CONvergence Badge Art: #CVG2006

I’m counting down to CONvergence 2012 on July 5-8 this year, and sharing some highlights from past year’s badge art that I’ve done for the convention.

The 2006 theme was Boldly Go – a celebration of not just Star Trek (which was celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary) but all things Space Exploration.

#CVG2006 - 5 and Under Badge

#CVG2006 - 5 and Under Badge

#CVG2006 - Teen Badge

#CVG2006 - Teen Badge

#CVG2006 Adult Badge

#CVG2006 Adult Badge


We again had Registration Badges for three different age ranges of attendees, and this year I went with photo montages of spaceships. These looked great on screen, but in practice I thought these printed a little too dark, and were harder to see than I would have liked, especially in the varying lighting conditions around the convention and under the protective layer of lamination. I thought the previous year’s more brightly-colored badges worked better, so I resolved not to go this dark again.

#CVG2006 - Exec on Duty

#CVG2006 - Exec on Duty

#CVG2006 - ConCom Badge

#CVG2006 - ConCom Badge

#CVG2006 - Board of Directors

#CVG2006 - Board of Directors


Three more sets of badges. Exec of Duty is the term for the highest authority at the convention, a position held by members of the organization’s Board of Directors on rotating shifts.

Members of the Convention Committee got Cylons on their badges that year. You can see where I indicated the placement of the text that would indicate the ConCom member’s name and position title.

In a touch of self-deprecating humor, I gave my fellow members of the Board of Directors Borg badges that year. It went well with our ongoing Triumvirate of Seven running joke, where the seven of us had numbered designations of 1 through 7… of 3.

#CVG2006 - Service Animal Badge

#CVG2006 - Service Animal Badge

#CVG2006 - Performer Badge

#CVG2006 - Performer Badge

#CVG2006 - Finance on Duty Badge

#CVG2006 - Finance on Duty


We have badges for Service Animals at the convention, indicating that an animal has been checked in by our Operations Department as a working animal assisting a convention member. That’s our mascot Connie’s robotic dog Sparky on the badge.

Our Performer badges that year featured a then-timely iPod joke.

And the Finance on Duty badge featured the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. The visible rules are all taken from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, except for #34 which is a mantra of the CONvergence budgeting process.

If you’re coming to #CVG2012 be sure to look me up! I’ll be doing two signings and on a bunch of panels.