Become a Sponsor

We’re pleased to present these stellar sponsor opportunities for StokerCon2017, which will incorporate the presentation of HWA’s iconic Bram Stoker Awards®. StokerCon will be the premiere horror event of the year, and your sponsorship will reach a growing, vital community of hungry horror fans at the convention where we expect even greater attendance than ever before, but also through contact with our more than 12oo members world wide and thousands of writers, readers and horror fans who visit our website.

The Convention will be held at the legendary (and haunted) Queen Mary in Long Beach CA, April 27th through 30th, 2017, with our Bram Stoker Awards Banquet taking place on the evening of Saturday, April 29th. The awards presentation will be live-streamed and recorded for HWA’s YouTube channel. Guests of Honor include George R.R. Martin, Elizabeth Hand, Chuck Wendig, Peter Crowther, Bill Bridges, Tananarive Due, Gretchen McNeil, Becky Spratford, Stephen Graham Jones and Toastmaster Nancy Holder.

The very popular Horror University with special 2 hour classes taught by leaders in the horror field will be back along with an extensive line up of panels and presentations featuring many popular horror writers, editors and publishers. We are also hosting the Lucky 13 Film Festival, special activities for gamers, Librarian’s Day and a concurrent mini academic conference. There will be plenty of parties (including a harbor cruise) a dealers room with on-site readings and lots of other exciting activities. We’re expecting big crowds for StokerCon 2017 and hope you can be part of it.

We thank you in advance for your kind consideration. If you have any questions regarding Sponsorship Packages, or would like to customize your sponsorship please contact the President, Lisa Morton, via president@horror.org , Vice President John Palisano johnpalisano@gmail.com, co-chairs Kate Jonez k8jonez@gmail.com or Kevin Wetmore kevin.wetmore.jr@gmail.com

For $2,000
Onstage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
Advertisement on the StokerCon 2017 website with logo and hyperlink to your website
2 Convention passes
Half page black & white advertisement in the souvenir book
1 22 x 28 stand ad displayed prominently outside of panel or program room
two tables in the Dealers Room

For $5000
Onstage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
Advertisement on the StokerCon 2017 website with logo and hyperlink to your website
3 Convention passes
Full page color advertisement in the Souvenir Book
(3) 22 x 28 stand ad displayed prominently outside of panel or program room
Sign with logo or ad prominently displayed at the opening night party
two tables in the Dealers Room

For $10,000
Onstage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
Advertisement on the StokerCon 2017 website with logo and hyperlink to your website
4 convention passes
(5) 22 x 28 stand ad displayed prominently outside of panel or program room
Sign with logo or ad prominently displayed in the hospitality suite
Sign with logo or ad prominently displayed at the StokerCon after party.
Three tables in the Dealers Room
Advertisement on the back cover of the StokerCon souvenir book.

For $500
On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
Advertisement on sponsors page of the website with logo and hyperlink to your website
One Convention pass
Quarter page black & white advertisement in the Souvenir Book
One table in the Dealers Room

Goody Bag Sponsor $2,000 
Logo on the goody bags given out to all attendees.

Opening Ceremony Cocktail Reception with Entertainment $1000 5 available
Signage prominently displayed during the event
Acknowledgement at the opening reception
Advertising included in goody bags

Film Festival After Party $500 5 available
Signage prominently displayed during the event
Acknowledgement at the opening reception
Advertising included in goody bags

Stand Advertising $50
Your message or logo prominently displayed on stands 22×28

Snacks in Hospitality Suite $500 3 available

Your message or logo prominently displayed in the hospitality suite

Note about Tax Deductibility of Sponsorships
Publishers, booksellers, and authors will generally deduct sponsorships as a business expense. In addition, the Horror Writers Association is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations may be deductible as charitable contributions