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INTRODUCTION:

Genghis Con is an award-winning, regional Small Press and Independent Comics Convention held annually on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

2017 will be our 9th year and the 4th year at The Lake Erie Building in Lakewood. Featuring about 100 unique exhibitors, this year's Genghis Con will have more table and guests than ever before. We draw artists and writers, as well as print-makers and small publishers, from all over the rust-belt and as far away as Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit and Pittsburgh.

ABOUT GENGHIS CON 2017:

Genghis Con is on Sunday • November 26th, 2017 from 2pm to 7pm • Admission is FREE • Family Friendly

The Lake Erie Building • 13000 Athens • Lakewood, Ohio 44107

CONTACT: genghisconcleveland@gmail.com

ATTENDANCE:

The show is always free to attend. We’re expecting between 800 and 1000 attendees this year. We get a mix of young families and a lot of 18-35 year olds interested in Comics, Underground, DIY Art and Nerd Culture.

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MARKETING:

Social Media networks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as heavy grassroots distribution of fliers and hanging up posters at targeted locations all over the region.

The Greater Cleveland area gets hit the heaviest with hundreds of places we flier and hang posters. In early-mid October we’ll do a mailing campaign sending fliers and posters to comic shops, record stores and organizations we’ve contacted between Columbus, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cincinnati.

PRESS:

Genghis Con gets written up in Scene Magazine and Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com), and was named Best Comic Convention in the Best of Cleveland 2015 issue of Cleveland Magazine. We also get write-ups on Cool Cleveland and other local interest blogs. Genghis Con was also featured in the book 100 Things to do in Cleveland Before You Die by Nikki Delamotte.

Scene Magazine Genghis Con 2016 coverage: Genghis Con Connects Comics Fans with Indie Artists and Writers

Cleveland.com’s Genghis Con 2016 coverage: Genghis Con 2016: 9 Highlights from the Indie Cleveland Comicon

Cleveand Magzine’s Best Of Cleveland 2015

 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

Zealots (limit 4) $1000:

  • 6’ table at the show- customized to work for you.

  • Logo goes on the posters and fliers.

  • Logo goes on the limited edition Genghis Con tote-bags.

  • Collateral goes in all the complimentary paper swag-bags and limited edition Genghis Con tote-bags.

  • Name and logo on the sponsors page of our website. Social media shout-outs and announcement mentions at the show.

Heroes (limit 6) $500:

  • Logo goes on the limited edition Genghis Con tote-bags.

  • Collateral goes in all the complimentary paper swag-bags and limited edition Genghis Con tote-bags.

  • Name and logo on the sponsors page of our website. Social media shout-outs and announcement mentions at the show.

Heralds $250:

  • Collateral goes in all the complimentary paper swag-bags and limited edition Genghis Con tote-bags.

  • Name and logo on the sponsors page of our website. Social media shout-outs and announcement mentions at the show.

Custom Sponsorship:

  • We're also more than happy to talk to you about customized sponsorship opportunities! If you have any ideas or questions, please email genghisconcleveland@gmail.com!

 

WHAT SPONSORSHIP FUNDS GO TO:

  • Additional Promotions: A bigger marketing budget allows us to do things we've never done before like buy ads and mail out more promotional material.

  • Day-of Signage and Decorations: Genghis Con is on the second floor of The Lake Erie Building in what is a residential neighborhood. In the past we've used hand-made signs or simpler, craftier solutions. This year we'd like to add banners and some other creative design elements to make the convention easier to find and understand where to go. There are also opportunities in the hallways and on the convention floor to add design elements that will help make the show a fun, unique experience.

  • GUEST EXHIBITORS: Bringing in bigger name Guest Exhibitors that would be a draw for fans and members of the comics community. This would help grow the attendee numbers in a pro-active way and encourage more interest in people visiting Cleveland.