We're not guaranteeing you'll get to swordfight a vampire, but you never know
We’re not guaranteeing you’ll get to swordfight a vampire, but you never know

As the Realm Makers conference heads into its third year, we are deeply grateful for the way we are seeing this endeavor touch the lives of writers who love both the Lord and creating fantastic fiction. Over and over, we’ve seen our conference attendees and the members of our social media communities express their excitement as they now have a place to call home, where asking “What if …” is celebrated and embraced. The Realm Makers vision has created a tight-knit community of passionate fantasy and science-fiction leaders.

Our conference goal is to expand what we offer our attendees without placing an undue registration cost burden on those who would join us in St Louis. But top-notch faculty comes at a justifiable price. In order to have the most influential names in speculative fiction at the lecterns this year, Realm Makers needs to raise significant funds outside of direct earnings from conference registrations.

The good news is, conference funding from the previous year was sufficient to carry us through the initial deposits, insurance, and background costs of getting started for 2015, but there is a growing budget on the horizon. Many of you have made contributions in previous years. Would you consider coming alongside us once again?  Read on for this year’s contribution levels…

This year’s sponsorship levels and subsequent benefits include:

Contribution Amount Benefit
$100 URL and single line description listing on the “sponsors” page of the Realm Makers conference site
$250
  • Graphic ad placed on a rotating basis on a core content page of the Realm Makers conference site
  • Sponsor page listing per $100 level
$500
  • Non-rotating graphic ad on the registration or faculty page of the Realm Makers conference site
  • Sponsor page listing per $100 level
$750
  • Physical banner displayed in one of the session classrooms at Realm Makers: 2015,
  • Rotating graphic ad on the hallway monitors at the conference facility,
  • Non-rotating graphic ad on the Realm Makers site
  • Sponsor listing per $100 level
$1000 Major Conference Sponsor
  • Physical banner placed in main plenary space where keynote sessions and awards dinner will take place
  • Rotating graphic ad on the hallway monitors at the conference facility
  • Plus $500 and $100 level benefits
SPECIALTY SPONSORS
$1000 Great Giver of Caffeine (break refreshments sponsor)

 

  • Your ad displayed on the tables where mid-morning and mid-afternoon break refreshments are offered. You supply anything from an 8 x 10 inch flyer, to bookmarks or business cards, to a banner, and we’ll place it.
  • Rotating graphic ad on the hallway monitors at the conference facility
  • Listing on the Realmmakers.com sponsors page

 

$2500 Saturday Night Sponsor

This gift supplies hospitality (hors d’oeuvres and beverages) at the Saturday night publishing panel and author meet and greet.

  • Your banner displayed at the Saturday night event
  • You get the mic for a 10-minute spotlight, however you choose to use it, at that event
  • A non-rotating ad on the conference website
  • Rotating graphic ad on the hallway monitors at the conference facility

 

$5000 Awards Banquet Patron

This gift sponsors the Friday night awards dinner.

  • Your banner displayed at the awards dinner
  • You get the mic for a 10-minute spotlight, however you choose to use it, at that event.
  • A non-rotating homepage ad on the conference website.
  • Rotating graphic ad on the hallway monitors at the conference facility

 

$10,000 Conference Platinum Sponsor

 

  • Your organization branded with Realm Makers in all representations of the conference (e.g. Realm Makers:2015, sponsored by __________) at the conference and on the website, with your organization name linked to your web presence
  • Your organization banner, hung central, behind the keynote podium in the main plenary space
  • 15-minute spotlight time before the opening keynote address
  • Your advertising materials included in every conference registration envelope

But wait….last time, you put ads in the conference program…

In response to conferee feedback and in an effort to carve away at extraneous expenses, we do not plan to make a printed conference program available this year, just a schedule. Any handouts faculty members supply will be made available via the conference website the week before the conference.

How do I contribute?

If you would like to help us finance great faculty, tasty meals, potential audio recording of sessions, and other conference necessities, please email us at info@faithandfantasyalliance.com. Put CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTOR in the subject line. In the body of your email, let us know how much you’d like to offer, and we’ll set up the transaction in either PayPal or give you an address for sending a check, whichever you prefer

Every little bit helps. If you’d like to sponsor, but you don’t feel you can meet the minimum amount listed here, by all means, send us an email at info@faithandfantasyalliance.com , and we’d be happy to accept your contribution in whatever amount you can give. Also, if there’s an amount you’d like to give that doesn’t match the increments above, contact us, and we’ll customize an appropriate benefits package for you.

Thank you for your willingness to partner with Realm Makers: 2015 to make this the best conference yet.

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