ConGregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59

2021 Hallway Space


Due to rolling over all hallways spaces from 2020, we are currently sold out. It is not, however, usual for an exhibitor to have to drop out for unforeseen reasons.  If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please fill out the form on this page.

We are in a new space, and as such there are some new policies!  Please read carefully.


  • All hallways spaces are juried.
  • Hallway spaces are generally available to fan groups, conventions, authors, musicians and other similar guests. These are not dealer spaces.
  • Due to space constraints, first preference goes to Featured Guests, then groups (writers groups, publishers, cons, fan groups, etc.), and then individuals.
  • You may apply for the space using the form on this page. Please read our Hallway Space Policies below first.
  • We will contact you within 2-3 weeks of your application to advise if you have been accepted.


ConGregate reserves the right to refuse space to anyone without further explanation.

Hallway table spaces are approximately 7’ wide and 5’ deep in size. The cost per space is $25.00 (USD). Due to space constraints, Congregate can only offer a maximum of 1 space to any group.

Hallway spaces will be assigned solely at the discretion of the ConGregate staff.

Each hallway table space includes one (1) 6 foot “classroom” style table, which is 6’ long x 18” wide.

Exhibitors are free to bring additional display materials, but those items must easily fit inside the assigned hallway space of  5' x 7' (see above).

Convention memberships can be purchased at a special discount rate of $25.00 for a maximum of up to two memberships with the purchase of your hallway space.

Exhibitor is expected to provide enough labor for load-in, load-out and to operate their booth. Due to liability issues, ConGregate is not able to provide any labor for the exhibitor.

Hallway spaces will not be held for longer than 2 weeks without a signed contract and verified payment to ConGregate. Spaces not paid for will be sold to other vendors on a first come basis.

Once the signed contract is returned to ConGregate, an invoice will be emailed to the exhibitor. Payment can be made either by credit card or check (made out to ConGregate Productions).

All sales of space, tables and memberships are considered final. We are not able to offer refunds, due to potential loss of revenue from having declined other applications for hallway space.

Exhibitors agree to release, absolve, and hold blameless ConGregate, including the host hotel, convention committee, ConGregate Productions, Inc. and all other agents thereof against all costs, damages, losses and liabilities resulting from any accident, bodily injury or property loss occurring to any person or persons including exhibitor, exhibitor’s agents, and/or employees, or attendees of the convention arising out of or resulting from the exhibitor’s use and occupancy of the exhibit area or any part thereof.

ConGregate does not guarantee any specific attendance figures for the convention and/or any expected sales figures for the exhibitor during the weekend of the convention.

ConGregate will take every reasonable precaution for security in the exhibit area during posted con hours; however, the ultimate responsibility for all merchandise, displays and exhibits resides with the owner/operator of said exhibit.

Please keep in mind, this area is open to the public.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to collect tax and pass it along to the state of North Carolina.

There is very limited electrical outlet access in the Prefunction area. ConGregate will meet as many requests for electrical power as possible; however, ConGregate will not be able to guarantee that electricity will be available to all exhibitors. Groups have the option to have the hotel run additional power at current rates. Electrical needs must be specified on the contract.  (We recommend the exhibitors bring a heavy duty, grounded extension cord.)

Exhibitor agrees to abide by the following additional rules:

  1. All convention rules listed in the program book (also available on the convention’s website).
  2. Exhibitor agrees not to place any items in front of any neighboring hallway spaces or in front of any doors.
  3. Exhibitor shall not rent or give away any part of their assigned space to a third party without express permission of ConGregate’s Convention Chairman.
  4. Exhibitor shall not set-up any sound system or video presentation without express permission of ConGregate’s Convention Chairman.
  5. Exhibitor shall not sell any merchandise that is not specifically related to the group (books if you are an author, convention memberships, group related patches, etc.).
  6. Exhibitor agrees that ConGregate has the right to ask the exhibitor to remove any objectionable materials from the convention space.
  7. Exhibitor will comply with all written municipal, state and federal laws.
  8. Exhibitor shall not hang anything on walls of the hotel.
  9. Exhibitor will have their table/space set up during all three (3) days of the convention, and man that space each day.
  10. ConGregate can cancel this contract if the convention finds ample cause, based on the exhibitor’s actions.
  11. Exhibitor shall not move furniture in the Hallway spaces without first consulting ConGregate’s Convention Chairman.

2021 Hallway Space Wait List Application