Dealer room overview
Vendors from all over Europe and some even further away will be selling their j-pop, anime, manga and cosplay related merchandise in the dealer room. This has always been an important part of our festival and a huge attraction to our guests. It really is the easiest way to shop for anime and manga products in one single spot anywhere in the Benelux countries! The dealer room will be open on every day the festival is running.
The Atlantic room at the World Forum will be overflowing with vendors. With almost two hundred tables with items to choose from we advise you to come with enough cash in your pockets! Yes, seriously! Many vendors can accept cash only and the line for the ATM at World Forum will be long.
The merchandise offered by the vendors will be monitored by J-POP Foundation Staff to make sure no bootleg material is being sold. All merchants are forbidden to bring and sell bootleg material. Despite our best efforts we some bootlegs might slip through. If you see any please contact the dealer room staff. For people that don't know what we're talking about, bootleg means: an illicitly produced, distributed or sold product.
Because of the large volume of people wanting to access the dealer area and the time they want to spend in there, we expect a queue and it may take some time before you can access the area. There is really no practical way to avoid this, so please don't be too upset about it. Access will be on a first-come, first-served basis; except that handicapped people and crew have priority entrance to the area.
In the dealers room
In our dealer room you cannot just buy goods from our Dealers, participate in the Wacompetition computer quick-drawing competition, sell your old items at the Bring & Buy and try out on-line games and computer drawing tools. Also you will find many self publishing manga and comics artists usually working together in a group as a Doujinshi Circle and if you think just three days of festival a year is not enough, just visit one of the other Conventions in our dealer room and buy a ticket.
Check our 2014 dealers overview for all our professional dealers and the wares they will cell. Check the 2014 artists overview for the circles.
The usual rules apply. Like always be prepared, as there WILL be a large number of people wanting to enter, resulting in a long queue. So chances are you will have to wait a bit before you can enter the area yourself. Remember this is for your own safety! Like always, please pay attention and follow the instructions given by our security staff and stewards.
All ticket types.
The Atlantic room in the basement