Vendors + Artists

2019 Exhibitors & Artists

We are once again utilizing our ticketing platform, Eventbrite, to allow a more sufficient and organized way of sign-up.  

Please scroll down to read the descriptions of the differences in our Exhibitor versus Artist Alley space. You can then click the sign-up link that relates appropriately to what you are selling.

Exhibitor spaces for new 2019 applicants will be opening soon.

Want to sell in our Artist Alley?


Did you exhibit with us in 2018?

Check your e-mail, and sign-up now!



Waiting List

We had an extensive Vendor waiting list in 2018.  Due to demand, we will be opening up additional spots in our Vendor area for 2019.

If you were on our 2018 waiting list, expect to receive an e-mail in the coming weeks asking you if you would like to sell at Chicago TARDIS 2019. Please be prompt in responding as Vendor spaces for any new individuals is extremely limited.  We will be in touch in the order which you joined the waiting list.  

New Vendors

For all prospective vendors, we encourage you to apply this year. If spots become unavailable, a wait list will be created and you may sign up.

Who do we consider an Vendor?  A Vendor is someone who primarily sells pre-made or licensed product at conventions.  Please join our Artist Alley if you are selling handmade items.  

Please note that you will not be asked for payment when you put yourself on this waiting list.  Payment will be expected in full upon being contacted about admission into our convention.  You will also be expected to fill out our liability paperwork.


Artist Alley 

If you are interested in joining our Artist Alley for 2019, applications will be open soon!

Who do we consider an Artist?  If you are a vendor who makes handmade goods and does not sell licensed, pre-made product, we will ask you to join our lineup in Artist Alley.  Upon paying and signing up to join our Artist Alley, you will be contacted by e-mail to fill out and return our liability paperwork.  When our spots in Artist Alley fill up, we will begin a waiting list for 2019.

A key difference from the past few years is that our Artists guests will be featured in the same space alongside our Artist Alley participants.  This practice worked well at our 2018 show, and we will be continuing to do this in the near future.


Additional Information

Our projected hours for 2019 set-up and operation are as follows:

Set-up Times

Thursday, November 28th: 5:00 pm – midnight

Friday: 8:00 – 11:00 am

Operating Times

Friday, November 29th: 11:00 am (For Premium ticket holders) – 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 30th:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 1st: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm