KantCon is looking for companies and individuals to help sponsor our events through donations of funds, supplies, games, and food. In exchange for your generous donations we offer ad space in our onsite book, space in the con to display promotional materials, events with your name on them (Brought to you by…, etc.), our undying gratitude, links on this website, and the laughter and joy of hundreds of thankful gamers.
What is KantCon?
KantCon is a gaming convention for tabletop hobby gamers in the Kansas City area, created by tabletop hobby gamers in the Kansas City area. Until now, the only available gaming conventions and large gatherings of gamers in the Kansas City area were limited to the beginning and end of the year, in March and November, respectively. As most gamers are increasingly busy, in school, or have children, there is a void of a centralized gaming convention in the summer months in Kansas City.
KantCon has filled that void with three days of tabletop fun in the form of tabletop role-playing games, card games, board games, and miniatures games in a completely safe, family-friendly atmosphere.
The first KantCon was held in 2009 at a home in Shawnee, Kansas. It was an invitation-only event born out of the organizer’s inability to go to Gen Con, the largest gaming convention in the United States held every August in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The name KantCon was born from the inability to go to a gaming convention, hence “Can’t Con” and a love of the Kansas City area, hence “Kant Con” or “KC.”
Approximately 30 people came to KantCon 2009, and over $1,500 worth of products donated by participating gaming companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Rio Grande Games, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, and others were given away to the attendees over the course of the weekend. A variety of board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniatures games adorned the tables at KantCon 2009.
The next year, on July 9th, 10th, and 11th, KantCon 2010 was held at the Johnson County Community College brand new facility, the Regnier Center. Over the course of the three days, 110 gamers came from as far away as Mt. Gilead, Ohio to participate in role-playing games, card games, board games, miniatures games, and the kind of camaraderie that all gamers love and enjoy.
Over $3,000 worth of donated product from various game companies across the world were raffled off and awarded to players at the convention, supplemented by outstanding on-site vendors such as Gamer Ground from St. Louis, Secret Skeleton Miniatures from Lenexa, and Black Blade Publishing from Wichita.
The convention grew exponentially in 2011, with more than 75 events and a new, bakery-quality refreshments area provided by Three Sisters Creations. Over 200 people attended over the course of three days, a jump of 82% in attendance over 2010. Additionally, each and every vendor that was present at KantCon in 2010 joined us once again in 2011, with the addition of Silver Gryphon Games from South Dakota.
Now in its fourth year, KantCon 2012 will once again be held at the state-of-the-art Johnson County Community College Regnier Center on July 6th, 7th and 8th. We are estimating attendance in excess of 300 con-goers based on early registrations.
We offer five levels of sponsorship to meet the budgets and desires of any potential sponsor. Levels stack upon one another, so a gold level sponsor receives the benefits of a silver level sponsor and so on.
Donations of products are welcome in lieu of funds. However, for purposes of Sponsorship Level determination and Reward the following conversion applies: Two dollars of product (retail value) equals one dollar of money. For example, a $40 boardgame would be valued as a $20 donation. Monetary donations equal their cash value ($1=$1).
Levels of KantCon Sponsorship
Sponsors at all levels may hang or distribute promotional material at KantCon (if you don’t attend the con we’ll distribute these things for you), submit items for inclusion on our swag bags, and will have a logo and/or weblink on this website. Sponsors are responsible for their own print-ready ads (300dpi, jpeg, full color) and logos.
COPPER – $25
In addition to the benefits described above, copper level sponsors may place a quarter page ad (4.25″ x 2.75″) in the KantCon onsite book.
SILVER – $50
Silver level sponsors gain a 1/2 page ad in our onsite book (4.25″x5.5″).
ELECTRUM – $100
The ad size for electrum level sponsors is a full page (8.5″x5.5″).
GOLD – $200
Gold level sponsors get a FULL PAGE ad in the onsite book (8.5″x5.5″). Additionally, you become the OFFICIAL SPONSOR of an event (KantCon Awards Ceremony, the Miniatures Paint-n-Take, KantCon SWAG Prizes, or the KantCon Costume Contest)
PLATINUM – $500
In addition to a FULL PAGE ad in the onsite book, platinum level sponsors will have their name associated as the OFFICIAL SPONSOR of an entire programming area (Gaming KantCon Kids Area, RPG Area, Board/Card Game Area, Miniatures Gaming Area, or Open Gaming Area). Platinum sponsors also receive a full color 2′x6′ vinyl banner to hang wherever they please and to keep after the show.
We at KantCon are extremely grateful for any donations and sponsorships. In return, we present a variety of promotional opportunities for our sponsors and friends, such as:
The KantCon onsite book is distributed free to every KantCon attendee and is also available for free download on this website. It contains all sorts of useful and entertaining items, including a complete schedule of all events and games (at least those submitted prior to the printing of the book), information about our vendors and guests, games, short fiction, gaming material, and advertisements from our sponsors and friends. The onsite book is 8.5″x5.5″ and is printed in full color. Ads should be submitted via email in 300dpi jpg format.
Posters and Banners
The KantCon event areas provide plenty of space for the display of posters and other hanging ads. Any sponsor is free to hang ads throughout the con (except in areas or events hosted by another sponsor).
Several tables and wall panels throughout the convention space are reserved for the display of free promotional material from anybody who wants to put it there.
We will place a logo and weblink or banner ad for each of our sponsors on this page of this website. Gold and Platinum sponsors also get a weblink on the KantCon homepage.
As each attendee at KantCon picks up his or her registration badge he or she will also collect a bag of goodies, promotional flyers, and assorted gifts from our various sponsors and friends. Anyone is free to submit items for placement in the bags (you provide the material and we’ll provide the bags and someone to stuff them).
Bags will be roughly 9″x12″.
Please mail all swag bag fillers by June 15, 2012 to assure enough time to get the bags stocked and prepared.
Send swag bag goodies and promotions to:
KantCon Swag Bag
6622 W. 91st St. Apt. 255
Overland Park, KS 66212
This is the best way to get your product, company, or club noticed. By hosting an event at KantCon, such as a tournament, contest, or event your name will be front and center.