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First Frank Wu Pic [Sep. 3rd, 2006|09:36 am]
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Frank Wu e-mailed me the following yesterday. Looking at it, I'm thinking this might make a good button.

From Frank: "Feel free to copy, disseminate, put on buttons/websites,
whatever (and tell others to do so, too) ... Or, if you think it needs changes, lemme know."

He'll be working on a few other things as well. Hopefully including the multi-armed alien, since that one seems to be so popular.

Click on the picture for a larger version

If you post this elsewhere, I'd ask that you credit Frank Wu somewhere. He deserves it.

From: ktempest
2006-09-03 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hey Jim, this is my first time poking in here and I haven't read all the comments yet. I have a buton machine and am willing to offer up a moderate quantity for this project. But someone has probably already mentioned that CafePress does buttons now, too. So that's an option.
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[User Picture]From: jimhines
2006-09-04 09:25 pm (UTC)
I could have sworn I wrote back to this before. Grumble...

Anyway, I'm happy to see you here! And not just because I had been meaning to get in touch with you about the button thing :-)

I did go ahead and put together a CafePress store, just so I could poke around and see what our options were. Unfortunately, unless someone wants to shell out $60/year, you can only sell one of each type of product. Which means if we end up with 3 or 4 button designs, we'll either need 3 or 4 stores, or else we'll have to rotate through the designs one at a time.

I don't know what you'd be up for, but would it work if, instead of CafePress, we posted a few links along the lines of, "PayPal $1 or $2 or $whatever to our wonderful friend Tempest and she'll send a button your way"? That could potentially be a decent amount of work for you, I don't know ... possibly more than is fair to dump on you.

What are your thoughts? I do think the buttons may be the way to go. For me, it would have all the advantages of the sticker code people talked about, plus buttons have actual text, so even people who don't know can read the silly things, right?
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From: ktempest
2006-09-05 05:32 am (UTC)
oh ick, I didn't know that about CafePress. Well then.

I can set up, either on my website or on one specifically created for this purpose, an order form for people to get the buttons. I'll do it for $1 each, which is my friends & family price. Then just the cost of shipping (which could be low). I used to do it all the time when I lived in TX, so it wouldn't be too bad.

We could also give people the option to say "I'll be at such-and-such con and want such-and-such buttons" and I could make a big batch, send them all to someone who will be at said con (if I won't be there) and they can distribute them.

There's all kinds of possibilities. Just as long as everyone who wants one gets one :)
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[User Picture]From: jimhines
2006-09-05 12:00 pm (UTC)
You DO rule! That would be awesome!!!

I'm still waiting to see what else Frank comes up with, but I'll get you the artwork as it comes in.

I've also got a copy of the Hugging/Grabbing art without the black border, which worked better when I was setting things up at CafePress. I'll e-mail that your way tonight. (What would be a good e-mail address to use? You can e-mail me at jim -at- goblinquest.com if you don't want to post it here.)
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[User Picture]From: jimhines
2006-09-06 12:19 am (UTC)
I've uploaded the borderless pic to http://www.sff.net/people/jchines/Pics/Hugging-Lg-No%20Border.jpg

Further artwork to come as it arrives from Frank.
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[User Picture]From: jimhines
2006-09-14 10:16 pm (UTC)
The "Friendly, Not Huggy" artwork (sans border) is up at http://www.sff.net/people/jchines/Pics/Not%20Huggy%202.jpg
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