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Repticon Central Texas
Bell County Expo Center
2013 Dates TBA - Bell County Expo Center
About the Repticon Central Texas Show:
In June 2012 Repticon proudly ran Repticon Central Texas, hosted at the home of the CenTex fair, the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas.  The Expo Center is located deep in the heart of Texas just off of I-35 within an hour of Austin within two hours of Dallas-Ft. Worth and San Antonio, and within three hours of Houston.  The weekend in Belton was packed with a great selection of animals, reptile supplies and merchandise, entertaining seminars and live animal presentations.  Watch this website for exciting updates on the return of Repticon Central Texas!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: 2013 Dates - TBA
 
   
Location: Bell County Expo Center
  301 W Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513
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Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am)
  Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)
   
   
Presentations: Plan your day around events happening at these times! (Events & Times Subject to Change)
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm - TBA
  1:00 pm - TBA
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
  4:00 pm - TBA
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm - TBA
  1:00 pm - TBA
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the June 2012 Show
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Exoterra Product!
ExoTerra Door Prize Raffle

Thanks to Sponsorship from ExoTerra Repticon will again have one of its greatest Door Prize Raffles ever!  Raffles will be held every hour for multiple prizes throughout the weekend.  Most of the high end products are being held for the special VIP raffle, reserved for those guests who purchase two-day VIP tickets and enter an hour early on Saturday.  Spectacular sponsorship prizes are expected, such as entire ExoTerra Habitat set-ups, and large cage decor such as Waterfalls and Rock Outcrops!  VIP Tickets are available for pre-purchase.  Come out early and be a Repticon VIP guest!

Zoo Med!

Tote Bag Sponsor - Zoo Med!



Thanks to Sponsorship from Zoo Med, early VIP guests to the show will receive a Zoo Med tote bag with product samples, while supplies last! These bags are only available to guests who purchase their VIP tickets online. Check to our tickets page here for information on purchasing an early entry VIP two day ticket!









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Cen Tex Cages


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Huge selection of cages to choose from at Reptcon Central Texas!





Turtle Shack



Visit Repticon Sponsor Turtle Shack!




Feeder Source

Feeders!

Hungry Herps? Get your feeder insects and rodents at Repticon from Feeder Source! To insure the availablity of the feeders you might need, if you would like to place a pre-order from them for pickup at the show contact them here

Snakeman


Thomas the Snakeman


Great for beginners and old pros, Thomas the Snakeman from Barmollys Place will be at the show giving a presentation with a variety of snakes in tow for everyone to meet up close and personal. It is Thomas' mission to educate and inspire people of all ages to learn and understand more about the natural world and reptiles. Through his professional and entertaining encounters, his goal is to get individuals over their fear of snakes and to appreciate their beauty and place in the world. With over 25 years experience with reptiles and a member of the East Texas Herp Society, Thomas the Snakeman invites you to come meet the corns, kings, milksnakes, and boas he will have available throughout the show.




The Lacy Act & HR 511 Q&A

If you'd like to learn more about the current legislation regarding reptiles, join Curtis Howell from Repterra as he discusses the Lacy Act and HR 511 in an informative Q&A that will help all reptile keepers learn what they need to know!
Discovering Pets


Discover some Live Animals with Discovery Pets


Discovery Pets has plenty of excitement and interactive animal fun in store for the entire family as the owners will be bringing a large selection of great pets with them from their North Carolina facility.

Learn all about different species, see them up close and handle them. Check out their presentation at the show to discover what and who you will get to meet courtesy of Discovery Pets!




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Reptile & Exotic Pet Care 101


Wendy Kozikowski from Exotic Kingdom has years of experience in the pet industry, with training as a Vet-Tech, experience as a reptile and exotic pet shop owner, and hands-on experience at pet expos throughout the East Coast.


Wendy will share her experience offering proven advice and great new tips on how to best care for your reptile or exotic pet.


   
  Repticon is pleased to offer 3 Ticket Options:
   
Online VIP Tickets: Good for Both Show Days.
  Includes VIP Hour - Early Admission at 9am on Saturday Only!
  $12 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
  Best Ticket Value!
  Product samples from ZooMed where available and while supplies last
  Exclusive online purchase - click here!
    Green Ticket
   
  All Online VIP tickets are held for pickup at our VIP check-in table at the event under the name entered on the online form during purchase, and are not mailed.
   
   
Two Day Tickets: May be Purchased at the Door.
  Good for both days and VIP hour admission.
  Does not include ZooMed bag premium or the online discount.
  $15 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
   
   
One Day Tickets: Available only at the door.
  Are not sold until 10am on Saturday.
  Do not include Saturday early VIP entry.
  $10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
   
   
   
Book Tables: Click HERE for Vendor Booking Form
   
Review Vendor Rules: Click HERE for Vendor Rules
   
Review State Requirments: Click HERE for Texas Laws
   
   
Vendor Contact: Deep South Vendor Coordinator (LA, TX, OK, Hutchinson KS and
Springfield MO)
  Larry Martinets
  (469) 416-9978
  larry@repticon.com
   
   
Table Cost: Two Day Shows
  $95 - One Table
  $75 - Each Additional Table
  $250 - Four Table Package
  $30 - Extra "Back" Table (*limit one per vendor & two table minimum required*)
   
  Electric is included in the costs above.
   
   
Two Day Show Schedule for Vendors:  
  Friday
  2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
  8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.
   
  Saturday
  7:00am- 9:00am- Vendor Load-In
  9:00am- Show opens to VIPs only
  10:00am- SHOW OPENS TO GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS.
  3:00pm- Table Payment Due
  5:00pm- Show closes
  5:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
   
  Sunday
  9:00am- Venue open to Exhibitors.
  10:00am- SHOW OPENS.
  4:00pm- Show closes
  4:00pm- 6:00pm- Vendor load-out.
   

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FAQ

Thank you for visiting the Repticon FAQ page. The first question we get is “What does FAQ stand for?” Frequently Asked Questions.... If the answer to your question isn’t on the page please shoot us an email at RepticonEvents@repticon.com or visit our contacts page.

Vendor Questions:

Q. Are there any restrictions on the products or animals that can be sold at Repticon?

A. All animals must be healthy and legal to sell within the state. Vendors who intentionally and repeatedly offer illegal or unhealthy animals for sale may be banned from future shows.

Q. What is something is stolen from my table?

A. Each exhibitor is expected to appropriately display their materials and staff their tables in order to prohibit shoplifting or theft. Repticon is not responsible for any theft before, during, or after each event. If you see something that doesn’t look right please tell us ASAP...DO NOT WAIT TILL THE END OF THE SHOW!

Q. How do I book tables at the show? Do I have to pre-pay?

A. To book tables at a Repticon show, either utilize the online booking form here, or contact the Vendor Coordinator for the state in which the show is held, listed here. Although pre-payment is appreciated, vendors in good standing who have vended at prior Repticon expos are not require to pre-pay for tables.

Vendors who have never vended at a Repticon expo must submit a $50 deposit upon booking to secure tables. This $50 deposit is credited towards the total payment due at the show. (For example, a first-time vendor booking one table must submit $50 upon booking, with a balance due of $45 at the show.)

Q. Do I need a banner and fancy neon sign?

A. Neon sign no, but =ach exhibitor is expected to create a professional, attractive display area in their space. It is now mandatory that Vendors must have a tablecloth to cover all their tables. If necessary, Repticon will provide them at $3 per table.

Q. Can I let guests hold the animals?

A. Exhibitors who choose to remove non-venomous animals from their enclosures or allow guests to handle their animals are responsible for maintaining control of the animals at all time. Each exhibitor is exclusively liable for any damage to property or personal injury resulting from handling of their live animals on the host facility premises.

Q. An animal escaped...it was my mom’s favorite! What do I do?

A. Each exhibitor is responsible for ensuring that no animals leave their exhibit area unless under the control of an employee or customer. Each vendor is responsible for recapturing any escaped animals without unreasonable disruption to other exhibitors or guests. Any escaped animals must be immediately reported to Repticon. Any lost animals that are found after event hours or after the event closes become the property of Repticon, with no obligation for return to the original owner.

Q. Are there restrictions about Wild-Caught Animals?

A. There is no restriction regarding the sale of legal, wild-caught animals. Exhibitors are not required to display any particular signage, but are required to disclose any pertinent information to interested guests, including whether a particular animal is wild-caught or captive bred.

Guest Questions:

Q. Can I bring beer or funny drugs to the show?

A. No Alcoholic beverages or Illegal Drugs are allowed in any Repticon Show and WE WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE.

Q. Can I hold an animal at the show?

A. Each exhibitor is different so please ask before touching and always use hand sanitizer!

Q. Can I bring my personal animals to Repticon?

A. Guests can bring up to two animals inside the event. We feel strongly that this interaction will provide guests with an additional opportunity to engage in discussion with exhibitors and will generate excitement among event attendees. Animals brought by guests to the event must be in good health and under their control at all times. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.

Q. Can I sell my personal animals at the show?

A. Guests may not bring animals into the event for the purpose of selling them at the event, as only show vendors with appropriate permits may sell animals. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.

Q. Can I bring a venomous animal to a show?

A. Even though we have “Hot” Shows, Hots are never allowed to be brought in to our shows. We have very strict protocols that we follow and want to guarantee the safety of all our guests and exhibitors.

Q. How much are tickets?

A. You can purchase tickets HERE.

Q. You give away FREE animals on FaceBook! How do I win?

A. To learn more about our photo contests click HERE.

Q. I think an animal is sick or has mites...what do I do?

A. First, talk to the vendor. If you need more assistance you can always talk to one of the Repticon staff at the Info Booth.

Q. Please tell me, just one more time, what are the show hours?

A. Show hours are: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am) and Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

 

 

 









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Exhibitors from the June 2012 Central Texas Show

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*Subject to change*

Vendor
Alpha Geckos
Barmolly's Place
Cen-Tex Custom Cages
Chameleon Counters
Discovery Pets
Down Under Dragonz
Drew's Airbrush Tatoos
Exotic Kingdom
FeederSource.com
Fleming Reptiles
Forever Bugs
Jack's Pet Diversion
JPM Reptilia
Katarina's Exotics
Mice Direct
N.E.W.T.S.
Noah's Ark
Python in a Pear Tree
Rainforest Pets
Repterra
S & S Exotic Pets
Shores Enuff Snakes
Silverleaf Resorts
Squamate
The Leather Garden
Wholesale Vivarium Supply
Booth Number
C (1)
D (1)
P (13-20)
D (2-5)
A (8-11)
C (6)
C (9)
P (11)
P (21-24)
B (1-6)
D (9-10)
C (2-5)
C (7)
B (11-12)
P (21-24)
P (11)
C (10)
P (12)
B (7-8)
B (11-12)
E (1-7, 10)
D (6-7)
C (8)
D (8)
P (25)
A (1-7, 12)

Exhibitors from the June 2012 Central Texas Show

Check back for the next show's list.

*Subject to change*

Booth Number
A (1-7, 12)
A (8-11)
B (11-12)
B (11-12)
B (1-6)
B (7-8)
C (1)
C (10)
C (2-5)
C (6)
C (7)
C (8)
C (9)
D (1)
D (2-5)
D (6-7)
D (8)
D (9-10)
E (1-7, 10)
P (11)
P (11)
P (12)
P (13-20)
P (21-24)
P (21-24)
P (25)
Vendor
Wholesale Vivarium Supply
Discovery Pets
Katarina's Exotics
Repterra
Fleming Reptiles
Rainforest Pets
Alpha Geckos
Noah's Ark
Jack's Pet Diversion
Down Under Dragonz
JPM Reptilia
Silverleaf Resorts
Drew's Airbrush Tatoos
Barmolly's Place
Chameleon Counters
Shores Enuff Snakes
Squamate
Forever Bugs
S & S Exotic Pets
Exotic Kingdom
N.E.W.T.S.
Python in a Pear Tree
Cen-Tex Custom Cages
FeederSource.com
Mice Direct
The Leather Garden