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[PRIME] Buttoneering 2012: Events Schedule Updated!

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  • shdwcastershdwcaster Registered User regular
    I think I'm finally going to join in on this. (Hey, it's not like I'm spending the money on BYOC, sob). Now to figure out a button design. Something aviation related seems appropriate to me.

  • DannicusDannicus [E] Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I finally mounted my Prime '11 buttons onto my East '11 scarf and put it up on my wall. Thought you all might enjoy a quick look back.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    So I just got the Cookie Brigade designs from VT and will be getting those uploaded shortly. Also buttons for the SchlitzKrieg participants to trade out.

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  • bkrobinbkrobin Registered User
    I am having such a hard time figuring out a design for my bonus button!

  • GuaranaGeekGuaranaGeek Registered User
    Hi folks. I just joined the forums so I can get in on this kind of stuff for this year's PAX, but I have a question about PureButtons: I'm in California, but the cheapest shipping option for 100 buttons (1.5" round) is $27. This can't possibly be right, can it? That's more than the buttons themselves! :(

  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    did put in the discount code?

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, Enforcer '12, Enforcer '13
    East - '12 Attendee
  • ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    This will be my first PAX, and luckily (or not) I was able to get a Sunday badge after the three days sold out, so I hope to get trading with everyone when the time comes :) I hope to make PAX an annual thing, so it would be great to meet some people to do this with every year (considering i'll be alone this year).

    Track Record: ~Prime '12 Prime '13
  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    jonxp wrote: »
    alegria wrote: »
    jonxp, do you want me to handle the button collection and board creation again this year? :)

    Well, I'll be sitting at the BYOC security desk, the same as every year. I can handle the button collection aspect if you can do the board.

    M'kay, sounds good. I kept the button collection bin that I made last year, so I'm happy to bring that again if you want me to. I'll get two bulletin boards and bring them with me, if we don't need the second one I'll just use it for my own. :)
    Serenity wrote: »
    [Ok someone's gotta tell me where I can drop off my button for this thing this year... I somehow missed it the last 2 years...
    Where was the drop off table last year again?

    Button dropoff is at the BYOC desk, which is likely to be up on the 6th floor. Just stop by anytime on Friday or Saturday and drop your button into the bin provided - I'll pick up the buttons late on Saturday (like 11pm or midnight late) and pin them to the board to present to Gabe and Tycho on Sunday morning.

    2014 PAX Prime Checklist
    [X] 4 1-Day Passes [X] Hotel Booked [X] Buttons Ordered [X] Challenge Coin Ordered
    [X] Girls Meetup Tickets [ ] Waiting Patiently...
    PAX Prime Attendee since 2006, BYOC Attendee 2008-2012, Buttoneer since 2010
    https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/alegria
  • ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    jonxp wrote: »
    alegria wrote: »
    jonxp, do you want me to handle the button collection and board creation again this year? :)

    Well, I'll be sitting at the BYOC security desk, the same as every year. I can handle the button collection aspect if you can do the board.

    M'kay, sounds good. I kept the button collection bin that I made last year, so I'm happy to bring that again if you want me to. I'll get two bulletin boards and bring them with me, if we don't need the second one I'll just use it for my own. :)
    Serenity wrote: »
    [Ok someone's gotta tell me where I can drop off my button for this thing this year... I somehow missed it the last 2 years...
    Where was the drop off table last year again?

    Button dropoff is at the BYOC desk, which is likely to be up on the 6th floor. Just stop by anytime on Friday or Saturday and drop your button into the bin provided - I'll pick up the buttons late on Saturday (like 11pm or midnight late) and pin them to the board to present to Gabe and Tycho on Sunday morning.

    what if I only have a pass for Sunday? will I be able to submit mine to the board?

    Track Record: ~Prime '12 Prime '13
  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    ramen215 wrote: »
    Serenity wrote: »
    Ok someone's gotta tell me where I can drop off my button for this thing this year... I somehow missed it the last 2 years...
    Where was the drop off table last year again?

    Button dropoff is at the BYOC desk, which is likely to be up on the 6th floor. Just stop by anytime on Friday or Saturday and drop your button into the bin provided - I'll pick up the buttons late on Saturday (like 11pm or midnight late) and pin them to the board to present to Gabe and Tycho on Sunday morning.

    what if I only have a pass for Sunday? will I be able to submit mine to the board?[/quote]

    It is possible, but the onus will be on you to track me or jonxp down that morning to get it on the board before the Sunday Q&A. Both of us are in BYOC, so your best bet is to try and arrange to meet with one of us there as soon as PAX opens that morning - don't leave your button with anyone, make sure you get it to the board itself at that point.

    2014 PAX Prime Checklist
    [X] 4 1-Day Passes [X] Hotel Booked [X] Buttons Ordered [X] Challenge Coin Ordered
    [X] Girls Meetup Tickets [ ] Waiting Patiently...
    PAX Prime Attendee since 2006, BYOC Attendee 2008-2012, Buttoneer since 2010
    https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/alegria
  • ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    alegria wrote: »
    ramen215 wrote: »
    Serenity wrote: »
    Ok someone's gotta tell me where I can drop off my button for this thing this year... I somehow missed it the last 2 years...
    Where was the drop off table last year again?

    Button dropoff is at the BYOC desk, which is likely to be up on the 6th floor. Just stop by anytime on Friday or Saturday and drop your button into the bin provided - I'll pick up the buttons late on Saturday (like 11pm or midnight late) and pin them to the board to present to Gabe and Tycho on Sunday morning.

    what if I only have a pass for Sunday? will I be able to submit mine to the board?

    It is possible, but the onus will be on you to track me or jonxp down that morning to get it on the board before the Sunday Q&A. Both of us are in BYOC, so your best bet is to try and arrange to meet with one of us there as soon as PAX opens that morning - don't leave your button with anyone, make sure you get it to the board itself at that point.

    [/quote]

    Looks like I have my first 'to-do' for my first PAX :D I'll rush over ASAP!

    Track Record: ~Prime '12 Prime '13
  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Hi folks. I just joined the forums so I can get in on this kind of stuff for this year's PAX, but I have a question about PureButtons: I'm in California, but the cheapest shipping option for 100 buttons (1.5" round) is $27. This can't possibly be right, can it? That's more than the buttons themselves! :(

    Doesn't sound right. Email their customer service and ask about it.
    alegria wrote: »
    jonxp wrote: »
    alegria wrote: »
    jonxp, do you want me to handle the button collection and board creation again this year? :)

    Well, I'll be sitting at the BYOC security desk, the same as every year. I can handle the button collection aspect if you can do the board.

    M'kay, sounds good. I kept the button collection bin that I made last year, so I'm happy to bring that again if you want me to. I'll get two bulletin boards and bring them with me, if we don't need the second one I'll just use it for my own. :)
    Serenity wrote: »
    [Ok someone's gotta tell me where I can drop off my button for this thing this year... I somehow missed it the last 2 years...
    Where was the drop off table last year again?

    Button dropoff is at the BYOC desk, which is likely to be up on the 6th floor. Just stop by anytime on Friday or Saturday and drop your button into the bin provided - I'll pick up the buttons late on Saturday (like 11pm or midnight late) and pin them to the board to present to Gabe and Tycho on Sunday morning.

    Please bring it along. Worked great last year. I've also got Yamara hard at work creating this year's official Buttoneering button, so I'll be exchanging one of those for everyone who contributes to the board.

    jonxp on
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  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    jonxp wrote: »
    Please bring it along. Worked great last year. I've also got Yamara hard at work creating this year's official Buttoneering button, so I'll be exchanging one of those for everyone who contributes to the board.

    All righty, will do. I'll get BigRed's button(s) from him separately, assuming he continues on the trend of buttons that won't fit in the bin. :) Also, if anyone else is planning to make buttons for trade that are over 3" in diameter, please contact me privately to arrange a meeting for me to get one for the board, as it won't fit in my collection bin. Thanks! :)

    2014 PAX Prime Checklist
    [X] 4 1-Day Passes [X] Hotel Booked [X] Buttons Ordered [X] Challenge Coin Ordered
    [X] Girls Meetup Tickets [ ] Waiting Patiently...
    PAX Prime Attendee since 2006, BYOC Attendee 2008-2012, Buttoneer since 2010
    https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/alegria
  • FenrisfangFenrisfang Registered User regular
    ok...so I am reading all the posts and I just want to ask a noob question...

    I get the trading of buttons, bring my own...trade with others...get an epic collection at the end. Looks like I need to also drop one off at the BYOC desk to be included in the ones Gabe and Tycho get. But what's up with the "bonus buttons"?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2012
    Fenrisfang wrote: »
    ok...so I am reading all the posts and I just want to ask a noob question...

    I get the trading of buttons, bring my own...trade with others...get an epic collection at the end. Looks like I need to also drop one off at the BYOC desk to be included in the ones Gabe and Tycho get. But what's up with the "bonus buttons"?

    Most people make just one button to bring with them to trade. Some folks make "bonus" buttons that they produce in smaller quantities and give out as a reward for something. For example, let's say I make a bonus button about Archer (the FX show) and when I give out my main button I make some archer reference or quote... if the person gets it and responds in some way, BAM bonus button :)

    It's basically just an extra little thing to make trading even MORE fun.

    zerzhul on
  • FenrisfangFenrisfang Registered User regular
    Awesome! Thanks!

  • Jenny_SpaghettiJenny_Spaghetti Moving shit with the power of Zen. Registered User regular
    Hi folks. I just joined the forums so I can get in on this kind of stuff for this year's PAX, but I have a question about PureButtons: I'm in California, but the cheapest shipping option for 100 buttons (1.5" round) is $27. This can't possibly be right, can it? That's more than the buttons themselves! :(

    Are you sure PureButtons is interpreting "CA" as California and not Canada? That sounds like Canadian shipping prices to me. (As someone who has paid Canadian shipping prices... :/ )

  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Fenrisfang wrote: »
    ok...so I am reading all the posts and I just want to ask a noob question...

    I get the trading of buttons, bring my own...trade with others...get an epic collection at the end. Looks like I need to also drop one off at the BYOC desk to be included in the ones Gabe and Tycho get. But what's up with the "bonus buttons"?

    Most people make just one button to bring with them to trade. Some folks make "bonus" buttons that they produce in smaller quantities and give out as a reward for something. For example, let's say I make a bonus button about Archer (the FX show) and when I give out my main button I make some archer reference or quote... if the person gets it and responds in some way, BAM bonus button :)

    It's basically just an extra little thing to make trading even MORE fun.
    Ah! that's how they work!
    I might have to get in on this....

    *imagination goes into overdrive*
    hehe

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, Enforcer '12, Enforcer '13
    East - '12 Attendee
  • GuaranaGeekGuaranaGeek Registered User
    did put in the discount code?
    I did, but it's the cost of shipping that's the problem, not the buttons themselves (which are quite reasonable!).
    Are you sure PureButtons is interpreting "CA" as California and not Canada? That sounds like Canadian shipping prices to me. (As someone who has paid Canadian shipping prices... :/ )
    Good theory (as someone who has also paid Canadian shipping many a time), but that's not it, either. Here's a screenshot.
    I think I'm gonna take jonxp's advice and email customer service.

  • jonxpjonxp [E] Alumnus Registered User regular
    Alright, the first draft of the website redesign is done. Check it out.

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  • EnigmasEnigmas Registered User regular
    jonxp wrote: »
    Alright, the first draft of the website redesign is done. Check it out.

    The site looks great! Excited to see mine already up there.

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    site looks great! also...to answer a previous question about where to put your buttons to trade...I made a few sashes for my self and friends...I put my buttons on the front and the ones I received on the back...I never had to ask someone to trade since my massive collection was very visable. I tried to sell them once on the forum before but I think I tried too late...would anyone be interested in sashes? Price would only be $5-10 depending on material used and if the sash was double thick. I am trying to make a buttoneer logo to put on the top/front of it this time

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  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    Site looks awesome.
    Sashes are a cool idea. Would they block too much of an Enforcers' shirt? On the off chance I might actually get to be one.
    :)

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, Enforcer '12, Enforcer '13
    East - '12 Attendee
  • ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    <--- would love a sash!

    Track Record: ~Prime '12 Prime '13
  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Love the site!

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  • NullzoneNullzone Registered User regular
    Site looks awesome.
    Sashes are a cool idea. Would they block too much of an Enforcers' shirt? On the off chance I might actually get to be one.
    :)

    You may need to pin it to ensure it doesn't cover the logos, but depending on the size it might be doable.

  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    Cool. I'm hoping to be an Enforcer most of the time. I'll have to transfer some badges to my lanyard for my cosplays.

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, Enforcer '12, Enforcer '13
    East - '12 Attendee
  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Is anyone else having a hard time picking a design? I have four designs I love in photoshop now but none have a place for my username.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Is anyone else having a hard time picking a design? I have four designs I love in photoshop now but none have a place for my username.
    Sometimes you don't need to have your name on it. Just something that screams out, "Dude! I know this one!! You're totally Adias.Angel! YAY!!!!"

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  • CovetCovet Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Is anyone else having a hard time picking a design? I have four designs I love in photoshop now but none have a place for my username.

    The woes of buttoneering! :) I think about my design all year round and never quite settle until something happens where I know it's "the one."

    Have you considered adding your username to the rim? I do that every year to free up space on the front of the button. In the template, just make sure your text is halfway between the dotted line and the solid line.

    Template view:
    Knight_ wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    This is what mine looked like last year:
    Spoiler:

    Covet on
  • Knight_Knight_ Registered User regular
    Exploiting the rim space is super awesome for names and stuff. I think I'm going to do that this year if I can ever come up with a freaking button design. So busy, no time to do anything D:

    Ki3ZFKP.jpg
  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Covet wrote: »
    Is anyone else having a hard time picking a design? I have four designs I love in photoshop now but none have a place for my username.

    The woes of buttoneering! :) I think about my design all year round and never quite settle until something happens where I know it's "the one."

    Have you considered adding your username to the rim? I do that every year to free up space on the front of the button. In the template, just make sure your text is halfway between the dotted line and the solid line.

    Template view:
    Knight_ wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    This is what mine looked like last year:
    Spoiler:

    That is a freakin' awesome idea. Sold and sold!

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  • courtneyjcourtneyj Registered User regular
    The new site looks awesome.

  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    It looks cool. I like having mine on the face. But that is really cool if you get a design that's just to awesome to have your name on it.

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, Enforcer '12, Enforcer '13
    East - '12 Attendee
  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    zerzhul wrote: »
    For example, let's say I make a bonus button about Archer (the FX show) and when I give out my main button I make some archer reference or quote... if the person gets it and responds in some way, BAM bonus button :)

    Because that's how you get Ants. Can I have one now?

    And on a more on-topic note, I'm doing SchlitzKrieg buttons for the folks on the tour this year too.

    LexiconGrrl on
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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Covet wrote: »
    Have you considered adding your username to the rim? I do that every year to free up space on the front of the button. In the template, just make sure your text is halfway between the dotted line and the solid line.

    I wasn't sure how much room to leave between the lines and the top/bottom of the letters. Will this work ok?
    Spoiler:

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  • Knight_Knight_ Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Covet wrote: »
    Have you considered adding your username to the rim? I do that every year to free up space on the front of the button. In the template, just make sure your text is halfway between the dotted line and the solid line.

    I wasn't sure how much room to leave between the lines and the top/bottom of the letters. Will this work ok?
    Spoiler:

    Should work, the templates are really accurate.

    Also give me that button right now. Geeeev.

    Edit: That's a 1" round though, so the text will be smaller. I've never seen rim text on a 1" round, so I dunno how legible it is.

    Knight_ on
    Ki3ZFKP.jpg
  • mikegonzalezmikegonzalez Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Wow, the new site looks great. Already signed up, and still finalizing my design. I suck at photoshop (seriously, adding the text appropriately is my current project), so it could be a little while before I order/upload, but I'm pretty psyched for it.

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  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    Covet wrote: »
    Have you considered adding your username to the rim? I do that every year to free up space on the front of the button. In the template, just make sure your text is halfway between the dotted line and the solid line.

    I wasn't sure how much room to leave between the lines and the top/bottom of the letters. Will this work ok?
    Spoiler:

    Should work, the templates are really accurate.

    Also give me that button right now. Geeeev.

    Edit: That's a 1" round though, so the text will be smaller. I've never seen rim text on a 1" round, so I dunno how legible it is.

    LOL you should see the other three designs I have. All Marvel. :rotate:

    I love the 1" size so I wonder how small it would be...

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  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    what about some sort of gauntlet for enforcers so they can still do buttons without losing shirt visibility?

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