Comicpalooza is proud to support our fellow fan clubs, groups, societies, associations, organizations, clubs, guilds, and leagues that cultivate liberal arts or celebrate popular cultural icons, from the factual to the fantastical. If you are part of such a group and want to discover other individuals that share your same interests, or share with those that are curious, we have several opportunities for you.
Review the options below, discuss amongst yourselves, and have an advocate contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, the name of your group, a brief description of your mission, as well as any social media handles your group uses. Also indicate the option below that most interests you. We'll be in touch with any follow up questions and needs.
The fees below cover our costs. However, additional discounts are available. Contact us to learn more.
Fan tables are available to groups that want an inexpensive way to share their message or increase their membership. A discounted rate of $75 includes a 3’ x 6’ table along with a single three-day pass. The location of the table is determined by show management after all other exhibits have been placed.
Groups using a fan table are restricted from selling memberships, goods, or asking for donations during the show. Requesting email addresses and membership sign ups is allowed and encouraged.
Fan Group Exhibits:
There are additional benefits to fan groups that provide an interactive or visually-rich exhibit, which enhances the overall show experience for our attendees. An increase in space, size and and number of passes may be provided by Comicpalooza based on the exhibit as well as advance promotion to your membership team and social media followers. In most cases, interactive exhibits require someone be in attendance during the full extent of show hours, which justifies the additional number of passes.
Photos of the exhibit must be provided in advance along with a detailed description of any scripted or planned audience interaction. Signage must clearly mark the name of your organization and any volunteers working the event cannot be confused with Comicpalooza staff. However, your exhibit staff must follow the same rules of engagement with our attendees as anyone else working the event, which includes a friendly, welcoming experience.
Your exhibit will be assessed and someone will contact you about any additional requirements or fees within ten days. Any fees will remain minimal if you meet the above requirements and, like above with fan tables, additional incentives are available. However, if you plan to charge participants fees of any sort, you will be charged as an exhibitor. Space is limited.
Comicpalooza partners with several other groups, festivals, and expos that want to promote their shows to our large number of attendees over our three-day event. We are happy to discuss cross-promotional opportunities. We typically look at audience relevance, membership numbers, number of social media followers, and opportunities for us to expand Comicpalooza’s exposure. The more you talk about us, the more we’ll talk about you.
Contributing meaningful and entertaining content to a panel gives you a platform for sharing your content. Individuals of your group who add panel content of three or more approved panels will be awarded a weekend pass.
For an additional expense, all regular passes provided as part of any of the options can be upgraded to a VIP or Experience pass.