Advertising in the Program Book


As the oldest continually-running anime convention in America, A-Kon® enjoys a reputation as a fun, fan-oriented event that thousands of people can look forward to year after year. In 2014, A-Kon® brought together  26,377 people from all over the world to celebrate all aspects of anime culture. An anticipated 28,000+ fans are expected to attend in 2015.

A-Kon®’s Program Book is an 8.5 x 11” saddle-stitched publication with a 4/1 color cover and color interior. It is distributed free to attendees as a guide to the events that are taking place throughout the weekend, and includes biographies and photographs of the guests and other useful pieces of information, such as maps and convention policies. The Program Book is also a coveted collector’s item, with unique cover art and space for fans to collect guest autographs.

Advertising in the A-Kon® 2014 Program Book is an excellent marketing opportunity, with the capacity to provide multiple impressions to 25,000 throughout the convention weekend.

Program Book Ad Rates
There is a limited amount of space for ads in the Program Book and they are allocated in a first-come first-served basis. Please note that you will need to reserve and pay for your ad space early to guarantee a spot.

Ad design services are available starting at $150.00. Additional charges ($25 minimum) may be incurred by the advertiser for submitting, resizing, or altering an ad after the submission date deadline, for missing fonts, photos, or graphics, or for the conversion of any PC file created with software not compatible with specifications outlined in the sections below.
All prices are negotiable in cash, goods, sponsorship, or services.  Special rates are available for fan clubs and publications.

Premium 4/ Color Ads
All Ads are now 4 Color for the Program Book. Interior ads may range in size from a 1/8th page block, to a full two-page spread. The available space is limited, so please get your reservations in early!

  • Back Cover Color: $800.00

    • 8.5”w x 11”h trim size
    • Please add an additional 1⁄4 inch bleed on all sides for full bleed.
  • Inside Covers: $700.00 Inside Front
    • 8.5”w x 11”h trim size
    • Please add an additional 1⁄4 inch bleed on all sides for full bleed.
  • Inside Covers: $700.00 Inside Back
    • 8.5”w x 11”h trim size
    • Please add an additional 1⁄4 inch bleed on all sides for full bleed.
  • Full Page: $600.00
    • 7.5”w x 10.5”h, no bleed
    • 8.5”w x 11”h trim size, with bleed; add 1⁄4 inch bleed on all sides (9”w x 11.5”h)
  • Half Page: $425.00
    • Landscape only
    • 7.5”w x 4.5”h, no bleed
  • Quarter Page: $300.00
    • Portrait only
    • 3.5”w x 4.5”h, no bleed
  • Eighth Page: $150.00
    • Landscape only
    • 3.5”w x 2.25”h

Program Book Ad Specifications
Please observe the following specifications to ensure that your advertisements are reproduced properly.
The A-Kon® Advertising Department works on Mac OS X. A-Kon® accepts electronic files in the following two formats:

  1. .tiff or .psd formats
    1. No compression
    2. Importable into Pages for Macintosh
    3. CMYK Color
    4. 300 DPI
  2. High resolution PDF files
    1. Fonts must be embedded or text converted to paths
    2. CMYK Color
    3. 300 DPI

Please do not use lossy compression formats, such as .jpgs.

Please email all electronic files 8MB or less to: Electronic ad files may be compressed using Stuffit Deluxe for Mac or WinZip for PCs. For Files over 8 MB please contact to receive alternate submission guidelines. Payment Information

Payment is due at the time of your order. The cutoff deadline is April 1, 2015.

Make checks or money orders payable to Phoenix Entertainment

Please contact A-Kon® for all advertisement inquiries and requests. Send all requested information, ad specifications, payment, and any special placement requests to:

Mailing Address:

A-Kon® 26
Phoenix Entertainment
c/o Mike Battle
514 Blair Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75223

A $40.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks, and the Ad will be removed from the Program Book.

Advertising Policies
The Advertiser is solely responsible and liable with respect to the content submitted for publication. A-Kon® and Phoenix Entertainment are not responsible for any claims arising there from.

Advertiser shall indemnify and hold A-Kon® and Phoenix Entertainment harmless from any and all damages resulting from publication of the content submitted by Advertiser. If A-Kon® and Phoenix Entertainment elects to use an attorney to collect any amounts due hereunder, Advertiser shall be liable for reasonable attorneys’ fees associated therewith.

Please phone, write, or e-mail immediately for any information, clarifications, or questions. Measurements do not reflect possible page margins of .5″ (1 cm).