*We’ve had many questions about GM badges and Coins on the Cob and what the goose is happening, so we are extending the deadline to pre-register your badges and submit your games and events to the schedule to qualify to SEPTEMBER 1st!
**What happened to the GM badges? Why can’t I get a GM badge?
To deter con goers from signing up for a GM badge at the discounted price, registering games, then cancelling said games and events, we have discontinued the $25 GM badge and are moving to the Coins on the Cob system. This will reward the GMs who register their events early AND make a good faith effort to run their events and games as scheduled… and the more events you run, the more Coins on the Cob you can earn!
You will still see the old GM badge grayed out and marked “unavailable” when purchasing badges. We know. Unfortunately, we are unable to remove it from showing up on the badge screen. This is the way our system is designed and we are unable to change it.
GMs will need to purchase a regular 1 or 4 day badge AND submit their events to the gaming schedule ONLINE before SEPTEMBER 1st.
You’ll be able to use the coins that you earn as a GM this year towards $ off your badge for next year – as well as other cool things around Con on the Cob – we promise!
***I submitted an event (or several) and haven’t heard back yet.
We had a large number of events come through over the past couple weeks, and Krystal has been working hard to get caught up. Please check the online schedule often to see the most recent additions to the gaming schedule! GMs – if you don’t see your events show up on the schedule with in the next couple weeks, please feel free to email us and double check. Krystal will be sure to post on our Facebook page when she is caught up with the events that have been submitted thus far. (There are about 100 games and events that are in the queue at the moment – so it is going to take her a little bit of time.)
**** Can I still purchase a badge and/or submit games after September 1st?
However, events submitted after September 1st, or GMs who have not pre-registered for their badges by September 1st will not qualify to earn Coins on the Cob.
Coins on the Cob, you say? What in the Heck are Coins on the Cob?
Brilliant question, my friend! Coins on the Cob are a special unit of currency established by the Second National Bank of Coblonia (which is located in my basement). Despite the fact they may only be spent at Con on the Cob (something about international trade regulations, Federal minting practices, the gold standard, and other boring things I slept through), they are supremely valuable when compared to similar insignificant plastic disks. They’re basically overly flamboyant tiddly winks.
What do they look like?
Well, the ones we made in 2010 look like this:
They feature a poorly drawn coblin on the “heads” side and a lovingly mooning butt on the “tails” side. We might make new ones this year. We’ll just have to see how worthy everyone turns out to be…
May I please see a close-up picture of them?
You may indeed see a close-up picture of them.
How do peeps earn them?
Peeps earn Coins on the Cob by running games and panels at Con on the Cob! There are, however, a few rules to which recipients must adhere. I shall list them thusly:
- Register to run games or panels at Con on the Cob 2017. You will receive one $1 coin for each hour of games or events you register to host. If you run a four hour game slot you will earn an extra Coin on the Cob ($5 for four hours).
- You must preregister for your con badge online at www.cononthecob.com and submit your games or panels through the website by
August 1, 2017Extended to September 1st. You can still register online after that date but you WILL NOT receive Coins on the Cob for events submitted after August 1September 1st.
- You must actually show up at your game or event in order to collect Coins on the Cob. You can’t just register to run games, collect your coins, and then not run the game. In fact, the entire reason we decided to implement the Coins on the Cob program is because some not-to-be-named Game Masters were abusing the privileges afforded them by the discounted GM badge, thus ruining the entire concept of discounted GM badges for everyone.
- We will also be rewarding peeps at Con on the Cob with Coins on the Cob for random acts of awesomeness.
- Pick up your Coins on the Cob at Gaming HQ at the start of your game session. Pathfinder and Rogue Cthulhu HQs will also have them for dispersal to worthy GMs.
This sounds like one of the coolest things in the history of history. Tell me more! Specifically, tell me what I’m supposed to do with them once I have them.
Okay! See, here’s the thing, Coins on the Cob are just like money (but better for reasons best left mysterious). There are several ways in which you can spend them:
- You can use them in the CotC art show to buy incredible works of art. Exchange Rate: 1 Coin = $1
- You can spend them in the Mother of All Marketplaces, Con on the Cob’s very own vendor hall. They work exactly like cash. Vendors may exchange Coins on the Cob for cash at the CotC Registration desk or apply them toward next year’s booth. Exchange Rate: 1 Coin = $1
- You can use them at the CotC Souvenirium to nab yourself some sweet, sweet stickers, t-shirts, and other Con on the Cob souvenirs and memorabilia. Exchange Rate: 1 Coin = $1
- You can apply them toward next year’s Con on the Cob registration badge. Exchange Rate: 1 Coin = $1
- You can use them to buy raffle tickets for Con on the Cob’s incredibly incredible raffle, supervised by none other than THE RAFFLER himself! Exchange Rate: 1 Coin = THREE RAFFLE TICKETS!!!!!!
- You can save them for posterity. They are pretty nifty souvenirs in their own right.
Okay, so I am remembering that I have to reserve my badge and submit my games to the schedule no later than
August 1 September 1. Anything else I need to know?
This guy invested in Coins on the Cob and look at him now!