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It has been said by some that the only way into Cardboard*Con is with an offisul badj, but it's up to you to see if this is true or if you're being tricked by your friends into driving downtown wearing a cardboard box. How brave are you feeling?
Don't forget to RE-PRE-register!!! Do it on Facebook or Google+ (see links)
Your 2017 Badj
HISTORY OF THE BADJ – 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. 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.
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, pursuant to the agreement of the hotel staff and security representatives. Eternal Badj Holders receive the special appellation of "chief" and "coach" and sometimes "bubba". DO NOT MISS OUT! ACT NOW!! Click this BUTTON
Due to fears of pre-marital sex, the NEXT edition of our Convention will adhere to a strongly relaxed set of rules which INSIST that you CONSIDER wearing an OFFISHUL BADJ at all times during your attendance of this completely disorganized gathering. Also that you give Captain Drew several $100 bills over the course of the evening.
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 and Captain Drews. 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 or using a cab or a ride share service like Lyft or Uber. 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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