Online sales for flea market and inside exhibit spaces for Hamvention 2018 are now available. Vendors who had spaces last year are encouraged to log into their accounts to reserve those spaces. The online sales were delayed when adjustments in plans were needed after it became apparent that an additional building could not be built before Hamvention . The addition of Building 4, which not available last year, also made additional inside exhibits possible. The committees for both the flea market and inside exhibits have been working hard to respond to vendors as quickly as possible. Hamvention General Chairman Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, asked vendors to be patient once they have entered their information for 2018. "The staff is working to confirm requests as quickly as possible," he said, "Additional emails or information requests will only slow the process." Inside exhibits Chairman Brian Markland, N8UDQ, said that any exhibitor who completes an online order for the same spaces by April 15 will be guaranteed those spaces. He noted that vendors who were in tents during Hamvention 2017 will have the option of keeping tent spaces or entering the pool for the additional spots in Building 4, the former furniture store. "Since we expect more people to want to move to the building than there are spaces, we determined that a lottery was the only fair way to assign those spaces." Vendors staying in tents during 2018 will be moved inside in 2019 when the new building is available, he added. Layouts inside tents may change slightly because of moving some vendors to Building 4 and addressing some issues discovered during 2017 but any tent vendor affected will be contacted by the exhibits committee. Both Cramer and Markland urged vendors to read the 2018 rules and instructions before starting their registration process. Incomplete or incorrect applications only slow the process. Anyone having a problem with purchasing a flea market or inside exhibit space or tickets, is advised to contact the appropriate committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails to any other email address will only slow the process. Cramer thanked those who have already purchased spaces and tickets and said the committee is working hard to make the second year at the new location, even better than the first.