Hey guys and gals. With another year of wonderful pin collecting ahead of us and with there being four Paxen, I figured we should maybe share our trade secrets with each other for collecting several of the pins for our groups. I have only done this at last years East but I was able to get all the pins I needed. But now I am looking at having to get four sets at East this year and if the trend continues there will be a ton of pins at East. If we come up with a good collection of ideas I will keep them updated here at the top to make them easy to see.
I'll start it off:
1. Be friendly and ask. If you talk to those nice people attending the booths you might be able to just ask for an extra or two. Don't lie just be honest and friendly.
2. Bring plenty of trade fodder. The trading events will have tons of people who are looking for pins from other Paxen, if you have them for trade you can get pins from the one you are at.
3. Run around like a crazy person on the last day. The booth folks are more likely to help you out on the last day since they should have tons of pins to give out still and not much con left.
4. Friends, enemies, Pinions of any kind! Get someone to be your lackey and don't let em go. Bribe with anything you have.
I realize some may not want to share their dark pin getting secrets, but I love the pin pal groups and want to continue the tradition. I feel that a pin pal survivor's guide could help.
Post your ideas if you want, or tell me I'm dumb and I'll cower into the shadows