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Columbus NASFiC 2020 Virtual Dealer Room FAQ

Please read this page if you are interested in being a dealer at NASFiC 2020. You will be expected to abide by the information and rules presented here if you apply and are accepted into the Virtual Dealer Room.

What’s going on? What IS this?

NASFiC 2020 has cancelled the physical convention due to pandemic safety concerns. We are instead presenting a virtual convention event over the same weekend, August 20-23, 2020. This event will be online primarily through use of a Discord Server, the Columbus 2020 NASFiC website, and may also have a presence on Zoom and YouTube. Please check the NASFiC website for further information. As this is new territory for all concerned we don’t know what it will end up being but we won’t find out unless we start doing!

How are you going to have a virtual Dealer Room? How is that even going to work?

We are planning our virtual Dealer Room experience to be 2 parts; a website gallery and collection of links and a dedicated Discord channel for the convention weekend. The first will allow attendees to see a curated list of dealers and how to contact them for transactions and questions; the second will allow dealers a chance to chat online via text, audio, or webcam with attendees during core dealer hours. Hours in the Discord will be Saturday 11am to 3pm.

How much will this cost dealers?

Nothing. We are offering this experience as a way to keep our community engaged while it’s not safe to gather in groups. We hope that you as dealers will find it beneficial to bring attention to your wares this way, just as other attendees will enjoy discovering them. You are not required to be a member of NASFiC nor are there dealer fees to pay. If you are inclined to donate to NASFiC please visit the website for contact information on how to do so.

Who’s going to be there?

We hope to welcome virtual attendees that were originally planning to come to NASFiC as well as any other interested people. This event is free to the public.

We hope YOU are too! While we can’t offer you the experience we were originally planning we would like to adhere to the spirit of what was originally planned so any dealer that was accepted into NASFiC 2020 before cancellation is automatically welcome to participate.

I’m not a previously accepted NASFiC dealer. Is this only for them?

As this is a virtual experience we are no longer limited to physical location and we are happy to entertain new applications from dealers from anywhere! That said, we still plan to curate this room for content and balance. If you have any questions on what this means for you as a prospective dealer please email with your questions as we are handling this case by case. We are a family-oriented event with a focus on science fiction and fantasy related goods and your merchandise should reflect that.

What do I need to have or do to participate?

As this will be primarily an online experience you will need to have an online presence. This can be as limited as an email and pictures of your merchandise to share with us for the NASFiC website but the more things you have online the more engagement you’ll be likely to have with online attendees. What we are hoping dealers will provide are the following:

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Click here to go to the Dealer Application Form.