It was a milestone birthday year for my girlfriend, so we decided to do it up! We rented out a gaming bar in Atlanta and had a huge party with all of our friends. Battle & Brew for anyone interested. Awesome place! Tons of couched areas around big TVs with all the consoles and whatever games you want to play. The center of the place is lined with gaming PCs for lanparty style gaming, a couple arcade machines, full bar and kitchen, and a staff of likeminded geeks and miscreants ready to party.
I figured this would be a great excuse to make some laser stuff for the event. Badges?! We actually do need some stinking badges! So I made some badges for those people that wanted VIP access, and some matching signage for the VIP area. This was a free all you can eat area with a couple free drinks per person.
The badges took a few iterations to get right, and make sure the hole at the top was sturdy enough to last through the night. All in all they turned out pretty great and the party was a blast!
Heres a spread of the large engrave with some of the badges
One of the early test pieces
All the badges lined up ready to go!
Close up of the signage
Wide shot of badges
And some random photos from the party: