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#1 User is offline   Dex_Link 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

Hey all,
A few friends and I recently have been talking about possibly attending a few other cons around the country, and a few of these cons have a somewhat active "badge ribbon" community. And that got us wondering -- has anyone ever encountered any badge ribbons at good ol' Anime Central? I've been going for a good amount of years and never have, nor has friends of mine who have been going for over a decade.
Which brings me to another question... would anyone enjoy seeing this little "hidden Mickey Mouse" of con culture come to ACen? I think my group of friends might get a couple hundred ribbons printed up to test the waters at ACen 2014...
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:08 PM

View PostDex_Link, on 13 January 2014 - 04:58 PM, said:

Hey all,
A few friends and I recently have been talking about possibly attending a few other cons around the country, and a few of these cons have a somewhat active "badge ribbon" community. And that got us wondering -- has anyone ever encountered any badge ribbons at good ol' Anime Central? I've been going for a good amount of years and never have, nor has friends of mine who have been going for over a decade.
Which brings me to another question... would anyone enjoy seeing this little "hidden Mickey Mouse" of con culture come to ACen? I think my group of friends might get a couple hundred ribbons printed up to test the waters at ACen 2014...



Staff department heads always have badge ribbons- though they are normally not given attendees except in special circumstances. You get them for going above and beyond the call of duty, helping people out, etc. I got one last year as an attendee but I used to be staff and old habits die hard... so yeah. XD I know Funimation was handing them out last year- and I think CrunchyRoll as well. I was thinking I might do some for forum members this year.

This post has been edited by KungPowKirby: 13 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:21 PM

I really enjoyed the badge ribbon exchanges at CONvergence when I went. They were fun to collect. I haven't really seen them anywhere around here.

Some cosplayers have started exchanging collectible contact cards/prints with photos of themselves in cosplay on them.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:44 AM

View Postdchan, on 13 January 2014 - 08:21 PM, said:

I really enjoyed the badge ribbon exchanges at CONvergence when I went. They were fun to collect. I haven't really seen them anywhere around here.

Some cosplayers have started exchanging collectible contact cards/prints with photos of themselves in cosplay on them.



cure cards: to find a cosplayer if they have a facebook page or the like so they know when you upload photos of them. Im contemplating on having some made up this year i ran out of time last year.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

View PostRinzle, on 14 January 2014 - 06:44 AM, said:

cure cards: to find a cosplayer if they have a facebook page or the like so they know when you upload photos of them. Im contemplating on having some made up this year i ran out of time last year.


I'm thinking of doing the same, but feel that I would start seeing them on the ground or trashed because I know how people do with all that hand out stuff. . .

I always ask myself if it's worth the money to see them on the ground :(

Although I think that the badge ribbons would be fun for the con goers like myself ;) I also seen them at CONvergence and thought that it was a cool idea!

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

I'd never heard of this phenomena until you guys mentioned it. I'd be all for it. :)/> Sounds cute! Is there a way to have it be in some, like, controlled environment to prevent litter? Is there a cosplay networking mixxer thing in the program guide? I'm not talking about speed dating, but a specific, scheduled event that con attendees go to specifically to exchange contact info for business/networking opportunities. Sure, you can do this all around the con, but like some have already mentioned, not everyone's receptive to receiving a card/ribbon at any point in time. However, if you're attending one of these things, it's safe to assume that your audience wants to share their information, too. ^^

Then again, I'm not entirely sure how this ribbon thing works. Anyone care to explain? I've only ever been to ACen. :(/>

BTW, have you guys seen that Vistaprint is running a promotion on business cards right now? If you're looking into that curecard thing, this might be a cost-effective option for you. ^^ The promotion pops up when you go to the main page. 250 for $10 :)

This post has been edited by Fudgi P0pZ: 22 February 2014 - 11:31 AM

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