I hope everyone is doing well. As many of you know by now, SkeleVader has opened up the management of this year's challenge coin. RILMS and I will be working together on this project together and I wanted to take some time to introduce myself and talk about this project a little bit.
Last year I had a blast at PAX Prime 2015. This was my first year of attending a PAX convention. I had a wonderful time playing many unreleased games, trying out VR games for the first time, and meeting new friends! To top things off, I purchased a souvenir before I went. This was the PAX Challenge coin.
The PAX Challenge coin has been a very important project to me and to many others on this forum. The coin represents the city in which the PAX convention is held on one side, while the other represents some aspect of gaming. In the past, the coin has had dice, handhelds, consoles, computers, a coin slot, and many other things on them throughout the years. The Seattle side for last year had a Monorail.
I am hoping that this project is as successful as it has been in previous years. I am now accepting ideas on what you want on each side of the coin. I'm thinking possibly a controller for the gaming side, but it is up to the many wondrous forum members to ultimately decide. As for the Seattle side, I'm thinking the Pike Place Market sign, but again this is just a preliminary idea. All ideas are welcome, and I shall be accepting ideas until July 15th. This may be a tad early, but I want to make sure that I have enough time to make a poll for containing all ideas. This way, the most popular opinion will be put on the coin. There are other ideas for the coin as well which include size, finishes, and edge design. In the past a size of 1.75 inches has been used, along with an antique bronze finish. A smooth or reeded edge has also been popular in the past. Discuss away!
EDIT June 6th
Is the link to the new idea form! Suggest away! All stated ideas posted in this thread will be inputted, so don't worry about inputting your idea again. All ideas will be on the final voting form as long as they aren't silly.
EDIT June 18th
So, how was everyone E3? Thank you everyone for your responses to the coin suggestion form. Things have been slowing down and I've also contacted Kiddercorp. Their response follows:
It is good to hear from you. Thank You for contacting us.
We would be honored to help you make your coin for Pax West.
Please include your coin design details in this email chain. You can attach any files or drawings that you have here.
We will assign you an order number and begin drafting up an artwork for you to approve.
Once we have a good idea of you design details we will be able to forward those details to the factory to come up with a price quote for you.
A typical 1.75" coin ends up costing around 5.25 each for an intial order of 100. As each of our coins is custom though, this price varies. We will have more specifics after a design is composed.
Once a design has been finalized and put in production it takes about 4 weeks for it to be made and shipped to you so the sooner we know your design ideas the better.
We appreciate your support of our veteran-owned & operated small family business.
Since they say it takes about 4 weeks to get made, I'm thinking of ending the survey next week, being the 25th of June. Make sure your responses get in. The voting process will start up soon after that with one ballot allowed. The voting process will end on July 9th or so. The voting will also ask for how many coins are wanted(which is not a necessary question, but does help me allot a ballpark estimate to kiddercorp). Any further question can be shot over via pm or posted below. Thanks and looking forward to getting everything set up.
EDIT June 27th
Well hello everyone! I hope all of you are having a great June! We're quickly getting close to PAX Prime/West! I want to thank everyone for submitting ideas to the first poll. With that out of the way, I want to say that I'm sorry it wasn't posted yesterday, but it is finally ready. The first poll to decide what the TOP 3
choices are! I decided to do it this way, since we have WAY TOO MANY fantastic ideas. This will sort out the ideas so that the second poll is easier to complete. You may vote for your own ideas, but voting for your own ideas may not necessarily make it win. Good luck to everyone!
First Voting poll located at: http://goo.gl/forms/jD90vBj4uLeVyRHG3
This poll closes on July 9th! Now voting begins! I'm so excited!
EDIT July 10th
All right, we've come into the final weeks before Pax Prime! The last poll has ended and I'm excited to announce that the coin will be reeded and only come in the regular colour palette. This has been decided because of the way the last poll went. Not even half of you wanted the colour version of the coin. Reeded beat out smooth by a land slide. The choices of finish for the coin has been reduced to three options. Another aspect of the coin which has been nailed down is that we are going with 1.75". The gaming side in this final poll has 4 options since the 3rd place was tied between Unity and The QBert Pyramid. As for the Seattle side, we only have 3 options. Make sure to get your vote in as voting for this will be closing on the 20th of July.
Final Voting poll located at http://goo.gl/forms/cK8t9o1zLjkydegI3
With the saving of the poll opens up the poll. I've also changed the way in how voting once works. You must use your forum handle to submit this time, NOT a Google account. I shall update after the 20th.
EDIT July 20th
Wow, what a fantastic turnout for all of this. Before I get to what everyone wants, the final results, I want to take a quick moment to thank some very important people who have supported me throughout this whole ordeal. First off, Skelevader deserves thanks for giving me a shot to run this year's PAX Prime/West Coin. I also want to thank RILMS for being my #2. If you don't already know, RILMS has taken it upon himself to work the August month for the coin to make sure everything comes together in time for PAX Prime/West 2016 as I will not be online much due to the fact that I'm travelling to England! And finally, I want to thank all of you who have given a little time to read every post, to suggest some great ideas, to vote for some amazing ideas, and finally hope that the choice you picked won this year's coin. Anyways, let's hop right into the results!
For the finish colour of the coin, (choices were Antique Gold, Antique Brass, and Antique Bronze)
Coming in 3rd with 25% of the votes: Antique Gold(my pick)
Coming in 2nd with 27.5% of the votes: Antique Brass
That means in 1st place with 47.5% of the votes: Antique Bronze
....That's right everyone, this year's challenge coin is going to be penny coloured.
For the Seattle side of the coin, (choices were Pink Elephant Car Wash, Fremont Troll, and Dick's)
Coming in 3rd with 22.5% of the votes: Long Dick's Sausage Emporium
Coming in 2nd with 35% of the votes: The Pink Elephant Car Wash(my personal favourite....oh well, maybe next year)
That means in 1st place with 42.5% of the votes: Fremont Troll
.....so let's hear it for the troll! WOO!
All right, now for the side that everyone cares a LOT about(I was even pestered by my good friend Garet_Jax to reveal what was in the lead). We had four choices, which were The QBert Pyramid, Virtual Reality, Unity. A collage of props, icons, or
elements that represent different gaming genres, and Khoo's Pic! So without further ado, let's hop right into the results.
Coming in 4th with 12.5% of the votes: The QBert Pyramid
Coming in 3rd with 25% of the votes: Virtual Reality
Coming in 2nd with 30% of the votes: Unity. A collage of props, icons, or elements that represent different gaming genres(my pick)
Which means in 1st place with 32.5% of the votes: KHOO'S PIC!
What a close race. Thank you to everyone who voted. We ended up with 40 people that voted for this final ballot! Not a bad turnout if I do say so myself. Anyways, this has been the Prime Challenge Coin 2016 awards show. Thank you for coming out! *clap clap clap*
So this next part won't be in a poll, however I need help deciding what form of Khoo you guys want a picture of. We could have a collage of different Khoo pictures, or we could do his Penny Arcade avatar, or we could do his real life face....It'll be interesting to see what everyone wants. In the meantime, I'll ask Khoo if it is alright to put his face/avatar on the coin. Maybe he would even be able to suggest some poses of himself for the coin. Anyways, I'll post this now with a short version on page 2.
EDIT August 1st
Okay, so RILMS has created an interest form, so that we can better see the interest for the coin. It includes sections to gather information on how many coins you wish to get. This includes the coloured version and regular version of the coin. The link to it is here!
We also have a proof for the coin which is
We are getting extremely close to opening up orders as well, but I'll post details for that VERY soon.
Edit August 14th
Order Form https://goo.gl/forms/lKwPMdCBA3HSzJIs1