LVFC reserves the right to not give space to vendors and artists with a record of poor behavior such as not fulfilling commissions, being rude or threatening to staff and attendees, or having history of these (or other violations of our Code of Conduct) at other events.
All dealers at LVFC agree to the following policies by vending with us:
- By selling with LVFC, vendors agree to not hold the convention liable for any loss, theft or damage. The convention does lock the Dealers Den and Artist Alley after hours, but cannot guarantee the safety of any merchandise left overnight in the Dealers Den. Vendors assume all responsibility for any losses incurred from leaving items in convention space overnight.
- All Dealers Den vendors are expected to show up for setup on Thursday of the convention.
- All vendors and assistants must have badges on within the Den, with the exception of Thursday setup.
- 18+ material must be hidden from view or censored. We will be performing ID checks for people entering the Den to avoid the need for dealers to handle those.
- Goods sold in the Dealers’ Den must not be counterfeit nor infringe on third party copyright.
- Flashing lights and sounds must not disrupt other vendors or attendees. Repeated violations of this rule will result in removal from the Dealers Den.
- Dealers are expected to have their booth open for all hours Dealers Den is open. If you must leave early, please leave an assistant in charge or inform a Dealer Den staff member of the situation.
- Dealers must refrain from taping, nailing or otherwise adhering objects to hotel or venue wall, door or surface. These can incur fines from the hotel, which the con will ask dealers to reimburse us for.
- Dealers will be asked to reimburse the con for any charges resulting from damages to tables.
- Dealers consent to possibly being photographed or videotaped by LVFC staff while recording promotional videos and photos.
- No food or drink is allowed to be given or sold. This includes prepackaged food. There is a strict prohibition on outside food and beverage in the conference center and fees will be passed on to offending dealers.
- Items with a strong odor must be kept in sealed containers to avoid disturbing other vendors and attendees.
- Mock weapons may be sold, except for mock guns.
- Vendors may not move or switch their tables with other vendors or spaces without the consent of the convention’s Dealer Den staff.
- Overhead displays may not be more than 8 feet off the ground, with the exception of tents.
- Vendors must keep walkways clear for attendees.
- LVFC Dealers Den staff have the final say on what violates these policies.
- These policies may be revised at any time. Dealers will be informed of these changes, but must be compliant with these policies and all other convention policies, such as the Code of Conduct and any health policy.
Tax and Licensing Law
All dealers must be compliant with state and federal tax and licensing laws before opening sales: they must either show a Nevada sales tax license (if dealing at two or more events in Nevada per year), or receive a one-time sales tax return form from the convention. If you fall under the former and require a state sales tax license, you can apply for one at Nevada’s official tax portal, Silverflume.
Nevada dealers are still liable for state sales tax; if you enter “0” for taxes due but have not provided a state sales tax ID, the convention may report you to tax authorities and bar you from future conventions for failure to report taxes. Sales tax is collected by the state, so cannot be reported on your federal IRS return.
You must collect sales tax (currently 8.38%, subject to change) on all sales at your table or booth. You may either apply the tax on top of your prices, or include it in your prices; if you choose the latter, you must have a notice somewhere saying sales tax is included in the price.
If you have your own Nevada tax license, it is your responsibility to display this license at your booth and to remit sales taxes on your own. If you are using the one-time sales tax return, you will return your sales tax return form and the tax due to Las Vegas Fur Con to remit on your behalf. If you have a Nevada sales tax ID, you must enter it on your application.