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Thu, Mar 15 - Sat, Mar 17 2018

SXSW Gaming Festival 2018 - Scrub Budz Booth,

Austin, Texas, United States Austin, Texas, United States

  • About the event

    SXSW Gaming saw over 46,000 paid attendees in 2017, and 2018 looks to be even bigger. It's a festival celebrating all things gamer, from console and tabletop games, indie developers, artwork and merchandise, contests, and booths / appearances from major players in the industry.

    Last year, we had a booth there and it was amazing. One of our projects, a Let's Play series on YouTube called "Scrub Budz," was a perfect fit, and we decided to set up shop by creating a 90's living room feel to that booth, inviting gamers of all ages to play their favorite titles from all time periods with us, and recording a few live shows in the process.

    It was our first year doing the project and having a presence there, but our booth quickly became one of the busiest and most talked about at the event. Other booths wanted to know what we were doing and were a bit confounded about how a Let's Play project could garner so much attention away from product and game demos - it's because of our passion. The Scrub Budz booth is just a lot of damn fun!

    Gaming is our lives, and we love to share that passion with everyone else. Whether that be playing a game with them, sharing our embarassingly deep knowledge of the history, our collections of files and related music, and bringing partners together, we put our heart and soul into it.

    We're ready to bring our booth back to SXSW Gaming Festival 2018, and we would love your help in making it better than ever!

    Why should you sponsor?

    Your company or project should sponsor us because we are excellent, professional partners and we will get the word out about you and what you do. If you truly love our goals and mission and want to back us, we would be happy to work with you!

    We are only interested in sponsorships that make sense - in other words, gaming gear and controllers, video game / tabletop game / comic shops, electronics businesses, tech companies, things of that nature. If you think our passions could be shared amongst our shared audiences, let's do it!

    We do, of course, offer perks as well. We will only accept one sponsor this year, so we will work with the first offer to one of these tiers at the highest tier level offered, if our projects make sense to come together.

    Thanks so much for helping us spread the joy of gaming and giving us more opportunities to archive and share everything related to the industry.


    MadHatter McGinnis

    We are the Scrub Club Collective – a not-for-profit and open source music, gaming, and art tribe.

    Currently, we have these projects on course to be in full force this year:

    Scrub Budz: A comedy Let's Play series on YouTube, currently with over 150 episodes! We recently celebrated the show's one year anniversary with a party and events at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, TX.

    Earworm Arcade: A retro gaming podcast that features talk centering on one genre per show with about 45 minutes of game music to download alongside it.

    Retro Deep Dive: Our upcoming site that will host the most organized online game collections in the world, the most in-depth reviews of classic games and their universes, and downloadable themed packs of game music collections.

    Live Events: We love doing events IRL! Whether it's playing games with folks and recording live episodes with guests and fans, or hosting trivia or "name that tune" style game shows, we love being up close and personal with our supporters and raising money for the Extra Life and other charities.

    Music Performances: Scrub Club hosts several Nerdcore legends such as Kabuto the Python, MadHatter, 2 Mello, King Pheenix, and the Soup or Villainz, and have years of live music events under their belts.

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  • 10000+ attendees expected


    54% Male Attendees


    46% Female Attendees

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Select a Package

3 available packages from US$1440 to US$5000

US$1440
"Make It Happen" Package

This is simply to cover our cost outright to get a booth at this year's SXSW Gaming Festival. Here's what you get in return for making our dreams come true:

1. One SXSW 2018 Music badge ($1,225 value), which grants you the following access to [
these events] in the Austin area that week.

2. $315 back to you after we've booked our booth, preferably with PayPal.

3. One promotional item that you provide to be given out to everyone who passes by our booth, with every purchase they make, and alongside any promotional material we hand out.

4. An exclusive live episode of our Let's Play series where you star with us and pick the game to play! We will also record a special sponsor episode of your product or service to bring attention to your company or project.

1 available

US$2170
"Level Up" Package

This will cover the cost of our booth at this year's SXSW Gaming Festival, plus insurance and electricity costs. It also gives us a bigger allowance for decorations to really make for a unique and attractive booth. We were already one of the busiest booths last year, this will really propel us (and you)! Here's what you get in return for really making us shine bright:

1. One SXSW 2018 Music badge ($1,225 value), which grants you the following access to [
these events] in the Austin area that week.

2. $315 back to you after we've booked our booth, preferably with PayPal.

3. One full side of our full color flyers at our table, your logo and web address in rotation with the information on our queue monitor, plus any other promotional items you supply to us will be given out to everyone who passes by our booth, and we'll definitely talk you up as being a major sponsor. You will also get a "Your Company/Project Presents:" by our giant booth logo to make sure that you really helped make this happen.

4. Two exclusive live episodes of our Let's Play series where you star with us and pick the games to play! We will also record a special sponsor episode of your product or service to bring attention to your company or project.

1 available

US$5000
"Level 99" Package

This not only will cover everything in the "Level Up" tier, it will also allow us to upgrade all of our equipment we use for our Let's Plays, events, and live shows! You will literally help build us up and maximize our potential by letting us get new video, sound, and gaming equipment, and some absolutely amazing booth decorations. Here's what you get in return for being our best friend, like, ever:

1. One SXSW 2018 Music badge ($1,225 value), which grants you the following access to [
these events] in the Austin area that week.

2. $315 back to you after we've booked our booth, preferably with PayPal.

3. Your own full color flyers at our table, your logo and web address in rotation with the information on our queue monitor, plus any other promotional items you supply to us will be given out to everyone who passes by our booth, and we'll definitely talk you up as being a major sponsor. You will also get a "Your Company/Project Presents:" by our giant booth logo to make sure that you really helped make this happen.

4. Two exclusive live episodes of our Let's Play series where you star with us and pick the games to play! We will also record a special sponsor episode of your product or service to bring attention to your company or project.

5. You will be our sole sponsor for your type of product or project for one year! We will include your logo and web address in all of our Scrub Budz Let's Play videos for that time and link to you in all of our descriptions, spread the word about you whenever we can, sport and give away your merchandise, and use your products in our content if they match our type of entertainment. Let's talk business for this year and beyond!

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