Anime Conbini Mart

A mini anime market featuring artists, vendors, and food!A 2024 combo special, a fandom convention will be in the building at the same time, and your Conbini admission will allow you to access most of the content!October 12 & 13, 2024 at the St. Charles Convention Center!



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HOURS

Anime Conbini Mart Exhibit Hall

Registration opens 30 minutes prior

  • Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Sunday - 11:00 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 utilizing the lower level exhibit hall of the St. Charles Convention Center, and we will be including an updated show map as we get closer to show time.


Accessibility

Please email [email protected] for any questions or concerns.


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
-Pork Katsu Curry Rice Bowl-
-Okinomiyaki-
-Yakisoba-
-Takoyaki-
-Gyoza-
-Crispy Veggie Spring Rolls-
-Onigiri-
-Sakura Mochi-
-Chicken Karaage-


Taberu

LAS VEGAN STL

A local business that specializes in unique drinks, Asian eats, and vegan dishes. For our events, they focus mostly on the first two items, but be sure to catch them at other local events with their vegan nachoes and other fun dishes.

Tentative Menu
- Japanese Style Crepes -
- Mochi Donuts -
- Taro, Golden, or Jasmine Peach Tea -
(Boba optional)
- Sakura Lemonade -

Because of venue agreements and available space, we are unable to take additional food and snack vendors at this time.


STAGES, SCHEDULE, AND ACTIVITIES


Stages, panels, and activities will be in the building for the enjoyment of all. More info in the future!


EXHIBIT / ARTISTS

VENDORS

Accepted businesses to be listed in by late Spring 2024

ARTIST ALLEY

Accepted businesses to be listed in late Spring 2024



Contact us


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


COVID-19 POLICY - Updated 5/18/23


As health emergencies, masking messaging, and masking enforcement lessens, we have made the decision to no longer require face masks for Anime Conbini Mart going forward. Attendees who wish to mask are still welcome to and any harassment of masking persons will not be tolerated.


vendor booth INFORMATION


We are expecting an attendance of 2,000 - 3,000 attendees to circulate throughout the two days. In addition to our exhibitors and specialty concessions, we will be aiming to have presentations and entertainment in the room also. This event is produced by the same folks behind Anime St. Louis!Hours of Operation
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 11:00 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 $150 (limit 4 spaces total per business). 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 2 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 $200 (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).


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 – Cancelling your space within two months of show time can result in a partial refund. Cancelling further out we may be able to fully refund the space.Age Restriction – You must be 18 by the time of the show to have a space.Selling Retail Food Items: Any retailer wishing to sell pre-packaged, retail items as part of their inventory; such as bottled drinks and snacks (for example, Ramune, Pocky, Hi-Chew) must pay extra to cover 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: No alcohol sales are allowed.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 Conbini Mart 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 may get loud during performances.


Jury Selection
The application deadline is January 31st. Jury selection will begin the next day. Results will be e-mailed at latest by the end of February. Two-four weeks prior to Conbini, we will send the move-in packet.


artists & crafters table information


We are expecting an attendance of 2,000 - 3,000 attendees to circulate throughout the two days. In addition to our exhibitors and specialty concessions, we will be aiming to have presentations and entertainment in the room also. This event is produced by the same folks behind Anime St. Louis!Hours of Operation
Saturday - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 11:00 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 $150 (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 $15 per badge (limit 4 total badges per purchased space).Corner Table – Each space is $200 (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 $15 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 – Cancelling your space within two months of show time can result in a partial refund. Cancelling further out we may be able to fully refund the space.Age Restriction – You must be 18 by the time of the show 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 can get loud during performances.


Jury Selection
The application deadline is January 31st. Jury selection will begin the next day. Results will be e-mailed at latest by the end of February. Two-four 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 March 1st, 2024!
At-door sales will also be available.


PRICING
(Additional taxes and fees apply)

  • One-Day Pass - $25

  • Two-Day Pass - $35

  • Child Passes for 7 – 12 yrs old – $10

  • Child Passes for 6 and under – Free

Early Bird Two-Day Pass - $30
(Available March 1st - July 31st)

Refunds before the event will be allowed on a case-by-case basis