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Happy Holidays!

I’m takin the #TARDIS and I’m outta here! For a short while anyway! Have a happy and safe holiday season! I will be spending Friday, December 18–Monday, December 28th with family. Any orders placed during that time will be processed after I return. 2016 is going to be great! I have some big things planned and cannot wait to roll them out! Thank you for coming along with me on this awesome ride!

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Black Friday Sale

Save 33% on any pin in my store!

Black Friday is the time of year that retailers across the nation drop “door buster” deals, and people camp out for discounted tvs, gaming systems, toys and more. Well, if it’s good enough for the big box stores, it’s good enough for me! So check it out, starting Friday, you can use the coupon code “000000” and save 33% off all of my pins! That’s $5 off each and every pin! And still get $6 flat rate shipping!

Use code 000000 at checkout for 33% off

Why six zeros for a coupon code?! It’s the hex code for black used in code and design. I know, but what would you expect from a geek like me. Plus, it fit the whole “Black” Friday through “Cyber” Monday time frame. So hurry, needless to say this is a limited time offer. Get over to my online shop now or check out my Etsy shop! Same code works on Etsy, but remember this offer expires Tuesday! Just note, my Etsy shop has a smaller selection at the moment.

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Putting an Old Twist on Challenge Coins.

Challenge coins are full of history. Could they be in your future?

Challenge coins have a long history. Their origins are linked to the first World War, they continue to be used to this day. Traditionally, challenge coins are made of metal and sometimes include enamel or other forms of paint in their designs. PopCultPins challenge coins are made from all natural wood, are laser engraved and cut. Reminiscent of old wooden nickels, PopCultPins challenge coins make a great personal gift or corporate morale booster.

The fine folks at CoinDisplays has an awesome write up about the possible origins of challenge coins. The short of it is that it all began with World War I and a pilot who wanted to present his squadron with a gift. The gift ended up saving one of the pilot’s life. After being shot down, behind enemy lines, the pilot was able to make it to ally’s but unable to communicate, the coin was the only thing to prove his allegiance. Since then, challenge coins have been presented during both times of war and times of peace.

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PopCultPins – Grand Opening Sale

This is it! Finally open and ready to sell!

After a pretty successful soft launch at Ink Lounge Denver’s Mancraftival event earlier last month, I’m ready to launch my online store. You may notice a smaller selection to start off with, but check back often. I will be adding new product on a regular basis and the sale is good through the rest of July! I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll like. Don’t worry if your pin is out of stock. I can make them as you order them, so please don’t hesitate to place an order. I might just need to order some wood, if so, I’ll let you know as soon as possible!

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Convention Survival Guide

Convention Season is here!

Having been attended conventions for many years now, one of my first was StarFest back in 2002, I’ve come to realize that there are just some things I cannot live without…as a con-attendee that is. Now, my experience has been attending local conventions as a vanilla guest. The list for out of town conventions, Cosplay attendee, and as a vendor will vary, but those are for another day. So, here is my local Comic Con (and other scifi/fantasy/pop culture convention) Survival Guide.

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PopCultPins on ReelNerds Podcast

PopCultPins on ReelNerds Podcast

While at Denver Comic Con 2015, I had the pleasure to sit down and speak with the nerds at REEL NERDS about my little company. First time putting my pins in front of people I’d consider my target market. The 12min interview went great. I had a lot of fun speaking with Ryan and the other guys of REEL NERDS. I hope this is the 1st of many interviews I get to do. Take a listen to the interview below…

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