With Gen Con having moved into the virtual this year, the other thing that has moved to the online world is the hunt for pins!
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).
While putting together our virtual Gen Con 2020 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 is had a Gen Con sale or virtual booth during GenCon weekend who also happens to have a pin available for sale on their site.
GenCon has come and gone yet many pins are still available! I’ve updated the list so it only shows pins that are still in stock as of November 22nd, 2020.
Earn Free Rares!
It’s the Holidays and ANOTHER chance to get Rare pins!
Purchase 4 or more Pin Bazaar pins from Foam Brain Games or other participating vendors during the 2020 holiday season and get free pins!
Purchase 4 Pins: Get 1 Rare Pin
Purchase 6 Pins: Get 2 Rare Pins
Purchase 9 Pins: Get 3 Rare Pins
Purchase 12 Pins: Get 5 Rare Pins
Get an additional rare pin for every 2 pins you purchase past 12!
The rare pins you will receive can come from ANY Pin Bazaar show or year, so this is a great chance to try to get some older rares! E-mail your receipt by December 25th to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further info check out the official Pin Bazaar website.
If you look at the list below you will see that I have marked pins which will qualify towards earning rares. They look like this (qualifies for rares).
The Giant List of Where to Find Gen Con Pins:
Official Gen Con Merchandise Shop at Offworld Designs
- 3 Pin Set, featuring the Gen Con Dragon Pin for 2020, 2019 and 2018
- Gen Con 2020 Pin
- Gen Con 2019 Pin
- Gen Con 2019 Pin Bazaar Starter Set (featuring lanyard, Red Dragon and Game On)
- Too Many Books Pin (a dragon reading books)
- Miskatonic University Pin (school crest)
- Cthulhu Pin (stylized Cthulhu)
- Phoenix Pin (phoenix rising)
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
- Gen Con 2020 Good Pupper! Pin (qualifies for rares)
- Glooping Ooze
- Molia Thagden, Plumplim Mechanic
- Federation Insignia
The Broken Token
- D20 Crit Pin in Red/Gold
- D20 Crit Pin in Blue/Platinum
- D20 Fail Pin in Blue/Platinum
- D20 Fail Pin in Red/Gold
- Pathfinder 2nd Edition Pin
- Starfinder Skittermander Pin in Purple
- Starfinder Skittermander Pin in Red
- Starfinder Skittermander Pin in Blue
- Starfinder Skittermander Pin in Green
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: The Exchange
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Concordance
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Grand Lodge
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Liberty’s Edge
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Dark Archive
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Acquisitives
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Way Finders
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Scarab Sages
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Sovereign Court
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Second Seekers
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Exo-Guardians
- Pathfinder Society Faction Pin: Silver Crusade
- Pathfinder Logo Pin
They are also offering 10% on orders over $10 (no code required).
As well as $5 off international shipping on orders over $20 when you use the code SHIP5, or $10 off international shipping on orders over $150 when you use the code SHIP 10.
- Mimic Pin
- Mimic Pin in blue
- Mimic Pin in pink
- Gelatinous Cube Pin
- Gelatinous Cube Pin in pink
- Gelatinous Cube Pin in blue
- Natural 20 Pin (red D20)
- Cthulhu Pin
- Eyegor Pin in green (beholder)
- Eyegor Pin in blue (beholder)
- Eyegor Pin in orange (beholder)
- Eyegor Pin in pink (beholder)
- Fumble Pin (blue D20 rolling a 1)
- Rusty Pin (rust monster)
- Space Squid in blue (mind flayer)
- Space Squid in watermelon (mind flayer)
- Space Squid in purple (mind flayer)
- Space Squid, Gen Con Pin Bazaar Edition
- Salazarite, Icy Divide Pin
- Salazarite, Drake Edition Pin
Free shipping within the US.
The Deck of Many
Foam Brain Games
- GenCon 2020 3-Pin Holiday Set (featuring gingerbread meeple, D20 snowflake, and dragon with presents — qualifies for 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 rares)
- Pin Bazaar: Gen Con 2019 Starter Set (lanyard, Game On and Red Dragon)
- Critter Pins: Fat Dragon Pin
- Take Out Dice Enamel Pin
- Gen Con 2020 Exclusive Unicorn Pin (qualifies for rares)
- Cthulhu Awakens Pin (Cthulhu with coffee mug, qualifies for rares)
Hit ’em With a Shoe
Iris Compiet, Artist
- Robotech Khyron Glaug Pin
- Robotech Attack on the SDF-1 Pin
- Robotech Mmmmmonster Pin
- Robotech MVAS-1 Super Pin
- Domina: Pralaya Pin
- Domina: Miraris Pin
- Domina: Argoat Pin
- Japanime Games 2019 Pin
Junk Spirit Games
- Slip Strike Gen Con 2020 Spinner Pin (It spins! qualifies for rares)
- Battle of the Bards Badger Pin
- Battle of the Bards Druid Pin
Kiri Leonard, Artist
Legion Premium Supplies
- Never Tell Me The Odds Pin (in iconic Star Wars style font, qualifies for 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. If you add at least 5 pins to your cart, you will automatically get the bulk discount of 20% off!
Naomi Vandoren, Artist
Rowan, Rook and Decard
- Deep Apiarist Pin (occult bee, qualifies for rares)
Shire Post Mint, Authentic Fantasy Coins
- Memento Mori pin (qualifies for rares)
Th3rd World Studios
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 pins — Her beautiful pins aren’t enamel, but rather coloured wood with a gloss finish.