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PAX South 2018 Challenge Coin - Vote for Location Photo!

RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
edited October 18 in PAX South
October 18th Edit:

It's time!

I got all of the photos in and you can now vote on a photo for the location side of the coin. We have a lot of options this year! We will have this up for 1 week (voting ends October 25th at 8pm CST)

Spread the word!

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Hello all! It is about that time of year again to discuss the PAX South 2018 Challenge Coin!!!!!



Last year, we had a reeded edge, an Antique Silver finish, and was a 1.75 inch size. Our location was The Convention Center and the gaming side was the Konami code, which you can see here.

I am open to any suggestions on the aspects of the coin. We can also decide to do two coins again or just regular or just colour.

For those who do not know about the PAX Challenge Coin tradition, you can check it out here: http://wiki.paxcommunity.net/paxwiki/PAX_Challenge_Coin

Last year, I invited people to submit photos for a chance to win a coin. Only one person sent me an e-mail and it was of a statue that's near the convention center.

So, from now until 8pm CST Sunday evening, you can message me an image from San Antonio that you feel would make a good image for the location side of the coin. I will then set up a poll.

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    edited October 2
    As a native from SA (now in NorCal), there are some other items that would be cool to see....the Alamo, the Tower of the Americas, the Riverwalk. @RILMS I will be down in SA next week, so I can snap some photos of these monuments for you to use if you want. Not sure what is needed here...

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    The Tower of the Americas and The Alamo were used on the first and second South coins respectively.

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    maybe the riverwalk? @RILMS

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    Yeah, the Riverwalk would be a good one :) I look forward to your photos :)

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    @RILMS Sure thing...I will be in SA next week, so it will be sometime late next week. Question: I don't think we can send large image attachments on here, so if you want to PM me your email, I can send them there. I'll also try to think of some other landmarks (like the other missions - other than the Alamo) that might work. Thanks!

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    I hear there is a giant pair of cowboy boots outside of the North Star Mall in San Antonio?
    That seems Texan.

  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    @SutibunRi The boots are there, and while they are 'stereotypically Texan', hardly anyone wears those anymore in the cities of Texas, such as San Antonio. The city is much better identified by the rich cultural mix that exists there today. The riverwalk is a great example of a singular 'tourist attraction' where most of what is great about San Antonio blends together. It is especially awesome in winter time when they hang lights from all of the trees that line the river's edges. It's too bad that PAX is just a few weeks past when the night lights are a thing. I believe they turn them off shortly after new year, otherwise it would be a great thing for fellow PAXen to see.

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    @RILMS Sure thing...I will be in SA next week, so it will be sometime late next week.

    That's fine, I don't mind waiting :)

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    In the mean time, if you have any ideas for the Gaming Side, please suggest!

    In the past, we did guitars, gaming dice, and the Konami code

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  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    The next step is obviously the Super Konami Code.

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  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    Can we just get Bucees on a coin somehow? It's all anybody really needs.

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    Can we just get Bucees on a coin somehow? It's all anybody really needs.

    I do love me some Buc-ee's... :D

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    If there are any major game releases coming out around then, that could be a theme. I read somewhere that there is a new Goldeneye coming? We also have the new SNES Classic Mini that just released. That could be a thing. It would be cool to throw a nod to some emu-gaming - perhaps something like a MAME cabinet or Raspberry Pi Retro-pi machine?

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 5
    What about having "Would you kindly", a Mario Star, or the PAX coat of arms?

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    RILMS wrote: »
    What about having "Would you kindly"?

    Sure - do we have a major Bioshock release coming soon? Or maybe one just passed? I don't follow that game too closely. TBH, today I mostly play retro games, any Final Fantasy that comes out (not online), and some fun Switch games.

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  • futilesfutiles Registered User regular
    YAY!! I love my challenge coins. Excited to see this thread.

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    RILMS wrote: »
    What about having "Would you kindly"?

    Sure - do we have a major Bioshock release coming soon? Or maybe one just passed? I don't follow that game too closely. TBH, today I mostly play retro games, any Final Fantasy that comes out (not online), and some fun Switch games.

    No clue...I like using iconic gaming things for the coins, it doesn't have to be relevant :)

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    It's dangerous to go alone! Take this...coin.

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  • BadCrumpanyBadCrumpany Registered User regular
    It's dangerous to go alone! Take this...coin.

    lol, I like this. Don't know what is allowed to be put on there, but could have the "Take This" quote and then have link holding up a challenge coin maybe. I see all kinds of shirts and posters that have that iconic "holding up" pose with whatever item places are focused on.

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  • mnemonictutormnemonictutor A Mnemonic Tutor in Silicon Valley Mountain View, CARegistered User regular
    It's dangerous to go alone! Take this...coin.

    lol, I like this. Don't know what is allowed to be put on there, but could have the "Take This" quote and then have link holding up a challenge coin maybe. I see all kinds of shirts and posters that have that iconic "holding up" pose with whatever item places are focused on.

    I like that idea...given the release of BOTW, Zelda is back in the spotlight. Treating the challenge coin like the sword given to Link, or even a Sheikah Slate is cool...

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    Just as a FYI, I have not posted a poll for the location photos yet because one community member asked for a deadline as they will be in San Antonio this week. I will put up a poll for it next week.

    So far, suggestions for the Gaming side are:

    SNES Classic Mini
    MAME cabinet
    Raspberry Pi Retro-pi machine
    Would you kindly"
    Mario Star
    PAX coat of arms
    It's dangerous to go alone! Take this

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  • UnimatrixZeroUnimatrixZero Cult Leader / Cosplay Photographer El Paso, TXRegistered User regular
    Tossing in the idea of something Cuphead / Persona related. Phantom Thieves Logo or Cuphead on one side.

  • lilbabslilbabs Registered User new member
    Throwing the Zelda fairy out there

  • UnimatrixZeroUnimatrixZero Cult Leader / Cosplay Photographer El Paso, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 11
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    Lazy Suggestions I mocked up. I'm sure someone could do more/fit more on there to make them worthwhile. My lazy mockups feel empty. I haven't played BotW, but I suspect it would make a good coin with the right effort put in.

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  • futilesfutiles Registered User regular
    I have a HUGE fan of the "Take this coin" quote, and some type of Zelda image/reference.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    those suggestions are very pretty!

    However, I don't believe the community has permission to use copyrighted imagery from the copyright holders. Generally the coin organizers and the community have tried their best to potentially reference something rad that might be copyrighted without using copyrighted imagery.

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  • UnimatrixZeroUnimatrixZero Cult Leader / Cosplay Photographer El Paso, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 12
    I had a suspicion the copyright would limit what could be done. It would be cool if someone could get the official OK, but with Cuphead already having deals with vendors I don't see that happening. I wonder what else could be done. I have a deep hatred of the meeple shape, but I'd toss that out there as well, as a board gaming icon.

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    Looks like it's been done, before, too. Maybe something JRPG/DND? Overwatch/Heroes of the Storm, maybe.

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    Idealy, I'd like the words to bend with the shape of the coin, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. But, what do people think of this?

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    It's time!

    I got all of the photos in and you can now vote on a photo for the location side of the coin. We have a lot of options this year! We will have this up for 1 week (voting ends October 25th at 8pm CST)

    Spread the word!

    https://goo.gl/forms/EwbIUdhNYDCG1bhM2

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  • RILMSRILMS Corpus Christi, TXRegistered User regular
    Note: Option three on the poll was changed to better reflect what would be in the middle of the coin. You can change your vote if you want :)

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