Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Mizucon is a nonprofit fan convention with the mission of promoting the spread, understanding, and appreciation of Japanese culture in the Miami area. As Mizucon is a nonprofit, every dollar we can raise directly results in our events being bigger and better for all involved. We welcome sponsors to stand with us and help us achieve greatness in content we wouldn’t be able to achieve otherwise. Partnering with us lets you tap into the huge energy and intense devotion our attendees feel for their various fandoms.

First, a bit about our background:

Mizucon has been a long running fixture of the South Florida fan convention scene for more than a decade under various owners and business models. Simultaneously, my partners and I gained over a decade of our own experience running other fan conventions serving markets north of Mizucon’s Miami attendee base. Our histories converged in 2018 when my partners and I bought out and reorganized Mizucon into an all-volunteer, IRS 501(c)(3) recognized, nonprofit enterprise that ensures every dollar we take in goes right back to our community. The community noticed our professionalism and in the first year of Mizucon’s relaunch attendance hit levels equivalent to several previous years’ numbers combined. We strive to bring unique events, panels, shows and contests to our attendees and our city.  We try to give our themes of Japanese culture, animation, and general nerdy fandoms a watery twist that is unique to and suited for our Magic City.

Here are the events we are planning for 2020:

Mizucon’s Beach Bash, taking place on March 28th at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne. This is a free promotional event in the form of a free barbeque beach party, with an anticipated attendance of 100+ based on prior years attendance. We play outdoor games, bring in our DJ’s, and host contests from noon to dusk in a shady rented pavilion.

 

Mizucon 2020, our main two day convention, taking place on May 23rd – 24th, 2020 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon. In 2019 we had a total attendance of over 800+ unique fans over the course of two days. You can see last year’s schedule of events here and browse photos here to get a sense of the excitement our event generates, or feel free to search social media for yourself. Our community appeal speaks better for itself than we can.

We offer a variety of sponsorship levels to suite your needs:

Beach Bash Sponsorship: $300    (Available until March 20th, 2020)

You would be directly supporting our free barbecue and we will advertise as such:

  • Your name and logo would be prominently displayed on our website and social media leading up to the event, and around the event itself.
  • You are welcome to send representatives to the event to market to our attendees present, to the extent allowed by the Miami Dade County Parks Department.
  • Two Silver VIP badges to Mizucon 2020.

 

Specific Event Sponsor – $250 to $400, and/or merchandise up to that monetary value.

Any convention run events listed on our schedule, excluding premium ticketed events.

  • Your representative may hand out prizes on stage if the event involves such, we will     work with you to appropriately integrate your sponsorship into the individual events.
  • You may advertise your sponsorship in your own marketing.
  • One one-day pass for the day of the event you’re sponsoring.
  • Your name and logos will be prominently displayed as appropriate at the event itself, and on the specific social media event page

 

Premium Event Sponsor –$500

These individually ticketed events are typically frequented by higher spending and influential members of our fan community, and are excellent networking opportunities.

  • Your name and logos will be prominently displayed as appropriate at the event itself, and in social media event pages promoting the event.
  • Custom made promotional products, featuring your logo or company name,exclusive to the event.
  •  Two Gold VIP badges to Mizucon 2020.

 

 Tote Bag Sponsor-  $500 – and up

  • Your logo printed on reusable tote bags, offered to our attendees for free
  • Two Gold VIP badges to Mizucon 2020.

*We recommend choosing this option as early in advance of the con as possible for coordination. We will be sourcing the bags, and will offer bag upgrade options to you.

 

Level 3 Con-wide Sponsors -$500

  • Your logo on our website.
  •  Half a page in our convention guidebook.
  • Two Gold VIP badge to Mizucon 2020.
  • A 6′ table in a hallway at a spot assigned by our Vendor Coordinator, but you may not sell physical goods from this table.

 

Level 2 Con-wide Sponsors -$2,000

  • Your logo on our 4”x6” flyers used as our primary advertising.
  • Your logo on our website.
  • You get a full page in our convention guidebook.
  • Sponsors at this level will have the opportunity to submit an image of your choosing to be used in a “screen-saver” rotation on our main events video screens, screen time is at the discretion of our video operators.
  • You may place promotional items in registration tote bags.
  • The opportunity to briefly speak during our event’s opening ceremonies.
  • A 6′ table on the Convention floor, location to be determined upon arrival.
  • You may sponsor one open regular event, see above for details.
  • Two Gold VIP badges.
  • A two night hotel stay at the Hilton Blue  Lagoon during the convention.

 

Level 1 Con-wide Sponsor- $5,000

You will be associated with Mizucon at every event and opportunity throughout the year. This will include our main convention and community events.

  • Your logo on our 4”x6” flyers used as our primary advertising.
  • You get a large image on our website, and generally when we do suitable advertising.
  •  Two full page spread in our convention guidebook.
  • Sponsors at this level will have the opportunity to submit an image of your choosing to be used in a “screen-saver” rotation on our main events video screens, screen time is at the discretion of our video operators.
  • You may place promotional “swag” items in registration tote bags.
  • The opportunity to briefly speak during our event’s opening ceremonies.
  • You may set up a custom sized booth with complimentary power at the con, we will work with you on the details.
  • You may place your logo on our yearly attendee shirts, working with our art team.
  • You may sponsor one open regular event and one open premium event, see above for details.
  • Four Gold VIP badges.
  • A two night hotel, suite, stay at the Hilton Blue Lagoon during the convention.