The Thank You Dance is a time-honored ritual here at Scarefest. All Minions are required to perform it whenever we receive a donation. Each Minion requires a space of around 12′ diameter for each instance of the Thank You Dance, however, so that’s probably why you’ve never seen it.

Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a sponsor for AVL Scarefest. Our sponsors mean a lot to us, and we do our best to do right by them. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to work with us. Here’s what we can offer:

Option One: Item Donation

We give away lots of prizes at Scarefest every year, and we’re always super excited to get donations of interesting games, gaming supplies, costumery, or other geeky items. In return for your generosity, we will promote you on our list of sponsors on our website, and give you ad space in our program (see Item Donation Ad Space chart below). We’ll also happily add your business card to our registration packets, if you provide them. Plus, we create small shrines out of twigs, twine, and abandoned bird’s nests (among other things) in the basement of the Minion compound for each of our sponsors, and sacrifice animal crackers and four leaf clovers to the eldritch gods to ensure your continued success. We’re pretty sure we’re the only con that does that. You have no idea how long it takes to find that many clovers.

Item Donation Ad Space (n.b. all print ads also include a linked listing on the Our Abettors page of our website):

Business Card (1/8 Page): $50 retail value

1/4 Page: $150 retail value

1/2 Page: $300 retail value

Full Page: $500 retail value

Option Two: Purchase Ad Space

Every attendee at Scarefest will receive an 8.5″ x 11″, full color program (which will include lots of useful and arguably funny stuff, so they will probably even read it). Along with our silliness, we will also have some pages dedicated to ads from our sponsors. That could be you! If you’d like to have an ad in our program, we’ll need you to get it to us by September 8 in order to meet our print deadlines. If you’d like an ad but don’t have one to send us, we’re happy to put together something simple with your company name, logo, and website or other useful information. All our print advertising sponsors will also be listed, with a link to your site, on our Sponsors page on the website.

Paid Advertising Sizes (n.b. all print ads also include a linked listing on the Our Abettors page of our website):

Business Card (1/8 Page): $50

1/4 Page: $100

1/2 Page: $200

Full Page: $400

Have Other Ideas?

We are always open to interesting new concepts. If you have an idea for sponsorship that’s not one of these two options, just get in touch and share it with us!