Chicon 7 Souvenir Book Taking Ads

Chicon 7 is reserving ad space in the 2012 Worldcon’s Souvenir Book. The deadline is June 15, 2012.

The Worldcon Souvenir Book is distributed to attendees or mailed to members who do not attend. The publication features information on Worldcon history, the Guests of Honor, the host city, and the membership list, as well as a range of feature articles covering different aspects of science fiction.

Chicon 7 is offering full-, half-, and quarter-page advertising space. Professional rates start at $300 for a quarter-page black-and-white ad and range up to $1,400 for a full page in color. Fan rates start at just $75 for a quarter-page in black and white and range up to $500 for a full page in color. Special rates apply for the inside front and back covers (color only). All advertising space must be reserved by June 15, 2012, with artwork due by the same date.

Full details can be found on the convention website at www.chicon.org/pubs.php. For more information, write to the Souvenir Book advertising sales team at adsales@chicon.org

The full press release follows the jump. 

PRESS RELEASE #13

Advertisers Sought for Chicon 7 Souvenir Book

Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention,

Chicago, IL – August 30 to September 3, 2012

press@chicon.org

www.chicon.org

Postal queries to: Chicon 7, P.O. Box 13, Skokie, IL 60076

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chicago, Illinois, USA – Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), is pleased to announce that prices and terms for advertising space in the Chicon 7 Souvenir Book are now available. All advertising space must be reserved by June 15, 2012.

The Worldcon Souvenir Book is the convention’s main publication, and will be distributed to attendees at the convention and mailed to those members who do not attend. The publication features information on Worldcon history, the Guests of Honor, the host city, and the membership list, as well as a range of feature articles covering different aspects of science fiction.

The Worldcon Souvenir Book is widely read by the members, with many collecting the books from the events they have attended. As such, it offers the perfect platform for professional and fan organizations to connect with convention members. It will reach an audience almost exclusively composed of science fiction, fantasy, and gaming fans.

Chicon 7 is offering full-, half-, and quarter-page advertising space. Professional rates start at $300 for a quarter-page black-and-white ad and range up to $1,400 for a full page in color. Fan rates start at just $75 for a quarter-page in black and white and range up to $500 for a full page in color. Special rates apply for the inside front and back covers (color only). All advertising space must be reserved by June 15, 2012, with artwork due by the same date.

Full details can be found on the convention website at www.chicon.org/pubs.php. For more information, write to the Souvenir Book advertising sales team at adsales@chicon.org.

ENDS

Chicon 7 is the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”). The first Worldcon occurred in New York City in 1939 and Worldcons have been held annually since then except for 1942-45 when there was no event due to World War II. Chicon 7’s Guests of Honor are five-time Hugo winning author Mike Resnick, artist Rowena Morrill, art agent and collector Jane Frank, science fiction fan and former Worldcon chair Peggy Rae Sapienza, and astronaut Story Musgrave. Chicon 7’s Toastmaster is John Scalzi.

For more details about the convention or to purchase memberships, visit www.chicon.org. Send press questions, or requests to be removed from the Chicon 7 press release mailing list, to press@chicon.org. Send general queries to info@chicon.org. “World Science Fiction Society,” “WSFS,” “World Science Fiction Convention,” “Worldcon,” “NASFiC,” “Hugo Award,” and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

One thought on “Chicon 7 Souvenir Book Taking Ads

  1. As I posted elsewhere, I remember when fans and fan clubs could buy a small ad saying “Best Wishes”, as was done for decades. Even $75 for a quarter page is a bit more than most people might like to spend. I suggested on SMOFS that the worldcons run a classified section in the back of the Program Book, where people could put small ads, with the fee by the word. I was met by a deafening silence.

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