Alright, so here is the deal… the ribbons cost you nothing. In fact, as a nonprofit public charity, our policy is to never sell or charge for the ribbons. We happily give these ribbons away at conventions and other gaming events that we visit. They are always made FREE to attendees.
We totally get that they are awesome and you probably want to wear one to work and around the house while you’re doing laundry. But their purpose is to provide visibility, support, and identity to the gayming community at conventions.
But I Want One Now!
If you really want a ribbon, here’s how you can get one…
- Donate $25 (or more) to Tabletop Gaymers via our PayPal Giving Fund
- Email donate [at] tabletopgaymers.org and include…
- Your PayPal Receipt (otherwise it can take PayPal up to 45 days to notify us of a donation)
- Your Full Name
- Your Complete Mailing Address
- We will send you a pretty rainbow Thank You card, a SPONSOR ribbon, 2 GAYMER ribbons, and 2 ALLY ribbons
As a bonus, the donation (less the cost of the card, ribbons, and postage; a total of $1.86) is also a tax deduction!
But I Want a Bunch of Ribbons!
If you want a bunch of ribbons, the first step is to Contact Us to discuss your intentions. Please do not wait until the last minute to do so; requests for your “big event next month” will likely be answered with “sorry, maybe next year.” Otherwise, that conversation will likely go one of a few ways…
Vendor/Merchant Wanting to Sell the Ribbons
Vendor/Merchant Wanting to Give Away the Ribbons
Maybe. It depends on the means in which you intend to give them away. Please take a moment to review our Distribution Policy and then Contact Us if you are still interested. If we come to an agreement with your distribution plan, we will ask you to make a minimum $250 donation for each pack of 400 ribbons.
Organization/Convention Wanting to Give Away Ribbons at an Event
Contact Us. We may be interested in attending your event and helping set up other Tabletop Gaymer activities. We’ll likely ask that you help us run a fundraiser for the ribbons and related expenses. But please do not start a fundraiser without our prior approval.
I Want to Design My Own Badge Ribbons!
Excellent! We encourage you to do so! You can also make buttons, lanyards, stickers, flags, and everything else. We make no trademark claims to the words GAYMER or ALLY. (Though we do with our designs and the title “Tabletop Gaymers”.)
If you do design your own ribbons or other materials, please keep the following in mind…
- do not use our exact designs (20-sided die preceding GAYMER or ALLY)
- do not use our name, Tabletop Gaymers, or web address
- do not present yourself as an agent of our organization
- otherwise, let your creative juices flow!
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