Sponsorship Information

Who are the Merchants of Deva?

In 1993, the Merchants of Deva brought together a group of talented individuals with a desire to hold unique, engaging and trustworthy entertainment events at science-fiction conventions across the Pacific Northwest. We did just that.

After years of being involved with science-fiction/fantasy fandom and throwing parties routinely attended by hundreds of people, the Merchants of Deva decided that we wanted to use our diverse skills and history of creating awesome events to do some good in the world. In 2007, we began looking beyond conventions. We started plans to hold public events to raise money for charity.

To make this dream happen, in January of 2009 the Merchants of Deva incorporated in the state of Washington as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We now focus on throwing events for causes that we hold dear. Despite the more formal structure of our group we have maintained our strong connections to the Pacific Northwest communities of fandom, geeks, gamers, and goths. Our connections with these groups allow us to engage with a lot of smart, tech-savvy people on a regular basis.

What do we do?

We throw parties for good causes. These parties feature live DJs and dancing as well as other forms of live entertainment, unique décor, and our own signature beverages. In keeping with our history and the crowd we attract our parties generally have themes related to the science-fiction, fantasy, or horror genres.

Our goal is to provide an environment that combines the best features of high-end nightclub entertainment with the feel of a more personal and intimate gathering, where our attendees may socialize with a few hundred of their closest friends.

During our events we raise awareness for causes and money to support these charities through ticket and drink sales, requesting donations, and by selling merchandise such as T-shirts, stickers, and various commemorative items.

We pride ourselves on providing safe and responsible entertainment. Our past events have been lauded as adhering to the highest possible standards for security, safety and being a “good neighbor”.

What can you do?

The Merchants of Deva are financed entirely through donations from its membership, the community, and its corporate sponsors.

Creating an amazing event for hundreds of people is an expensive endeavor. The easiest way to help with this is through direct financial support. This allows us to allocate the resources to where we have a current need. Other ways to help out include donations of printing services or event supplies.

What will you get?

Along with our undying gratitude, sponsors of the Merchants of Deva will receive the following benefits:

Bronze ($1,000):

  • A standard banner ad linking to your website from our sponsor page for 1 year.
  • Listed as a sponsor in any publications for 1 year.
  • One Merchants of Deva logo T-shirt.
  • Season Passes* for 2 to all of our public events.

Silver ($2,500):

  • A standard banner ad linking to your website from our sponsor page for 1 year.
  • Your banner ad included in the banner rotation throughout our website.
  • Listed as a sponsor in any Merchants of Deva publications for 1 year.
  • Listing as a sponsor on all advertisements for any one event during the sponsorship year.
  • Four Merchants of Deva logo T-shirts.
  • Season Passes* for 2 to all of our public events.

Gold ($5,000):

  • A premium banner ad linking to your website from our sponsor page for 1 year.
  • Your banner ad provided premier ad space on the landing page of the Merchants of Deva website, as well as included in the banner rotation throughout our site.
  • Listed as a sponsor in any Merchants of Deva publications for 1 year.
  • Listing as a sponsor on advertisements for all events during the sponsorship year.
  • Listed as the primary sponsor for one event. This includes having your name and logo on a shirt specially designed for the event.
  • Four Merchants of Deva logo T-shirts.
  • Season Passes* for 4 to all of our public events.

Unobtanium ($10,000)

  • A premium banner ad linking to your website from our sponsor page for 1 year.
  • Your banner ad provided premier ad space on the landing page of the Merchants of Deva website, as well as included in the banner rotation throughout our site.
  • Listed as a sponsor in any Merchants of Deva publications for 1 year.
  • Listed as a sponsor on advertisements for all events during the sponsorship year.
  • Listed as the primary sponsor for one event. This includes having your name and logo on a shirt specially designed for the event.
  • Four Merchants of Deva logo T-shirts.
  • Season Passes* for 6 to all of our public events.
  • A private party for you! We will work with you to create an epic evening.
  • A signature drink. Our experienced bartending staff will work with you to create a new signature drink as well as assist coming up with an appropriate name.

 

* Season Passes: Not all of our events have a cover charge. However, every Season Pass will allow the bearer to entrance to any Merchants of Deva public event without need to pay cover charge for 1 full year.