La Plata, Maryland, United States
Sat, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 22 2017

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La Plata, Maryland, United States La Plata, Maryland, United States
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About our event

The first fan convention supporting the History Channel's hit television series Vikings is coming to the Washington DC Area. On October 21 & 22, 2017, The Red Serpents will immerse you into a time that is rich with Viking history and culture.

VikingsCon is a mash up of a traditional fan convention and a Renaissance Festival. With several of the actors from the hit series, Vikings in attendance including Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), Amy Bailey (Kwenthrith), Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug), and Jessalyn Gilsig (Siggy). We also have the pleasure of welcoming Chris Farrell (Forged in Fire Champion) and guests will have the opportunity to purchase autographs, professional photo ops and VIP passes. In addition, special panels, workshops and demos, such as axe throwing, battle strategies and shield wall formations will be offered during this special weekend.

The convention will take place 30 miles outside of Washington, D.C. at the Charles County Fairgrounds in La Plata, Maryland. The significant amount of space will allow for plenty of vendors and artists to show off their unique creations in a village setting, as well as a designated area for an overnight Vikings encampment.

“We are pleased to bring this unique convention to the DC metro area and have already received a lot of interest and support from fans of the show as well as historians and reenactors,” says Kelly McLeod Montgomery, Founder and CEO of The Red Serpents.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

The primary source of funding for VikingsCon is from independent businesses and advertisers, such as yourself. The Red Serpents receive no governmental funds.

It is the mission of The Red Serpents, LLC to host an event that surrounds not only the History Channel's show Vikings but also allow our attendees to be immersed into the Viking Culture through workshops provided as well as an encampment that attendees will be able to camp overnight upon the fairgrounds. 

VikingsCon also has confirmation from 27 unique Food/Retail Vendors that have signed on in order to enhance the experience!



Program Book Advertising

Our collectible Program Book has all the event information and program schedule inside, as well as space for autographs! Ad Option (Size) Cost 1/4 Page Ad B&W (3" x 4.75") $100 1/2 Page Ad B&W (6.25" x 4.75") $250 Full Page Ad Color (7" x 10.25") $450 Front Inside Cover Color (7" x 10.25") $600 Back Inside Cover Color (7" x 10.25") $850 Exterior Back Cover Color (7" x 10.25") $1,000 SPECS: All Full-Page and Cover Ads: 7”w x 10.25”h with 6” x 9.5” Safe Area. All dimensions are Width x Height. All text must be inside safe area. All ads should be CMYK, 300 dpi EPS, TIFF, JPEG or PDF. All images need to be embedded, and all fonts must be converted to paths. Ads may not include graphic/obscene content, unlicensed use of copyrighted/trademarked materials and/or vulgarity.




Have your company banner placed in the General Admission areas of the event. There are a ton of places to hang banners around the fairgrounds to be seen by attendees throughout the weekend. Investment: $250 (sponsor to provide banner, TRS to rig)



Booth Drop

Have your materials distributed to all exhibitors before the Village Market opens Saturday or Sunday. Investment: $500 per day (sponsor provides materials; TRS to distribute)



Promo Item Inserts

Attendees will get your promo item in their registration bag! Investment: $600 (sponsor provides insert; TRS to stuff)



Handout Distribution

Sponsor representative can hand out marketing materials in the Village Market or Registration area to attendees. Investment: $650 per day (sponsor provides materials)



Info Booth

- Info Booth will be “Presented By {sponsor name}”, and branded with your name/logo/images. This is where attendees can pick up swag bags, program guides, etc. Our attendees often have questions they need answered, and the Info Booth is the place to go.



Encampment Sponsor

Have company signage on banners around encampment area; and if you like, you can provide some branded swag or other materials to give out to attendees staying overnight in the encampment. Investment: $2,500* Non-Exclusive Investment: $1,000 *exclusive rights



Ticket Confirmation Page Advertisement

Your ad/logo will be placed on each ticket confirmation page (emailed and/or printed) for every pass purchased for our event. Investment: $3,500* Non-Exclusive Investment: $1,500 *exclusive rights



Branded Photo Ops

- Sponsor logo will be seen on every digital copy and printed photo taken with our celebrity guests. Investment: $10,000* Non-Exclusive Investment: $5,000 *exclusive rights



Naming Rights

“VikingsCon is brought to you by {sponsor name}” - Sponsor name included on all banners and other signage, website, social media sites, and all other marketing/graphic materials, as well as everything listed below*. This is a great way to tie your brand to ours - before, during and after the event. *Except where marked "exclusive rights"

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The Red Serpents are fans of ancient history, and culture. In August of 2015, they hosted their first convention for fans of the Starz television series, Spartacus in Waldorf, Maryland. Their mission is to host fan conventions that demonstrates the fighting techniques of various ancient cultures, and to display artistic creations and interpretations in the areas of armor making, leathering, paintings, drawings, comic books, film screenings and much more.

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