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.

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. We ask for your 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™ will feature such events as:

  • One of the largest HEMA tournaments in North America (on par and at 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 celebrity Hollywood stunt coordinators, fight directors and stunt experts than any event in the world.

 

In addition, we offer 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.

We invite you to join our event by:

  • Becoming a valued Sponsor.
  • Engaging the attendees as a Vendor.
  • 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™

 

Iron Level ($100)

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

 

Bronze Level ($250)

It includes all the benefits in the lower levels while including the following:

  • Table space for literature in the registration area
  • A social media burst* prior to the event

*Media Bursts
Utilizing social media under the direction of CombatCon staff, your company name, image, and featured products will be broadcast on all our outlets.

 

Silver Level ($300)

It includes all the benefits in the lower levels while including the following:

  • Printed banner in tournament hall (must be provided by Company)
  • Company mentioned in the HEMA Tournament Finals videos
  • One time slot in demo ring

 

Gold Level ($500)

It includes all the benefits in the lower levels while including the following:

  • Special recognition in live stream/finals video
  • Time for a 5 minute presentation in between finals
  • Social media bursts* (additional 3 times before/during the event)
  • Event bag or program inserts

*Media Bursts
Utilizing social media under the direction of CombatCon staff, your company name, image, and featured products will be broadcast on all our outlets.

 

Platinum Level ($1,000)

This level is great for small businesses and those who may choose to advertise from outside the local area. It includes all the benefits in the lower levels while including the following:

  • Complimentary admission to the event (for 2)
  • 1 Banner in vendor hall entrance or demo ring (must be provided by Company)
  • Logo in program under Sponsors
  • Sponsorship announced each day in tournament ring

 

Diamond Level ($2,500)

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

  • Complimentary admission to the event (for additional 2; 4 total)
  • Tournament named after your company
  • Social media bursts* (additional 3 times before/during the event)
  • Time for an additional 5 minute presentation in between finals

*Media Bursts
Utilizing social media under the direction of CombatCon staff, your company name, image, and featured products will be broadcast on all our outlets.

 

Sapphire 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 in the lower levels while including the following:

  • Your company logo prominently displayed in our event program
  • Room naming rights to a panel room with your company’s banner (provided by Company)
  • Complimentary admission to the event (for additional 2; 6 total)

 

Emerald 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 additional 2; 8 total)

 

Ruby 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 additional 4; 12 total)

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

 

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 Christopher Nelson 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™ 2017 by advertising in our event program!

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 Christopher Nelson 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.