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Repticon Charleston
Charleston Area Convention Center
June 6 & 7, 2015
Ladson Exchange Park - Creative Arts Building

About the Repticon Charleston Show:
Repticon first debuted in Charleston in 2004 at the Ladson Exchange Park.  In recent years, the show was moved to the North Charleston Convention Center.  Join us this year for Repticon Charleston at its original home, the Ladson Exchange Park for all those reptile and exotic animal adventures, which now includes venomous, that the many happy herpers of the Lowcountry seek in an entertaining family-friendly event. Join us on June 6th & 7th for an unforgettable reptile experience . . . join us for Repticon Charleston!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
Dates: June 6 & 7, 2015
  September 26 & 27, 2015
Location: Ladson Exchange Park - Creative Arts Building
  9850 US-78
Ladson, SC 29456
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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)
  These are Events & Activities at the June 2015 Show.
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These are Events & Activities from the January 2014 Show.
Check back for the Next Show!
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!

Turtle Shack

Visit Repticon Sponsor Turtle Shack!

Feeder Source

Feeder Rodents!

Hungry Herps? Get your feeder 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

Premium Crickets

Feeder Insects

Mike Houtzager of Premium Crickets will have them! And your Herps are Hungry! So get them at Repticon!

Reptile Collective

Visit the Repticon Sponsors of the Reptile Collective!

Members of the Reptile Collective will be at the show. Meet with these sponsors and encounter an amazing array of quality animals!

The Ball Pyton Manual

Alan Bosch Reptiles
- Ball Pythons!

Alan Bosch
, the co-author of The Ball Python Manual, will be at the ICExpo speaking about one of his specialties and one of the most popular of all snakes, the Ball Python. Also, he will be signing copies of his book.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn more about Ball Pythons from one of the experts in the field!

Leopard Geckos with Southeastern Exotics!

Southeastern Exotics are expert breeders of one of the most popular lizard species in the hobby today, the Leopard Gecko. Catch their presentation to learn what these beautiful animals are all about, how you can best care for them, and what makes a rewarding Leopard Gecko experience. Plus, you'll see many of the top animals Southeastern Exotics has produced!

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!

The Jungle Panther

The Jungle Panther

Come learn about beautiful chameleons in a presentation given by The Jungle Panther!

  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 South Carolina Laws
Vendor Contact: Cathy Elrod
  (864) 395-5869
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*)
Two Day Show Schedule for Vendors:  
  2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
  8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.
  7:00am- 9:00am- Vendor Load-In
  9:00am- Show opens to VIPs only
  3:00pm- Table Payment Due
  5:00pm- Show closes
  5:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
  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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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 if 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 as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL 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 required 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, for a total table cost of $95.

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

A. No neon sign required. However, each 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 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, venomous animals 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 at the June 2015 Show

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Exhibitors at the June 2015 Show

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