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PAX Buttoneering - Event Schedule and Official Button info added!

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  • weewee Registered User regular
    I would be glad to mail in what's left of my own buttons, as well as doubles that I have. My partner was helping me trade at the meetup and we accidentally double-collected some. Just let me know where to send them for distribution (and how many if demand is low.)

    I don't need to be sent any buttons in return. For me, the buttons are a reminder of who I met, so I don't intend to round out my own collection. I just want to help other people with their own collections.
    tvethiopia wrote: »
    got my buttons in the mail yesterday and i'm super happy with them! i got mine a little smaller than standard because i just like 1" buttons and i think i could more easily find non-pax uses for any leftovers. yay for east buttoneering!
    psychopez wrote: »
    So if there is enough interest I'll run and organize the post pax swap. If you have left covers send them to me and a list of the ones you're missing and I'll match them up and send your sets.

    It sounds like a bunch of folks are empty, so I don't know if there's demand for this, but if there is, I'll do it.

  • weewee Registered User regular
    edited April 2013
    This is my collection. The 4 on the bottom weren't on buttoneering.org, but I'm pretty sure I got them from buttoneers.

    http://i.imgur.com/aQXeSKO.jpg

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  • AtomicGaryBuseyAtomicGaryBusey I put on my robe and wizard hat. Beautiful Lynnhood, Wash.Registered User regular
    Yeah, this PAX was a mixed bag for Buttoneering... I met up with a few buttoneers, but it wasn't nearly the constant fun and exchange of Prime. We had VERY low attendance at the Saturday meetup, and I wasn't able to go to the Sunday meetup because the Omegathon ran way long (as a SPACE TEAM!) I met up with some buttoneers throughout the con outside of the meetups, but I think we'll need to keep it up for a year or two more at East for it to gain critical mass.

    If there's serious interest in the mail-in button swap I still have like 65 of mine left and can mail in. Otherwise, I'll keep them as reserve/sekrit/bonus buttons for Prime and trade then. :)

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    I'd totally participate in a mail swap this time. I have at least 50 buttons left over, and I was mostly just giving them out to everyone. I had grand designs for the saturday meetup, but I couldn't get up in time!

    Was much harder to find people in the BCEC, I think I only ran into 10ish buttoneers tops.

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  • psychopezpsychopez Registered User regular
    Alright, I said I'll step up, and we seem to be hitting enough interest.

    PM me with the message name Pax East Button Swap, and either a list of any buttons that you have preference for, or just all (being you'll get one of what ever everyone else sends). You'll have until, oh, next Friday (4/26/2013) to do so. I'll send out my mailing information at that point, and you can then send your buttons here to Da Burgh.

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  • xenardxenard Registered User regular
    I have at least 50 as well so I'll join in too.

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  • XanieXanie Registered User new member
    Hi, um, this may not be the place for this, but I'm interested in becoming a buttoneer. I managed to collect quite a few freebies this year (mostly from exhibitors), and added them to my pin scarf - but I'd like to make my own for PAX East 2014. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where to start, how to use templates, and what sites are cheapest, and might still ship to Canada? >: I'm really sorry if this isn't the right place.

  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    Xanie wrote: »
    Hi, um, this may not be the place for this, but I'm interested in becoming a buttoneer. I managed to collect quite a few freebies this year (mostly from exhibitors), and added them to my pin scarf - but I'd like to make my own for PAX East 2014. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where to start, how to use templates, and what sites are cheapest, and might still ship to Canada? >: I'm really sorry if this isn't the right place.

    Welcome! I try to cover a lot of information in the OP here and the FAQ on the Buttoneering site.

    To answer your questions specifically:
    - For ordering buttons, we usually suggest PureButtons as they have been excellent to work with and have great prices.
    - Templates vary based on who you choose to make your buttons, however PureButtons' templates have instructions on them. Generally the idea is you have a "safe zone" and a "bleed area". The "safe zone" is where the focus of your artwork goes, and it will be on the face of the button. The "bleed" is the part that wraps around to the back of the button...while it won't be perfectly legible or visible, you should still have something there to cover up the paper (unless you have a white button, of course!). When using a template that has layers, make sure that the guidelines are NOT visible on top of your artwork, or they'll get printed on the button.
    - International shipping is definitely an option, however it can get a bit pricey. Luckily there are a couple workarounds for that. Often other buttoneers who live in the US will volunteer to receive shipments on your behalf, which they can then give you at PAX. Something some people have done (but due to timing I don't necessarily suggest it) is ship them to the hotel they will be staying at. Hotels will often hold packages for you if you let them know they're coming. Finally, I'm sure there's a Canadian button making shop that can ship more cheaply...we should probably figure that out one of these years.


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