Inspired by (read: shamelessly ripping off) attendees at Gallifrey One, the mega-huge, mega-awesome North American Doctor Who convention, we’re encouraging people to bring ribbons to trade this year at CommuniCon.
Basically, you create a ribbon with your favorite Community quote, catch-phrase, and/or design using a site like ribbonsgalore.com/custom (just for example, not an endorsement), order a chunk, and then trade with and/or just give them away to other attendees at the convention. Since this is new for CommuniCon, I’d recommend ordering no more than 50, but it’s your money, so go nuts if you want.
A horizontally printed 2 x 3.5 in. ribbon with an adhesive strip on the top of the front side (like this one: http://www.ribbonsgalore.com/custom/flat-ribbons/custom-ribbons-flat/4/13) is the perfect size to stick on the bottom of your convention badge. When you’ve collected a bunch, it starts to look like this (my badge from Gallifrey One):
Some people use them to advertise their sites/blogs/podcasts/businesses, like a more fun business card, but most just trade or share for fun.
This certainly isn’t a requirement, but it’s a fun way to meet people, remember how many amazing lines Community has produced, and go home with extra souvenirs.
The fine folks at Galifrey One have a whole page describing the phenomenon, if you’re interested or don’t quite understand the concept. CommuniCon isn’t connected to Gallifrey at all. This is just FYI: http://www.gallifreyone.com/?page_id=290.