Vendor Information

Vendor Tables

We have 96 tables available for rent at Modelmania, which can be reserved in advance via email to the Vendor Coordinator (see bottom of page). Please submit payment by check payable to “IPMS Houston”, cash or money order prior to the show date to the Vendor Coordinator. The cost of an 8′ x 28″ table is $35 each.  However, if reserving six tables or more, you get a 7th table free.  If reserving ten tables or more, you get two free. Payment may be made by cash, or by check made out to IPMS/Houston.

Electrical outlets are very limited, so please let the vendor coordinator know if you require electricity so you can be placed near an outlet.  You will need to bring an extension cord (minimum 20′ heavy duty cord).  Please note that in our contract with the Stafford Convention Centre, they can charge $40 per table for electrical hook-ups, though this has not been enforced in the past.  If you require an outlet, please bring an additional $40 in the event the Centre’s Coordinator insists that this fee be paid during set-up. We also have WiFi hook ups available if paid in advance at $30.00 per connection.

Please note table skirts and extension cords are not provided.

The Stafford Centre loading dock doors (on the west side of the building) will be open the morning of the show at 6:30 a.m.  Our club will have volunteers available to help you unload (only).  Carts to move your items to your table(s) are going to be limited, so if you have a dolly please bring it. After unloading, vendors are asked to move their vehicles to the front of the Stafford Centre.

I need to again mention that “no show” vendors who do not contact the vendor coordinator 48 hours prior to the show will be billed for the tables they have reserved.  Each year, we usually have a number of vendors who cancel out at the last minute, tables I can usually resell the day of the event if I know a person is not coming.  I trust you understand our policy.

Please provide us with the number of tables you need, whether an electrical hook-up is needed, and a current telephone number.

Additional info can be found in the Modelmania brochure, available on the main Modelmania page.

To reserve a table, fill out the form below and email to Lee Backsen:

Modelmania 2017 Show Notice and Vendor Sign Up Form

For any other questions, please contact Lee:

Lee Backsen
Vendor Coordinator
IPMS/Houston
713-818-4096
LBacksen@mindspring.com