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[PRIME] PAX Prime 2012 Forum Badges

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  • Jenny_SpaghettiJenny_Spaghetti I am 3 ginger midgets in a trench coat. Calgary, CanadalandRegistered User regular
    Maybe you could match the front and the back? Make the front all Western-y and old time-y? :3 That would be cool, like "Ye Olde PAX Forum Membership".

    I second that emotion.

  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    I should get in on this. I always mean to in years past, but I never do for some raisin.

  • alegriaalegria Registered User regular
    Looks very nice! Great job, looking forward to picking up mine! :)

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    Maybe you could match the front and the back? Make the front all Western-y and old time-y? :3 That would be cool, like "Ye Olde PAX Forum Membership"

    What, like this:
    PAX_Prime_2012_PA_Forum_Badge_Front_V2.jpg

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  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    Boom! Gorgeous!! haha, that actually looks really awesome. Maybe clean up the 'grainy' look a bit?

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    Oh wow! Xxx

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  • SageheartSageheart Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Maybe you could match the front and the back? Make the front all Western-y and old time-y? :3 That would be cool, like "Ye Olde PAX Forum Membership"

    What, like this:
    PAX_Prime_2012_PA_Forum_Badge_Front_V2.jpg

    Looks good, but I think the shield/logo kind of blends in a little too much with the background. Maybe keep that piece in color or just a muted/faded color or something so it stands out a bit more.

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  • FenrisfangFenrisfang Registered User regular
    Sageheart wrote: »
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Maybe you could match the front and the back? Make the front all Western-y and old time-y? :3 That would be cool, like "Ye Olde PAX Forum Membership"

    What, like this:
    PAX_Prime_2012_PA_Forum_Badge_Front_V2.jpg

    Looks good, but I think the shield/logo kind of blends in a little too much with the background. Maybe keep that piece in color or just a muted/faded color or something so it stands out a bit more.

    I agree. Just a touch of color would make it look sharp. Love the design.

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  • Cultural Geek GirlCultural Geek Girl Registered User regular
    For once, I'm actually actively participating on the forums after having badge and hotel but before the "OMG the con is like tomorrow!" panic sets in, so for once I get to participate in this lovely thread.

    All I have to say right now is that I love the design, and the cookie hiding in plain sight (as is our wont) is spectacularly adorable. Hurrah!

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  • SerenitySerenity Registered User regular
    So far so good! One thing though... am I going crazy or does the front look almost identical to one of the designs last year??

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Serenity wrote: »
    So far so good! One thing though... am I going crazy or does the front look almost identical to one of the designs last year??

    Yeah, this has been discussed already. The front is using the forum community logo that was designed before east 2011. It's the community crest and has been used on many community items since then. It's a great way to quickly spot a forumer.

  • devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    There should be a Forum Redesign related aspect to it too. I keep thinking along the lines of BADGE TOO BRIGHT MAKES TEXT HARD TO READ or whatever other QQ things people said.

    But no, it looks great overall.

  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Serenity wrote: »
    So far so good! One thing though... am I going crazy or does the front look almost identical to one of the designs last year??

    Yeah, this has been discussed already. The front is using the forum community logo that was designed before east 2011. It's the community crest and has been used on many community items since then. It's a great way to quickly spot a forumer.

    I love the fact the front is the same year to year. It's easy to spot!

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  • PrincessCleoPrincessCleo Registered User regular
    Oooh! I like! It looks amazing.

    One more thing for me to add to my lanyard. ^_^

  • Menolly07Menolly07 Registered User regular
    Oh @kropotkin I love you and your cool forum badges with the names and the identifying traits and the things with the people on them and the thinging.

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  • slamonellaslamonella Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    What, like this:
    PAX_Prime_2012_PA_Forum_Badge_Front_V2.jpg
    Oh yes, that's very snazzy!

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  • AylaviereAylaviere Registered User regular
    I love it! I had my name on last year's badge but didn't actually manage to get a hold of one. Hopefully I'll get my name on this one (will definitely be attending as many events like TWDT and Pre/Post PAX parties).

    I am so stoked for PAX.

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  • CrogothCrogoth Registered User regular
    this will be handed out on PAXTrain or once we arrive in Seattle?

  • RandomAtomRandomAtom Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I am participating in this thread and, provided I get the information needed and get in on-time, I'm going to the dinner.

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  • Kirby4LifeKirby4Life Registered User regular
    Cant wate to get my hands on one of these!!

  • SeanSean Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    how do I get involved in this?

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Sean wrote: »
    how do I get involved in this?

    you just did :)

  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    Thanks for the feedback all. Just to be clear on the design of the front image, I did not come up with the crest! That was created by the community some time ago. It is now the PAX community crest and is used for many events that are created for PAX attendees who are also on these forums. As such I will not be making any changes to the crest at all, for it is set in stone! Please be aware of this when making any feedback messages.

    As for adding colour to the now dated front to match the rear, I was not aware colour printing was possible in the mid-1800's. If it was, I'll add a smidgen of colour. If it wasn't then I'm a little hesitant to add it. Nevertheless I'll put up a 3rd version with a touch of colour to see what people think of it.

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  • shadowscoutshadowscout Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    As for adding colour to the now dated front to match the rear, I was not aware colour printing was possible in the mid-1800's. If it was, I'll add a smidgen of colour. If it wasn't then I'm a little hesitant to add it. Nevertheless I'll put up a 3rd version with a touch of colour to see what people think of it.

    you know i didn' t know this until this post made me go look out of curiosity but apparently it was (kind of)

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromoxylography

    although wooden block printing would have been more likely until later in the century (and definitely in the wild west I would have thought) - see also

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_printing

    still very debatable (and personally I'm a fan the way it is ;) )

  • Cultural Geek GirlCultural Geek Girl Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Thanks for the feedback all. Just to be clear on the design of the front image, I did not come up with the crest! That was created by the community some time ago. It is now the PAX community crest and is used for many events that are created for PAX attendees who are also on these forums. As such I will not be making any changes to the crest at all, for it is set in stone! Please be aware of this when making any feedback messages.

    As for adding colour to the now dated front to match the rear, I was not aware colour printing was possible in the mid-1800's. If it was, I'll add a smidgen of colour. If it wasn't then I'm a little hesitant to add it. Nevertheless I'll put up a 3rd version with a touch of colour to see what people think of it.

    Color printing was available in the 1800s. There were incredibly detailed multi-color lithographs (which look remarkably modern), but there was also starting to be some good two-color printing out there.

    I really like the style of this one, from 1885 (a little late, but shhh).
    Image850.jpg. It retains the old-timey feel but also throws in a splash of color. I can find full color lithographs earlier than that, but they don't look particularly period.

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  • SageheartSageheart Registered User regular
    kropotkin wrote: »
    Thanks for the feedback all. Just to be clear on the design of the front image, I did not come up with the crest! That was created by the community some time ago. It is now the PAX community crest and is used for many events that are created for PAX attendees who are also on these forums. As such I will not be making any changes to the crest at all, for it is set in stone! Please be aware of this when making any feedback messages.

    As for adding colour to the now dated front to match the rear, I was not aware colour printing was possible in the mid-1800's. If it was, I'll add a smidgen of colour. If it wasn't then I'm a little hesitant to add it. Nevertheless I'll put up a 3rd version with a touch of colour to see what people think of it.

    I don't know the extent of color printing in the 1800s but I was thinking more for an aesthetic reasons and ease of distinguishing the crest from the background. That's why I mentioned more muted colors to the crest still "pops" but doesn't drastically stand out from the old time-y background.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    I'm liking the "old time-y" front more than I thought I would, but I'd have to prefer at least a little bit of color on there in some fashion, even just to be able to distinguish this as a Prime badge.

    But I won't complain if it stays the way it is, because it still looks fantastic.

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  • TheCheshireTheCheshire Registered User
    Kinda lost me at "year of Our Lord"...

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2012
    Kinda lost me at "year of Our Lord"...

    It was the style of the time. Definitely period appropriate regardless of personal opinions.

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  • contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    I definitely like it, can't wait to get mine.

    Also, for those that don't know, "In the year of our lord" is the English translation of Anno Domini which is the Latin phrase which is more commonly abbreviated to AD.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    Kinda lost me at "year of Our Lord"...

    Oh I sympathise 100%, as it's a phrase that makes me cringe too. But like @zerzhul said, it was stated to keep it in period.

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  • SpiritfireSpiritfire Brookfield, WIRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »

    It was the style of the time. Definitely period appropriate regardless of personal opinions.

    I, for one, will be wearing an onion on my belt in addition to this badge I hope to have. Now gimme five bees for a quarter!

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Spiritfire wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »

    It was the style of the time. Definitely period appropriate regardless of personal opinions.

    I, for one, will be wearing an onion on my belt in addition to this badge I hope to have. Now gimme five bees for a quarter!

    They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones.

  • Tar3820Tar3820 Registered User regular
    Crogoth wrote: »
    this will be handed out on PAXTrain or once we arrive in Seattle?

    This is independent of PAX Train. If someone has them on the train, they might hand them out, but I think the plan is for them to be distributed at PAX.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    Tar3820 wrote: »
    Crogoth wrote: »
    this will be handed out on PAXTrain or once we arrive in Seattle?

    This is independent of PAX Train. If someone has them on the train, they might hand them out, but I think the plan is for them to be distributed at PAX.
    On the contrary! If it was like the previous years, the three major Pre-PAX events (PAXTrain, MMT, PPD) get a stack for their own and hand back the rest (if there is any from their stack) to the BYOC stack.

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    So, being that i am still in the 20th century and do not have a smart phone or twitter or whatever, is there going to be an easy to find way to find these beautiful things on friday?

    Because I am old fashioned, you see, and technology I do not understand scares me.

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    Sorry if this was already mentioned, but doesn't PAX close at 7 PM rather than 6? Or did I miss something somewhere?

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  • Tar3820Tar3820 Registered User regular
    Tar3820 wrote: »
    Crogoth wrote: »
    this will be handed out on PAXTrain or once we arrive in Seattle?

    This is independent of PAX Train. If someone has them on the train, they might hand them out, but I think the plan is for them to be distributed at PAX.
    On the contrary! If it was like the previous years, the three major Pre-PAX events (PAXTrain, MMT, PPD) get a stack for their own and hand back the rest (if there is any from their stack) to the BYOC stack.

    I didn't get one last year on the Train.. :(

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Oh noes! I'm sorry. It was normally like that in the previous years...I could be wrong, though.

    And PAX ends "officially" at 6 on Sunday evening. That is in quotations 'cause it is basically whenever the Final Round of the Omegathon is done is when it officially-officially ends. The Expo Halls closes at 6 each night, though.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2012
    Sorry if this was already mentioned, but doesn't PAX close at 7 PM rather than 6? Or did I miss something somewhere?

    PAX officially closes at 7pm on Sunday, not 6. Not sure where @CaptainTapole is pulling 6pm from unless she means the expo hall (which closes at 6pm each day).

    The hours are listed on the registration page.
    EVENT HOURS
    Friday, Aug 31st, 2012 - 10am to 2am
    Saturday, Sep 1st, 2012 - 10am to 2am
    Sunday, Sep 2nd, 2012 - 10am to 7pm

    So yes, the badge time needs an adjustment :)

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