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Jamil Temple
November 1 & 2, 2014 - Jamil Temple

About the Repticon Columbia Show:
For over seven years the South Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show thrived at the Jamil Temple in Columbia, South Carolina, before moving to other cities and venues.  In November 2006, under new Repticon management, the show made a triumphant return to its original location.  We were thrilled with the amount of positive feedback we received about the show being back where it belonged.  Over the next three years the show grew with complete vendor sell-outs, an addition of a third show to the calendar year, and packing in as many vendors as possible in November of 2010. Having returned again three times in 2011, 2012 and 2013 with this popular favorite, be sure not to miss Repticon Columbia as it continues to develop in 2014, currently the largest and hottest hot show in the South!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Hotel Info
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: November 1 & 2, 2014
  February 7 & 8, 2015 
  July 18 & 19, 2015 
  November 7 & 8, 2015 
   
   
Location: Jamil Temple
  206 Jamil Rd.
Columbia, SC 29210
Mapclick for map
 
Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am)
  Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)
   
   
Presentations: Plan your day around events happening at these times! (Events & Times Subject to Change)
These are Events & Activities at the November 2014 Show.
Check back for Additions!
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  12:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
  1:00 pm - Top Hat Exotics - TBD
  2:00 pm - Primeval Beauty - Ball Pythons
  3:00 pm - TBA
  4:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Under The Canopy Farms - Dart Frogs
  12:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
  1:00 pm - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  2:00 pm - SoutheasternExotics.com - Leopard Geckos
  3:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities at the November 2014 Show
Check back for Additions!
Exoterra Product!
ExoTerra Door Prize Raffle

Thanks to Sponsorship from ExoTerra Repticon will again have one of its greatest Door Prize Raffles ever!  Raffles will be held every hour for multiple prizes throughout the weekend.  Most of the high end products are being held for the special VIP raffle, reserved for those guests who purchase two-day VIP tickets and enter an hour early on Saturday.  Spectacular sponsorship prizes are expected, such as entire ExoTerra Habitat set-ups, and large cage decor such as Waterfalls and Rock Outcrops!  VIP Tickets are available for pre-purchase.  Come out early and be a Repticon VIP guest!

Zoo Med!

Tote Bag Sponsor - Zoo Med!



Thanks to Sponsorship from Zoo Med, early VIP guests to the show will receive a Zoo Med tote bag with product samples, while supplies last! These bags are only available to guests who purchase their VIP tickets online. Check to our tickets page here for information on purchasing an early entry VIP two day ticket!


Turtle Shack



Visit Repticon Sponsor Turtle Shack!




Feeder Source

Feeder Rodents!

Hungry Herps? Get your feeder rodents at Repticon from Feeder Source! To insure the availablity of the feeders you might need, if you would like to place a pre-order from them for pickup at the show contact them here

Premium Crickets

Feeder Insects

Mike Houtzager of Premium Crickets will have them! And your Herps are Hungry! So get them at Repticon!

Reptile Collective



Visit the Repticon Sponsors of the Reptile Collective!


Members of the Reptile Collective will be at the show. Meet with these sponsors and encounter an amazing array of quality animals!




Primeval beauty



Ball Python Care by Primeval Beauty


Primeval Beauty pulls upon their years of successful experience breeding and caring for cutting edge ball python morphs to simplify ball python care. Primeval Beauty will explain ball python housing, feeding, handling and general ball python care knowledge.


Cold Blooded Encounters and Reptile Zoo!

Cold Blooded Encounters and Reptile Zoo offers exciting and educational presentations with a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.  Do you want to make your next party a little wild?  Feed a tortoise, hold a snake, see some fasinating bugs.  Your guests will never forget these wild adventures!  These programs are great for birthday parties, schools, libraries, scout groups and more.   Best of all you can join them at Repticon and meet some of their exciting collection.  All you kids (and kids at heart) be sure to be at the stage for a chance to hold some awesome animals!   Visit them at their booth or see their website for more information. 

Leo
Leopard Geckos with Southeastern Exotics!


Southeastern Exotics are expert breeders of one of the most popular lizard species in the hobby today, the Leopard Gecko. Catch their presentation to learn what these beautiful animals are all about, how you can best care for them, and what makes a rewarding Leopard Gecko experience. Plus, you'll see many of the top animals Southeastern Exotics has produced!

Carolina Dragons

Carolina Designer Dragons Presents: Bearded Dragons!

Lynn Benjamin from Carolina Designer Dragons will be on hand to share her knowledge on the proper care of Australia's most famous export, the Bearded Dragon!

Get advice from one of the East Coast's top dragon breeders on how to set up and care for these popular pets.

Tom Brown



Under the Canopy Farms



Tom Brown from Under the Canopy Farms will be giving a presentation on the wonderful & wet world of captive bred tropical amphibians.




Top Hat Gecko



Top Hat Exotics!


Join Top Hat Exotics as they guide you through a journey into pet ownership, helping you choose the best pet that is right for you, and also how care for various animals once they reach adult size. Prepare yourself and your pets, with Top Hat Exotics!



Sleep Here!
Sleep Here!
Sleep Here!


Extended Stay America

1170 Kinley Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063
803. 781.8590

Call Local to Make Your Reservation
Must Mention REPTICON to qualify for the rate

Rates: +Tax for all
$66.68/Single - $79.50/ Double Queen
Rate is for all 2014 Memphis, TN Repticon Shows

All rooms include:
Fully Equipped Kitchen - Dining and cooking utensils provided
Free WiFi
Flat Screen TV
Upgraded bedding with extra pillows
Clean, Modern Lighting
New Reclining Loungers
Updated Bathrooms
Free local phone calls 
Hotel Amenities:
Free parking with trailer parking
Continental Breakfast 6AM - 9:30AM
Business Center
100% Non- Smoking
24 Hr front desk
PETS ALLOWED - Call hotel directly for details






Website link* http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/sc/columbia/harbison

   
  Repticon is pleased to offer 3 Ticket Options:
   
Online VIP Tickets: Good for Both Show Days.
  Includes VIP Hour - Early Admission at 9am on Saturday Only!
  $12 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
  Best Ticket Value!
  Product samples from ZooMed where available and while supplies last
  Exclusive online purchase - click here!
    Green Ticket
   
  All Online VIP tickets are held for pickup at our VIP check-in table at the event under the name entered on the online form during purchase, and are not mailed.
   
   
Two Day Tickets: May be Purchased at the Door.
  Good for both days and VIP hour admission.
  Does not include ZooMed bag premium or the online discount.
  $15 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
   
   
One Day Tickets: Available only at the door.
  Are not sold until 10am on Saturday.
  Do not include Saturday early VIP entry.
  $10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
   
   
  Vendor Tables Sold Out!
Potential vendors to be placed on a Waitlist for this show. Please submit the Vendor Waitlist Form by Clicking Here
   
Book Tables: Click HERE for Vendor Booking Form
   
Review Vendor Rules: Click HERE for Vendor Rules
   
Review State Requirments: Click HERE for South Carolina Laws
   
   
Vendor Contact: Mid-Atlantic Vendor Coordinator (GA, SC, NC)
  Cathy Elrod
  (864) 395-5869
  cathy.elrod@repticon.com
   
   
Table Cost: Two Day Shows
  $95 - One Table
  $75 - Each Additional Table
  $250 - Four Table Package
  $30 - Extra "Back" Table (*limit one per vendor & two table minimum required*)
   
  Electric is included in the costs above.
   
   
Two Day Show Schedule for Vendors:  
  Friday
  2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
  8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.
   
  Saturday
  7:00am- 9:00am- Vendor Load-In
  9:00am- Show opens to VIPs only
  10:00am- SHOW OPENS TO GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS.
  3:00pm- Table Payment Due
  5:00pm- Show closes
  5:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
   
  Sunday
  9:00am- Venue open to Exhibitors.
  10:00am- SHOW OPENS.
  4:00pm- Show closes
  4:00pm- 6:00pm- Vendor load-out.
   

To Download a Copy of This Press Release, Click Here
Press Release
Press Release

FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)

Thank you for visiting the Repticon FAQ page. If the answer to your question isn’t on the page, please shoot us an email at RepticonEvents@repticon.com or visit our contacts page.

Vendor Questions:

Q. Are there any restrictions on the products or animals that can be sold at Repticon?

A. All animals must be healthy and legal to sell within the state. Vendors who intentionally and repeatedly offer illegal or unhealthy animals for sale may be banned from future shows.

Q. What if something is stolen from my table?

A. Each exhibitor is expected to appropriately display their materials and staff their tables in order to prohibit shoplifting or theft. Repticon is not responsible for any theft before, during, or after each event. If you see something that doesn’t look right, please tell us as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE SHOW!

Q. How do I book tables at the show? Do I have to pre-pay?

A. To book tables at a Repticon show, either utilize the online booking form here, or contact the Vendor Coordinator for the state in which the show is held, listed here. Although pre-payment is appreciated, vendors in good standing who have vended at prior Repticon expos are not required to pre-pay for tables.

Vendors who have never vended at a Repticon expo must submit a $50 deposit upon booking to secure tables. This $50 deposit is credited towards the total payment due at the show. (For example, a first-time vendor booking one table must submit $50 upon booking, with a balance due of $45 at the show, for a total table cost of $95.

Q. Do I need a banner and fancy neon sign?

A. No neon sign required. However, each exhibitor is expected to create a professional, attractive display area in their space. It is now mandatory that Vendors must have a tablecloth to cover all their tables. If necessary, Repticon will provide them at $3 per table.

Q. Can I let guests hold the animals?

A. Exhibitors who choose to remove non-venomous animals from their enclosures or allow guests to handle their animals are responsible for maintaining control of the animals at all time. Each exhibitor is exclusively liable for any damage to property or personal injury resulting from handling of their live animals on the host facility premises.

Q. An animal escaped...it was my mom’s favorite! What do I do?

A. Each exhibitor is responsible for ensuring that no animals leave their exhibit area unless under the control of an employee or customer. Each vendor is responsible for recapturing any escaped animals without unreasonable disruption to other exhibitors or guests. Any escaped animals must be immediately reported to Repticon. Any lost animals that are found after event hours or after the event closes become the property of Repticon, with no obligation for return to the original owner.

Q. Are there restrictions about Wild-Caught Animals?

A. There is no restriction regarding the sale of legal, wild-caught animals. Exhibitors are not required to display any particular signage, but are required to disclose any pertinent information to interested guests, including whether a particular animal is wild-caught or captive bred.

Guest Questions:

Q. Can I bring beer or funny drugs to the show?

A. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are allowed in any Repticon show, and WE WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE.

Q . Can I hold an animal at the show?

A. Each exhibitor is different so please ask before touching and always use hand sanitizer!

Q. Can I bring my personal animals to Repticon?

A. Guests can bring up to two animals inside the event. We feel strongly that this interaction will provide guests with an additional opportunity to engage in discussion with exhibitors and will generate excitement among event attendees. Animals brought by guests to the event must be in good health and under their control at all times. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.

Q. Can I sell my personal animals at the show?

A. Guests may not bring animals into the event for the purpose of selling them at the event, as only show vendors with appropriate permits may sell animals. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.

Q. Can I bring a venomous animal to a show?

A. Even though we have “hot” shows, venomous animals are never allowed to be brought in to our shows. We have very strict protocols that we follow and want to guarantee the safety of all our guests and exhibitors.

Q. How much are tickets?

A. You can purchase tickets HERE.

Q. You give away FREE animals on FaceBook! How do I win?

A. To learn more about our photo contests, click HERE.

Q. I think an animal is sick or has mites...what do I do?

A. First, talk to the vendor. If you need more assistance, you can always talk to one of the Repticon staff at the Info Booth.

Q. Please tell me, just one more time, what are the show hours?

A. Show hours are: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am) and Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

 

 

 

 









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Exhibitors at the November 2014 Columbia Show

Check back for Additions.

*Subject to change*
Vendor Tables Sold Out!
Potential vendors to be placed on a Waitlist for this show. Please submit the Vendor Waitlist Form by Clicking Here
Vendor
Ashtyn Rance
BCI JOE
Bearded Asylum
BND Morphs
Bounty Hunter Exotics
Camden Tropical Aquatics
Captive Collaborations
Carolina Classic Dragons
Carolina Designer Dragons
Cold Blooded Encounters
colossal fossils
Conley Herps, Inc
Constriction Addiction
Corn Moon Cornsnakes
Critter Castle
Crosier's Balls
Dalas'ReptileRanch
David Rostal
Diamond Reptile Breeders
Discovery Pets
DNS Reptiles
Dragonbackbone
Eddie's Reptiles and Rodents
Eric Abernethy Photography
Family Reptiles
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons
Feeder Source
First Choice Reptiles
Fleming Reptiles
Full Spectrum Reptiles
GmansReptilesandSupplies.com
Herp Hunters
International exotic wildlife
James Sargent
JB Imports
JB Reptiles
Jungle Jewels Reptiles
Ken Alfieri
Lisa's Leos
Lizards By Design
Local Herps
MD Reptiles
New Generation Reptiles
Ophidian's Lair
OTB Reptiles
Pair.a.dice Exotics
Pat's Rats
Premium Crickets
PurrfectCatio LLC
Reptile Collective
Reptile Creations
Royal Reptilia
sanctumreptiles.com
Slowcountry Balls
Snakes Alive
Sneaker Snakes
Soul Frogs
SoutheasternExotics.com
Southern Style Geckos/
My Little Leos
T & B Reptile Zone Aquatic Outlet
TC Exotics
The Blue Frog Company
The Hibernaculum
The Jungle Panther
TheOddBall
Top Hat Exotics
Under The Canopy Farms
Walter Smith's Captive Creations
Wild Things Exotics Animals
Wildlife Unlimited
Wildside Press
WORR Reptiles
Wreck Room Snakes

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Exhibitors at the November 2014 Columbia Show

Check back for Additions.

*Subject to change*
Vendor Tables Sold Out!
Potential vendors to be placed on a Waitlist for this show. Please submit the Vendor Waitlist Form by Clicking Here
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Vendor
Ashtyn Rance
BCI JOE
Bearded Asylum
BND Morphs
Bounty Hunter Exotics
Camden Tropical Aquatics
Captive Collaborations
Carolina Classic Dragons
Carolina Designer Dragons
Cold Blooded Encounters
colossal fossils
Conley Herps, Inc
Constriction Addiction
Corn Moon Cornsnakes
Critter Castle
Crosier's Balls
Dalas'ReptileRanch
David Rostal
Diamond Reptile Breeders
Discovery Pets
DNS Reptiles
Dragonbackbone
Eddie's Reptiles and Rodents
Eric Abernethy Photography
Family Reptiles
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons
Feeder Source
First Choice Reptiles
Fleming Reptiles
Full Spectrum Reptiles
GmansReptilesandSupplies.com
Herp Hunters
International exotic wildlife
James Sargent
JB Imports
JB Reptiles
Jungle Jewels Reptiles
Ken Alfieri
Lisa's Leos
Lizards By Design
Local Herps
MD Reptiles
New Generation Reptiles
Ophidian's Lair
OTB Reptiles
Pair.a.dice Exotics
Pat's Rats
Premium Crickets
PurrfectCatio LLC
Reptile Collective
Reptile Creations
Royal Reptilia
sanctumreptiles.com
Slowcountry Balls
Snakes Alive
Sneaker Snakes
Soul Frogs
SoutheasternExotics.com
Southern Style Geckos/
My Little Leos
T & B Reptile Zone Aquatic Outlet
TC Exotics
The Blue Frog Company
The Hibernaculum
The Jungle Panther
TheOddBall
Top Hat Exotics
Under The Canopy Farms
Walter Smith's Captive Creations
Wild Things Exotics Animals
Wildlife Unlimited
Wildside Press
WORR Reptiles
Wreck room snakes