As for your Qs.
Q: When are you going to roll out the De/Merit badges?
A: When we hit the 350 pre-order threshold. At $4USD each, that will cover the run for all 8 designs.
Q: Where are the proceeds going?
A: Right now, I've got a schpiel from the "Ophira The Stalker Experiential Art Car", which is listed in our "Supported Projects" page. Other new local build teams that seem to have a clue will be added.
Q: What if you don't make the 350 patch threshold?
A: Refunds for everyone who did back it-- although I'm not sure if that includes credit card fees.
Q: My team's building something! We like money! Can I get in on this?
A: That's a solid "maybe". Teams that will get the proceeds will need to fit the following criteria:
- Be local to Southern Ontario
- Have a track record of actually making the art.
- Seem to have a clue about how to use the money.
Q: What's the breakdown of what goes where?
A: Costs are somewhat variable, but I'll make sure I am clear about the cost per piece. Right now, for the initial 8 badges, I'm looking at a total cost of $1,424 for 300 of each type. Once I sell 350 badges, I'll be able to pull the trigger on that run. Anything sold beyond that goes to art.
Q: I've got a great idea for a De/Merit badge! How do I get it made?
A: Happy to add stuff to the catalogue. If you have a design and concept, send it to email@example.com. Keep in mind that every project will need to be crowdfunded with pre-orders-- perhaps 50 purchased for each design.
Q: Who runs this thing?
A: Currently a solo project being done by Joshua "Mountie" Shessel.
Q: Is this affiliated with the Burning Man Organization?
A: Negative. I am a meat popsicle.