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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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 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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A Man-centric Outdoor Market/Carnival
So I decided to jump in with both feet and got a booth at #Mancraftival 2015 hosted by Ink Lounge Denver. Seemed like a bit of a slow Saturday afternoon. Was certainly a hot one. The booth went up great, had help from my volunteer/cousin Griff. Got all setup and ready to go.
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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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PopCultPins on the Back When We Were Interesting Podcast
Denver Comic Con 2015 was pretty good to me. I sat down with the guys with the Back When We Were Interesting Podcast. Was interviewed by 2 guys, we talked about why/how I started making pins. We went a bit more in depth as to what I want to get out of PopCultPins as well as the future of the company. Take a full listen below.
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