Saturday, August 9th 5pm-7pm
The swap meet this year will not be held in the same place as the previous years. Unfortunately, Otakon has decided to turn that area into a spot for photoshoots, so this year's swap meet will be taking place in the Sharp Street Lobby, Mezzanine (level 200), near the model boat. Please refer to the map below for clarification;
-Please only bring items that are lolita or other J-fashion friendly.-
Items can be brand, off-brand, handmade, replicas, etc. Gyaru, Fairy kei, Cult Party kei, Dolly kei, etc are all allowed as well
-Please do not bring unrelated items-
Items such as cosplay, anime merchandise, BJD items, etc, should not be brought to the meet.
-Please do not do any cash transactions in the open-
Otakon has a strict policy against the sale of items outside of the Dealer's Room and Artist Alley due to their vendor contracts. Preferred alternatives are trading items and paypal. Venmo and square are also options for those who have them. If you absolutely must use cash, please seek a nearby restroom or otherwise private area to do your transaction.
~Other things to keep in mind~
-Floors are dirty-
While the BCC has carpeted floors, there are still several thousand pairs of dirty shoes walking across them. It is advised that you bring a blanket to lay your items on.
-We must stay out of the way of any Otakon lines, elevators, escalators, stairs and foot traffic. We are permitted to use this space AS LONG as we keep to ourselves, keep our volume reasonable and are neat with the things we bring to the swap.
-Please help to leave the area as nice, if not nicer than it was when we got there when we're all finished. I'd like for us to make our meeting as easy and pleasant on the Otakon staff as we possibly can!
-Be respectful of the staff-
If Otakon or BCC staff ask you what is going on, please be polite and explain to them that it is a swap meet intended for trading items and, and meeting with friends. If they ask you not to make a cash transaction, or catch you making one, please be polite and wait to do your transaction elsewhere-
-Don't be afraid to stick around after the event is over-
While the meet is only scheduled to be two hours long, you are by no means obligated to leave when the official time is over. The times listed are only those for which someone hosting is guaranteed to be there
Please feel free to comment or message with any questions or concerns.
You can also follow updates on our Facebook event page
Hope to see you there!