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About DerpyCon

DerpyCon is an anime, gaming, sci-fi, and comics convention celebrating the culture of science fiction, fantasy, animation, gaming and beyond. DerpyCon will be holding its sixth annual event October 25-27, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Morristown in Morristown, NJ.

DerpyCon offers a multitude of affordable advertising and sponsorship opportunities available to you and your business.  During the last weekend of October, DerpyCon will be bringing in more than 1,500 people to the Morristown-area, many of which will be staying all weekend and will be looking for places to eat, to drink, and to shop.  By advertising in our booklet, on our website, or at the venue, you will be putting yourself front and center for all our attendees to see.  With nearly 10,000 likes on Facebook and over 1,000 active views on our website per week, your company will see plenty of traffic not only at the convention but also throughout the year.

We are currently seeking sponsors for DerpyCon 2019.  Advertisements and sponsorships are perfect for vendors of the convention and local businesses in the town of Morristown, NJ to promote themselves. Each DerpyCon attendee will receive a bag containing a full color 8.5” x 11”, 30-40 page program guide, with event scheduling information, guest highlights, a local guide to nearby businesses and attractions and more.

Program Guide Rates and Sizes

Program Back Page Cover:
Full Page – $400.00

Program Interior Cover:
Full Page – $300.00
1/2 Page –  $175.00

Program Interior Pages:
Full Page – $250.00
1/2 Page – $150.00
1/4 Page – $85.00

Advertising Sizes
Full Page – Trim: 8.5” x 11”, Bleed: 8.75” × 11.25”, Live: 8.25” x 10.75” (portrait orientation)
1/2 Page – Trim: 8.5” x 5.5”, Bleed: 8.75” × 5.75”, Live: 8.25” x 5.25” (landscape orientation)
1/4 Page – Trim: 4.25” x 5.5”, Bleed: 4.5” × 5.75”, Live: 4” x 5.25” (portrait orientation)

  • Artwork for printed ads must be rendered in CMYK color format. We cannot guarantee the printed quality of your ad if it is submitted as RGB.
  • For best results, artwork should be rendered at a minimum of 300 dpi, at the size it is intended to reproduce in the book.
  • Full bleed artwork should adhere to the bleed dimensions. Important text or image elements should remain within the Live/Non-Bleed area to prevent them from being trimmed off the page. Artwork submitted with Non-Bleed dimensions will be bordered with the background color of the relevant page.
  • Artwork which may be confused for content produced by DerpyCon must include the text “Paid Advertisement” at the bottom of the ad inside the visible area using at least 8-point font. This determination will be made by DerpyCon If the text does not appear on the submitted image and is required, DerpyCon will add the text to the bottom of the image inside the visible area.
  • Artwork must be submitted as unlocked PDF, EPS, or TIFF formats. We highly suggest that you do not submit print ads as JPEG since it is what is known as a “lossy” format and image quality degrades significantly each time the file is saved. A JPEG can be included as a visual proof however.
  • DerpyCon is not responsible for typographical errors or errors in publishing.
  • DerpyCon reserves the right to refuse to publish any ad that DerpyCon determines is inappropriate.

Bag Inserts

Attendees will receive a 15” x 11” bag which will contain the program guide upon registration. The inserts can be printed by DerpyCon or provided by the advertiser.

Insert Provided By Advertiser:
Up to 1000 bags – $100.00

Insert Printed By DerpyCon:
Up to 1000 bags (glossy postcards) – $600.00
Up to 1000 bags (standard paper) – $400.00

Online Sponsor

Your ad will appear on the DerpyCon website on the right side of all pages of the website. Your ad will appear in the order they were received. The banner can be 250×250 in a JPG or GIF format.

Website Logo:
Until Event End – $150

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Scheduled Event Sponsor – $500
From cosplay events to musical concerts, we can brand one of our events for your sponsorship. One stage mention with your company as well as displaying your logo on stage projector screens before and after the event and in our booklet.

Badge Sponsor – $500.00
Upon entry, every attendee is given a badge that they will wear throughout the event and often keep as a collectible.  Have your logo featured on the back of each attendee’s badge where it will be seen by everyone throughout the weekend.

Advertiser Banner – $75.00
Have your logo featured on our Advertiser Banner which will be displayed in the front lobby of the venue, right at the registration desk.

Show Your Badge Discount Partner – FREE
Become a partner in our Show Your Badge discount program and offer a discount to attendees that show their badge at the point of purchase during the convention weekend.  Your information, location, and discount will be featured in the program booklets and on the website.  Restricted to local businesses only.


Premier Sponsor – $1000.00
1 Promotional Table at the Con
1 Interior Full Page Ad
6 Complimentary Weekend Badges
Self-Provided Bag Inserts (Up to 1,000)
Logo Shown on Website Til Event Ends
Logo Featured Prominently on Advertiser Banner

VIP Sponsor    $500.00
1 Promotional Table at the Con
1 Interior Half Page Ad
4 Complimentary Weekend Badges
Logo Featured Prominently on Advertiser Banner

Need Help with Your Design?

Don’t have an ad? Want a new fresh look? We offer design services at competitive rates. Please email us for a quote and to arrange further consultation.


The deadline for any ads in our publication and other material and sponsorships is August 30th, 2019.