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Do the badges have UV light features this year?

midnamidna Greater Seattle AreaRegistered User regular
I'm buying a badge from someone today (found on FB), and I brought my cousin's Saturday badge to compare. I also bought a UV light, knowing that PAX badges have UV light features. I just shined it on my cousin's badge, and I didn't see any space invaders or anything of the sort. The badge just glowed. It's possible that it's the light I purchased. If I can't check for UV light features, what is the next best way to ensure the badge is not counterfeit?

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    Real badges have an RFID (or NFC, but pretty sure it's RFID) tag in them.

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
  • midnamidna Greater Seattle AreaRegistered User regular
    whypick1 wrote: »
    Real badges have an RFID (or NFC, but pretty sure it's RFID) tag in them.

    How do I use the RFID, or know that it's there? I've never heard of this. Thank you!!

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  • whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    It is an NFC tag. This is what shows up when I scan it with my phone.
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    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
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