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FAN EXPO Chicago will take place at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
1 - 2 Booths –$1,380.00 each 3+ Booths - $1,260.00 each Corner locations (add) - $125 each
Economy Space – $695.00 space consists of an 8' x 6' space includes one 8’ table (not skirted), 2 chairs, and 2 exhibitor passes.
Note: Exhibit space consists of an 10’ x 10’ space and includes one 8’ table (not skirted), 2 chairs, and 2 exhibitor passes.
1. Helpful Guides
- Operating Guidelines - Coming Soon
- Important Deadlines - Coming Soon
- DESCC Parking Map - Coming Soon
- Ultimate Booth Packing Checklist
2. Exhibitor Service Order Forms
- Aramark Food Sampling Form - Coming Soon
- RES Internet & Telecommunications Service order form - Coming Soon
- RES Audio Visual Service Installation order form - Coming Soon
- RES Electrical Service Installation order form - Coming Soon
3. Show Decorator
- Show Decorator Kit – Coming Soon
- SES Material Handling Information
- SES Shipping Labels
- SES EAC Form
4. Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Form
1. Health & Safety
2. Rules & Regulations
3. Extra Exhibitor & Admission Passes
How do I apply to be at the show?
When applications are available, click the APPLY NOW button above. Complete the application form and submit payment. Your participation in the show is not guaranteed until show management has approved your application and you have received an acceptance email.
What if my application was not approved?
In the event your application was not approved by show management your payment/deposit will be destroyed.
My application was approved but now I can't attend, can I get a refund?
No, all Exhibitor and Artist Alley payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Can I choose what booth space I get?
Any requests for specific booth locations need to be clearly indicated on your application. We do our best to accommodate requests but cannot provide a guarantee.
Do you provide utilities (power/internet/shipping) for exhibitors?
No, if you require elements like power, internet, shipping, or decorator services you will need to arrange these directly with the venue or show decorator at your expense. Please review the various helpful guides and request forms in the Exhibitor Info and Order Forms section.
Where do I pick up my passes at the show?
You can collect your passes from the Exhibitor Services Desk. The location of this desk will be sent to you in an information packet prior to the show. You can purchase additional passes in advance or at this desk too.
Where will I be able to park/ will you provide free parking?
Most, if not all the venues we use have parking facilities that Exhibitors can use. Details of these facilities will be sent to you in your information packet prior to the show along with details on cost (if any) and how/where you can collect parking passes. Please note that some venues have size/overnight restrictions. In the event your vehicle falls into a restricted category you will need to arrange your own parking.
When can I get access to set up my booth/ can I get early access?
All Exhibitors will be informed of the dates and times for set-up and set down in information packets sent out prior to the show. At some larger venues, you will be assigned a specific date and time for when you can begin setting up your booth. If you require additional time/early access please contact our Exhibitor Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to accommodate requests however we cannot provide guarantees.
When will I get my booth number and move in information?
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the show.
What are the COVID-19 safety measures being taken?
COVID-19 Safety Details for Exhibitors
Updated March 25, 2021
The health and safety of our community has always been a priority at FAN EXPO Chicago. As part of the World’s largest event organizer, we have drawn on our global expertise and developed a detailed set of measures to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety. This means our exhibitors, guests, sponsors and fans can safely enjoy the full FAN EXPO Chicago experience with confidence when it is safe to do so.
FAN EXPO Chicago will follow official government and local authority guidance as well as any location-specific regulations.
Due to the evolving nature of the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are committed to announcing our full Health & Safety plan no later than 30 days before the show. We will post information on our event’s Health & Safety page and there will be a robust communication plan so you will know what to do, bring, pack and plan.
We look forward to celebrating fandom safely with you very soon.
The FAN EXPO Chicago Team
Will I be able to rebook space at the show?
Rebook forms for next year’s event will be available from the Exhibitor Services Desk. Special discounted rebook rates apply and you will need to put down a deposit at the time of rebook.
My question is not listed here. Who can I contact?
For all Exhibitor related enquires please contact our team at email@example.com