With Gen Con taking place both in person and virtually this year, part of the hunt for pins has moved online!
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, many publishers and vendors create cool enamel pins that you can earn or purchase during Gen Con (and other large conventions, my own pin collection started at Origins — check out our guide to hunting online for Origins Pins.).
While putting together our virtual Gen Con 2021 Coupon Book I kept running into fantastic gaming pins available online, and I thought it would be cool to collect them all into one list.
There are so many beautiful enamel gaming themed pins out there. Sometimes it’s a little fuzzy as to what’s an official Gen Con or Pin Bazaar Pin and what’s not. I decided to err on the side of including more pretty shinies and have included anyone that I had in my Pin Bazarr list from last year, as well as anyone who is having a Gen Con sale or virtual booth during GenCon weekend who also happens to have a pin available for sale on their site.
Earn Free Rares!
For 2021 Rares: Purchase pins from participating companies and email your receipts for 2021 pins to email@example.com for free rare and ultra rare pins!
7 Pins: 1 Random Rare Pin
10 Pins: 2 Random Rare Pins
13 Pins: 3 Random Rare Pins
16 Pins: All 4 Rare Pins + Ultra Rare
For 2020 Rares: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with receipts for 6 or more 2020 Pins for Free 2020 Rares! Get1 Rare per every 6 Pins.
For full details check out the official Gen Con Pin Bazaar page.
If you look at the list below you will see that I have marked the pins that will qualify towards earning rares. They look like this (qualifies for rares).
The Giant List of Where to Find Gen Con Pins:
25th Century Games
Allen Panakal, Artist (Ancient Ones)
- The Traveller Pin, in pink (floating in space suit)
- The Traveller Pin, in blue (floating in space suit)
- Skeleton Pin (skull in astronaut helmet)
- Aeon of Horus Pin
- Tree of Ardalore (tree in blue/purple tones)
- Ancient Ones Gen Con Pin Bazaar Exclusive
Andrew Thompson, Artist
- The Banisher Pin (sword with smoke and roses)
- The Banished Pin (skull formed of smoke and roses)
- Banishment Pin Combo, Set of 2 Pins
- Hesitation Pin (face and wings… um, just go look)
- Inspiration Pin (hands making magic)
- Squadron Pin (winged beast, dragon?)
You will need to scroll down to find each of these, they are all on the same sales page.
- Gen Con 2021 Another Good Pupper! (qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Gen Con 2020 Good Pupper! Pin (qualifies for 2020 rares)
- 1001 Odysseys: Brumigum
- 1001 Odysseys: Terragast
- 1001 Odysseys: The Odyssey
- 1001 Odysseys: Avallonis
- 1001 Odysseys: Flimwait
- Glooping Ooze
- Molia Thagden, Plumplim Mechanic
- Federation Insignia
Asmodee (Z-Man Games)
Black Oak Workshop
- Limited Edition Gen Con 2021 Pin (Heraldic Dragon on a red shield, qualifies for 2021 rares)
Blood & Cardstock Games
- Blood and Cardstock Gencon Collectible Pin (Jack of hearts playing cardm buy one of their boxed games and get this for free, or pick it up for $5, qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Brotherwise 2021 Convention Pack (Call to Adventure pin, Night of the Ninja mask, and Boss Monster/Dragon Prince promo card pack)
- C&C Games Offcial 2021 PIn Bazaar Pin (qualifies for 2021 rares)
See their full list of pins here.
Here’s a partial list:
- D20 Crit Pin in Red/Gold
- D20 Fail Pin in Blue/Platinum
- Starfinder Logo Pin
- Starfinder Skittermander Pin in Blue
- Starfinder Society Faction Pin: Exo-Guardians
- Starfinder Society Faction Pin: Second Seekers
- Pathfinder Goblin Pin
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Liberty’s Edge
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Dark Archive
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Sovereign Court
- Pathfinder Logo Pin
See their full list of pins here.
Here is a partial list:
- Dragon Head, Purple Gen Con 2021 Exclusive (qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Mimic Pin
- Gelatinous Cube Pin
- Natural 20 Pin (red D20)
- Cthulhu Pin
- Eyegor Pin in orange (beholder)
- Fumble Pin (blue D20 rolling a 1)
- Rusty Pin (rust monster)
- Dragon Head in green
- Space Squid in blue (mind flayer)
- Space Squid, Gen Con Pin Bazaar Edition
- Salazarite, Drake Edition Pin
Free shipping within the US.
- Dryad Ten Gen Con 2021 Pin Bazaar Pin (crystals in a teacup, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Dryad Tea Gen Con 2020 Pin Bazaar Pin (D20 in a teacup, qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Dice and Teacup pins (D8, D4, D10, etc)
- Dice and Teacups pins, rainbow metal version (D8, D4, D10, etc)
E.D.E. Bell, Author
- Gen Con 2021 Cloudscrape Souvereign (qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Gen Con 2020 Chibi Dragonal Pin (qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Official Pin Bazaar Set, Cloudscrape & Dragonal
- Angel of the Sun
- Angel of Moon
- Angel of Fire
- Star Keeper Angel
- Don’t Stay Tide Down, Mermaid Pin
- Mermaid in a Bottle
- Plus many other unique enamel pins.
Flood Gate Games
- Gen Con 2020 Sagrada Pin (qualifies for 2020 rares)
Flying Leap Games
- Gen Con 2021 Flying Penguin Pin (qualifies for 2021 rares)
Foam Brain Games
- Gen Con 2021 Dungeon Master Pin (qualifies for 2021 rares)
- GenCon 2021 4 Pin Starter Set (featuring Gen Con Online logo, masked meeple, Welcome Bag Gamers sign, and purple wizard hat — qualifies for 2021 rares)
- GenCon 2020 3-Pin Holiday Set (featuring gingerbread meeple, D20 snowflake, and dragon with presents — qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Pin Bazaar Gen Con 2020 3 Pin Starter Set (featuring Red Dragon Pin, 20/20 Sunglasses Pin, and Gen Con 2020 Words Pin — qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Pin Bazaar: Gen Con 2019 Starter Set (lanyard, Game On and Red Dragon)
- Take Out Dice Enamel Pin
- Plus many. many, more gaming themed pins which you can browse through HERE.
- Blessed Are The Geek pin (qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Gen Con 2021 Exclusive Lama Pin (buy it for $5, or get it for free when you spend $30 or more on games, qualifies for 2021 rares).
They have many styles of pins available, including several licensed characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Beebop, Rocksteady, Beetle Juice, Edward Scissor Hands and more.
- Cthulhu Ice Scream Pin (Cthulhu on a stick, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Cthulhu Awakens Pin (Cthulhu with coffee mug, qualifies for 2020 rares)
Hit ’em With a Shoe
Hit Point Press
- 2021 Pin Bazaar Akiko Pin (qualifies for 2021 rares)
- 2020 Japanime Games Corgi Pin
- 2021 Japanime Games Raman Pin
- Robotech Khyron Glaug Pin
- Robotech Attack on the SDF-1 Pin
- Robotech Mmmmmonster Pin
- Robotech MVAS-1 Super Pin
- Domina: Pralaya Pin
- Domina: Argoat Pin
- Japanime Games 2019 Pin
Junk Spirit Games
- Slip Strike Gen Con 2020 Spinner Pin (It spins! qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Battle of the Bards Badger Pin, Gen Con 2018
- Battle of the Bards Druid Pin, Gen Con 2019
Kiri Leonard, Artist
Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Author
- Pendragon Pin (qualifies for 2021 rares)
Legion Premium Supplies
- Complete Trash (racoon with tin can, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Never Tell Me The Odds Pin (in iconic Star Wars style font, qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Sad Panda Pin (crying panda)
My Little Demon
They have an assortment of enamel pins based on their popular My Little Demon plushies and art prints.
Naomi Vandoren, Artist
- Gen Con 2021 Limited Edition Art Pin (sword in the ground with dragon flying in background, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Gen Con 2020 Limited Edition Art Pin (girl reading book while creature looks on, qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Underhill (Hobbit front door)
- Miles to go Before I Sleep Pin (person in cloak riding a stag)
- Explore Art Pin (compas like with word Explore)
- Plus many other pins based on her art.
- GenCon 2021 Octopus D20 Pin (mind flayer devouring a D20, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- D20 Mimic Pin
- Dieholder Pin (D20 beholder)
- Gelatinous Cube Pin
- Owlbear Pin (holding a D20)
- Potion Bottle Pin, in 8 different colours
- Rainbow Meeple Pin
- Plus many other gaming themed pins.
- Axe Slip Pin (lumberjack who’s lost a leg, qualifies for 2021 rares)
Rowan, Rook and Decard
- Vermissian Knight enamel pin (company logo, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Deep Apiarist Pin (occult bee, qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Honey Heist enamel pin (sketchy bear)
Sam & Fuzzy
- “Sneak Attack” Gen Con 2021 Pin Bazaar Pin (cat pouncing on D6, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Roll For Initiative 2019 Pin Bazaar Pin (cat with D20)
- Good & Evil Cat Pin 2-Pack
- Vote Dog Pin
Shire Post Mint, Authentic Fantasy Coins
- Memento Mori pin (qualifies for 2020 rares — free with purchase of $20 or more when you used code GENCON2020, code is still valid as of Sept.18, 2021)
- Gen Con 2020 Pooky Pin (rabbit rolling dice, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Gen Con 2020 Evil Pooky Pin (evil version of Pooky, qualifies for 2020 rares)
- Gen Con 2019 Pooky Pin (Pooky the rabbit with a giant stein of ale)
Steve Jackson Games
- Deadly Doodles Dragon Pin (purchase this or get it for free when you buy Deadly Doodles and Deadly Doodles 2)
- Munchkin Head Pin
- Munchkin Uniduck Pin (purchase this or get it for free when you buy Munchkin Tails and Dice Bag: Munchkin Unicorns)
- Zombie Dice Pin (purchase this of get it for free when you buy Zombie Dice Horde Edition)
Tea & Absinthe
- Gen Con 2021 Tea & Absinthe Pin (art deco style woman dropping D20 into a tea cup, qualifies for 2021 rares)
- Firefly “Pretty Cunning” Jayne Hat Pin
- Science is Real Erlenmeyer Flask pin
- Plus many other geeky enamel pins (the website notes that currently most are marked as out of stock because they have taken everything to their in person GenCon booth, stock availability shold update once they return).
Th3rd World Studios
Ukiyoe Heroes has tons of very detailed limited edition enamel pins available for sale, including many unique hinged style pins that you can flip open. They are offering a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale, specifically on their pins. (put 3 pins into your cart and hit the checkout button and the discount will show up). They are also offering 15% off if you sign up for their mailing list (you can use only one of these deals at a time, they do not stack).
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If you’re looking for more beautiful pins to collect, here’s a small list of etsy artists that are creating lovely tabletop gaming themed enamel pins:
Honourable Mention – Lissy Raine Illustrations – SHOP NOW
Technically not Pin Bazaar style enamel pins — these beautiful pins aren’t enamel, but rather coloured wood with a gloss finish.
And don’t forget to check out our list of where you can find Origins Pin Bazaar pins online. There is some overlap with this list, but still quite a few unique items.