Some of you may already have seen my post on tumblr or my tweet – this is what I received in the post yesterday:
Yes! They are here. The button badges have been printed and I have 100 to give away.
Well, 97 because I am keeping one of each for myself.
wasted shot off all my marketing spiel yesterday, I’ll show you in pictures that this is the must-have accessory of the coming BOFA season.
Convinced? This is
the a voluntarily worn identifier for those well-wishers who would like to make contact with others. Not a prescriptive badge, not a membership card, not a medal. Just a bit of fun for those like me who thought it was a shame that we missed each other in London for The Crucible because we simply couldn’t identify our fellow fans.
And this is the plan – I am happy to send them out to you free of charge – my treat, and that of new blogger Hariclea who has made a generous donation that covers half the cost of the badges. Thank you, Hariclea!! Everyone who would like to have a badge shall get it, postage covered, anywhere in the world. BUT if you feel like it, I will be happy to accept donations to cover some of my packaging and postage costs, and I promise I will donate anything left-over to the Young Minds charity via Richard’s JustGiving page.
Let me emphasise again, though: This is a voluntary contribution; I do not expect donations but am happy to send them off free of charge.
So this is the important bit: Despite generous and friendly offers from cRAmerry, Armitagebesotted, Jollytr, Austoz, .i.f and whoamIforgettingIknowthereweremore, I have decided that in the interest of your privacy I will take on the dispatch of the badges myself. If you would like to have one, please send me an e-mail to guylty (at) photographer (dot) net with your request and address. Please put “BADGES” in the subject line.
I hope you understand that it will be too difficult to consider particular preferences in terms of the three available badge slogans. There are 33 badges of each design, and I just can’t be bothered to allocate and organise preferences. I will just put my hand in the bag and pull one out. Except for the “deRAnged” adage. If you do not want “deRAnged” on your badge, please let me know in your e-mail and I will try to keep that in mind – first come, first served.
Right. Let’s get this on the road in time for BOFA! And if the badge ever works as an identifier and you meet a fellow well-wisher, I would love to hear the story!!!