KidCon Chicago 2018


KidCon Chicago 2018

KidCon is the ultimate event for kids and families. Designed for kids, and kids at heart, we take our toys and games seriously. During the event, attendees will be able to shop, learn and play at our unforgettable Chicago event.

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Our hotel block is at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont Reservations for the block will remain open through November 15th, 2018 or until they sell out, whichever occurs first. The block always sells out, though, so we do recommend booking your room as soon as possible. Rates start at $115 per night.

Show Services

Show services and freight handling will be provided by Rosemont Expositions Services. Please download and review their exhibitor packet:
KidCon Chicago Exhibitor Kit

All show services orders must be placed by November 23, 2018.


If you need power at your booth space, it will have to be arranged in advance so a line can be run to your space. Please refer to page 41 of the exhibitor packet to place the order. You should also plan to have an extension cord and power strip with your booth items in case that is needed. Please note that there could be an additional charge for this service.


Wifi is available at this venue but must be purchased in advance. If you need a dedicated connection, there will be an additional charge. Please refer to page 44 of the exhibitor packet to place the order.

Deadline to place orders: November 23, 2018

Pre-Event Shipping Info

If shipping to the advance warehouse, shipments must arrive no later than Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. Shipments direct to show site may not arrive prior to Friday, December 7th, 2018.

Advance Shipments
Label each piece of shipment(s) as follows:

KIDCON Chicago 2018
(Exhibiting Company’s Name & Booth Number)
c/o Rosemont Exposition Services, Inc.
3412 N. River Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Direct Shipments
Label each piece of shipment(s) as follows:

KIDCON Chicago 2018
(Exhibiting Company’s Name & Booth Number)
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center -
c/o Rosemont Exposition Services, Inc.
9300 Williams Street
Rosemont, IL 60018

Load In Info

Exhibitors can move into the exhibit hall and begin setup Friday, December 7, 2018, 12:00pm-4:00pm


There are many parking options – both garages and lots – conveniently located within blocks of the convention center. Parking is available at the Williams Street Parking Garage for $15.00 per day and the garage is connected to the convention center via Skybridge. The convention center is also easily accessible by train and bus.

Load Out Info

The exhibit hall closes at 5:00pm on Saturday, please begin tearing down your exhibit as soon as the hall is cleared of all guests. You can move your exhibit materials out via the back hall doors or front entrance. KidCon will not have hand trucks or dollies available to use so please be prepared to transport your items.

Post-Event Shipping Info

Option 1: Provide UPS/FedEx labels
Option 2: Ship via contracted service

At the end of the event, please pack up all your booth items and close all boxes. If you have arranged for shipment in advance via, FedEx, UPS or another major carrier. Please print your labels in advance so you can attached them to your boxes at the end of the show. Make sure you call for a pickup!

If you would like to arrange a freight carrier, please visit the RES information booth or contact them before the show to discuss options. Be advised that they will charge a handling fee.

We encourage you to take a photo of the items you are shipping out and make note of all tracking numbers. If you did not make arrangements in advance, you are responsible for removing all items from the hall.


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