Arisia '10

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Dealer Information

Last Updated: November 8, 2009


The Dealers Row is sold out. However we are still accepting dealer applications (someone might cancel at the last minute). Please read the Dealers' FAQ before filling out the application. (The link to the application is in the FAQ.)

Dealers at Arisia sell from guests rooms they rent from the hotel on the Dealers Row floor.  In addition to renting a hotel room, the fee to be a dealer is $100 (while memberships are required, they are not included).  If you would like to purchase memberships, please see our membership registration page. (Dealers please read the FAQ before buying memberships.)

For information about types of hotel rooms and rates, please see Arisia's Hotel page.  Once you are a confirmed dealer, you will be informed how to reserve a room for Dealers Row.  If you also wish to get a separate room for sleeping, please reserve it through the normal room reservation process at any time (but we expect the regular hotel rooms to sell out quickly).

As a dealer at Arisia you are responsible for making sure that you pay all appropriate taxes and that what you sell is not illegal (including does not violate copyright).

If you are an out-of-state vendor you should read: A Guide to Sales and Use Taxes. For more information on Massachusetts taxes, see the Department of Revenue web site or call: (617) 887-MDOR (or in state: (800) 392-6089).

To find out what weapons are not legal to carry in Massachusetts see Mass. General Laws Chapter 269, Section 10 (search for paragraph (b) in the middle). Basically if it is more dangerous than a Koosh Ball(tm), then it's probably illegal. Some of the things banned by the state are: any knife having a double-edged blade, dirk knife, any armband made with leather which has metallic spikes, nunchaku, ....

The hotel contract says that bumper stickers and any other sort of sticker may not be distributed at the convention, so no free stickers advertising your business.

For other Arisia information (art show, programming, advertising, ...), send mail to info@arisia.org.
Or write to Arisia at:

Arisia Inc.
PO Box 391596
Cambridge, MA 02139

If you would like to advertise in the souvenir book, the deadline is December 1st. Dealers at Arisia get the reduced ("semi-pro") rate.