Call for Sponsors
OSFest is a free virtual community celebration - unaffiliated with any particular virtual world grid's community of users. It only exists for a short time, with all content destroyed then created anew each year.
About the Festival
OSFest is an all-volunteer, community effort with a limited number of free virtual land parcels for exhibitors and merchants. Per the terms, exhibits are welcome from community members and merchants of any virtual world grid running OpenSimulator or derivative software agreeing to the Terms of Service. To honor the spirit of the Fest, competing technologies will not be allowed in virtual exhibits and stores.
The online venue for OSFest 2023 is hosted by Infinite Metaverse Alliance® (IMA) and sponsored by Laxton Consulting, LLC, which is part owner of IMA. IMA is a for-profit company that provides research, development, and philanthropy for virtual world technology communities. Laxton Consulting, LLC is a for-profit company specializing in modeling, simulation, analysis, and education.
The event takes place over 16 days, and will include over 90 hours of live performances and have tours of exhibits and stores. The online venues encompass over four square kilometers of virtual land full of creative community exhibits and merchant stores, as well as donated and sponsored content.
About the Avatars
In 2020, OpenSim Fest had 600 attendees from all around the Hypergrid, and was canceled in 2021. At OSFest 2022, records were broken with 800 unique visitors alone from 158 grids!
Renewing the tradition, attendance is 100% free, and the grid will be accessible via the Hypergrid. While content should be similar to a moderate PG rating in public venues, all attendees must be 18 years of age or older since the grid is comprised of user-generated content that may at times be unmoderated.
About the Volunteers
OSFest involves a team volunteering around 1000 hours in the roles of greeters and leaders as well as hosts/hostesses and performers for live events.
An additional estimated 1000 hours are donated by volunteer organizers and the IMA admin team.
Check-in with the Volunteer Organizer on our Discord Server if you would like to volunteer!
Infinite Metaverse Alliance® is a registered U.S. Trademark.
Needed for unaffiliated dedicated hosting of website, live events, open source software running grid and regions, associated databases and files, web UX, and other services.
In response to offers of help with production costs, this year will include sponsor opportunities. These are not tax-deductible but have tangible marketing value for sponsors and social impact return on investments within the community because sponsors are subsidizing free parcels.
Optional banner ads are available for $3 each in rotation size 300x50. Estimated monthly targeted ad impressions are greater than or equal to 3600 at OSFest and on the website, Facebook page, and Twitter.
Marketing Value for all Sponsors
Virtual Land at OSFest
Virtual Free Standing Inserts (FSI)
Mention on Facebook and Twitter
Ad space on OpenSimFest.com
Distribution of your content swag
Rhodium (Rh) - $100 USD
(1 available, 24,000 Prim Budget Each)
Private Island Region
Virtual Land 65536 sqm (256x256m)
In-World Ad: (12) Large Wide FSI
Web Ad: Large Wide Web Ad
Iridium (Ir) - $50 USD
(0 available, 3250 Prim Budget Each)
Virtual Land 32768 sqm (256x128m)
In-World Ad: (12) Large FSI
Web Ad: Large Web Ad
Palladium (Pd) - $24 USD
(0 available, 1500 Prim Budget Each)
Virtual Land 16384 sqm (128x128m)
In-World Ad: (12) Medium FSI
Web Ad: Medium Web Ad
Platinum (Pt) - $12 USD
(3 available, 660 Prim Budget Each)
Virtual Land 8192 sqm (128x64m)
In-World Ad: (12) Small FSI
Web Ad: Small Web Ad
Osmium (Os) - $6 USD or equivalent Gloebits
(4 available, 300 Prim Budget Each)
Virtual Land 4096 sqm (64x64m)
In-World Ad: (12) Group FSI
Web Ad: Group Web Ad
Ruthenium (Ru) - $3 USD or equivalent Gloebits
(24 available, 150 Prim Budget Each)
Virtual Land 2048 sqm (64x32m)
In-World Ad: (12) Banner
Web Ad: Banner Web Ad
Indium (In) - Any Amount in USD or equivalent Gloebits if less than $6 USD
In-World Ad: (12) Donor List
Web Ad: Donor List
Any excess sponsor funds greater than production costs will be used for performer stipends, distributed evenly per shift because performers are signing up for tips only and may perform more than once.
If you are interested in sponsoring at any level or would like a banner ad, please complete and submit the Sponsor Signup form or contact Shelenn Ayres on the OSFest Discord server for more details.
OSFest Sponsor Links
Beyond Zen Life
Infinite Metaverse Alliance LLC
Laxton Consulting, LLC
Nynja Custom Scripts
Utopia Skye Grid
Foxtrot Breedable Pets
International Space Museum
Sally S. Cherry, MLS(ASCP)
Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTCC)
Sponsor Level images courtesy of Albedo-ukr, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons