Applications for the 2020 marketplace have closed for 2020. The Marketplace staff would like to thank the many many Merchants and Artists who applied to the Anime Marketplace and Artists Alley this year. For those who didn’t get in this year we do have a waiting list and all applications will be kept on file just in case we have an opening.
Be sure to download the Marketplace information packets for Vendors and Artists with information, guidelines and pricing for the 2020 AnimeIowa Anime Marketplace and Artist Alley. It is packed with everything you need to know before you apply for the Marketplace. Once you are ready just press one of the buttons above and you will be taken to the application page.
Additional information new in 2020
Artists refundable deposit – $50.00. Refundable deposit to ensure that Artists do not show up late to setup without contacting the Marketplace staff to make arrangements. Nor do they break down and leave before the Marketplace closes at 4PM on Sunday. Theft from others is included in this deposit.
Vendors refundable deposit – $225.00. Refundable deposit of $75.00 to ensure that Vendors do not show up late to setup without contacting the Marketplace staff to make arrangements. Nor do they break down and leave before the Marketplace closes at 4PM on Sunday. Theft from others is included in this deposit. Refundable deposit of $150.00 to ensure that Vendors do not stock bootleg merchandise.
Vendors/Artists who have not paid their deposits will not be allowed to set their booths up till payment is made. Deposit can be made along with your booth payment or you can make arrangements to pay separately If you are not paying your deposits now, please contact Marketplace@animeiowa.com to make suitable arrangements to pay the deposit before the convention or when you arrive.-Thank you.
Marketplace Paid Services Policy 2020
With the many advances of technology (for example photography) many changes have occurred. These services in the past were utilized by a select group of hobbies/professions because of the cost factor, but now are used by many many people for fun and for profit.
There are many who are offering services at AnimeIowa which include Photo shoots, commissions, and costumes. These services are great, but they also must keep in the confines of Iowa law for sales of goods and services.
AnimeIowa has in place a policy to include these services in the convention experience. Please review the Marketplace Paid Services Policy 2016 which covers 2020. After that if you have any questions address them to: Marketplace@animeIowa.com
Iowa Sales Tax Information
To sell in the State of Iowa you must have a permanent Iowa tax permit. To apply for a permit, complete and submit the Iowa Business Tax Registration form; Form number 78-005. It is located on the tax.iowa.gov at: https://tax.iowa.gov/forms/iowa-business-tax-permit-registration-78-005-0
A permanent tax permit allows you to conduct taxable sales or perform taxable services in Iowa at any time during the year. When you attend a temporary event, such as AnimeIowa, you only need to provide the Marketplace staff with your name and address, along with your permanent tax permit number.
The process is simple, and you can start selling in Iowa as soon as you fill out the paperwork and either email, fax, or mail the application. You must have this number to sell in the Marketplace. Remember there is no fee to apply and receive your Iowa Sales Tax ID number.
Marketplace Vendor Access Hours are listed in the contract packet you receive each year when you apply to the Marketplace.
Hours are subject to change before the date of the convention.
Please consider joining our Marketplace Discord Group for updates and information. The code to join will change each year and can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
**Take down begins at 4pm when the room closes. Tear down of booths should not begin until that time unless prior arrangements have been made. (Packing of overstock is preparation of leaving is allowed.) We ask that all personal/ company items, equipment, etc. be removed from the Marketplace by 8pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Your assigned area must be in condition to be returned to hotel control. (Exceptions to the allotted time can be made to this with approval of the marketplace department head.)
Vendors/Artists that require power, internet, phone, and Furnishings:
Booth- Power, phone, and internet – Coming Soon
Internet, phone lines, and power are provided for a fee by the Marriott Hotel. Additional forms will be available at setup at the Marketplace check in table. The Marriott staff will try to fulfill these additional requests in a timely manner before the opening of the room to the public
Booth- additional furnishings – Coming Soon
You may bring additional tables/display stands and racks for your booth area as stated above.
Additional furnishings are available from Spielmans. There will be a link provided so that Vendors and Artists can contact spielmans directly for their additional needs. Spielmans also provides a shipping and storage service for stock for your booth.
For all inquiries please email email@example.com