PAX PRIME 2015 CHALLENGE COIN
Time to start planning the one true coin (no waiting for badges this year). A challenge coin is a unique souvenir that will display your participation in this year’s event. Each Pax an unofficial coin is designed specifically for the event by this community.HISTORY:
This will be the Twelfth Challenge Coin
this community has produced. Go to the wiki page for links to all the previous threads.DESIGN:UPDATE: July 6, 2015
The order form is now live. Please read the following before clicking the link:
Coins are $5 each. If you live in the USA, shipping is a flat $3 for your order. If you live outside the USA, shipping is $14 for 1 - 6 coins, and $30 for 7+ coins.
Use this form as a cheat sheet to find out your total price:Pax Prime 2015 Challenge Coin Cheat Sheet for Pricing
Once you have your total price, please send the total payment via PayPal to [email protected]
this is the PayPal account for Kiddercorp who we are using to make the coin this year. The shipping address on your PayPal account will not be used, the address you put in the order form will be the one used for shipping.
After your payment has been made, take note of your transaction ID as you will need it when filling out the order form.
Click this link and fill out your order:PAX PRIME 2015 CHALLENGE COIN ORDER FORM
Regarding WillCall orders this year:
If you have a legitimate reason you cannot pay for shipping, I will be ordering some extra coins and will be able to drop them off at your hotel. You can PM me here and we can work out the details. I expect there will also be some extra coins from the initial run that Alex with Kindercorp will have available at Pax as well. This all depends on how many coins are ordered though.UPDATE: July 28, 2015
Here is a look at the finished coin:
More are shipping out every day.
7 coins remain from the initial 200 order to get yours by Pax. After they sell out we will look to see if there is enough demand for another run.UPDATE: June 29, 2015
Here is the final artwork:http://i.imgur.com/oJDyi4g.jpg
Unless anyone can find an error, such as spelling mistake, then I think we are good to go.
I will wait until this afternoon to give final approval, and then we can get the die made and start the ordering process.UPDATE: April 22, 2015
Voting is now open for the face of the coin:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZCx6aBEKDgofQtoq41hK-PiWtWe29c7rnWluYg3XLj0/viewform?usp=send_form
Please feel free to campaign for your favorite and even work up a rough design.
Voting will close 1 week from today on April 29th at 9:00am Pacific.March 26, 2015
Here is the voting page for the Seattle Landmark:Seattle Landmark to be used
Voting will be open for one week. So the deadline is April 2nd at 9:00am Pacific.March 10, 2015
Here are the known design elements:
Finish: Antique bronze
The unknowns we will figure out here:
Face of the Coin: For the face we know we will use the standard Welcome Home / pac-man (& new Ms. pac-man) / Numquam Mentula Es (Don't be a dick) encircling a design. The design is always something that relates to Pax / Gaming.
The missing piece is what will be the center design. In the past we have had a theme rotation (Handheld, Console, Tabletop, PC, Arcade) but since we have gone through the full rotation we can choose to start over at Handheld, or create a whole new theme.
Reverse of the Coin: For the reverse we always use a prominent feature of the host city. For Prime we have used the Space Needle, Convention Center, Pike Place Market, a Ferry, & the Paramount Theatre.NOTE: Since this is an unofficial coin we cannot use any Pax logos or any images of Gabe, Tycho, & PA without prior approval.MANUFACTURING (Big potential change here!):
In recent years we have always used Phoenix Challenge Coins and they have done great work for us. However, during the East coin planning, a forum member pitched the idea of using his families company. He felt he could get us a lower price & still offer us better service. He has been to Pax East so this is also an added benefit that our distributor shares our gaming interests.
The user is akidderz and his company is Kiddercorp. The website is www.kiddercorp.com and they do mainly military coins, bottle openers and belt buckles. akidderz sent myself & SutibunRi both sample coins to look at. They were all really well made and look great.
It will be up to the community, but I think we should try them out and see how well they do for us.SCHEDULE:
This is a rough schedule to make sure we stay on track and we all get the coin before PAX.
Design Finalized on our end; submit to artist for any modifications needed: June 5
Final design submitted, die production started, orders placed: June 19th.
Coin production starts: July 10th.
Coins ship out: July 31st.QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions please post them here.