We are in the planning stages of a new version of Convention Scene. Much the same but “better, faster, stronger” is the plan. And we can use your help. If you would take just a couple of minutes to complete our survey, we would really appreciate it, and it’s your opportunity to let us know where you think we should take the site next.
(The survey is limited to the first 100 participants.)
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UPDATE: We are turning off the application form for now as we have several promising candidates to join our staff. Thank you for your interest and keep watching for future announcements.
For the first time in a very long time, we are opening up the doors of Convention Scene and are looking to add some Assistant Editors to our staff. The primary responsibility of these positions will be to post press releases to the site.
We are looking for staff members that can hit the ground running, preferably with past WordPress experience.
These are unpaid positions (at least for now), but staff members often receive press passes and free admission to conventions. (Note: If you do attend a convention in your position as a Convention Scene staff member, you will be expected to file a con report with photos about your experience.)
Our response time to the applications might be slow (we are doing this because we need the extra help after all), but everyone will get a response.
The cast of the NBC show Revolution, including Daniella Alonso, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tracy Spiridakos, Elizabeth Mitchell, Billy Burke, and co executive producer and writer on the show David Rambo spoke at Wondercon 2013, and Convention Scene’s own Richard Oh was there.
If you have ever thought about advertising your comic book, store, website, etc. on Convention Scene (anything other than a convention), now is the time! From now until the end of this year, December 31, 2012, sidebar ads for non-convention ads (the ads that appear on the right side under the “Advertisers” header) are 50% off. Ads must be ordered from this page; ads can be uploaded on this page.
To pay for your advertising with PayPal (which takes credit cards), click on “Add to Cart” and then scroll back up to the top of the page to see your Shopping Cart. To pay by check or money order, contact us for the mailing address.
Standard Ad Block Space for One Year:
*GIF or JPG
*No larger than 30k
Supersized Ad Block Space for One Year:
*GIF or JPG
*No larger than 30k
Ad design and maintenance fees remain the same during this sale:
Ad or Banner Design: $25
If you are not supplying your own ad and need us to design one for you, there is a one-time charge of $25.
Ad or Banner Yearly Maintenance Fee: $25
If you have us design your ad and need changes during the year (changing dates, graphics, etc.), there is a yearly maintenance fee of $25.
Convention Scene Christmas in July Advertising Specials…Get a Little Something Extra in Your Stocking
Why wait until Black Friday or Christmas? We’ve got some awesome advertising deals for you right now.
A: With the purchase of the Standard Ad Block (125×125), you get your choice of:
- Free Ad Design and Maintenance for One Year ($50 value)
- 10,000 Banner impressions (468×60) at the top of the site ($30 value)
B: With the purchase of the Supersized Ad Block (120×240), you get your choice of:
- Free Ad Design and Maintenance for One Year ($50 value)
- 20,000 Banner impressions (468×60) at the top of the site ($60 value)
C: With the purchase of a Skyscraper Ad (120×600), you get:
- 2 Extra Weeks for FREE ($50 value)
D: With the purchase of a Skyscraper Ad for One Year (120×600), you get:
- 100,000 Banner impressions (468×60) at the top of the site ($250 value)
I recently mentioned the likelihood that Convention Scene would be changing hosting companies. While I had been happy with the service at WP Engine, they recently informed me that they were increasing my hosting fee 400% and offered no help as to how I might modify the site to get it back down to a lower pricing tier. Naturally, this did not make me very happy so I began exploring my options. While a top WordPress consultant I spoke with recommended I go with a VPS (Virtual Private Server), that is something I really did not want to get into. I moved the site to WP Engine in the first place because I was tired of constantly tinkering with server settings, trying to make the site run better.
Looking around, I found a killer deal at LightningBase, a newcomer to the WordPress hosting scene. This isn’t really an endorsement since we just got moved over to their service today, but the site seems a smidge faster, don’t you think? Hopefully, we’ve found a stable home.
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This will not be a popular announcement, but I need to let you know that our sidebar advertising rates will be increasing as of February 1st.
- Our Standard 125×125 Block Ads will go from $125 a year to $175 a year
- Our Supersized 120×240 Block Ads will go from $225 a year to $300 a year
Related to this, it looks like we will soon be changing hosting companies again. While we have been happy with WP Engine where the site has been hosted for over a year, they recently informed us of their intention to quadruple our hosting fees. Whether we move the site to a new host or not, we are looking at a significant increase in our hostings costs, necessitating an increase in our advertising revenue. We are sorry if this causes us to lose some clients along the way, but frankly, if we have fewer clients to serve, we will be able to provide better service to those remaining.
So if you have ever been on the fence about taking out a sidebar ad, now is the time to jump off it. If you are a current advertiser, you are welcome to renew your ad ahead of time in order to take advantage of our current rates.
All other advertising rates (banners, skyscrapers, etc.) will remain the same.
Current advertising rates and specifications can be found here:
Contact me with any questions.
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Hi, everyone. I’ve got an advertising special for you.
For every $100 you spend on advertising with us between now and September 5th, we’ll throw in 10,000 banner impressions in the top spot by our logo. So if you take out one of our year-round 125×125 ads or a skyscraper ad for a month, you will be entitled to 10,000 banner impressions (a $30 value). If you purchase our supersized 120×240 ad size, you will be entitled to 20,000 banner impressions (a $60 value).
Current advertisers are welcome to process an early renewal to take advantage of this offer as well.
Ads can be purchased from this page.
*This does not include ad creation. If you do not supply your own ad, there is a one-time $25 charge to create your ad. If you will need it updated throughout the year, there is an additional $25 maintenance fee.
If you create your own ad, please submit it to brian@con…
All Business Cards and Convention Scene have joined together to offer free business cards to our visitors. There are 3 different ways to win, and each winner will receive 500 free business cards. The cards can be single or double sided, printed on thick 16pt card stock, and have a Glossy UV finish, a Matte Finish, or can come uncoated. Shipping (UPS ground) is included so the cost to winners is absolutely nothing. The contest is open only to US and Canadian entrants. We will accept entries for all 3 methods through April 3rd.
1) First way to win: Just leave a comment on this post!
2) Second way to win: Enter on our Convention Scene Facebook page. Just look for the “Sweepstakes” link on the left under our logo.
3) Third way to win: Follow us on Twitter and post about the giveaway. Your Twitter message needs to include both @conventionscene and @allbusinesscard in it. For your convenience, I have included a special Tweet button below which includes a message with that info in it.
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I am happy to report that all submitted shows for 2010 are up on our Events Calendar (so if you know of a show that is not listed, it means no one ever submitted it).
We already have a lot of 2011 shows listed and will be adding more in the weeks to come, but if you want to make sure sure your 2011 shows are up on the calendar before the end of this year, we encourage you to purchase a Premium Promoter membership. Normally $50 per year, until the end of November, you can purchase one for just $40 (if you already have a membership and would like to add on another year by renewing at this rate, that’s fine, too).
Any questions, post them below or contact us here.