Dealer Room Info for Vendors
We are not longer accepting dealer table requests for this year.
The Dealer Room is the place to go to view assorted science fiction and fantasy objects (books, games, videos, anime, costumes, jewelry, etc.) for sale.
The Dealer Room will be virtual this year. Attendees will be able to use various online platforms to browse virtual tables, chat with the dealers, and visit the dealer’s websites.
Due to the virtual nature of this year’s convention, we will not charge a registration fee. Please register by May 24th using this form.
Dealers may access to whichever platforms as they desire. We also ask that dealers commit to a minimum of four hours (at their discretion) each day to be at their virtual tables.
Dealers are encouraged to provide images of items for sale, with a hyperlink to the item’s listing in its online store.
We may be able to provide an online storefront to any dealers that do not have one of their own, if they want one, in order to make immediate sales during the convention.
Any dealer who wishes to support Balticon, but does not want to participate in the virtual Dealers Room, may donate to our Go Fund Me. All donations are gratefully received.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What is Discord?
Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app that’s used by tens of millions of people aged 13+ to talk and hang out with their communities and friends.
- How much does Discord cost?
Discord is completely free to use.
- Can I use Discord on my phone?
Absolutely! Apps are available on Google Play and the Apple Store. If you prefer to use a desktop or laptop computer, there is a desktop app, or you can use it from the web.
- How do I get started using Discord?
Go to https://discord.com/ to create an account and download the application, if desired. An invitation to the Balticon Discord server will be posted when it is available.
- Okay, so what is Gather?
Gather is a video-calling space that lets multiple people hold separate conversations in parallel, walking in and out of those conversations just as easily as they would in real life. In other words, you have a character on screen that can get close enough to another character to open up a video chat between you and another person.
- Do I have to pay to use Gather?
Nope. Creating a Gather account is completely free.
- What devices can I use with Gather?
Currently there are very few reliable apps available to run Gather on mobile devices. It works best on a desktop or laptop computer, equipped with a microphone and webcam in order to participate in video chat. Audio and video are not required to use Gather, but they definitely help provide the full experience
- What is Second Life anyway?
Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where avatars can create, connect, and chat with others from around the world using voice and text. In this virtual world, all content is created by the users.
- How much does it cost to play Second Life?
You can create an account and play Second Life completely for free. While there are lots of items for sale paid for by game currency (Linden dollars), there are also tons of freebies to be found, so it is possible to play Second Life without spending any real life money.
- What devices can I play Second Life on?
You can play Second Life on a Mac or PC. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reliable apps or players available for most mobile devices. The demands that full 3D rendering impose on both the computer hardware and network bandwidth make playing it on anything less than a computer with a dedicated graphics card extremely difficult. For more in-depth information about system requirements: https://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements/
- What is Balticon doing on Second Life?
Balticon Station is a region in Second Life with a futuristic setting and lots of different places to explore. It is open to visitors 24 hours a day. Race giant slugs, wander through the Elven lands, teleport into our Orbital Transfer Station, take a parachute ride, or just hang out at the Space Bar and dance with your friends.
- Let me at it! How do I get started with Second Life?
Go to https://secondlife.com/ to create an account and download the program. The link to Balticon Station will be posted when it is available.