Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities for Gamehole Con 2018 (Nov 8 – Nov 11)

To apply for an exhibitor booth, demo row spot, or any other marketing opportunity, go to our online form to fill out the application.

Gamehole Con 2017 continued our trend of massive growth! We remain the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the region. Nearly 10,000 game tickets were sold to more than 3,000 attendees from around the country. The Con grew by 30%, and we expect similar growth for next year. Our new Kid’s Track games feature was a big success. Positive feedback about the convention is all over social media and everyone is excited for Gamehole Con 2018:

  • Thank you for an amazing con. My first time attending and I'm already looking forward to 2018.
  • This is the best con of the year! Already excited for Gamehole Con 6!
  • It was my 3rd year, and it was a blast. It seems like each year it gets a bit better. I really enjoyed the support that Adventurers League had. And also the larger play area. The con had great guests and events. I can't wait until next year!!!
  • Great convention. Exhibit hall was excellent. Food trucks top notch. Events awesome. GHC staff friendly and helpful. Clarion staff friendly. Some of my favs: Paint and Take, MilCog Board Game Library, Artimas spaceship simulator.
  • I had a great time. This was my first game con in several decades, and I'm very glad to have attended. Great games, friendly staff, good swag, and vendors.
  • First time attending and found the atmosphere amazingly friendly, welcoming and vibrant. Was able to get into some games last minute and liked there were demo game options too. Loved that the guests were out about and approachable.
  • The last big gaming con in the US I attended was Gen Con, in 2001. Gamehole Con was, by far, a much better experience. I had awesome players in my games, and a wonderful time overall. I am definitely coming back!

Gamehole Con 2018 will once again be held at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison! For 2018, we will be going to a full four-day show. We have again expanded our space and events and welcome True Dungeon back for the 2018 Con.

The exhibitor hall sold out quickly in 2017 and spaces will go even faster again this year. Many past exhibitors have asked to come back and we have had many more exhibitors ask to take part at Gamehole Con 2018.

We invite you to join us for Gamehole 2018 and to take advantage of Gamehole Con’s success. The following guide contains just some of the different ways you can be involved at Gamehole Con 2018. If you would like to participate in another way, just let us know!

We will start taking Exhibitor Applications on December 15th. To apply, go to our online form to fill out the application. These applications are necessary for both Dealer Hall and Demo Row spots.

Official Sponsor of Gamehole Con 2018 ($250)

As an official sponsor of Gamehole Con you get:

  • Your logo listed on our site with a hyperlink to your webpage. Your logo is also part of a scrolling graphic on the bottom of each page of our site. Please take a look at our site and you can see the scroll of our past year’s sponsors. We will begin adding new sponsors to our site in early 2018.
  • Your logo listed in our Program.
  • Your logo listed in each email blast that we send out. There is at least one such blast to our approximately 3,000+ recipients each month. As we get closer to our Con and have deadlines and other matters to announce, those blasts become more frequent.
  • A stand-alone “thank you” post on our Facebook page acknowledging your sponsorship and support and telling everyone what makes your business great.

Exhibiting Space in the Exhibitor Hall ($350 - $400) [SOLD OUT]

Our booth spaces include exhibitor tables with chairs. One 10’ x 10’ booth space for the entire weekend is only $350. If your booth requires a nearby outlet, the Alliant Energy Center will supply one for an additional $100. If you require a wired internet connection, the Alliant Energy Center will supply one for an additional $100. You also receive three universal Gamehole Con weekend badges for your business to use for the entire weekend.

Official Gamehole Con 2018 Program Ad Space

We have a fantastic electronic program. We include a fabulous custom map, lists of all games and events, and bios of all the special guests. Our program artwork is second to none. We release a digital copy of the program in the weeks before the show increasing your ad’s exposure that much more.

Program ad prices for 2018:

Back Cover – Full Color$600
Inside Front Cover – Full Color$400
Inside Back Cover – Full Color$300
Full Page – B&W $200
Half Page – B&W $100

Lobby Signage

Have a cool display or sign you want everyone to see? Contact us about prices and locations for our main lobby area!

Demonstration Areas in Demo Row ($200 for the weekend – space is limited)[SOLD OUT]

Our demo row is very popular every year. As a result, we are going to expand this area. Each of these 15 tables can be purchased for the entire weekend for $200. These spaces will be strictly limited to game designers demoing their own games. Sale of their games and supplements are permitted here. No sales of third party products are permitted - that is restricted to the Dealer Hall. We wanted to create a less expensive space for our smaller game design partners. Each space comes with a draped table and two chairs. You also receive two universal Gamehole Con weekend badges for your use for the entire weekend.

Anything Else?

Don’t see a promotional item that you want? We are open to new ideas and happy to work with you to create custom solutions that will convey your company’s message in a unique way.

Contact: Jason Knutson -Director of Marketing
608-556-5401 - jason@gameholecon.com

What Is Gamehole Con?

Thank you for your interest in our convention, Gamehole Con. Here you will find information about the convention in general, as well as pictures and other media from our past conventions. Please enjoy your tour and if you have any further questions,please let us know!