Sponsors

Help make the magic happen!

Be a hero.  Be a CombatCon™ Sponsor.

 

CombatCon™ is a Western Martial Arts/Historical European Martial Arts convention mixed with a multi-genre fan convention with focus on the combat of each genre.  By creating exciting programming for practitioners of Western Martial Arts (WMA – also referred to as HEMA or Historical European Martial Arts), Stage and Stunt Fighters, Writers, Cosplayers, Steampunk fans, and Gamers we:

  • Provide an international event where quality Western Martial Arts are showcased through interactive instruction and demonstration.
  • Establish a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment in which to train, learn, exchange ideas, and have fun.
  • Celebrate and explore the relationship between Western Martial Arts and Popular Culture by engaging a wide range of people with diverse viewpoints through educational and entertaining activities.

We ask for your to support to continue the amazing programming that has set our convention apart for four years, and to help us attract even more participants by expanding our advertising and marketing.  CombatCon™ has attracted participants from all over the world every year, and with your help, we can increase the visibility of both our convention, and you.

 

CombatCon™ 2016 will feature such events as:

  • One of the largest HEMA tournaments in North America (on par and on pace to exceed the most popular International events).  We are trending to become THE largest HEMA tournament event.
  • Over fifty instructors, making our convention the largest gathering of HEMA and WMA teachers participating in a single event.
  • More big name Hollywood stunt coordinators, fight directors and stunties than any event in the world.

 

In addition, we offer a convention attendees:

  • Over 200 hours of instructional martial arts, stage and stunt combat, tactical combat, and personal protection classes.
  • A dedicated Writers Track, focused on helping writers draft authentic and realistic combat and warrior characters.
  • Supplemental programming, such as informative panels and presentations, and live demonstrations.
  • Knowledgeable and reputable vendors selling all manner of WMA, HEMA, and Fan-related merchandise.
  • The opportunity to fight in or watch some of the best HEMA tournaments in the world.
  • After-hours social activities, such as our famous Time Traveler’s Ball.

 

Sponsorship of CombatCon™ provides incredible marketing prospects.  Due to the exciting and unusual martial arts demonstrations and classes, there is always a large participant and spectator presence at the event, as well as local and national media attention.  Your company can gain a positive association with an entertaining event that promotes public awareness of Western Martial Arts/Historical European Martial Arts such as swordsmanship, pugilism, knife-fighting and wrestling.  The event is expected to attract an estimated 1,000-1,500 participants and spectators.

You can participate by:

  • Sponsoring the event.
  • Purchasing a table and attending the event.
  • Participating in joint Marketing Awareness Campaigns for our event and yours.

 

Learn about the various levels of sponsorship as an Event Sponsor or In-Kind Sponsor and the benefits each offers by reviewing the list below. You will find many ways that partnering with CombatCon™ can help your business!

 

Sponsorship Levels for CombatCon™

Diamond Level ($25,000 and above)

Your sponsorship will be rewarded with all that is included in the lower levels, but will also include the exclusive and coveted opportunities below.  We would also like to offer the potential for product exclusivity.  Please contact us for details.

  • Room naming rights of the largest room (35,000 sq ft), with company banners throughout the event
  • Product marketing in our advertising and a full page advert in our event program
  • Potential for product exclusivity (negotiable)
  • A table in the registration area (includes 2 chairs and space for merchandise/banner)
  • Your logo displayed in the lecture/panel rooms
  • A special award presentation at the Opening Ceremonies of the event
  • A special mention at the Closing Ceremonies of the event
  • Complimentary admission to the event (for 8)

We are open to your professional suggestions as to how else we can thank you for your generosity.

 

Platinum Level ($10,000)

This level is our most popular level of sponsorship and gives you all the benefits in the lower levels while including the following:

  • Room naming rights to a  training/class room, with company banners throughout the event
  • Additional company signage in high traffic areas
  • Your logo printed on marketing materials and event t-shirts
  • A half page advert in our event program
  • Complimentary admission to the event (for 6)

Gold Level ($5,000)

This level is an ideal investment for local businesses or services who want to advertise directly to the local market.  It includes all the benefits from the levels below and the following:

  • Your company logo prominently displayed in our event program
  • Room naming rights to a panel room or the gaming area, with your company’s banner
  • Complimentary admission to the event (for 4)

Silver Level ($1,000)

This level is best for small businesses and those who may choose to advertise from outside the local area. It includes all the benefits from the levels below and the following:

  • Event bag or program inserts
  • Complimentary admission to the event (for 2)

Bronze Level ($500)

  • Your company logo displayed on our website (with a link to your site)
  • Table space for literature in the registration area

Iron Level ($100)

  • Your company logo displayed on our website (with a link to your site)

In-kind Sponsor

The details of In-kind Sponsorship depends on the value of donated items. We have worked in trade with other events for marketing exchanges and accepted product donations. We are open to your professional suggestions as to how we can thank you for your generosity.

 

To sponsor CombatCon™, or for more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator at sponsors@combatcon.com.

 

Advertising

Rather just get your ad in our beautiful Convention program?  No problem!  Your company details can literally be placed into the hands of each and every attendee at CombatCon™ 2016 by advertising in our event program!

2016 Rates:

  • FULL PAGE: $300
  • PREMIUM FULL PAGE (Inside cover, first page, page next to schedules): $400
  • CENTER (2-page/doubletruck) SPREAD: $750
  • BACK COVER: $600
  • HALF PAGE (horizontal): $175
  • QUARTER PAGE: $115
  • BUSINESS CARD: $70

 

To advertise at CombatCon™, or for more information about advertising opportunities, please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator at sponsors@combatcon.com.

 

COVERAGE/ IMPRESSIONS

These are a few of the publications and radio stations that have helped promote our event in the Las Vegas area over the years:

  • Print: City Life, Local Newspapers
  • Online: The event has its own facebook page with thousands of fans. It is also listed on many event listing websites.
  • TV: working on morning new/talk shows in the Las Vegas area.
  • Publicity: Our publicist sends press releases to thousands of contacts.