CONvergence Badge Art: #CVG2011

CONvergence is IMMINENT! Like, it’s TOMORROW!

This is the final day of the countdown 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 CONvergence 2011 theme was Tomrrow Through the Past, not just a celebration of steampunk, but of all things retro-futuristic and of yesterday’s visions of tomorrow!

#CVG2011 - 5 & Under

#CVG2011 – 5 & Under

#CVG2011 - 6-12 Badge

#CVG2011 – 6-12 Badge

#CVG2011 - 13-17 Badge

#CVG2011 – 13-17 Badge

Did you have a better time at CONvergence 2011 than some other years? Did it feel like a better experience? A better convention as a whole? It probably did, and it was because of how cohesive my badge design work was that year. Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Oh, that’s AstroBoy, Iron Giant, and the Rocketeer from left to right.

#CVG2011 - Adult Badge

#CVG2011 – Adult Badge

And that’s a steampunk cutaway Connie schematic on the Adult badge.

#CVG2011 - Service Animal Badge

#CVG2011 – Service Animal Badge

#CVG2011 - Party Badge

#CVG2011 – Party Badge

That’s K-9 on the Service Animal Badge and the Party Badge which was new that year. We asked Party Hosts to badge parties in 2011, and as a trade off Party Hosts were allowed a certain number of Party Staff who could come in to help using these badges.

#CVG2011 - ConCom Badge

#CVG2011 – ConCom Badge

I used the Connie-in-the-Metropolis-Chair image which had proved to be quite popular that year on the Convention Committee Badge.

#CVG2011 - Temp Thurs

#CVG2011 – Temp Thurs

#CVG2011 - Temp Friday

#CVG2011 – Temp Friday

#CVG2011 - Temp Sat

#CVG2011 – Temp Sat


The Temp Badges were obviously a variation on the same design as the Party Badges. Again there was a color-coded variant for each day so the badges would “expire” after 24-hours when given out to performers and professional panelists.

If you couldn’t fathom based on Thursday through Saturday what the Sunday Temp Badge might have looked like…

#CVG2011 - Temp Sunday

#CVG2011 – Temp Sunday


…now you know.

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