Vendor Marketplace Information

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Badges * Banners * Compliance * Contact Us *
Fees * Hours * Internet Connections * Meals * Merchandise * Move-In
* Parking * Phone Line * Security *Shipping * Silent Auction Requirements
Space Assignments * Space Sizes * Sponsorship * Staff Registration
* Tear-Down * Waiting List * Website Home Page

Advertising/Program Book

A great way to advertise your company and continue to get your message to our attendees long after the event is to take out an ad in our 60+ page Program Book. We will also insert your flyer, catalogue or brochure in the Registration Package that each guest receives for a small insertion fee.

Program Ad Space - Full Page - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" .........$100.00
Program Ad Space - Half Page - 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" ..........$50.00
Event Packet Insertion Fee ..........................................$100.00

Other Sponsorship opportunities are available. We appreciate your support.

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Apply To Vend

We try to give our guests a wide variety of vendors selling different merchandise so we don't wind up with 10 vendors all selling floggers, so your position on our waiting list may be changed because we want what you sell.

To apply to become a Vendor at SINSations In Leather or any of our future events, please email your name, company name, description of the merchandise you sell and a url link to your website to: Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com.

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Badges

Your event badge must me worn at all times. Please do not forget it in your hotel room or your vendor space. You will not be admitted to the convention area, classrooms or place space without it.

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Banners

Please email your website Banner to us for inclusion on the SINSations In Leather Website to Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com

We would also appreciate you placing our banner on your website and link to: http://www.sinsationsinleather.com

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Compliance

Please comply with all of the rules, guidelines and information on this page. We frequently invite vendors back to vend at Leather SINS events such as Kinky Kollege and SINSations In Leather, if they are in compliance.

Failure to comply with any rules or guidelines on this page may result in your removal from the Marketplace and will result in not being invited back to vend at our future events.

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Fees

Single - 8' X 10' : ................................... $300.00
Double - 8'X20' : ................................... $600.00
Triple - 8'X30' : .................................... $900.00

Spaces are 8' x 10' or equivalent square footage. Above prices include the use of one 6 foot skirted display table with tablecloth, 2 Chairs and 1 Wastebasket. Additional tables can be arranged for in ADVANCE for $10 each. Electrical outlets are along the wall of the Vendor Room but cannot be guaranteed. Telephone lines can be pre-arranged with the Host Hotel.

In addition to the above vending fee, we require a donation to the Silent Auction we hold to benefit the Leather SINS "WE CARE" Charities.

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Hours

Friday:.............. 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday:.......... 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday:............. 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Vendor Booths must be manned during all of the above hours. Please do not place a sheet over your merchandise and leave your space unattended.

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Internet Connections

The Host hotel offers wireless hi-speed internet, at an additional cost, in your room and hotel lobby. Don't forget to bring your wireless card for your laptop.

Please contact the Host hotel to arrange internet conections or phone service in the Vendor Marketplace. Cell signal in the Convention Center is spotty and wireless internet is not availalbe.
There is a charge for these services.

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Merchandise

Merchandise offered for sale in your booth must be PRE-APPROVED by Event Management. If it hasn't been pre-approved... you can't sell it!

No merchandise deemed illegal in the State of Illinois may be sold in your space. In addition we do not allow any drug paraphernalia or firearms in the Marketplace.

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Move-In & Tear-Down (Strictly Enforced)

Move-In: Friday beginning at 10:00 AM
Set-up must be complete and all debris and aisles clear by 1:30 PM
Tear Down: Tear-down cannot begin until the Marketplace is closed at 4:30 PM on Sunday and must be complete by 8:30 PM
Loading dock: There is no need to use the loading dock at our new hotel. The Vendor marketplace is a short walk from the ramp to the parking lot. We suggest you bring your own dolly.
Hotel Staff:
Please remember to tip the Hotel Staff generously if you require services. We want to be welcomed, wanted and invited back to this facility in the future.

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Parking

We have negotiated a discount rate of $10 per day to park (Normal rate is $24 per day) . If you have a trailer or mobile home please be sure you are not blocking any aisles or entrances and park at the back of the lot.

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Phone Line Installation

You can pre-arrange to have a phone line placed in your Vendor Space by the Host Hotel for an additional fee. If you need a phone line please write to the SINSations In Leather Vendor Coordinator at Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com for the name of the contact person at the Host Hotel.

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Questions? Special Needs? ... Contact Us

For any other questions or Marketplace business please email your inquiries to Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com.

DO NOT CALL THE HOST HOTEL. PLEASE GO THROUGH OUR VENDOR CHAIRMAN IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS.

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Security (Strictly Enforced)

The Vendor Marketplace is locked when the Marketplace closes to protect all vendors' merchandise. Hotel Security will NOT have keys or allow you to enter the Marketplace after hours.

The Marketplace Rooms will NOT be unlocked for any reason after Marketplace Hours.


Please don't forget your Event Badge, your toy bag, your prescription drugs, your brief case, your wallet, your purse, your mind, your watch, your wife, your false teeth or any other item. (We've heard it all before). YOU WILL NOT BE LET IN!

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Shipping & Storage

Inbound Freight:
You may ship your merchandise directly to the Host Hotel. Your packages will be held for you in the Lobby Baggage Room of the Host Hotel. Please write to the SINSations Vendor chairman at Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com for a contact name and directions.
Outbound Freight:
You may leave your packages in the Lobby Baggage Room of the Host Hotel for UPS, Fed Ex or other carrier pick-up on Monday. However, your packages must be clearly labeled and the freight PREPAID in order for the Hotel to accommodate you. Please write to the SINSations Vendor chairman at Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com for a contact name and directions.
Storage:
There is limited additional storage space available in a nearby room from the vendor's area for your shipping crates or extra merchandise.
Hotel Staff:
Please remember to tip the Hotel Staff generously if you require services. We want to be welcomed, wanted and invited back to this facility in the future.

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Silent Auction Donation

We ask that each vendor make a donation to the Silent Auction. The donation can be of any item or items, whether you sell them in your business or not.

The Silent Auction will be on display on Friday and Saturday and close at 2:00 AM after the Play Party on Saturday night. The Silent Auctions have raised thousands of dollars for the Leather SINS "WE CARE" Charities.

Please send a description of your auction donations including their retail value for inclusion. Auction donation items may be sent in advance (preferred) or delivered during Vendor Check In.

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Space Assignments

Vendor locations will be determined by the Vendor Committee Chairperson and will be based on the application date and on the size of your space and locations available.

Electrical outlets are along the wall of the Vendor Room but power cannot be guaranteed unless you order power from the Host Hotel (There is a charge for this).

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Sponsorship

Leather SINS is a 100% non-profit and 100% volunteer organization of, by and for the BDSM & Leather Community. In five years, Leather SINS has donated over $165,000 to very worthwhile charities. Please consider becoming a Leather SINS Sponsor or Advertiser today. Ad rates are as low as $50. Sponsorships begin at $200.

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Vendor Staff Registrations

Each Vendor (Not Vendor Space) will be given 2 Complimentary Weekend Event Registrations.
If you plan on bringing more than 2 persons to work in your vendor booth, a very limited amount of additional Event Registrations are available for $50 per person. Please note that this discount is for persons working in your booth ONLY.

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APPLY TO VEND

To be considered as a Vendor email a description of the merchandise you sell with your request to Vendors@sinsationsinleather.com

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Click links to scroll directly to topic:
Advertise * Apply *
Badges * Banners * Compliance * Contact Us *
Fees * Hours * Internet Connections * Meals * Merchandise * Move-In
* Parking * Phone Line * Security *Shipping * Silent Auction Requirements
Space Assignments * Space Sizes * Sponsorship * Staff Registration
* Tear-Down * Waiting List * Website Home Page

By your payment and acceptance of vending space, you agree that Leather SINS is not liable for the theft or damage to any merchandise or property. Fees, space sizes, hours and rules are subject to change without notice.