Arisia '10

Countdown to the Con:

Advertising Rates


The deadline for reserving advertising space has been extended until December 1st.

Arisia Publications Advertising Rates

Arisia is the largest fan-run science fiction convention in the northeast; activities cover all aspects of science fiction, fantasy and related interests. Membership typically ranges from 2000 to 2400p individuals.
The convention is entirely volunteer run. It is normally held over Martin Luther King weekend in January at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge. Events and educational programs occur round-the-clock from Friday through Monday. Our multi-track programming features over 250 program participants from many corners of the SF universe.
Arisia publications, including a Souvenir Book, will reach an audience with diverse interests in books, arts, gaming, science and technology, films, TV, and other media. The Souvenir Book is professionally offset printed on white 60 lb. text stock with a glossy cover and both B&W and color pages. The Restaurant Guide is printed using DocuTech with B&W pages only.
Arisia is a Service Mark of Arisia, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit literary organization. For information, write Arisia, Inc., PO Box 39-1596, Cambridge, MA 02139, e-mail info@arisia.org, or visit the Arisia corporate web site. For advertising, send email to ads@arisia.org.

Souvenir Book Advertising Rates

Black and White Rates

Size
Retail Rates
Semi-Pro
Fan Rates
Full Page
$ 500.00
$ 250.00
$ 125.00
Half Page
$ 300.00
$ 150.00
$ 75.00
Third Page
$ 250.00
$ 125.00
$ 62.50
Quarter Page
$ 205.00
$ 102.50
$ 51.25
Sixth Page
$ 150.00
$ 75.00
$ 37.50
Eighth Page
$ 100.00
$ 50.00
$ 25.00
Business Card
$ 100.00
$ 50.00
$ 25.00
Blurb/3 lines incl name/contact info
$ 50.00
$ 25.00
$ 12.50

Color Rates

Size
Retail Rates
Semi-Pro
Fan Rates
Full Page
$ 1000.00
$ 750.00
$ 625.00
Half Page
$ 800.00
$ 650.00
$ 575.00
Third Page
$ 750.00
$ 625.00
$ 562.50
Quarter Page
$ 705.00
$ 602.50
$ 551.25
Sixth Page
$ 600.00
$ 550.00
$ 525.00
Eighth Page
$ 600.00
$ 550.00
$ 525.00
Business Card
$ 600.00
$ 550.00
$ 525.00
Blurb/3 lines incl name/contact info
$ 550.00
$ 525.00
$ 512.50

Special Placement/Additional Options

Description
Retail Rates
Semi-Pro
Fan Rates
Inside Cover (additional surcharge)
+$ 400.00
+$ 300.00
+$ 200.00
Back Cover (additional surcharge)
+$ 800.00
+$ 450.00
+$ 300.00
Center Spread (additional surcharge)
+$ 500.00
+$ 350.00
+$ 250.00
Bleeds (additional surcharge)
+$ 50.00
+$ 50.00
+$ 50.00

Additional Options

Description
Retail Rates
Semi-Pro
Fan Rates
Inside Cover (additional surcharge)
+$ 400.00
+$ 300.00
+$ 200.00
Back Cover (additional surcharge)
+$ 400.00
+$ 300.00
+$ 200.00

Restaurant Guide Advertising Rates (B&W only)

Size
Full Rate
w/Discount
Fan Rate
Full Page
$ 300.00
$ 150.00
$ 75.00
Half Page
$ 200.00
$ 100.00
$ 50.00
Third Page
$ 150.00
$ 75.00
$ 40.00
Quarter Page
$ 125.00
$ 65.00
$ 35.00
Sixth Page
$ 90.00
$ 45.00
$ 30.00
Eighth Page
$ 75.00
$ 35.00
$ 25.00
Business Card
$ 75.00
$ 35.00
$ 25.00
Blurb (3 lines incl name/contact info)
$ 40.00
$ 25.00
$ 15.00

Additional Options

Inside Cover (additional surcharge)
+$ 150.00
+$ 100.00
Back Cover (additional surcharge)
+$ 150.00
+$ 100.00
Note: "w/Discount" means ad contains a coupon or otherwise provides a discount for convention members patronizing restaurant.

Semi-Pro Rate is same as Discount Rate.

Rate Categories

Semi-pro rates are reserved for magazines, small presses, dealers at Arisia, and artists or artist agents.
Fan rates are reserved for fannish organizations that are tax exempt under IRS code 501-c(3); or for individuals (eg, fans) who are not promoting any commercial activity. Fan rate ads may not be available due to space limitations.
If you are unsure which rate applies to you, please contact our Publications Director.

Publication Specifications

Image Area



Souvenir Book

Type Dimensions H x W
Full Page Page (A) 10.5"x8.0"
Half Page Wide (B) 5.0"x8.0" Tall (C) 10.5"x3.5"
Third Page Wide (D) 3.5"x8.0" Box (F) 5.25"x5.25" Tall (E) 10.5"x2.5"
Quarter Page Box (G) 5.0"x3.5" Tall (E) 2.5"x8.0"
Sixth Page Box (H) 2.5"x6.5" Strip (J) 5.25"x2.5"
Eighth Page Wide (K) 2.5"x3.5" Strip (J) 3.5"x2.5"
Business Card Wide (L) 2.0"x3.5"
Note: Not all sizes available each year.


Restaurant Guide

Type Dimensions H x W
Full Page Page (C) 8"x3.5"
Half Page Box (G) 4"x3.5" Tall (E) 8"x1.75"
Third Page Wide (K) 2.65"x3.5"
Quarter Page Wide (L) 2"x3.5"
Business Card Box (H) 2.0"x3.5"
Blurb 3 Lines/approx ??? characters (including name/contact info)

Submission Format

Prices quoted are for camera-ready art (or 600-dpi-quality printout). Ads can be accepted electronically in JPEG, TIFF, PSD (Photoshop), EPS, Microsoft Word, ASCII Text, Quark, Xpress, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), and HTML formats. Image size must be at least 266 dpi resolution (300 dpi preferred), greyscale 88 Line Screen or 133 Line Screen on halftones. Special printing needs (design, layout, bleeds, screens, and color) are extra. Bleeds are only available on full-page advertisements. Please embed fonts for PDF files. If sending MS Word, Quark, or other formats with embedded graphics, please include the graphic in it's native format as well. If sending EPS please convert fonts to outlines. Please send a good quality printed proof (if possible) along with any electronic files sent.

Payments and Additional Information

Advertisements must be paid in full. Purchase orders may be used only for Retail Rate ads. All prices in US dollars, payable to Arisia, Inc. by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal to "paypal@arisia.org". And yes, we still take olde fashioned checks.
All ads are accepted on space-available basis only. Arisia reserves the right to refund any monies paid for ads not printed. Arisia retains the right to review all ads for suitability. Ad material will only be printed in the specific publications for which it is contracted.

2009 Advertising Deadlines

Ad Space Reservation: Due by December 1, 2009.
Payment: Due by December 1, 2009.
Ad copy: Due by December 8, 2009.
For more information, contact the Publications director by writing to the Arisia mailbox or by e-mail at ads@arisia.org. Address all correspondence, advertising materials, payments and insertion orders to:
Ad Sales
PO Box 39-1596
Cambridge, MA 02139