Vendor Guidelines and Info!

After a long hiatus, Comic Envy and the ACE staff are excited to announce the return of Asheville’s hometown, family-friendly comic convention! ACE will focus primarily on the wide world of comic books, including: local art and talent, industry guests, and a variety of unique vendors. There will also be opportunities for cosplay, gaming, and charity events.

This year’s Asheville Comic Expo 2018 will take place at the U.S. Cellular Center on Saturday, November 10th from 11:00am to 7:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience with this popular date- it was the only available date this year for Asheville’s busy Cellular Center! If you are unable to attend this year, keep in mind you will always be welcome at any future ACE events!

Returning vendors and businesses will have first priority for spaces. After one week, the remaining spaces will become available to the public.  

In an effort to increase product diversity at ACE 2018, a limited number of applications will be accepted within each product category. For example, if we’ve already approved our desired number of toy vendors your toy vendor application may not be accepted.

Please note that approval will be done in order of payments received. In short, if you’re excited about this event - get involved and pay early! [Attention: we are currently seeking Anime and Manga vendors.]

Please note, this year we will be taking payments online only. After your application is submitted you will receive an invoice via email.

Each exhibition space represents an area of approximately 8 feet by 6 feet and includes an 8 foot table. Each vendor will get two chairs and two badges for admission. Additional tables can be reserved at a discount (does not include chairs). Electricity, WiFi, and additional badges must be reserved before the event and will not be available for purchase on the day of the event.  

To apply for an event space in the Vendor section please email Allison Jenkins, at, who will send you a Vendor Application. Please address any questions to the same contact.  

Vendor Table Prices

Full table (8ft by 2.5ft, additional space behind table)

First table: $175                   End Cap space: $225

Additional table: $125            Second End Cap $175

Electrical connection: $20 per connection (please let us know if you require multiple for any additional cost).

Complimentary WiFi will be available!

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