THRIFTCON HOUSTON
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th &
SUNDAY, JUNE 9th
NRG CENTERTICKET LINK

IG SIZED FLYERVENDOR ESSENTIALS

VENDOR BADGES - New in 2024, your Vendor Passes are now fabric wristbands and will be picked up during load-in on Friday, June 7th. How many you receive depends on the booth size purchased:
10x10 = 3 Vendor Passes
15x15 = 4 Vendor Passes
20x20 = 5 Vendor Passes

VENDOR PACKETS - A more detailed Digital Vendor Packet with booth assignments, Show Guide and load-in instructions will be sent to your registered email and texted to your phone # on file at least one week prior to event day.

LOAD-IN/LOAD OUT - All vendors will now load in the day before the event (Friday, June 7th). You will have an assigned time slot to do so.
More info on this will be coming down the line in the coming weeks!

TABLES/CHAIRS/EXTRA PASSES - You may order extra tables, chairs and Vendor Passes at any time — up to a week before event day. Simply reach out to vendors@thriftcon.co and let us know what'cha need!
(You'll also be receiving a text with an order form next week.)

CUSTOM VENDOR FLYERS - We will be sending you personalized marketing material for social media. Hold tight, they'll be in your texts/emails the week of May 20th or earlier.
If you'd like to start promoting immediately, click the "IG SIZED FLYER" link above!

COMMUNICATION - We will be sending out a lot of information about the event over the next several weeks to your registered text and email. Please make sure both your carrier settings and email inbox is set up to receive those.
Send any and all inquiries to vendors@thriftcon.co
We cannot promise that any other form of communication, like Instagram DMs, will be responded to.

LOSS PREVENTION - We know, we hate it too. However, ThriftCon and venue security is not responsible for missing or stolen items from your booth. We do everything we can behind the scenes to ensure that it doesn't happen, but this is also a fast-paced retail environment with retail problems. Please keep yourself and your team up to date on successful customer service techniques to deter shoplifters in your booth and always, always USE YOUR VENDOR PASSES TO BRING EXTRA HELP.  

BOOTH RULES

SOUND - Personal speakers or other amplified sound is not allowed at individual booths. The attendees hate competing soundtracks. Sorry.

SPACE - Only bring what will fit into your allotted space. Inventory in the aisles is not allowed per fire regulations and could get your booth shut down and banned from future events. This includes, but isn't limited to: clearance piles, racks, displays, tables, chairs and/or hanger sorters.

TENTS/CANOPIES - E-Z Ups or other types of pop up tents are allowed, but the canopy cover is not. That means if you plan to use a tent, you can only use the frame, no covering. This is a fire regulation and out of our control unfortunately :(

FOOD & DRINK - Concessions will be available at the venue. Though we strongly suggest you pack something on your own as large crowds often make it difficult to dip out and wait in long food/drink lines.
Per venue contracts, no food or drink can be sold at Vendor booths. This includes exotic snacks. No outside alcohol. Ever. Never.

REFUNDS - Booth fees for ThriftCon Houston are non-refundable after May 19th, 2024. Booths are also non-transferrable. If you cannot vend at the event please reach out via email to vendors@thriftcon.co as soon as possible to let us know.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

PARKING - Parking at the Houston venue IS ONLY FREE ON EVENT DAYS IF YOU'RE IN THE LOT BEFORE 8:00am. Any vehicles coming onto the property after 8:00am are charged their normal daily rate. 
*The parking lots and companies associated with them have nothing to do with ThriftCon and we don't have control over their fees/rules. 

WI-FI - Wi-Fi connectivity is available to purchase through the venue's provider. We have that form attached here.

ELECTRICAL - Electrical hookup at NGR Center is also ordered directly through the venue. We have that form attached here.

THRIFTCON SECURITY - There will be several security personnel, including uniformed police officers, on the event floor to ensure the safety of ThriftCon guests. They are not there to protect your inventory from shoplifters. Again, any extra Vendor Passes should be used to bring extra hands internally to help with any personal booth measures.

*If you would like to hire your own uniformed security for your booth you may do so through NRG Center's Boomer Ecommerce platform. Contact vendors@thriftcon.co for a list of approved venue security companies. 

The ThriftCon HTX Vendor Contract Can Be Found Here.