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Repticon Phoenix Bolin Building
December 13 & 14, 2014
Arizona State Fairground Wesley Bolin Building

About the Repticon Phoenix Show:
Repticon is happy to have brought a reptile and exotic animal expo to the great State of Arizona! In December 2012 the first Repticon Phoenix rose in the desert at the Arizona State Fairground at 1826 West McDowell Road in Phoenix! For those herp hobbyists in the Southwest, it was an exciting weekend of vendors offering a selection of thousands of reptiles, amphibians, and other exotics. This new quality expo is the place where you can find all the supplies, feeders, and other supporting merchandise to meet the needs of your hobby! Among the fun are educational presentations and the greatest grouping of reptile enthusiasts in the area. Now having returned in March 2013 to delighted herpers, look to this page for more announcements regarding Repticon Phoenix
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  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Hotel Info
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: December 13 & 14, 2014
 
 
 
Location: Arizona State Fairground Wesley Bolin Building

  1826 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Mapclick for map
 
 
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 December 2014 Show.
Please check back for Additions!
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm - Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians - Reptile Health Basics
  1:00 pm - Bill Love - Blue Chameleon Ventures - Herp Photography Seminar
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
  4:00 pm - TBA
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm - Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians - Reptile Health Basics
  1:00 pm - Bill Love - Blue Chameleon Ventures - Herp Photography Seminar
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities at the December 2014 Show.
Check Back for Additions.
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

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




Herp Photography – Tricks of the Trade”
by Bill Love



BRING YOUR CAMERA!



Interactive HERP  PHOTOGRAPHY Seminar


Bring your cameras out for a crash course in how to spice up your next photos of your pets or wild herps. Bill, a 20-year columnist and veteran photographer of REPTILES Magazine and numerous other publications, will share many of his techniques in a live lecture demonstrating how he makes those his shots look great and exciting.  


Please check the schedule above for information as to when Bill Love will be giving this seminar.








Arizona Animal Wellness Center

Heather the Vet!




Heather Bjornebo, DVM


Join the Heather Bjornebo, DVM from Arizona Animal Wellness Center is a rare breed, a vet who handles herps.
Attend her presentation which will be as follows:

Basics of Reptile Health Management and Disease
Synopsis
: Basic reptile health management and diseases for both the new owner and the seasoned hobbyist. Covered topics anatomy, husbandry, health, preventative medicine, quarantine, infectious diseases, nutrition and nutritional diseases


Heather graduated in Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing Small and Exotic Animal Medicine in the Phoenix area for over 5 years. Her main areas of interest are reptile medicine and nutrition. She is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and the Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians. She is currently practicing in Gilbert at Arizona Animal Wellness Center.








Sleep Here!
Snore some More!
Snore some More!

Extended Stay America

217 West Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602. 279.900

Call Local to Make Your Reservation
Must Mention REPTICON to qualify for the rate
Newly Renovated

Rates: +Tax for all
February 8 & 9, 2014 - $59.84/Single - $62.99/ Double
December 13 & 14, 2014 - $59.84/Single - $62.99/ Double

All rooms include:
Fully Equipped Kitchen - Dining and cooking utensils provided
Free WiFi
Flat Screen TV
Upgraded bedding with extra pillows
Clean, Modern Lighting
New Reclining Loungers
Updated Bathrooms
Free local phone calls
Hotel Amenities:
Free parking with trailer parking
Continental Breakfast 6AM - 9:30AM
Business Center
100% Non- Smoking
24 Hr front desk
PETS ALLOWED - Call hotel directly for details

Hotel Website: http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/az/phoenix/midtown

Sleep Here!

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Midtown

4000 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
PH 602.279.9811


Amenities: Parking, WiFi throughout hotel, Access to Sports Club,
Many Restaurants withinWalking distance



   
  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 or Sunday.
  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 Arizona Laws
   
   
Vendor Contact: Patty Siamson-Healy
  (863) 268-8573
  patty@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.
   

To Download a Copy of This Press Release, Click Here
Press Release
Press Release

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 at the December 2014 Show.

Check back for Additions.

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Vendor
acrylicreptilecages.com
Arizona Sweet Earth Art
Assoc. of Reptilian & Amphibian Vets
BillLovePhotography.com
Blue Chameleon Ventures
Broken Arrow Apparel
Bugfarts
Cheval Noir Photography
CornUtopia
Crested Kingdom
Crossroad Reptiles &
Steve Little Snakes
Dynamic Reptiles
Ever Evolving Exotics
Extreme exotics
F.U.I.B. Pets
Fass Farms
Greathouse Farm
Jeff Luman Reptiles
JK Reptiles
Mike Krick Books
Phoenix Homegrown Dragons
Predators reptile center
Radical Reptile Fun
Rainbow Geckos USA
Reptiles Revolution
SanTan Reptiles LLC &
C & H Exotic Morphs
Sonoran Burms
Sunrise Reptiles
Terrarium Art
The Pet Shop
The Rodent Barn
WXBP Marketing Inc.
Your Gecko Guy

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acrylicreptilecages.com
Arizona Sweet Earth Art
Assoc. of Reptilian & Amphibian Vets
BillLovePhotography.com
Blue Chameleon Ventures
Broken Arrow Apparel
Bugfarts
Cheval Noir Photography
CornUtopia
Crested Kingdom
Crossroad Reptiles &
Steve Little Snakes
Dynamic Reptiles
Ever Evolving Exotics
Extreme exotics
F.U.I.B. Pets
Fass Farms
Greathouse Farm
Jeff Luman Reptiles
JK Reptiles
Mike Krick Books
Phoenix Homegrown Dragons
Predators reptile center
Radical Reptile Fun
Rainbow Geckos USA
Reptiles Revolution
SanTan Reptiles LLC &
C & H Exotic Morphs
Sonoran Burms
Sunrise Reptiles
Terrarium Art
The Pet Shop
The Rodent Barn
WXBP Marketing Inc.
Your Gecko Guy