Become a Sponsor

Following the successful sponsorships the Horror Writers Association has coordinated for the World Horror Conventions we’ve hosted (New Orleans in 2013, Atlanta in 2015), we’re pleased to present these stellar sponsor opportunities for our first annual StokerCon! We expect StokerCon2016 (which will incorporate the presentation of HWA’s iconic Bram Stoker Awards) to be the premiere horror event of the year, and your sponsorship will both serve a growing, vital community, and put your brand before hundreds of hungry fans.

The Convention will be held at the legendary Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 12th through May 15th, 2016, with our Bram Stoker Awards Banquet taking place on the evening of Saturday, May 14th. The awards presentation will also be live-streamed on the Internet and recorded for later sharing on HWA’s dedicated YouTube channel. Guests of Honor announced so far include R. L. Stine, Jack Ketchum, Daniel Knauf, and Leslie S. Klinger (more to come!) and Stephen Jones will be Toastmaster.

So, HERE is the chance for your organization to become a sponsor of HWA and the first annual StokerCon. You will gain exposure over a lengthy period to our over 1200 members worldwide, and to the thousands of writers, readers and horror fans who visit our websites every month. You’ll also be seen by the hundreds who will view the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet live on webcast (if you choose that form of sponsorship). This is a very targeted audience – horror writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, screenwriters, poets, readers and fans.

We thank you in advance for your kind consideration. If you have any questions regarding Sponsorship Packages, please contact the President, Lisa Morton, via president@horror.org

Please see the note about the tax deductibility of sponsorship at the end of this document.

 StokerCon2016 – Sponsorship Packages

Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas – evening of May 14th, 2016

Platinum Sponsor

Amount: $10,000 (payable by October 31, 2016) (one available – SOLD)

  • Prominent designation as the Platinum Sponsor for the convention and the banquet
  • On-stage recognition of the Sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies and at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet
  • Full-page back cover color advertisement in the StokerCon Souvenir Book and recognition in all other press materials
  • 6 Convention passes
  • 6 Tickets to the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet at a dedicated table, or seated with the HWA Vice President and guests
  • Advertisement on each page of the website, with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • The ability to display ONE company/organization banner next to the Stage at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet
  • Advertisement on the HWA Bram Stoker Awards Live Streaming Site, with Hyperlink to your website if required, and during the broadcast of the event
  • Two tables in the Dealers Room

Gold Sponsor
  Amount: $4000 (one available – SOLD)

  • On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies and at the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet
  • 2 Convention passes
  • 2 Tickets to the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet, seated at the HWA Chair’s Table
  • Full-page advertisement in the Souvenir Book
  • Advertisement on each page of the website, with hyperlink and logo to your website
  • One table in the Dealers Room

Silver Sponsors

 Amount: $1,500 (payable within 14 days)  FOUR AVAILABLE

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor of the Convention
  • On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
  • One Convention pass; and one Banquet ticket
  • Half page black&white advertisement in the Souvenir Book
  • Advertisement on each page of the website, with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • One table in the Dealers Room

Supporting SponsorsAmount: $500 (payable within 14 days)

  • Recognition as a Supporting Sponsor of the Convention
  • On-stage recognition of sponsorship during the Opening Ceremonies
  • One Convention pass
  • Quarter page black&white advertisement in the Souvenir Book
  • Advertisement on the Sponsors page of the website, with logo and hyperlink to your website
  • One table in the Dealers Room

Goody Bag Sponsor

Amount: $2,000 (payable within 14 days) ONE AVAILABLE

You sponsor the goody bags that will be given out to all attendees, so this is a prime way to get your brand before both hundreds of horror fans and all the fans in the future who will see those bags when they’re used! The Convention will work with you to guarantee that your logo is prominently displayed on high quality bags that will last for years.

If you’d like to sponsor/host a party at StokerCon, we’ll be happy to assist you in setting that up (although it will be up to you to provide food and drink), and we’ll also assist in promoting your gathering. Just contact one of our convention chairs on the Committee page for more information.

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.