Intersection Dealers Room and Art Show Information for electronic access - current as at 10 May 1995
Intersection Dealers Room and Art Show Information
This is written assuming that the reader already knows what a Worldcon is and why they might want to deal or display there. There is space available in both the Dealers Room and the Art Show.
Details provided here are condensed from the detailed packs available on request. Please ask for a pack to be sent to you before sending in a booking either for the Art Show or the Dealers Room.
Dealers Room and Art Show Packs are available from Caroline Mullan at firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail about Dealers Room is dealt with directly by Caroline Mullan. E-mail about the Art Show is acknowledged and passed to Sylvia Starshine at least weekly for answer by post or by telephone.
Key dates for organising the Dealers Room and Art Show: 31 May: Dealers Room: Dealers who have already booked should have received details of tables allocated and invoices for settlement. Last day on which deposits already paid will be refunded. 11 June: Main Art Show: Deadline for registering as exhibitor in main Art Show. 30 June: Dealers Room: Final settlement due. If payment not made tables will be reallocated. 30 June: Main Art Show: Final deadline for payment, revision, or cancellation. 30 June: Fan Art Show: Final deadline for registration, payment, revision or cancellation. 31 July: Dealers Room, Main Art Show, Fan Art Show: Dealers and exhibitors should have received instructions on how to check in to the Dealers Room or Art Show on arrival at Intersection.
There are island tables and a few booths remaining in the Dealers Room. The first allocation of space has already taken place, and dealers who have already booked will be hearing from us later in May. We will deal with bookings for island tables as made, but please enquire before attempting to book booth(s). Prices are:
1st table 50 $ 75 2nd table 75 $113 3rd table 100 $150 4th-6th tables 100 each $160 eachAccess to power and/or telephone lines must be arranged in advance and will be charged at cost. Prices on application.
1st booth 380 $600 2nd booth 440 $700
We will consider making tables/booths available at preferential rates to non-profit orgnaisations. Please enquire.
Bookings for tables must be made by a full attending member and accompanied by the full cost of tables booked. Bookings are subject to published terms and conditions available on request.
There are a limited number of tables situated in the Art Arcade where artists and craftworkers may if they wish sell their art and craft work within the Art Show. Eligibility will be determined on application. Prices and conditions are the same as the Dealers Room. Contact Caroline Mullan.
Main Art Show : Things to Come
There are five broad categories of display:
Flatwork: Original work to be viewed suspended on vertical surfaces. Display spaces available in blocks of 16 square feet (1.5 square metres). The first block is free; 2nd-4th blocks are charged at 20 ($30) each; the 5th-6th blocks at 25 ($37.50) each; additional blocks will be quoted on request. Work may be shown 'Not For Sale', 'Price on Asking', 'Direct Sale' or 'Auction Sale'.
Sculpture: Original work displayed on horizontal surfaces. Display spaces available in blocks of 16 square feet at the same rates and conditions as flatwork.
Print Shop: Multiple copies may be sold in the Print Shop. One example must be provided framed for display. All print shop sales will be direct sales; a 12% commission will be charged.
Sketch Bin: Unmounted sketches to a maximum value of 5 ($7.50) may be sold in the Print Shop at a 0.50 ($0.75) handling fee per item.
Video: Short original films up to 30 minutes playing time will be played at least twice during the convention. Videos may not be sold.
Bookings will be accepted only from the original artist or their authorised representative. Representational samples are required on booking to enable Art Show staff to familiarise themselves with the artist's work. A booking fee of 5 ($7.50) is payable when booking display space in the main Art Show and/or print shop.
Fan Art Show
Work exhibited in this section should be that primarily used in fanzines, fannish promotions (e.g. convention progress reports) or work in tribute or homage to the science fiction and fantasy genres. Work may be hung as 'Not For Sale', 'Direct Sale' or 'Auction Sale'. A small fee will be charged per item hung.
Bookings will be accepted only from the original artist or their authorised representative. Representational samples are required on booking to enable Art Show staff to familiarise themselves with the artist's work. A booking fee of 5 ($7.50) is payable when booking display space in the Fan Art Show.
Using a Shipping Company
We recommend that anyone wishing to import goods, art, or craftwork to the UK for sale or exhibition at Intersection use a shipping company. UK dealers and exhibitors may also to take advantage of shipper's services. We can provide details of suitable shipping companies on request.
Importing to the UK
Duty and VAT are charged at the point of import to the UK on the value of the goods imported. Rates of duty range from 5-6% up to 25%. The normal rate of VAT (a Value Added Tax charged on the majority of goods and services sold in the UK) is 17.5%, and VAT is changed on all goods EXCEPT books, magazines, comics, fanzines and newszines. However, VAT at 2.5% is charged on import of 'antiques', including books more than 100 years old. Dealers should ask advice on this specific point if they plan to import 'antiques'.
The complexity and cost of importing varies with the nature, value and origin of the goods imported, and the identity and nationality of the importer. We can provide details of a contact at H.M. Customs and Excise on request.
Intersection will not insure dealers' and exhibitors' goods while at the convention or in transit. We are investigating companies through which dealers and artists can insure individually, and expect to have details available in May.
Hiring Furniture and Equipment
For legal reasons, Intersection needs to approve any outside equipment brought into the SEC. Please ensure that you have this approval before committing yourself to shipping or to any financial agreements. We can provide details of equipment hire companies on request.