What is Wicked Faire?
Wicked Faire was a 3-day long indoor Renaissance Faire (the first of its kind!), organized by Jeff Mach Events, and held each February from 2006 to 2016.
Central to our identity, and crucial to our evolution, was the notion of an unbounded Renaissance Faire. If you can open the door to a particular world - why stop there? Leave the portal open for airship pirates, Time Lords, Wonderland, and Mr. Wednesday. The possibilities are truly endless. To put it simply, Wicked Faire was created for anyone who has that Puckish kind of Wanderlust. Some say that we are a window and an opening.
We are a celebration of those weird and wonderful things that are often neglected or hidden from our day to day. We express this through a plethora of music, dancing, and performance. Sometimes these are loosely connected by a theme, but more often we partner with artists who are dreamers, just like us. And because we are a convention, we also structure panels, meetups, and other opportunities to geek out.
Over time, our festival has fostered a strong community - bringing like-minded people together to amplify our magical atmosphere. Relationships are sparked, connections are strengthened - folks will testify to our culture of welcomeness. Dress up to the 9’s, or don’t. Since we are not united around any specific fandom or theme, most come with an open mind and leave having learned something new. Vendors, performers, fellow attendees, and staff are looking forward to meeting you, and learning from you. As one attendee explained, “Wicked Faire was the first place I felt like myself.”
We are also highly accepting - we are kinky-friendly, poly-friendly, LGBTQ friendly - just about everything friendly! We strive to create a diverse and welcoming atmosphere not just for ourselves, but also to be a role model for others.
We’re also a mature crowd. Our wide variety of entertainment also includes an adult / kink programming tract, because this represents another part of the human psyche that we may not always have the space to explore. In our humble opinion, sometimes being bound is the best kind of unbounded.
So what is Wicked Faire? Wicked Faire is a memorable experience because you make it so. Over 11 years, Wicked amassed an identity that’s unique to each person - which has been vexingly difficult for us to replicate - and we have accepted that in many ways, we need to let things be what they will be, and let the magic come to us.
Merry meet, merry part, and merry
IMPORTANT: Please fill out all questions. Missing questions may result in the google form not being delivered to us for review of your application. Always double check with the link provided ("edit my responses") after sending that your answers were recorded. Thank you! :)
Acceptance letters will go out in the following fashion:
1) Vendors choosing to purchase Auto- Accept or Early Accept packages will be notified within 72 hours of applying.
2) All other vendors will receive acceptances and wait-list notifications no later than November 19th.
3) Vendors on the wait-list will be contacted no later January 31st, 2018 to fill an opening. Immediate payment may be required.
It should be noted that vendors who choose sponsorship packages will be considered before those who do not.
Filling out this application is required, but not sufficient, to vend at:
February 2nd - 4th, 2018
The Hyatt Regency of Princeton
102 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540http://www.WickedFaire.com/
Wicked Faire vending is decided by a review process, NOT a first-applied first-accepted process. We will be featuring only around 50 - 60 vendors throughout the weekend. Vendors who purchase Add-ons and/or sponsorship packages will be given extra consideration.
Invoices will be sent via Square. Invoices from Square do not require a separate email and do not require registration. Invoices will be sent to the email provided within the application. If you need help using Square you can reference the help page at https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/5138
For accepted vendors, payment will be due upon the invoice being received. A grace period for payment of up to seven days may be granted at the discretion of the vending team. If you are unable to meet this deadline, you must contact us by the deadline to discuss alternate arrangements. If a vendor has not made payment or arrangements for payment within 7 days of acceptance into the event, their space will open up to other applicants and the original vendor will be placed on the wait list.
A payment plan can be set up upon your request with 50% of the invoice due within seven days and the balance set up for a date decided between the vending staff and the vendor. When your request is sent to Eddie, you must include the date you wish to pay the balance or it will not be considered.
There are no refunds for this event.
Thank you! We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!