Merchant Room Info
The Merchant Room is open to the public the following times:
Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm
Friday 10 am to 8 pm**
Saturday 10 am to 8 pm**
Sunday 10 am to 2 pm
**Friday and Saturday 10am to 11am are special shopping hours for those with mobility or sensory issues.
Merchants should vend or exhibit products which most conference attendees would find of value and reflect the mission statement of MEC: To create community by promoting the sharing of knowledge, experience, and fellowship among people who follow mystical and esoteric traditions. In order to promote community, we do not include those paths or traditions whose doctrines advocate bigotry and/or violence against others on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.
Items NOT permitted in the exhibit area include but are not limited to: firearms, explosives, lit candles and burning incense, alcoholic beverages, prepared food sales, and paid divination readings. Free demonstrations are allowed, (i.e.: “Free reading with the purchase of a Tarot Deck”.)
Blades and replica weapons may be sold. They are to be wrapped in paper and taped for transport through the hotel.
Merchants are responsible for collecting their own Michigan Sales Tax.
Please limit the distractions caused by demonstrating products, such as but not limited to: drums, sound systems, and video systems.
After the merchant room is locked for the night, there will be no admittance without approval from the Head of Operations or Head of Security and Head of Merchants.
Tables not claimed by closing hours on Thursday are forfeited.