KARMACAPPA IS THE MAN.
That is all. Carry on.
Update (29 March 2012):
Orders are closed as we're a week out from PAX. I'm not adding to the Will Call list after tomorrow, so I'm going to cancel out any unpaid for invoices in about 24 hours.
Update (18 March 2012): Sorry, I was MIA in Boston all this weekend doing St Patty's shenanigans.
Ok, the everyone on the Will Call list received the details on the Volunteers. Please make sure you contact them via e-mail or message them on the forums (which automatically sends them an e-mail as well) to arrange a pickup.
Orders are open for a bit again for WILL CALL COINS ONLY. I ordered about 60 more coins. If you already ordered coins and want more Will Call, you can place another order as I've removed ordering limits. However, once I hit the number of coins we have, I won't be able to offer any more, as there is no longer any time to make another coin order from Phoenix. This is the last call for coins.
Update (12 March 2012): For those who chose to pick up their coins in Boston instead of shipping, the following are the Will-Call Volunteers...
Keep an eye on the later posts for details on arranging a pickup.
Update (5 March 2012): ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSEDUpdate (2 March 2012):
Update (29 FEB 2012): Looks like there are still some coins available, see the previous update below for detailed instructions on reserving (max of 5 per person). There will be a waitlist after all coins are held in case people don't pay up.Update (22 FEB 2012): ORDERING IS OPEN
We're nearing the end of ordering, as I very much doubt we'll be doing another batch of coins. I imagine we'll be closing out ordering within the next day or two. It is already to the point where we have less than 20 coins left.
I will be collecting requests to order coins now.
1) E-mail to kcappa-paxcoin (at) yahoo.com
2) Include your name, e-mail address, billing address, and shipping address. You may also optionally include a phone number in case we need to contact you.
3) How many coins do you want to order? (up to 5)
4) Do you want it shipped or "will call" (picked up at PAX)? We will not be able to ship internationally, so pick Will Call or find a friend in the US who might be able to accept it for you.
As a note, if you pick will call, some of the information in 2 will be on a list so we can make sure to get the coins to the proper people in a timely fashion.
Once we have the coins, we will be sending out invoices IN THE ORDER REQUESTS WERE RECEIVED. The invoice will allow you to have a receipt of your order and will include details on how to pay (Paypal or Wepay, but I will try to work something out if that's not possible).
Getting these requests in now will allow us to organize the dispositions of the coins and figure out how much Will Call support we're going to need. I would prefer will call personally.
Update (16 FEB 2012): Proofs are in!
Update (2 FEB 2012):
Update (24 JAN 2012):
I'm talking to someone experienced in the field who I've worked with before, and we have every chance of getting the coin out. We're going to have to do this like a normal challenge coin production run though. When we get a figure for the die/factory fees, I'll put up a collection for those funds. Once we have the die, I'm going to pay for about $800 of coins. I'll have to accept reimbursement for coins and shipping, and hopefully won't lose too much on it. There might be a narrow window for requesting the coins from me, so stay on top of it people. Talking to the person I'm working with, we figured that is about 200 coins. We can always do another run of the coins at a later time. This is mostly just to ensure that we get out a coin to ensure continuity.
It will probably be more expensive than through USCC simply because of shipping. I am not personally equipped to ship, so it will be me running down to a store or post office and doing it myself. Generally it is about $5 an order for shipping to the US. Any international orders I'll have to deal with individually.
I'm really sorry about the changes, but we simply won't be able to do an order like we have for the past couple. I'm going to try my best to get one out for PAX EAST 2012 and make it as painless as possible for you guys.
USCC seems to be out of action. karmacappa is looking into alternatives.
This years coin will be 1.75" in antiqued nickel. It will have reeded edges to conform to previous coins. It will come in a fitted capsule to protect the coin (which can be removed if you want). It should cost somewhere between $5 and $6 including shipping. We will have a link for orders when the coin is finalized.
NOTE - There will only be 250 coins minted this year, due mainly to underselling in previous years. These will be first-come, first-served.
Update (18 DEC 2011): Here are mockups of our designs. They have been sent to US Challenge Coins for a price quote. Keep in mind they are just the concept designs - the artists at USCC will be able to determine what details will show up well and what needs to be modified.
Once we have the price quote, we will set up a Chip-In collection to cover the die costs. The two final mock-ups are:http://bieneman.org/PAX/PAXEast2012ChallengeCoinmockupreverseV4.gifhttp://bieneman.org/PAX/PAXEast2012ChallengeCoinmockupobverseMachineV2.gifIs anyone working on this? It will be November tomorrow, and we all know that we need to give the vendor plenty of time to ensure we can have coins in-hand by the time the con rolls around. It will probably take us a whole month or two to finalize a design idea. We don't want to get caught off-guard by a holiday that shuts down the factory or anything again.
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