Putting on a 3 day convention is a huge financial undertaking! You have facilities fees (rental of the space), guest expenses, table rentals , a/v equipment purchases, badge and program book printing, laminate, badge clips, badge labels, signage, certificates/trophies/ prizes for the various activities, supplies for make and takes, plus just the general office supplies like laminators, staplers, pens, etc. We get the funds to make all this possible three ways: Membership sales, Dealer’s Room Fees and Sponsors.
Sponsors help us in a variety of ways. Some help with money, other provide products that we can use for prizes or giveaways, and others donate items that we can use in our charity auction. They are a very important to bringing a convention like ours to fruition. Anyone can be a Sponsor. It doesn’t have to be “geek” related. We geeks buy homes, cars, furniture, electronics and go to the doctor. We eat at fast food restaurants and we enjoy fine dining. Advertising at our convention is just another way to get the word out to a large number of people at one time. Our rates are really cheap in comparison to many advertising outlets. So if you or you know someone who may be interested in supporting us, please let me know, we are always willing to work something out to help both parties.
Just a little about our current sponsors, I encourage everyone to support them!
Soundwave Music, Comics and Movies
Greg and Holly at Soundwave have been our sponsors from the beginning. They have given us a great deal of support and have helped spread the word about the convention to their customers. The store is located in Summerville on 17A.
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USS Yorktown Ghost Tours
Come aboard the famous “Fighting Lady” on this exclusive guided walking ghost tour that explores the unexplained mysteries of the USS Yorktown, the legendary WWII aircraft carrier docked in the harbor in historic Charleston, SC. Walk in the steps of Heroes where many gave their all and a few may linger still. Hear stories of sacrifice and devastation which befell many who served as this tour ventures into areas normally restricted to the public. Learn of the strange activity that has been documented and reported over the years including the startling results of the investigation by Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” and see for yourself why The Today Show and Family Circle Magazine named this as THE walking ghost tour to do in Charleston . Rates are $25 for a 90 minute tour but group rates are available.
James Hill Gallery
James is a local Charleston Artist and literally an original support of the convention. His ideas and enthusiasm really was what kicked me in the butt to start the convention! He works in just about every medium. He creates both vibrant landscapes, murals, as well as Sci-fi, fantasy, Gothic, and Steampunk themed works. In addition to being a painter, James has created a plethora of works in the digital, 3D media. He has participated in Spoleto Festival, and the North Charleston Arts Festival as well as MegaCon, DragonCon, ConCarolinas, Contemporal, XCon just to name a few.
Scripped is screenwriting software and one of the sponsors of our Film Festival this year.
The History Press
The History Press is a local Charleston Publisher. They publish mostly historical/reference based books for different regions all over the world. Our guests Bruce Orr and Tally Johnson have books published by them. Whether it is ghost stories, craft brewing, best foods, or pirate history, this is definitely the place to visit.
Pop Up Tee
Pop Up Tee offers t-shirts for a limited time. The shirts are $12.99 and incudes shipping. They are usually shipped within 12 days after the promotion ends. I’ve bought several shirts from them and found them to be of good quality and in most cases I had my shirts about 5 days after the offer ended.
Sonic North Charleston
Best place to get a milkshake! The manager is a cosplayer and fan and they will be at the convention this year with games and give aways!