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Sponsorship information

Be a part of this growing event!

Graphic-Con is a not-for-profit event formerly presented by the Greater Sudbury Public Library and Launchpad Creative. Beginning in 2019, a not-for-profit Board was established to assume the responsibilities of governing and organizing the event. Graphic-Con is dedicated to celebrating the historic and ongoing contribution of comics, television, movies and other media to literacy, the arts and popular culture through the presentation of a fan convention serving Greater Sudbury and the surrounding communities of Northern Ontario.

Graphic-Con offers our community over 8 hours of entertaining and educational programming including special guest panels, workshops, gaming demonstrations, art exhibitions, costuming, and a venue for local creators and small businesses to feature their wares - all for one low admission price. Graphic-Con provides a diverse, family-friendly environment that is welcoming to all. Our vision has proven successful and the event has been received very favourably by attendees and exhibitors alike.

June 8th, 2019 will mark Graphic-Con’s 4th year at the Sudbury Community Arena and we rely heavily on our partnerships and sponsors to ensure its continued success.

Graphic-Con 2019 will provide sponsors with the opportunity to get their brand and products in front of thousands of attendees from every segment of society. A blend of comics, television, movies, gaming, entertainment, technology and pop culture, our event is appealing to fans of all ages.

A sponsorship with Graphic-Con offers you an opportunity to be part of an event that:

  • Consistently sees 2500+ attendees
  • Is family oriented, with over 600 children aged 12 & under attending in 2018
  • Attracts attendees from communities across Ontario
  • Promotes the work of local creators of diverse backgrounds and talents by offering a venue to exhibit and sell their artistic creations.
  • Provides the community with access to industry professionals who offer valuable insight into their respective fields. Past guests of the event include Stacie Mistysyn and Kirsten Bourne (Degrassi High), Kevin Duhaney and Jeff Parazzo (Power Rangers: Dino Thunder), Tom Fowler (Artist – Marvel/DC), Ryan North (Writer – Marvel / Dinosaur Comics), Richard Comely (Creator – Captain Canuck), the 501st Legion (Star Wars Cosplay Group), the Cybertronic Spree (band), and many more…

Here is a unique chance for you to be part of an established and growing event in Northern Ontario!

Several sponsorship levels are outlined below and built for every budget. Graphic-Con offers a comprehensive sponsorship program designed to provide our partners with tangible rights and benefits that can be leveraged, along with the intangible value of association with this very popular event, to meet their marketing, sales and communications objectives.

Sponsorship Opportunties

Title Sponsor:  $10,000

  • Name and/or logo recognition as Title Sponsor on all marketing materials and signage
  • Name and/or logo recognition as Title Sponsor on patron badges and lanyards
  • Recognition as Title Sponsor in dedicated event press release
  • Recognition in event program
  • Full page advertisement in event program
  • Recognition on-site on event day
  • Name and/or logo prominently featured on Graphic-Con website (graphiccon.ca)
  • Twenty (20) event tickets

Event Sponsor: $3000

  • Name and/or logo recognition as Event Sponsor on all print materials and signage
  • Recognition as Event Sponsor in dedicated event press release
  • Recognition as Event Sponsor in event program
  • Half Page advertisement in event program
  • Name and/or logo on website (graphiccon.ca)
  • Eight (8) event tickets

Special Guest Sponsor:  Variable ($1000 minimum)

  • Name and/or logo recognition as Special Guest Sponsor at Special Guest booth(s) and all marketing materials/announcements related to the Special Guest.
  • Name and/or logo recognition in event program
  • Quarter page advertisement in event program
  • Name and/or logo on website (graphiccon.ca)
  • Six (6) event tickets
  • NOTE: Special Guest sponsors will be expected to cover the full cost of the appearance which includes but is not limited to the travel, accommodations and any appearance fee or guarantee required by the guest. Sponsors may be offered potential guest options by the Graphic-Con team but may also bring forward suggestions for consideration.

Artist Alley Sponsor: $1500

  • Name and/or logo recognition as Artist Alley Sponsor in Artist Alley
  • Name and/or logo recognition in event program
  • Quarter page advertisement in event program
  • Name and/or logo on website (graphiccon.ca)
  • Six (6) event tickets

Gift Bag Sponsor: $1000

  • Name and/or logo recognition as Gift Bag Sponsor on all print materials and signage
  • Name and/or logo recognition on Gift Bags
  • Name and/or logo recognition in event program
  • Half page advertisement in event program
  • Name and/or logo on website (graphiccon.ca)
  • Four (4) event tickets

Friend of Graphic-Con Sponsor: $500

  • Name and/or logo recognition in event program
  • Name and/or logo on website (graphiccon.ca)
  • Four (4) event tickets

Media Sponsor: In Kind Coverage/Promotion of Event

  • Name and/or logo recognition as Media Sponsor on all print materials and signage
  • Name and/or logo recognition in event program
  • Advertisement in event program
  • Recognition as Media Sponsor in dedicated event press release
  • One exhibitor booth in a premiere location
  • Event tickets for promotional purposes/giveaways
  • Name and/or logo on website (graphiccon.ca)

Gift Bag Giveaways: FREE

  • As a benefit for our convention attendees, we will gladly accept certain items as promotional giveaways in our Gift Bags
  • Items must be in quantities in excess of 1000 to ensure attendees receive the same items
  • Giveaways may include coupons, gift certificates and other items but may not include flyers or advertisements placed in lieu of sponsorship / advertising in the event program
  • Graphic-Con reserves the right to reject giveaways if deemed inappropriate or do not meet the above criteria

If you would like to receive a comprehensive proposal designed around your specific goals and objectives and outlining the benefits your company or organization will receive, please let us know.

For more information, please contact us at sponsor@graphiccon.ca.

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