ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring METROCON! This year will be our 16th Anniversary, and we’re hoping to make it our biggest year yet. By our third year, we had quickly become Florida’s Largest Anime Convention; now, with our attendance reaching stellar numbers for several years in a row, we are looking to grow even more; with our sensational stage shows (including the Original Anime Human Combat Chess Match™, where the audience alone in the ballroom for this event was 4,500+ over two days), a huge vendors’ area, and incredible atmosphere, we have no place to go but up! Our space this year is going to be upwards of 600,000 sq ft, occupying the entire Tampa Convention Center, and we are as of 2014, and into the foreseeable future, a full-blown four-day event! Now, here is where you get the chance to use METROCON’s success to help your business or industry grow!
There are several ways to get your name/products to our attendees – take a look at our attendance, the options for advertising with us or sponsoring us, and see what makes the most sense for you and your organization.
Attendance (as of METROCON 2018)
Full Sponsorship Opportunities
Title level logo and mention in event name on flyers, banners, badges, internet and newspaper ads, and merchandise; prominent signage at the event; full page advertisement in the Convention Guide; exclusive product rights (if applicable); 8 FREE Weekend Passes; 2 FREE Booths in the Vendors’ Room (subject to availability);
Large logo included on flyers, banners, and badges; signage at the event; full page advertisement in the Convention Guide; 4 FREE Weekend Passes; 1 FREE Booth in the Vendors’ Room (subject to availability);
Small logo included on flyers, banners, and badges; logo** included on sign at registration and outside of ballroom; full page advertisement in the Convention Guide; 2 FREE Weekend Passes;
Company name on banners and badge; name on sign at registration; half-page advertisement in Convention Guide;
Becoming a Title Sponsor for METROCON is easily the best way to get your product or service name to our convention attendees. Remember, we are always looking to gain sponsors for our event, and with so many options available to you, don’t miss this opportunity! Also remember that prices are always negotiable for sponsorships, and merchandise/services can usually be traded for sponsorship status. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Director of Operations and convention owner Alex Craddock at AlexCraddockTDP@gmail.com
Social Media Advertising
If you are interested in advertising your anime, comic, or general pop culture related product or service directly to METROCON fans through our official Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media channels, contact our Social Media Manager, Ben Badger. Rates, content, and frequency are all negotiable.
Other Promotional Options
If you would like to donate lanyards with your company name on them for use with our attendee badges, please contact us at AlexCraddockTDP@gmail.com
If you would like to donate merchandise bags with your company name on them for our attendees, please contact us at AlexCraddockTDP@gmail.com
Here is a list of our events in which we give awards. Prize donations are at your discretion. Possible prize ideas may be CDs, DVDs, posters, manga, plushies, coupons for the recipient to use at your booth during the weekend, etc.
- Anime Idol
- Picture This!
- Anime Music Video (AMV)
- Costume Contest
- Lip Sync Battle
If you are interested in donating prizes to any of our events, please contact AlexCraddockTDP@gmail.com and let us know which event you would like to provide prizes for and which prizes you would like to contribute.
The METROCON Convention Guide is a roughly 28 pages each year. The magazine sized publication is issued free with membership to all METROCON attendees. It is issued at the time of on-site registration and/or convention badge pick-up at the exhibition. The Program Guide will contain convention site layouts, programming and biographical information concerning our guests. METROCON reserves the right to refuse ads based on questionable content or aesthetic value. METROCON is a family-friendly convention. The convention guide will also function as an advertisement and press kit for METROCON and will be given to future guests, and members of the press.
Ad submission and payment deadline is June 10, 2019. METROCON does not guarantee the placement of any ad in a specific section (except for the ads on the cover). Any cancellations or corrections must be in writing and received prior to the deadline.
Prices and Sizes (All ads are full color, CMYK preferred)
|Front inside cover
8.375″ x 10.875″
|Back inside cover
8.375″ x 10.875″
|Full page standard
8.375″ x 10.875″
|Half page tall
4.1875″ x 10.875″
|Half page wide
8.375″ x 5.4375″
8.375″ x 10.875″
|Back of all pre-reg and 4 day badges||Contact for pricing and details|
Live area margin is 1/4″. Bleed is 1/8″.
Merchandise donations of equivalent value will also be considered for payment of ads. For approval or questions, please email AlexCraddockTDP@gmail.com
Only digital files will be accepted. Please send all files in JPG, EPS, PDF or TIFF format. For best quality, images should be 300 dpi. Please use CMYK process colors for full color ads (inside and outside cover). Standard ads will be printed in black and white. For EPS files any fonts MUST be converted into outlines (curves). For PDF files any fonts MUST be converted to outlines (curves) or “embedded” in the file. Any ads that do not conform exactly to the above requirements will be enlarged, reduced or floated at our discretion.
You may submit your ad digitally via e-mail (attachments ok, DropBox link preferred). ALL MEDIA SUBMITTED TO METROCON FOR ADVERTISING BECOME THE PROPERTY OF TEAM DYNAMITE PRODUCTIONS LLC AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED/RELINQUISHED.
Please direct all questions to AlexCraddockTDP@gmail.com