Does any one know if they are giving out lanyards this year with the badges?
Don't they every year?
They used to have them just on stretchy string
I also want to say the have stretchy string, but it's been a couple years for me. I am NOT a fan of the string. However, I've also seen vendors/sponsors handing out free lanyards in the past, and I'd say they are/were a step up from the string. I would recommend swinging by a booth of a vendor you like and see if they have one.
That said, my daughter & I just picked up lanyards that we liked and now just bring those, plus a member of our gaming group made us really cool custom badge holders so we're set. I know, a bit off topic, but I really dig the custom badge holders she made. :-)
IIRC, every year I've gone (2011 onwards) they've had lanyards, usually advertising some game or another.
We've already received our badges and lanyards are included. They are not a stretchy string-type, but are made of thicker material, kind of like a dog leash-ish sort of deal.
I have one of these (although not the spiffy GenCon 50 one like this) and they are great! Not only does it hold your pass, but you can put your generics and event tickets in it along with credit card and ID if you like.
Odds are someone is sponsoring them this year.
Got my badge today...includes lanyard with: Upper Deck / Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Legendary
One of my sons and I got our badges today...includes lanyard with: Upper Deck / Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Legendary.
It's nice to see some got lanyards, neither my husband nor I got lanyards. Oh well, I don't care much for Buffy but it would have been nice to not have to go out an buy one.