Anime Conbini Mart

A two-day mini anime market featuring artists, food, performances, and vendors!



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HOURS

Registration

  • Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Sunday - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Anime Conbini Mart

  • Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Sunday - 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


LOCATION

1 Convention Center Plz St. Charles MO, 63303Situated only a few short minutes from the Missouri River and the famed beginnings of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the central location of the St. Charles Convention Center makes it one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Midwest region. We use it for our Anime St. Louis convention, and we are taking over the top level of it for this, turning their Grand Ballroom into the Anime Conbini Mart!


ABOUT

Anime Conbini Mart is a mini-market to support small businesses within the anime community! This includes exhibitors, food vendors, and artists. It's your one-stop shop to shop, eat and catch some entertainment!
Anime Conbini Mart is owned and operated by the same folks behind Anime St. Louis and Dynamic Midwest Events & Promotions.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIME ST.LOUIS AND ANIME CONBINI MART?

Anime Conbini Mart will not have full events, panels, and usual convention staples. The goal is to support artists, vendors, and food vendors with an affordable pop-up shop-type event!


MAP LAYOUT

We are taking over the upper level of the St. Charles Convention Center, but we are including a lower level map to help navigate for those needing to park at lower levels.


Accessibility

Please email [email protected] for any questions or concerns. At the show, there will be an accessibility table to assist anyone right by the front, next to the registration table.


FOOD COURT

Food menu and participating businesses to be announced as they’re confirmed!


TABERU 食べる

Taberu

Local chef Heidi Hamamura and her team are ready to serve an assortment of Japanese dishes and snacks. Whether it's takoyaki, ramune, or onigiri, Taberu has a variety of fun things to try and then order once more. Be sure to also keep Taberu in mind for private catering that includes sushi platters and sushi cakes!

Tentative Menu
- Yakisoba (Vegan Version Available) -
- Takoyaki -
- Onigiri (Flavors TBA) -
- Gyoza -
- Sampler Snack Packs -
- Mitarashi Dango -
- Ramune -


Taberu

LAS VEGAN STL

Get ready for some vegan comfort food and a selection of fun drinks at Las Vegan's stand! You can choose to share an order of vegan loaded nachos, or keep them all to yourself; but it may be over-ambitious to take on their assortment of boba teas solo.

Tentative Menu
- Crepes (TBA Flavor) -
- Taro, Green, Golden, Jasmine Peach Tea -
(Boba optional)
- Sakura Lemonade -
- Vegan Loaded Nachos -


Taberu

HAFA ADAI CATERING

A taste of the islands can be found at Hafa Adai's booth. Serving up savory spam musubi in addition to BBQ meats and vegetable pancit, this local group can be found at Tower Grove Farmer's Market and other events with their menu that's sure to take care of your appetite

Tentative Menu
- Musubi -
- BBQ Chiken, Pork, Tofu, Vegetable Pancit -
- BBQ BE3owl -
- BBQ Mac Salad -


Taberu

COCOA ACADEMY

TBA

Tentative Menu
- Hanami Dango -
- Chocolate Dipped Pretzels -
- Hot Cocoa Bombs -
- Shortbread -
- Tea Bombs -
- Biscotti -


Want to be a part of our food offerings? Click below to apply and further information!


ENTERTAINMENT


Unfortunately, due to concerns about crowding and space, we are forgoing an entertainment stage this year. If this is a successful year, we will move to a larger spot to have a stage!


EXHIBIT / ARTISTS

EXHIBIT HALL

Taberu

JAPAN AMERICA SOCIETY OF ST. LOUISJAS will be providing a Purikura booth!


BUNNI DESIGNS
Booth 100
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


Curiosity Peeked
Booth 401-402
facebooK - INSTAGRAM


GENERATION MONSTER
Booth 403-404
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


HAHA ANIME
Booth 301-304
FACEBOOK


KAWAII KOMONO
Booth 201-202
WEBSITE


slackers
Booth 103 - 203
WEBSITE


TOYS OF OUR YOUTH
Booth 200
FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM


ARTIST ALLEY

ANDY KLUTHE
Table A07
WEBSITE - TWITTER


Art by Little Miss Luna
Table A24
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


Art of Tabby
Table A02
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


DjArtJL
Table A06
INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


evergrdn
Table A23
INSTAGRAM


Hearts Guild
Table A16
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


Magpie's Masquerie LLC
Table A26
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


My Granjita
Table A25
INSTAGRAM


MY SQUISH STUDIO
Table A12
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


Nekodoodle
Table A18
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


Nick Nack Nerds
Table A14
FACEBOOK


NoBo Studios
Table A21
INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


Orion’s Dragon Gems
Table A22
FACEBOOK


puppySHAKER!
Table A17
INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


Radiant Grey
Table A13
INSTAGRAM


Seifer's Stitches
Table A15
FACEBOOK - INSTAGRAM


Sew-it-All Creations
Table A11
INSTAGRAM


Shugopro
Table A04
INSTAGRAM


Sovivii
Table A08
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM


SUPPAPONG STUDIO
Table A05
WEBSITE - INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


SuzuStudios
Table A03
INSTAGRAM


tangoladude
Table A01
INSTAGRAM - TWITTER


The Copper Hippo
Table A09
INSTAGRAM



Contact us


Please send all inquiries and questions through the contact form below.
You will hear back within 24 hours!


! COVID-19 POLICY !


Proper face coverings will be required to enter the building and take part in Anime Conbini Mart’s shopping experience, whether as an attendee or as an exhibitor. Proper face coverings and their practices must meet the following criteria:

  • A face mask or covering that prevents the attendee from spreading droplets that could contain pathogens. These include disposable and reusable face masks as advised by the CDC. Currently, N95s, KN95s, and KN94s are the most recommended; but utilizing double masking or a surgical mask are also recommended over only a reusable cloth mask that may not have enough layers.

  • The face mask or covering must stay placed over the nose and mouth while indoors. If you wish to remove it for any reason, we ask that you step outside please.

The following items do not qualify as a proper face mask or covering for our event due to potentially not offering proper protection to other attendees when worn by a possible spreader:

  • A bandana, scarf, or other cloth-made neck and head-wear wore around the mouth and nose

  • A mask with an exhalation valve

  • Masks made of beads, aka Kandi style masks

  • Wearing only a face shield made of plastic, be it full-face or over only the mouth, without an approved face mask. These do not prevent droplet spread the same way approved face masks can


vendor booth INFORMATION

VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED


We are expecting an attendance of 1,500 - 2,000 attendees to circulate throughout the two days. We will be having entertainment, a small cosplay contest, and ‘food court’ in addition to the exhibit hall. This event is operated and run by the same folks behind Anime St. Louis!Hours of Operation
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Setup hours for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for vendors/artists only will be available soon. Above are the times open to the public.


Dealer’s Room OptionsStandard Space - Each 10′ x 10′ space is $200, with each additional 10′ x 10′ space being $200 (limit 4 spaces total per business) after that. Pipe and drape, 8′ tables, and a small trash can is provided with the purchased space, along with an internet connection for the weekend. Electricity is extra and is handled through the St. Charles Convention Center directly (details will be provided in your acceptance paperwork). Each business gets 3 badges with their first 10 x 10′ space purchase, and then an additional badge with each additional space purchased (limit 6 total badges per business.)End Cap – Each Corner is $250 (limit one per vendor). This includes (1) 8’ table and (1) 6’ table, two chairs, and pipe & drape. Electricity is extra and is handled through the St. Charles Convention Center directly (details will be provided in your acceptance paperwork). Each space comes with 2 badges; additional badges may be purchased at $5 per badge (limit 4 total badges per purchased space).


RulesCOVID: Be sure to read our COVID-19 policy HEREApplication & Juried Process – This event uses a juried application process in choosing our vendors and artists, rather than accepting on a first-come-first-serve basis. We wish to offer a variety of different merchandise to our attendees, which in turn offers a better selling chance to everyone. Sending in the application does not guarantee you a space!Payment – If accepted, we will send you your paperwork and an invoice for your payment to the email you list on your application from [email protected] Payment is done through check or money order to the event company only (Dynamic Midwest Events & Promotions); never with cash or checks made personally to a member of staff. Once you have been accepted and a deposit payment has been processed, your space will be reserved for the event. A 50% minimum payment is required in order to reserve your space.Cancellation Policy – If you need to cancel before September 19th, we may be able to fully refund your booth. Canceling after September 19th will allow a minimum of 50% of your payment returned.Age Restriction – You must be 18 by October 1st, 2022 to have a space.Selling Retail Food Items: Any retailer wishing to sell pre-packaged, retail items such as bottled drinks and snacks (for example, Ramune, Pocky, Hi-Chew) must pay the food vendor pricing ($300 total) which covers the venue’s outside food and drink admittance fee. Any exhibitor found selling these items that haven’t paid the proper fee will be requested to pay the additional cost or be asked to leave without a refund.Alcohol: The selling of alcoholic beverages is only allowed through approved exhibitors.Adult Materials: As this will be a family-friendly event that will include those who may not be familiar with some common items in an anime convention exhibit hall, we’re requesting that good judgment be used in including materials that are typically spicier than a spread of fresh wasabi. Wares that are better suited for ages 18 and over may be unable to be included. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to discuss before the event.Noise: Please avoid using excessive noise or disruptive behavior to attract attendees to your booth.Bootlegs: The selling of bootleg merchandise is strictly prohibited. If there is a complaint or comment regarding a piece of merchandise, we ask you work with our representatives on evaluating if the item is official or bootleg. If it is a bootleg, we ask for your compliance in removing the item from your inventory for the remainder of the event. Failure to comply may result in ejection from the event without refund. If a majority of a dealer’s inventory is found to be bootleg, they will be asked to leave the show without a refund.Unlawful merchandise: Items that are deemed illegal for sale in the state of Missouri or in the United States of America are not allowed.Fan Art and Use of Licensed Characters (In the case of artists requesting a dealer’s booth, or dealers selling art they’ve created in addition to retail stock) – Fan art is allowed at Anime St. Louis as long as the composition is fully created from scratch. All fan-made works must be original creations in regards to composition and cannot be recreations of another person’s fan-made works. No items may be sold that contain traced reproductions, screenshots or image captures from shows, manga, etc. Titles of shows, properties, and their trademarks cannot be used to advertise the merchandise (ie, advertising One Piece fan art with a sign that contains the name One Piece or the logo from the show). Official fabric that contains licensed characters and is sold at retail stores such as Jo-Anns and Walmart may be used to create goods to be sold in the vendor’s room.Please be aware that because this is one large space, including a stage, it will get loud during performances.


Jury Selection
The application deadline is August 19th. Jury selection will begin the next day and will be finished within a week. Results will be e-mailed at latest by August 28 and payment will be due by September 7th via Paypal. At least two weeks prior to Conbini, we will send the move-in packet.


artists & crafters table information

ARTIST & CRAFTER APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED


We are expecting an attendance of 1,500 - 2,000 attendees to circulate throughout the two days. We will be having entertainment, a small cosplay contest, and ‘food court’ in addition to the exhibit hall. This event is operated and run by the same folks behind Anime St. Louis!Hours of Operation
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Setup hours for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for vendors/artists only will be available soon. Above are the times open to the public.


Artists & Crafters OptionsStandard Table - Each space is $100 (limit one). This includes an 8′ table and two chairs. Electricity is extra and is handled through the St. Charles Convention Center directly (details will be provided in your acceptance paperwork). Each space comes with 2 badges; additional badges may be purchased at $5 per badge (limit 4 total badges per purchased space).Corner Table – Each space is $150 (limit one). This includes (1) 8’ table and (1) 6’ table and two chairs. Electricity is extra and is handled through the St. Charles Convention Center directly (details will be provided in your acceptance paperwork). Each space comes with 2 badges; additional badges may be purchased at $5 per badge (limit 4 total badges per purchased space).


RulesCOVID: Be sure to read our COVID-19 policy HEREApplication & Juried Process – This event uses a juried application process in choosing our vendors and artists, rather than accepting on a first-come-first-serve basis. We wish to offer a variety of different merchandise to our attendees, which in turn offers a better selling chance to everyone. Sending in the application does not guarantee you a space!Payment – If accepted, we will send you your paperwork and an invoice for your payment to the email you list on your application from [email protected] Payment is done through check or money order to the event company only (Dynamic Midwest Events & Promotions); never with cash or checks made personally to a member of staff. Once you have been accepted and a deposit payment has been processed, your space will be reserved for the event. A 50% minimum payment is required in order to reserve your space.Cancellation Policy – If you need to cancel before September 19th, we may be able to fully refund your booth. Canceling after September 19th will allow a minimum of 50% of your payment returned.Age Restriction – You must be 18 by October 1st, 2022 to have a space.Fan Art and Use of Licensed Characters – Fan art is allowed as long as the composition is fully created from scratch. All fan-made works must be original creations in regards to composition and cannot be recreations of another person’s fan-made works. No items may be sold that contain traced reproductions, screenshots or image captures from shows, manga, etc. Titles of shows, properties, and their trademarks cannot be used to advertise the merchandise (ie, advertising One Piece fan art with a sign that contains the name ‘One Piece’ or the logo from the show). Official fabric that contains licensed characters and is sold at retail stores such as Jo-Anns and Walmart may be used in the creation of goods to be sold in the Artist Alley.Table Sharing & Proxy Vendors – Table sharing is allowed between consenting creators as long as the booth space is paid for in full. We ask that the artist who created their pieces be in attendance, if possible. If the artist is attending multiple shows and requires a proxy, friend, or employee to be at the show in their place, we ask that the applying artist send us an email clarifying who their representative(s) will be for our records. If a representative is selling works made by multiple artists, they need to provide proof they have the consent of the artists to sell their productions.Adult Materials – As this will be a family-friendly event that will include those who may not be familiar with some common items in an anime convention exhibit hall, we’re requesting that good judgment be used in including materials that are typically spicier than a spread of fresh wasabi. Wares that are better suited for ages 18 and over may be unable to be included. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to discuss before the event.Noise – Please avoid using excessive noise or disruptive behavior to attract attendees to your booth.Please be aware that because this is one large space, including a stage, it will get loud during performances.


Jury Selection
The application deadline is August 19th. Jury selection will begin the next day and will be finished within a week. Results will be e-mailed at latest by August 28 and payment will be due by September 7th via Paypal. At least two weeks prior to Conbini, we will send the move-in packet.


Food Vendors Information


We are expecting an attendance of 1,500 - 2,000 attendees to circulate throughout the two days. We will be having entertainment, a small cosplay contest, and ‘food court’ in addition to the exhibit hall. This event is operated and run by the same folks behind Anime St. Louis!Hours of Operation
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Setup hours for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for food vendors only will be available soon. Above are the times open to the public.


Food Vendor OptionsStandard Space - Selling food and drink at the event is a $300 venue fee. This applies to our inside vendors as well as those seeking outdoor space (ie, food trucks).Contact Jeremy Johnson at [email protected] if you’re interested in being part of our food offerings!


PURCHASE TICKETS

Advanced sales open Labor Day Weekend!
At-Con sales will also be available!


REGISTRATION BOOTH HOURS
(subject to change at any time before the convention)

  • Saturday, October 15th – 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Sunday, October 16th – 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

PRICING
(Additional taxes and fees apply)

  • Two-Day Pass – $15

  • One-Day Pass - $10

  • Child Passes for 7 – 12 yrs old – $5

  • Child Passes for 6 and under – Free

No refunds will be allowed for this event except in the case of event cancellation.