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Creator & Dealer Set-up

Creator and Dealer Set-up information
Important information on Load-in, Set-up, & Parking!


COVID-19 Update – We shall be following all Government Mandates regarding COVID safety in place at the time of the event. Additionally the Midwest Comic Book Fans Strongly Recommend the wearing of Masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Dear Friends,
"Welcome!" to all of our returning friends and to our new guests as well. We
have been working hard to present another great event at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Building, and are looking forward to spending it with all of our returning friends as well as getting to know our new ones!
Most of all we want to Thank All of You for your ongoing support, contributions
and most of all, your participation! None of what the MCBF does would be possible without you! You're the best!


The Five Things to Know


 The Show!
FallCon XL is located in the Grandstand Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds (for directions and parking recommendations, see below). It is a one day event, and is open to the public:
Saturday, September 25th - 10 AM to 6 PM
Should inclement weather prevail, we may open slightly sooner.
Setup and Tear Down!
The Grandstand will be open for setup during the following times: 
Friday, September 24th – 2:30 PM to 8 PM - Building open to creators & dealers for set-up
Saturday, September 25th - 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Building open to creators & dealers prior to the public.
Tear down Time following the show: 
Saturday, September 25th - 5 PM to 8 PM (Sunday morning tear down is not available).
Food and Drink!
Due to COVID-19 the MCBF will not be serving food at this event.
Creators and Dealers are allowed to bring food and beverages into the event.
Concessions will be available from a Fair Licensed and Approved food vendor outside the main entrance.
Questions & Contact Info!
During the show, your primary on site contacts will be Austin & Kristi Gorton, Eric Marshall, Brian Robinson, & Kelly Willhite. You can reach them by going to the Guest & Creator Check-in desks.
Prior to the show, you can email the MCBF at and we'll respond as soon as we can.
Once again, THANKS for your dedication, support and friendship! We look forward to seeing all of you in the near future!



Additional Information (Especially helpful for first timers)


 Minnesota State Fairgrounds 
1265 Snelling Ave N., St. Paul, MN. 55108
Creator and Dealer Parking
We ask that you use the general parking lot areas authorized by the Fairgrounds. Overnight parking is severely restricted by the Fair and generally not a good idea.
After completing your load-in, please move your vehicle to one of the designated parking lots. Unattended vehicles could be towed. The state fair is very particular about vehicles around loading areas. It is important to move them to a designated parking area as soon as possible to avoid having them towed.
Official MCBA Hotel - The Place to Stay!
DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville/Minneapolis
2540 North Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
A Request For Your Help
We are humbly requesting that you use whatever marketing tools you have (e-mail, website, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, snail mail, flyer distribution, word of mouth, parade, skywriting, etc.) for our collective good. Please do what you can to help spread the word! We're all in this together and together we can move mountains! I you would like banners or logos or even a pdf of our flyers just ask. The greater attendance that we generate together helps us all to have a better show. 
A Ramsey County Sheriff will be on patrol during the event.
There will be an ATM in the building located near the front entrance.
There will be freebie tables to distribute materials promoting your business, special event, etc. We encourage you to make use of this free resource!