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It's almost like a party invitation!
Our original web programmer spelled "badge" as "badj" and it has become a Cardboard*Con tradition to refer to it that way. If you've read the rules correctly you'll print out a copy and attach it to your costume - scale it as appropriate using your printer's advanced scaling features, the ones you probably don't understand. Please note that this Offishul Badj will NOT get you into Cardboard*Con 2013. However, it's safe to say that it won't get you kicked out, either. In fact, it doesn't do a whole lot of anything.
Download the full-resolution 2013 Badj graphic (opens in new window).
Regular Membership costs $0 and provides complete access to all parts of Cardboard*Con (which is pretty much the hotel lobby and the public space of bars and restaurants, per the authorization of the management and staff of those locations), PLUS you get to PASS the line of stupid people who pre-ordered their badj. We mostly do this to piss them off because there's not much else to keep us entertained while handing out badjs (which is sort of untrue since we don't actually hand out badjs).
Eternal Memberships allow you full access to every part of Cardboard*Con and guarantee that you'll never need to buy another badj ever again, unlike "regular" (less elite) attendees who only have complete access to all parts of Cardboard*Con and pay no fees whatsoever. The advantage is clear: buy your Eternal Membership today and bask in our exclusive "motor lobby" gathering at some point during the night's festivities. Membership also guarantees you access to restroom facilities and water fountains. Eternal Badj Holders receive the special appellation of "chief" and "coach" and sometimes "bubba". DO NOT MISS OUT! ACT NOW!!
In a complete reversal of last year's laissez faire attitudes (due to a coup within the administration of Cardboard*Con), the 2013 edition of our Convention will adhere to a strict set of policies which REQUIRE that you wear an OFFISHUL BADJ at all times during your attendance of this completely disorganized gathering.
There will be a written quiz before you are permitted to purchase an Offishul Badj.Don't be a muffit, study up!
As in years past we politely suggest that you wear a costume made entirely of cardboard (or as nearly complete as possible), not just because our convention is called "Cardboard*Con" but because you will feel
Please be sure to tip your servers and bartenders. Duh.
If you have too much to drink check into a hotel room. Use the coupon code: CRDBRDCON - this code is highly unlikely to result in a discount price, it will however be a great test of your sobriety and the patience of the people at the check-in desk. If you plan to drink and leave the hotels at the end of the night then you should plan on bringing a designated driver along. If you don't have a designated driver and insist on going home be aware that the convention hotels are bristling with taxi cabs, ready to take you to the airport... and possibly home.†
IF you are so conditioned to paying for convention badges that you simply must spend some money, we would suggest that you make a donation to the Atlanta Children's Shelter. They could sure use it, times are tough.
† - they always take you home unless you live in Paris, France.
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