Sponsorships

Become a Sponsor

We’re pleased to present these stellar opportunities to sponsor StokerCon 2018 in Providence, RI! We expect StokerCon2018 (which will incorporate the presentation of HWA’s iconic Bram Stoker Awards in addition to Horror University, the Final Frame Film Competition, the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, and Librarians’ Day) to be the premiere horror event of the year, and your sponsorship will both serve a growing, vital community, and put your brand before hundreds of hungry fans. Our first two StokerCons (2016 was held in Las Vegas, 2017 took place on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California) garnered national coverage from such mainstream news sources as Huffington Post and important genre publications as Locus Magazine.

The Convention will be held at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Providence, March 1st through March 4th, with our Bram Stoker Awards Banquet taking place on the evening of Saturday, March 3rd. The awards presentation will also be live-streamed on the Internet and recorded for later sharing on HWA’s dedicated YouTube channel. Guests of Honor are the legendary British author Ramsey Campbell, creator and writer of SyFy Channel’s Z-Nation Craig Engler, acclaimed author of The Drowning Girl and the Darcy Flammarion stories Caitlin R. Kiernan, award-winning author of Tor’s novella The Ballad of Black Tom Victor LaValle, influential Southern Gothic author Elizabeth Massie, and Ray Bradbury expert, educator, and author Sam Weller.

So, HERE is the chance for your organization to become a sponsor of HWA and the next StokerCon. You will gain exposure over a lengthy period to our over 1300 members worldwide, and to the thousands of writers, readers and horror fans who visit our websites every month. You’ll also be seen by the hundreds who will view the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet live on webcast (if you choose that form of sponsorship). This is a very targeted audience – horror writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, screenwriters, poets, readers and fans.

We thank you in advance for your kind consideration. If you have any questions regarding Sponsorship Packages, please contact the President, Lisa Morton, via president@horror.org

Please see the note about the tax deductibility of sponsorship at the end of this document.

 StokerCon2018 – Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsor

Amount: $10,000 (payable by October 31, 2017) (one available)

  • Prominent designation as the Platinum Sponsor for the convention and the banquet
  • On-stage recognition of the Sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies and at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet
  • Full-page back cover color advertisement in the StokerCon Souvenir Book and recognition in all other press materials
  • 6 Convention passes
  • 6 Tickets to the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet at a dedicated table, or seated with the HWA Vice President and guests
  • Advertisement on each page of the website, with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • The ability to display ONE company/organization banner next to the Stage at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet
  • Advertisement on the HWA Bram Stoker Awards Live Streaming Site, with Hyperlink to your website if required, and during the broadcast of the event
  • Two tables in the Dealers Room

Gold Sponsor
  Amount: $4000 (one available)

  • On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies and at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet
  • 2 Convention passes
  • 2 Tickets to the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet, seated at the HWA Chair’s Table
  • Full-page advertisement in the Souvenir Book
  • Advertisement on each page of the website, with hyperlink and logo to your website
  • One table in the Dealers Room

Silver Sponsors

 Amount: $1,500 (four available)

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor of the Convention
  • On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
  • One Convention pass; and one Banquet ticket
  • Half page black&white advertisement in the Souvenir Book
  • Advertisement on each page of the website, with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • One table in the Dealers Room

Supporting Sponsors

Amount: $500 (six available)

  • Recognition as a Supporting Sponsor of the Convention
  • On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
  • One Convention pass
  • Quarter page black&white advertisement in the Souvenir Book
  • Advertisement on the Sponsors page of the website, with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • One table in the Dealers Room

Goody Bag Sponsor

Amount: $2,000 (one available)

You sponsor the goody bags that will be given out to all attendees, so this is a prime way to get your brand before both hundreds of horror fans and all the fans in the future who will see those bags when they’re used! The Convention will work with you to guarantee that your logo is prominently displayed on high quality bags that will last for years.

If you’d like to sponsor/host a party at StokerCon, we’ll be happy to assist you in setting that up (although it will be up to you to provide food and drink), and we’ll also assist in promoting your gathering. Just contact one of our convention chairs on the Committee page for more information.

Note about Tax Deductibility of Sponsorships

Publishers, booksellers, and authors will generally deduct sponsorships as a business expense. In addition the Horror Writers Association is an organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations may be deductible as charitable contributions.