, manga, or other intellectual properties are permitted, provided they are significantly transformative and distinguishable from the original source material.

  • Artwork featuring explicit or inappropriate content is prohibited to be displayed to the public. All 18+ content must be hidden from public display and should only be available for customers to view privately upon request.

2. Application Process

  • Interested vendors must complete and submit the vendor application form.

  • Submission of the application does not guarantee acceptance. Anime Wonder reserve the right to accept or reject applications based on various factors, including but not limited to product relevance, space availability, and adherence to event themes.

3. Booth Assignments

  • Booth assignments will be determined by Anime Wonder and communicated to vendors prior to the event.

  • Requests for specific booth locations will be considered but are not guaranteed.

  • Booth sharing is not permitted. Each booth is designated to one business entity only.

4. Setup and Teardown

  • Vendors are responsible for setting up and dismantling their booths within the designated setup and teardown times provided by Anime Wonder.

  • Vendors must keep their booth space clean and tidy throughout the event.

  • Any damage caused to the venue during setup or teardown will be the responsibility of the vendor.

5. Display Guidelines

  • All displays, signage, and merchandise must be appropriate for all ages.

  • Offensive or explicit material is strictly prohibited.

  • Vendors are encouraged to decorate their booths creatively to enhance the overall atmosphere of the event.

  • Large displays or structures must be approved by Anime Wonder in advance. Generally, all displays are allowed within your allocated vendor space, as long as they do not obstruct pathways or pose hazards to patrons.

6. Sales and Transactions

  • Vendors are solely responsible for conducting sales and transactions at their booths.

  • All sales must comply with applicable laws and regulations, including tax requirements and submissions.

  • Anime Wonder, and staff, are not liable for any financial transactions or disputes between vendors and customers.

7. Refunds, Exchanges, Credits and Fees

Except as explicitly stated otherwise herein, You acknowledge that all vendor bookings are final and are non-refundable. Vendor credentials / wristbands can only be redeemed once. Vendor credentials / wristbands will not be replaced under ANY condition after redemption. The Event is scheduled to proceed regardless of weather conditions. Based on a case-by-case basis, and at the sole discretion of Anime Wonder, vendors may be eligible for future event vendor credit that can be applied to upcoming events.

The event organizer will make reasonable efforts to market and promote the event through various channels, including but not limited to social media, email marketing, traditional media, and other advertising methods. Our goal is to provide a successful experience for all vendors and attendees.

However, the event organizer does not guarantee specific performance outcomes, such as sales or attendance, for any vendor. Market conditions, attendee preferences, and other factors beyond our control may impact the success of individual vendors. By participating in the event, vendors acknowledge this and agree that the event organizer shall not be held liable for any unmet expectations regarding sales or attendance.

In the event of total or partial cancellation due to a Force Majeure Event (defined below), You will not be entitled to a refund. However, the Company may, at its sole discretion, issue partial or full refunds considering the extent and nature of the cancellation. A "Force Majeure Event" includes acts of God, terrorism, natural disasters, labor disputes, court orders, severe weather, or other uncontrollable events.

All purchase fees are non-refundable

8. General Vendor rules

8.1. All vendors are solely responsible to comply with State and City laws. If any questions on permitting, please contact the State & City in which our event is taking place.

8.2. All food vendors shall not sell, distribute, or in any way disseminate alcoholic beverages, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing.

8.3. Any unacceptable and unwanted behavior from Vendors and/or staff of vendors such as discrimination, unruliness, belligerence, theft or endangerment to vendors, staff of vendors, staff of Anime Wonder and/or its guests will be bound to immediate removal of the event and termination of vendor privileges with NO REFUND. There will be NO exceptions to this rule.

8.4. Vendor agrees to indemnify Anime Wonder, its affiliates, staff, employees, volunteers, partners and vendors of any and all claims and liabilities. It is at the discretion and the sole responsibility of the Vendor to obtain their own event liability insurance in case any unexpected occurrences arise.

9. Chargeback and Fraud Policy

Initiating a chargeback against ticket purchases will result in legal action. Any dispute or chargeback, whether willfully or unwittingly filed as fraud, will be challenged, and legal remedies may be pursued to recover costs, including but not limited to attorney fees, damages and other associated penalties and fees.

10. Vendor Banning Policy

Individuals initiating chargebacks or disputes against any vendor purchases will be banned from participating/vending in future events organized by Anime Wonder.

11. Conduct

11.1. Vendors must conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

11.2. Harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated and may result in immediate expulsion from the event.

11.3. Vendors must adhere to the rules and regulations of the venue and follow any instructions provided by event staff.

12. Liability

12.1. Participating vendors are responsible for their own liability insurance coverage.

12.2. Anime Wonder staff and venue owners are not liable for any loss, damage, or injury that may occur during the event.

13. Compliance

13.1. Vendors must comply with all rules and regulations outlined in this policy as well as any additional instructions provided by Anime Wonder.

13.2. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event without refund, and may result in future permanent bans from all Anime Wonder events.

14. Changes to Policy

14.1. Anime Wonder reserve the right to make changes or updates to this policy at any time.

14.2. Changes to policies or updates may or may not be sent as notifications. However, it is the sole responsibility of vendors to review policy changes from time to time at their sole discretion.

By submitting an application to participate as a vendor for Anime Wonder, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions outlined in this policy. We look forward to having you join us and contribute to the success of our event!