SPONSORS WANTED. NO, NEEDED.
You know how those Blogads appear on the sidebar now and then, right? Well those are NOTHING compared to the kind of coverage you'll get for helping the Sessums get to SXSW.
Here's the deal:
We are speaking at the SXSW interactive conference -- in fact we're on a panel about blogging and intimacy with the likes of Ponzi and Chris Pirillo, and Wendy and Joey DeVilla.
Of the group I think we're playing the part of the couple married 20 years with a kid in tow, hanging on by twenty finger nails trying to keep it together, so there's a draw as if you needed one.
The point is that our family business, sessum creative, doesn't have, shall we say, the cashflow to both take the whole family out west and to celebrate April 15th US Government Deficit Contribution Day, never mind the lodging and car expenses for most of the week with George staying for the Music Conference.
(Note to SXSW--We have received the brochures; let's say it couldn't HURT to bring a little COLOR to the MUSIC CONFERENCE. Tip: George, a noted music columnist, producer, and celebrated master bassist is available for other speaking and performing opps during his stay.)
The other conundrum is that Jenna's award ceremony for her basketball accomplishments is the night before we speak, we JUST found out. So, there are only a couple of very specific flights out we can take to get there in time. ALL of them are running near $500. That's each. Now add the hotel on top of that--you all know it's not cheap during the conference--and I'm sitting here thinking, WTF?
SO here's how you can sponsor a Sessum.
Click the DONATE button over on the side. With your contribution, specify whether you are sponsoring Jenna, George, Jeneane, or Bando's kennel care.
In return I will bump you ahead of ALL of the blogads listed on the sidebar and begin a running list of sponsors, divided into and listed in the following order:
- PLATINUM - $2500 = All Expenses Paid - YOUR AD ON OUR 3 BLOGS FOR A YEAR AND WE PIMP YOUR GEAR AT THE CONFERENCE!
- GOLD - $200 or more
- SILVER - $100 - $199
- BRONZE - $50 - $99
- NICKEL - $5 - $49
- COPPER - $.01 - $4.99
DISASTER PLANNING DISCLAIMER: If you donate and something TERRIBLE happens here--surprise hospital stay, funeral, natural disaster, or an event that keeps us from attending--we'll donate your contribution to PanCAN, or if you prefer, will be reserved to send Jeneane and Jenna to BlogHer in July.
OKAY I think that takes care of everything. Email me at ewriter AT bellsouth DOT net to confirm your sponsorship and your paypal donation.
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