Brian Keene’s badge is a reference to his then-current Devil Slayer comic for Marvel.
The badge for the late, great Dwayne McDuffie features the comic book and animation versions of his character Static meeting face-to-face.
Frank Conniff’s badge, like all the badges for the Cinematic Titanic crew reflect the silhouette gimmick for their show, while the background image makes a joke referencing their earlier MST3K. I had to do something with Torgo. Please note the brand of pizza being delivered.
Joel Hodgson’s badge not only references Gamera which was a staple in early MST3K episodes, but features one of the robots from Silent Running, which Joel credits as an inspiration for the MST3K structure.
I was delighted to hear that Kelly McCullough was giddy to have his Melchior character morphed with Connie for his badge, and the art is even featured currently on his website!
Mary Jo Pehl’s badge features an unfortunate camera angle on The Amazing Colossal Man (although he’s got his disfiguration from sequel, so technically it’s the Colossal Beast – #geek).
Patrick Rothfus’s badge references a recent quote he had made about a certain Mr. Whedon.
And finally Trace Beaulieu had been at CONvergence before, so I had no issues with dressing Connie as Mr. B-Natural, from a famous MST3K bit.