[ubuntu-us-ma] Anime Boston Sponsorship

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Sat Aug 29 21:02:07 BST 2009


Alright everyone, here's my draft of an email to ZaReason! You know the
drill =P

Hello,

I'm writing on behalf of the Ubuntu Massachusetts
Team<http://www.ubuntu-massachusetts.com> to
ask if we could work together for holding a booth at Anime Boston
2010<http://animeboston.com/> in
April. Last year, we went
in<http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/06/anime-boston-2009-recap.html>and
dropped off 50 copies of the Ubunchu
Manga<http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/ubunchu-the-ubuntu-manga-is-now-in-english/>
with
Jaunty CDs attached and they were all gone within the first couple of hours
of the first day of the convention (it seemed to be the only thing on the
flyer table that people actually wanted)! Over 15,000 people attended in
2009 and the number goes up every year. Convention goers are a great target
audience who are very open minded and receptive to Ubuntu. This year, we'd
like to get a booth in the dealer's room, but unfortunately, there are no
discounts for non-profits. We've already come up with a lot of ideas so far
on what we could offer if we reserved a space:

   - Freebies (distribute them in registration bags so that *every single
   convention attendee* receives one) *
      - Ubuntu LiveCDs with
stickers<http://lh4.ggpht.com/_PtyHEChBKZw/Sj3sclMkciI/AAAAAAAAZ-U/-ez9qqW9aOk/s800/IMG_4595.JPG>
referring
      to our LoCo and our partner(s)
      - Copies of the Ubunchu
manga<http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/ubunchu-the-ubuntu-manga-is-now-in-english/>
      - Brochures on FOSS, Ubuntu, our LoCo, and our partner(s)
   - Demonstrations
   - Live installations
   - Talk about FOSS and our LoCo, promoting Ubuntu, and recommending our
   partner(s)
   - Sell USB drives with Ubuntu loaded on them *
   - Raffle/auction a customized laptop with anime themes and an Anime
   Boston design laser etched into it *
   - Sell some computers with anime themes (wallpapers from
here<http://embraceubuntu.com/2007/04/11/ubuntu-tan-wallpapers-make-up-for-missing-ubuntu-mascot/>and
   here<http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/seotch-and-cquels-wallpapers/>)
   *
   - Sell other Ubuntu merchandise *
   - Get everything on video (i have a full HD camcorder)
   - Make Ubuntu the preferred OS for anime lovers!

* needs additional funding

I might also be signing up for a tech staff or volunteer position at the
event so i can be an inside man spreading Ubuntu and recommending ZaReason
to everyone running the convention (during one of the main events at the
last one, i remember hearing Windows error sounds!). This has a lot of
potential so please write back if you're interested in a partnership for the
event!

Thank You~
.danny

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