Frequently Asked Questions

Sponsorship is available to businesses who wish to contribute to the success of the event. If you or your business wish to become a sponsor for HonorCon 2017, please contact the convention chair committee at conchair2@gmail.com. Our sponsors receive the most benefit from their donations, as only sponsors are advertised on our website as compared to the space for sale in our program. There are 3 levels of sponsorship available:

Level

Donation

What You Receive

BRONZE

$125

One (1) Gryphon Standard Membership, 1/4 page B/W advertisement in the printed program, plus logo on flyer and HonorCon website

SILVER

$250

One (1) Gryphon Standard Membership, 1 table, 1 power drop, 1/2 page B/W advertisement in the printed program, plus logo on flyer and HonorCon website

GOLD

$450

Two (2) Gryphon Standard Memberships, 2 tables, 1 power drop, full page B/W advertisement in the printed program, plus logo on flyer and HonorCon website

We could definitely use your help! Like all fan events, we rely very heavily on the fans themselves to help us make HonorCon an amazing experience for all. If you would like to volunteer to assist the staff of HonorCon during or leading up to the event, please contact our volunteer coordinator at: volunteers@honorcon.org

Last year saw some amazing panels and events and we expect that this year will be no different! Whether it's a reading of your favorite author's book by your favorite author, a thoughtful discussion on technology or strategic theory in a science fiction setting, or "how-tos" regarding wordl design and writing, we strive to keep the interest of even the most hardened military science fiction fan. Some of the highlights from last year include:

  • Aircraft Carriers in Space
  • Building an Alternate History World
  • Cosplay and Gender Bending: A New Twist on Your Favorite Characters
  • Evil GMing 101
  • Handling Critical Remarks About Your Writing
  • Making of an Epic Universe: How to Build a Believable World and Characters
  • Naval Command and Control
  • Writing Evil

Needless to say, we're still looking for ideas and people to head up panels for this year. If you have a good idea and/or would like to volunteer for a panel this year, please contact our Programming Coordinator at programming@honorcon.org

The convention program book is available to all attendees of HonorCon 2017, and can be a great way to advertise a business or organization. The deadline for securing an advertising spot in the program is July 30th, 2017 and all payments must be in hand by that date in order to be assigned space in the program.

Current Pricing:

Size/Dimensions/Stats

Rate

Outside Back Cover, Full-Page (7 ½ x10) plus bleed (2626 x 3375 px), Full Color*

$250

Inside Back Cover, Full-Page (7 ½ x10) plus bleed (2626 x 3375 px), Full Color*

$200

Inside Front Cover, Full-Page (7 ½ x10) plus bleed (2626 x 3375 px), Full Color*

$200

Full Page Interior, 7 ½ x10 plus bleed (2626 x 3375 px), Full Color*

$175

Full Page Interior, 7 ½ x10 plus bleed (2626 x 3375 px), Black/White

$100

Half Page Interior, 7 ½ x 4 7/8 plus bleed (2250 x 3000 px), Black/White

$80

¼ Page Interior, 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 plus bleed (1088 x 1463 px), Black/White

$55

*Please note that these are limited space items. Get them while they're hot!


If you are another Convention we can also do an Ad Swap with you. Just email me and we can work out the specifics of the swap. Also, if you do not have your dates/theme set for your upcoming convention, you can just make a small blurb about your con and have your ad listed with “check our website for more details” –that is a great way to have a generic ad without having to feel pressured to get your dates or theme into the ad.

If you are interested in buying ad-space, please download the form here and/or contact our advertising coordinator at lazarusomega2000@gmail.com. The form contains further information regarding payment options.

The staff of HonorCon wishes to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We encourage you to come to have a good time and to be whomever you wish to be. We believe that conventions should be safe spaces to enjoy and explore science fiction, cosplay, and gaming. If at any time you feel that your safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, please contact Convention Security immediately (Shore Patrol), who will then contact the Police and Hotel Security as required. To that end, however, certain forms of behavior have been deemed inappropriate by the convention committee.

Harrassment Policy

Definition of Harassment:

The act of systematic and/or continued unwanted actions of one party or a group, including threats, demands and inappropriate touching. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to gain sexual favors, or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or anxious. Such activities may be based on race or sex, involve revenge by an ex-spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend, or be shown to be a form of blackmail ("I'll stop bothering you, if you'll go to bed with me.").

Safe Zone Policy

Any Convention area is a Safe Zone. This will include and not limited to, the Hospitality Suite, Green Room, any established area of The Royal Manticoran Navy (TRMN), and any other area if it is signed as such. Where we expect the entire location of any of our conventions to be one large safe zone, we understand this cannot always be the case. We encourage and support anyone who chooses to find one of our security people (Shore Patrol) in the yellow berets for any safe zone needs.

Please feel free to download and read the full policy here.

Both HonorCon and MantiCon are put on by the Royal Manticoran Navy: the Official Honor Harrington Association. Because the setting in the Honor Harrington series is primarily based on a futuristic space navy, it stands to reason that our convention's security and all-around help-force would be called "Shore Patrol" in honor of the naval military police's peace-keeping function when ships come into port. HonorCon's Shore Patrol performs security functions for the convention in cooperation with the venue's management and should be the go-to people should you have any concerns or feel in need of help of any kind.If at ay time you feel that your safety or the safety of others is in jeopardy, please contact Shore Patrol emmediately.

HonorCon 2017 will be held in the luxurious Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown. The address is:


3415 Wake Forest Road

Raleigh, North Carolina 27609-7330

USA

Telephone: 1(919)872-2323

Fax: 1(919)876-0890

If we've overlooked something that you are dying to know or an explanation is unclear, you have three possible courses of action. The first is to go to the "Contact Us!" page of this website and click on the picture of the person whose department best fits the category of your question. This will help set up and address an e-mail to the person most likely to be able to answer your question on the staff. If you are unable to find an appropriate representative who seems like they can meet your needs send an e-mail to conchair2@gmail.com. And finally, if time is of the essence, feel free to message us on Facebook using Facebook messenger. Click here to go to our Facebook page!