I just completed Hero Hype in Tampa as an artist vendor.
It was very poorly marketed and very few attendees came. Lots of empty vendor tables too. Table was $130 and I did not make that back as well as other artists I spoke to. I have read other reviews online where this is not the first time Hero Hype has had bad shows that brought in very few people, so I think if this organizer wants to continue doing cons, they need to go back to the drawing board and rebrand or just stop doing them altogether because at some point it just becomes a waste of time, money, and resources for a lot of people. Considering how badly their last shows have gone and now this one, I doubt ANY of their future cons will be successful, so please do yourself a favor and DO NOT sign up for this con. They need to just stop.
I'd also like to point out that the organizer sent an email stating that we vendors should have received an email with a 4 digit code needed to get our table. I never received that email so of course I wan worried. I emailed the organizer back and received no reply. So I texted the organizer at the number left and also received no reply. Finally I DM'd their Instagram and received a reply the night before the event. Not sure why communication was so poor but that was definitely a bad sign.
October 15, 2022, 5:48 pm
Small Con, Good Sales 2017!
Small con, but it seemed like a lot of people came here for the merch, or families with their kids. The check in person was a little confused, but the staff was friendly and the whole con had a family friendly vibe. Table was $80, fair price for the day. Had good sales all weekend, but it seemed other artists and vendors just broke table so your mileage may vary. Overall, will be back again next year!