Well, I must say this badge idea has gone all over the place, and I'm excited by all the interest being shown, and do look forward to meeting you who are there at Disneyland in July. But I must say Bruce, I again like the idea of something on the badge like your phrase "I Was There - July 17, 2005" to make it special for those who can actually be there on that very special day for Disneyland.
As far as the badge content, I'll be happy as long as the badge stands out so we can recognize one another. Part of the original intent was to have a way to recognize other MiceChatters when waiting in line, or for the Parade or Remember. It would be an open invitation to say hi.... I know you by Username, and now I can put a face with it. And we really do have something in common.
At this point I'm just sticking with my 50th badge I bought last night at the park, and a cheap, print-it-myself stick-on name tag that I can print up on my computer every time I go to a meet (that I can customize for special occasions). If anyone wants the form file I'll send it once its done.
This is the mock-up that was forwarded to the badge company, along with full-size Micechat artwork and the Micechat font. I asked that my user name be placed in larger font with my first name in smaller font on the 2nd line. They are going to get back to me on Monday with samples.
I have been in contact with the badge company several times today. They are getting the artwork ready. I should have a sample for you later today. Thanks for your patience.
I can't believe I just read this whole thread....I can't even remember which badge is which now! I like 'em both for different reasons, so I'd wear either one. Sign me up! (I only need my screen name though, because it is my actual name.)
I am more than happy to receive the shipment of badges at my house. I can distribute them at the July 16th & 17th meets, since most everyone will be there for those dates.
It won't be necessary to order the badges in bulk. Each micechatter will be able to order their badge directly from the badge company once the artwork is approved and in their system.
However you will be able to order badges together (if you would like) in order to reduce shipping charges. If you do multiple badges on one order, it will probably be necessary to collect money from your Micechat friends and pay for the entire order on one credit card.