The badge theme has been chosen and the winner is - Walking Simulator. A design has been posted on this thread, the latest version of which can be seen below. Please provide feedback as on it and modifications will be made based on comments made. Remember this is the PAX Forum badge so it belongs to all of us.
The spoiler button below is the text of the original post that explains the PAX Forum Badge:
As the ticket sales go up and the insane land grab that is booking hotels commences, it's time to trigger the PAX Forum badge thread! To those new to this concept, allow me to explain. We on these forums are little more than our comments and avatars; that is the only way we identify ourselves as individuals. This changes when we are amongst other forum members in the same place at the same time i.e. PAX. The problem with this is that there is no way to identify other forum members at PAX.
To overcome this back in 2008 I created the forum badges. These are oversized badges that are the size of a typical adult's hand and are very different to the PAX passes. They do not offer any more rights to PAX than any other attendee, but they do act as a tool to identify other members of the forum that are at PAX. The badges are fundamentally ice breakers because when you see someone wearing one, you can immediately reach out to them and say 'Oh hey! You're a forum member too!'. PAX is about the community that revolves around it and the forum badges are part of that.
This thread exists to get the community behind the badge and contribute to its design. 3 weeks prior to PAX East 2017 the design will be locked down and prints ordered. Then I shall bring all of them with me to PAX East and distribute them via the Pre PAX Dinner and the Pre PAX Board Game Night. They will then be dropped off at the BYOC desk at midday EST on Friday 10th March 2017 to collect, after you have answered a forum based question to prove that you are a forum member.
So with that out of the way, let's get on with the design choices I'm entertaining for PAX East 2017. Please let me know your thoughts and vote for each one in this thread. I shall end the voting on Sunday 20th November 2016:
Install bar - having waited over an hour to player Gears of War 4 while it installed yesterday, I thought a jab at this unwelcome feature of console gaming would be fun for the forum badge.
Streamer - what if the PAX Forum badge was a streamer? Well we will find out if we went for this design.
Walking simulator - The PAX Forum badge will act as a guide as you make PAX East 2017 an ARG while walking around BCEC. I'm sure this will not get you arrested, no sirree.
Vote below by typing '1', '2' or '3'. Remember, those that participate in this thread get their name on the back of the badge.
I like 1 or 3 personally.
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I vote for 1 did not pay God yet but I have experienced the dreaded downloading/installing bar on many occasions.
Thanks again for doing this Kropotkin.
EDIT: Changed vote to number three.
I just reread number three. That actually sounds really good. In the interest of competition, I would like to change my vote to number three.
My vote is for option 3
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(Thanks for doing this again!
#1 would be my choice, install/loading bar.
As every year, Kropotkin, you are amazing!