Deadlines

All advertising copy must be in the Dragon Con office by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline day.

  • Progress Report Deadline: May 06, 2019
  • Program Book Deadline: July 29, 2019
  • Gaming Guidebook Deadline: July 29, 2019

Advertising Application

Discounts available for multiple publication purchases

Please fill out the form linked here when reserving ad space in any of Dragon Con’s publications. Completed forms should be emailed to advertising@dragoncon.org or printed and mailed along with payment to the address below.

Payments

Payment is required with ad copy, on or before each deadline. We accept checks, money orders, and all major credit cards in US dollars ($) only. In rare instances, we will invoice on a net 30 days post-publication basis, please make any request to be billed post-publication no later than 10 business days before the published deadline. If a request is made, and not approved, payment must be received by published deadline in order for ad to be placed. DO NOT SEND CASH.

Please make all checks and money orders out to Dragon Con. Please direct all billing inquiries to the Dragon Con office.

Please send all payments to the Dragon Con office:

By Mail:
Dragon Con
Attention: Advertising 2019
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459

By Phone: 404-669-0773

Deadlines, Rates, & Specs by Publication

Progress ReportProgram BookGaming Guidebook
DeadlineMay 06, 2019July 29, 2019July 29, 2019
Cost
Half Page$250$595$250
Full Page$395$1150$395
Interior Front Cover$595$3895$495
Interior Back Cover$595$3595$450
Exterior Back CoverNot Available$5595$595
Distribution50,00035,0001,000 and available for download via our 2019 app
Trim Size
Half Page2.5″w x 8″h OR
5″w x 4″h
3.9375″w x 10.375″h OR 7.875″w x 5.1875″h2.5″w x 8″h OR
5″w x 4″h
Full Page5″w x 8″h8.38″w x 10.88″h5″w x 8″h
Interior Front Cover6″w x 9″h8.38″w x 10.88″h5.5″w x 8.5″h
Interior Back Cover6″w x 9″h8.38″w x 10.88″h
Exterior Back CoverNot Available8.38″w x 10.88″h
BleedsInterior Covers and Full Page Program Book Ads: .25″; Interior Ads: No Bleeds
Live AreaNo live matter is to be within .25″ of the trim edges of the page dimensions unless it is acceptable to bleed that matter. Not responsible for “live” material in bleed/crop area.
Color
Interior AdsProgress Report and Gaming Guide: Grayscale 300 dpi, or B&W, 133 line screen recommended (266 dpi), maximum density 280. Program Book: CMYK 300 dpi, or B&W, 133 line screen recommended (266 dpi), maximum density 280
Internal and External CoversCMYK 300 dpiCMYK 300 dpiGrayscale 300 dpi, or B&W, 133 line screen recommended (266 dpi), maximum density 280
File TypeTIF or PDF format ONLY

Electronic Ad Submission

Advertisers may email their ads to advertising@dragoncon.org.

Policies

Policy: Dragon Con reserves the right to keep this publication strictly industry-oriented. The publisher may refuse ads which do not relate to the sci-fi/fantasy community. Dragon Con assumes no responsibility for misprints or claims and actions by advertisers. All rates contained in this rate card are subject to change without notice. Dragon Con reserves the right to stop accepting new ads for publications prior to their deadline. This does not affect already purchased ad material deadlines.

Errors: The publisher is not responsible for errors resulting from illegible or incorrectly submitted copy. The publisher’s liability for any error shall not exceed the cost of the space occupied by that error. No credit will be issued for errors in ads or changes in ad copy after published deadline.

Return Privilege: Except as otherwise specified in any ad, an advertiser must accept the return of any merchandise postmarked within 10 days of its receipt by a customer when returned in the same condition as received.

Discounts: To receive the 25% or 15% off discount, the ads must be place in two or three separate publications, not the same. Only a max discount of 10% will be taken from covers, no matter how many ads are placed.

P.O. Box Ads are allowed, but the permanent home address or place of business of the advertiser must be filed with the publisher before advertisements may be printed.

Policy: Dragon Con reserves the right to keep this publication strictly industry-oriented. The publisher may refuse ads which do not relate to the sci-fi/fantasy community. Dragon Con assumes no responsibility for misprints or claims and actions by advertisers. All rates contained in this rate card are subject to change without notice.

Phone Ads: Ad copy or changes to ad copy are not accepted over the phone. (Besides being expensive and time-consuming, errors in the ad copy tend to occur when dictation is taken over the phone.)

Placement: Advertisers are urged to specify the classification location for their ad(s). The publisher will have final authority on placement of ads. Requests should be made in writing. Placement not guaranteed.

Republishing Rights: As a condition of advertising in a Dragon Con publication, Dragon Con retains the right to republish all material submitted for advertisements in whatever manner it chooses.

All advertisers are responsible for understanding and following our standard advertising policies.

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