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Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: ILuvHeijiHattori on May 28, 2006, 07:52:31 AM
I almost lost my badge 4 times throughout the con and its nice people picked up my badge and handed it back to me.
But the problem is the pin. It comes off over and over.

I thought that next year, maybe we can have badges like JTAF. Have them around your neck?
Title: Re: Badges falling >_<
Post by: MPLe on May 28, 2006, 09:54:52 PM
Quote from: "ILuvHeijiHattori"
I almost lost my badge 4 times throughout the con and its nice people picked up my badge and handed it back to me.
But the problem is the pin. It comes off over and over.

I thought that next year, maybe we can have badges like JTAF. Have them around your neck?


Registration staples the badge together so they do not fall out.
Title: Re: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Kegan_Flame on May 28, 2006, 10:27:55 PM
Quote from: "MPLe"
Quote from: "ILuvHeijiHattori"
I almost lost my badge 4 times throughout the con and its nice people picked up my badge and handed it back to me.
But the problem is the pin. It comes off over and over.

I thought that next year, maybe we can have badges like JTAF. Have them around your neck?


Registration staples the badge together so they do not fall out.


Yeah, but the whole badge falls off cuz the pins sucked on norman registration badges... i had an early reg badge and that one kicked ass, my friend had a normal reg. badge and it kept comming off cuz it wouldn;t stay pinned on her clothes..
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Lisu on May 29, 2006, 03:40:20 PM
Yea, those early reg badges were impervious to falling.  Maybe you could have taken a stapler and stapled the others to your clothing?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: dosukinuta4 on May 29, 2006, 05:15:40 PM
Or maybe fanime could just hand out the pins that were for the early regs to everyone?
And/or give out necklaces for ppl to put them on if they want to?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Shinigami on May 29, 2006, 05:38:12 PM
I kind of like lanyards on the badge. The only bad thing is that it gets in the way of costumes and looks kind of tacky, but still, I've nearly lost my badge many times before when it was the pin-on kind, but I've never lost the lanyard kinds. Also, on lanyards you can put anime buttons and stuff on it. Maybe when you get the badge you can chose a pin or lanyard? Or maybe all badges should be tightly stapled with a secure well-made pin, and lanyards cost an extra $1, if Fanime wants to make a profit from them. Besides, at the beginning of a convention, people have a ton of money and will spend it on anything, so many people will probably be willing to buy a really cool looking Fanime lanyard.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: drallcome on May 29, 2006, 06:02:40 PM
Yea.. Fanime should go with lanyards next year. I didnt have a problem this year since I had one of the early reg paper badges.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Daitenshi on May 29, 2006, 08:21:21 PM
Quote from: "Lisu"
Yea, those early reg badges were impervious to falling.  


Yeah, about that...  My badge came unclipped from my belt as I was taking my luggage downstairs at the Hilton this morning.  I looked everywhere and retraced my steps, but all to no avail.  It's not fun losing a staff badge on the last day of the con...  T_T
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Gwydion on May 29, 2006, 10:10:40 PM
I've never had any trouble this year with the pre-reg badges, only to learn why its not good to leave some on a three year old plastic band. Lost 03 and 05 badges this year when the plastic snap thing broke off. Should have put them on the new one I got with 06. Anyone happen to find two staff badges from 03 and a members one from 05 with the name Gwydion on it?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: E-Chan on May 29, 2006, 11:50:51 PM
Quote from: "Daitenshi"
Quote from: "Lisu"
Yea, those early reg badges were impervious to falling.  


Yeah, about that...  My badge came unclipped from my belt as I was taking my luggage downstairs at the Hilton this morning.  I looked everywhere and retraced my steps, but all to no avail.  It's not fun losing a staff badge on the last day of the con...  T_T

No, it's not. Nearly as not-fun as getting them on the first day. T_T;

I nearly lost mine.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Tuplica on May 30, 2006, 12:42:26 AM
I never had any problems with the pins, but as it is, I've lately taken to just keeping the badge either in a pocket or in whatever bag I've got with me.  I have to think ahead and pull it out when I get to a room, and I know it's technically Fanime policy to wear it at all times, but I'll present it if anyone wants to see it.  It's better than losing it or even worrying about losing it.  I like the new policy about replacement badges, but I'm not to keen on paying another five bucks for something when I don't have to, especially 'cause it wouldn't look as spiffy.   :?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: ILuvHeijiHattori on May 30, 2006, 06:40:39 AM
Quote from: "Tuplica"
I never had any problems with the pins, but as it is, I've lately taken to just keeping the badge either in a pocket or in whatever bag I've got with me.  I have to think ahead and pull it out when I get to a room, and I know it's technically Fanime policy to wear it at all times, but I'll present it if anyone wants to see it.  It's better than losing it or even worrying about losing it.  I like the new policy about replacement badges, but I'm not to keen on paying another five bucks for something when I don't have to, especially 'cause it wouldn't look as spiffy.   :?

true. If I'd lost my badge and spent every penny on anime, how do they expect us to pay 5 for a paper?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Nina Star 9 on May 30, 2006, 07:12:00 AM
i bring a lanyard from home, but since i use pre-reg badges, that will not help you guys. though you probably can bring a lanyard and pin it to the lanyard, then tape the pin part so it does not open?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: gmontem on May 30, 2006, 08:57:58 AM
Get yourself a lanyard or make a poor man's version using rope.  The latter should not be a problem for all you resourceful cosplayers. :P  Use a hole puncher to punch a hole on non-laminated badges.  That's what I did to mine badge last year.  Speaking of which, Kima still hasn't given me back my hole puncher borrowed from last year.  ;)
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: MPLe on May 30, 2006, 08:13:37 PM
Note to self: Try to get lanyards for members of Fanime 07. :)
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: lyricaldanichan on May 31, 2006, 06:30:11 AM
Quote from: "MPLe"
Note to self: Try to get lanyards for members of Fanime 07. :)


I was wondering why we didn't have any since buying them in bulk is really cheap.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: GokuMew2 on May 31, 2006, 10:21:35 AM
Pre-reg and all your problems will be solved! No safety pins! =.P

Though lanyards do sound cool. =.3
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Ayanami Rei First Child on May 31, 2006, 12:19:02 PM
I have to say that my pre-reg badge NEVER came off.....even when I slept and danced with it on ^^;; Those things are like....insanely good at sticking to your clothes...
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: LawyerGirl on May 31, 2006, 01:20:49 PM
I would love lanyards for next year, especially for pre-reg folks.  I was wearing dresses most of the time at the con, and it was tough finding a place to clip my badges. :P
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on May 31, 2006, 01:29:25 PM
I know that a few of the artists that were making Custom Art Con Badges were handing out free lanyards with purchase.

That's where I got mine. It would be pretty cool to have a Fanime 2007 lanyard though.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: AbsolutelyCursed on May 31, 2006, 03:18:19 PM
The thing I did was bring a clip (similiar to the ones used for rock climbing) with a keyring and my badge was never in any danger of falling off. Of course it helps that my costume allowed for clip to attach. I know this won't apply to everyone so a lanyard would definitely work. Just do it for the pre-reg people.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: mDuo13 on May 31, 2006, 03:52:02 PM
Yeah. This year I had to have a regular-reg badge (surprise) and it definitely came unpinned and fell off twice, once without me noticing it (in the dance). I'm lucky it turned up at Con Ops. My friend Chris wasn't so lucky; he went home early on Monday because of it.

Hopefully I won't have to deal with those awful on-site-reg badges next year.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Tony on May 31, 2006, 04:36:21 PM
Quote from: "lyricaldanichan"
Quote from: "MPLe"
Note to self: Try to get lanyards for members of Fanime 07. :)


I was wondering why we didn't have any since buying them in bulk is really cheap.

Not to be contrary, but unless they're on the order of 10 cents each, it's too expensive for us!
Title: Friend Borrow
Post by: Not_A_Shrimp on July 30, 2006, 08:57:35 PM
You can always let a friend borrow your badge or so on. Thats what  i had to do when my friend lost hers. And they were charging $5 for a new one than not ten cents.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Spiritsnare on July 30, 2006, 11:40:08 PM
Psst, Not_A_Shrimp, your avatar is insanely big.

Re-railing the topic, I personally didn't notice my badge (at-con reg) go missing at all and the ironic part is that I was constantly being paranoid going "zomg is my badge still here is it still here is it -- WHEW."
Title: Re: Friend Borrow
Post by: Minagi-chan on July 31, 2006, 12:24:43 AM
Quote from: "Not_A_Shrimp"
You can always let a friend borrow your badge or so on. Thats what  i had to do when my friend lost hers. And they were charging $5 for a new one than not ten cents.
 I think he meant the lanyard orders.  ^^;  Borrowing a friend's badge isn't a nice thing to do, it's like stealing a badge to let someone who didn't pay the mandatory fee in.  It's not fair to all the people who forked over the cash for membership.  
*steps off soapbox*
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: Kegan_Flame on August 01, 2006, 03:35:28 PM
Quote from: "Tony"
Not to be contrary, but unless they're on the order of 10 cents each, it's too expensive for us!


http://www.kennyproducts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

if u buy them in orders of 1000 or more they  are about 11 centes each :)
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: PixieCat on August 18, 2006, 01:49:43 PM
Quote from: "Shinigami"
The only bad thing is that it gets in the way of costumes and looks kind of tacky


However, as a counter point, the lanyard kind are also easier to pull off real quick when your picture is getting taken. I always try and remove, or hide my badge during photos, and at cons where they have the lanyard kind, I just pull it off, stick it in my purse for a second, photo snap and go!

I would love to see lanyard badges at Fanime.
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: ILuvHeijiHattori on August 28, 2006, 04:56:33 PM
So whos with the lanyard idea? I'm 100% up for it!
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: otakuapprentice on August 28, 2006, 06:15:58 PM
i totally second the lanyard idea!
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oh, and this will remain a tiny possibility, but if i have ALOT(and i mean ALOT) of money when fanime comes around next year, i just might buy a bunch of lanyards to give out at fanime.
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And if i have more than enough, i might think about getting some with 'FanimeCon' printed on them. What do you think about that?
Title: Badges falling >_<
Post by: thebrain2u on August 29, 2006, 05:22:15 AM
Lanyard badges sounds like an awesome idea. I usually just go with pre-reg badges, cause they don't fall off and look nice. But I'll probably end up buying/bringing a lanyard this year.