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Put me down for New York again this year. Will most certainly host 11-11-11. Thanks Mark!

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I'll be hosting an event in AL on that day (well, we're on vacation that week, so it is a 75% chance of being in AL depending on if we are going to go anywhere).

 

It will be my 8th annual "I'm still alive dinner" as well as my 5th wedding anniversary.

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Definitely interested in doing one in the GTA if there is room for more than one Ontario version or a joint event Ted if you want to figure something out.

 

I would be interested in doing one in Ontario as well.

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What is a multi-event?

A multi-event is a group of event locations that share the same theme and geocoin (with the same icon).

Who can host an 11-11-11 Multi-event?

Anyone! An individual, geoaching organization or group.

 

Are there any restrictions on where I can host my event?

The event format is totally up to you. The only rule is that events that don't share the same color combination be more than 100 miles apart. Two events with the same color/metal combination have no distance restrictions.

 

What if two people would like to do an event but they live within 100 miles?

Avroair stays out of regional disputes. I would suggest the two hosts work together on the same coin or find some other solution amicably. Preference will be given to a veteran event host over new host if parties can't agree. Options such as sharing a coin, moving events further apart or dropping one event have worked in the past.

 

Who designs the coins?

Avroair, although the design is posted in the forums and critiqued by the other hosts. The design is meant to be versatile so that many color and metal combinations are available. The coins are trackable at GC.com and have a custom icon shared by all the versions. Avroair is open to other people's designs.

 

What can I customize (what will make my coin unique)?

There are two main options:

1. Choice of metal finish (antiquing adds to the cost)

2. Choice of color enamel fills. The color options include sub-options like glitter, glow, translucent and pearl enamels. Some of these options add to the costs to the coin.

 

What's the minimum order size?

Minimum order is 50 coins. But there is a price break for ordering 100 coins. There is also a 25 coin buy back program if you don't sell at least half.

How much do the coins cost?

Depends on what options you use. But typically starts at $5.00 per coin. The hosts decide on the retail price as a group.

 

How do I pick colors, metal and enamels?

Avroair will provide a 'color by numbers' outline of the coin artwork used for picking colors and enamels.

 

What happens if two hosts submit exact or similar colors?

The host who handed in their colors second will be asked to alter their colors.

 

Will we see mint artwork?

Yes, you will have a chance to approve mint artwork to make sure colors are correctly chosen. But there is no opportunity to change your colors at that stage, just confirm they are correct.

 

Will we get a sample?

Only if time permits and we only do samples of the first 2-6 coins submitted.

When will the coins be delivered?

Two weeks before your event. You will get a shipping notice when this happens.

For past multi event designs and colors see: B0TL's list

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Nevermind...I see now that an event in Sac is already in the works.

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Venue has been selected (thank you WheelinB :anibad:). Cache page will hopefully be submitted by tomorrow evening! Yay!! :laughing:

 

Can't wait to see the artwork & get selecting colors, etc!!

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Venue has been selected (thank you WheelinB :anibad:). Cache page will hopefully be submitted by tomorrow evening! Yay!! :laughing:

 

Can't wait to see the artwork & get selecting colors, etc!!

CF30

 

I thought we could only publish an event like this three months in advance. I counted on my fingers and I ended up with more than 3 showing! Do these events warrant special consideration? If so then I will also work on the listing...

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Venue has been selected (thank you WheelinB :anibad:). Cache page will hopefully be submitted by tomorrow evening! Yay!! :laughing:

 

Can't wait to see the artwork & get selecting colors, etc!!

CF30

 

I thought we could only publish an event like this three months in advance. I counted on my fingers and I ended up with more than 3 showing! Do these events warrant special consideration? If so then I will also work on the listing...

 

I thought it was 6 months. I will have to ask.

 

CF30

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Venue has been selected (thank you WheelinB :anibad:). Cache page will hopefully be submitted by tomorrow evening! Yay!! :laughing:

 

Can't wait to see the artwork & get selecting colors, etc!!

CF30

 

I thought we could only publish an event like this three months in advance. I counted on my fingers and I ended up with more than 3 showing! Do these events warrant special consideration? If so then I will also work on the listing...

 

I thought it was 6 months. I will have to ask.

 

CF30

 

It's 3 months unless you happen to be a reviewer who publishes their own events. <_<

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Title updated at OP's request.

 

Two ideas I am kickin around:

 

Left: Greek, since they held the number 11 in high esteem.

Right: A double layered 11 pointed compass

 

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Anything resonate?

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Title updated at OP's request.

 

Two ideas I am kickin around:

 

Left: Greek, since they held the number 11 in high esteem.

Right: A double layered 11 pointed compass

 

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Anything resonate?

 

I love both but the greek side left me confused. Were the letters U U U or 11 11 11, it was hard to tell.

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It does look like UUU. Perhaps a a wider spacing, or less tail on the font. Unless it is actually supposed to look like U-s? I am not familiar with the Greek fonts.

 

Hey, you quoted me, so I got an email and piped in. ;)

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Were the letters U U U or 11 11 11, it was hard to tell.

 

11 11 11 --- obviously need to pick a different font!

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It'd be nice to have a break from the compass rose style design. On the other hand, the greek one doesn't have nearly enough areas to color for it to get confusing and angst-ridden. Please advise. ;)

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Hello,

 

count me in for Tabor, Czech Republic event.

My geocoins multievent list will be updated.

 

Borek

aka Bo.T.L. Czech Geocacher and Geocoins Collector

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It'd be nice to have a break from the compass rose style design. On the other hand, the greek one doesn't have nearly enough areas to color for it to get confusing and angst-ridden. Please advise. ;)

 

I agree. I think we need a break from the compass rose inspired designs. The Greek coin also has me confused and wondering how it could be personalized for many different events. With a font change is looks great for an individual event. How about a poppy theme on one side?

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It'd be nice to have a break from the compass rose style design. On the other hand, the greek one doesn't have nearly enough areas to color for it to get confusing and angst-ridden. Please advise. ;)

 

I agree. I think we need a break from the compass rose inspired designs. The Greek coin also has me confused and wondering how it could be personalized for many different events. With a font change is looks great for an individual event. How about a poppy theme on one side?

I agree about the poppies.

To have an event on Vetern's Day with out some sort of aknowledgement just wouldn't be right.

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It'd be nice to have a break from the compass rose style design. On the other hand, the greek one doesn't have nearly enough areas to color for it to get confusing and angst-ridden. Please advise. ;)

 

I agree. I think we need a break from the compass rose inspired designs. The Greek coin also has me confused and wondering how it could be personalized for many different events. With a font change is looks great for an individual event. How about a poppy theme on one side?

I agree about the poppies.

To have an event on Vetern's Day with out some sort of aknowledgement just wouldn't be right.

 

I looked at poppies, they would look like CW88's suncatcher 11-11-11 coin. I can re-look.

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Perhaps multiple poppies instead of just 1? Like...maybe 11 of them! :) Anyway, I know whatever you design will be awesome, so I won't design by committee on you and just trust I'll like it. :)

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Perhaps multiple poppies instead of just 1? Like...maybe 11 of them! :) Anyway, I know whatever you design will be awesome, so I won't design by committee on you and just trust I'll like it. :)

 

Good idea! like an onion! you keep peeling back the layers, or you mean like 11 little ones?

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I had been thinking 11 small ones... it's a great idea

 

The poppies could be a forefront element (and all the same colour) on a background of something else (other flowers?) in different colours for each event.

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Perhaps multiple poppies instead of just 1? Like...maybe 11 of them! :) Anyway, I know whatever you design will be awesome, so I won't design by committee on you and just trust I'll like it. :)

 

Good idea! like an onion! you keep peeling back the layers, or you mean like 11 little ones?

 

Try both. :)

 

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Just curious...do 11-11-11 events have to be held at 11:00?

I imagine yes, but as it falls on a friday...folks will either still be at work at 11 am, or maybe not as many folks would be willing to attend an event starting at 11pm (cachers with kids, etc)

 

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Just curious...do 11-11-11 events have to be held at 11:00?

I imagine yes, but as it falls on a friday...folks will either still be at work at 11 am, or maybe not as many folks would be willing to attend an event starting at 11pm (cachers with kids, etc)

 

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Mine is going to "officially" start at 7:11 pm.:anibad: Give people time to get home & change clothes, etc. Also, folk will have time choose to eat before the event or eat at the event.

 

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Just curious...do 11-11-11 events have to be held at 11:00?

I imagine yes, but as it falls on a friday...folks will either still be at work at 11 am, or maybe not as many folks would be willing to attend an event starting at 11pm (cachers with kids, etc)

 

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I won't be starting my event at 11am as I will be at my local war memorial attending a Remembrance Day ceremony. It isn't a statutory holiday in Nova Scotia, so I will start my event after the supper hour.

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Instead of a compass rose...how about a clock face with the hands at 11:00, poppies could represent the numbers?

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Just curious...do 11-11-11 events have to be held at 11:00?

I imagine yes, but as it falls on a friday...folks will either still be at work at 11 am, or maybe not as many folks would be willing to attend an event starting at 11pm (cachers with kids, etc)

 

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Typically yes. At 11:11 am or 11:11 pm --- depends how adventurous the host is.

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Since it's a Friday, I believe we're starting ours at 6p or so. :) I think the official end time is 11:11. ;)

Yeah that's kinda how I was going to word it: From 7:11 pm to 11:11 pm (or until they kick us out) :anibad:

 

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Instead of a compass rose...how about a clock face with the hands at 11:00, poppies could represent the numbers?

 

I like that idea!

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Instead of a compass rose...how about a clock face with the hands at 11:00, poppies could represent the numbers?

 

I like that idea!

 

You mean like an astronomical clock? lol!

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Ok, so I was playing around with the clock idea, as well as smaller poppies, and here is a preliminary design I came up with, the 'color-by-number' is easier than it looks on here. I also shaded a section on the clock face where the adventurous types could alternate enamels.

 

The Wording: "11-11-11 Multievent" would go around the outside of the clock with other verbiage. It crashed my new illustrator twice when I tried to put it in. And I forgot to add 11 to the middle of the poppy on the front.

 

Thoughts?

 

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Ok, so I was playing around with the clock idea, as well as smaller poppies, and here is a preliminary design I came up with, the 'color-by-number' is easier than it looks on here. I also shaded a section on the clock face where the adventurous types could alternate enamels.

 

The Wording: "11-11-11 Multievent" would go around the outside of the clock with other verbiage. It crashed my new illustrator twice when I tried to put it in. And I forgot to add 11 to the middle of the poppy on the front.

 

Thoughts?

 

3f8ad7f1-43f0-498d-9ecf-31c51ccc52c9.jpg

I like this version. Can the hands be set at 11O'clock?

Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month..signing of WWI treaty

 

Thanks for reconsidering.

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Ok, so I was playing around with the clock idea, as well as smaller poppies, and here is a preliminary design I came up with, the 'color-by-number' is easier than it looks on here. I also shaded a section on the clock face where the adventurous types could alternate enamels.

 

The Wording: "11-11-11 Multievent" would go around the outside of the clock with other verbiage. It crashed my new illustrator twice when I tried to put it in. And I forgot to add 11 to the middle of the poppy on the front.

 

Thoughts?

 

3f8ad7f1-43f0-498d-9ecf-31c51ccc52c9.jpg

I like this version. Can the hands be set at 11O'clock?

Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month..signing of WWI treaty

 

Thanks for reconsidering.

 

Yes I like this version a LOT!! I'd also like to see the hands set to 11:00 but I suppose 11:11 works for the event. Can you shorten the hour hand a tad?

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I like this version. Can the hands be set at 11O'clock?

Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month..signing of WWI treaty

 

Thanks for reconsidering.

 

I tried both hands at 11 and it looks strange to the eye. Kinda lopsided If it were Midnight then people are used to seeing that. 11th minute, 11th hour, 11th day...

 

I can post one to show what I mean. After I get more feedback. The minute and hour hands are currently backwards.

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Ooooh, I really like the way you took it! Also, i like the 11:11 better than 11:00. I know, there's always one!

 

I guess my only feedback (which you're welcome to ignore) is that I wish the poppy was more rounded instead of having the sharp corners. Of course we're running into the cw88 coin look-a-like issue at that point maybe?

 

Anyway, I love it! Wait for my version where I want each poppy to be a different color ;)

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The minute and hour hands are currently backwards.

 

Ah yes. Now I feel better as I was reading it as 5 minutes to 2. :P

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I like the coin. really neat. LOVE the poppy overlaid on the clock hands.

 

Only thing I'm worried about is that it's really close to the 11-11-11 suncatcher with respect to the large poppy side.

 

Beyond that... I like it.

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I really like this design. There can never be too many poppies on Remembrance Day. I'm working on one myself. :D

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Hmm.. slightly newbie question.. do events have to be outdoors? Since we're in an area where it will likely be under snow on 11-11-11 can event caches and what not be placed indoors if I were to find a venue that we could use? With some outdoors for die hard cachers in the area, and some indoors for folks who are not winter cachers but would enjoy an event in november.. Just the start of an idea...

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Hmm.. slightly newbie question.. do events have to be outdoors? Since we're in an area where it will likely be under snow on 11-11-11 can event caches and what not be placed indoors if I were to find a venue that we could use? With some outdoors for die hard cachers in the area, and some indoors for folks who are not winter cachers but would enjoy an event in november.. Just the start of an idea...

 

Yep indoors is just great! Our multi events have been held in a sports bar and they love when we come. LOL

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Hmm.. slightly newbie question.. do events have to be outdoors? Since we're in an area where it will likely be under snow on 11-11-11 can event caches and what not be placed indoors if I were to find a venue that we could use? With some outdoors for die hard cachers in the area, and some indoors for folks who are not winter cachers but would enjoy an event in november.. Just the start of an idea...

 

The event format, location, venue is totally up to you. See post #105 for a FAQ.

 

Only thing I'm worried about is that it's really close to the 11-11-11 suncatcher with respect to the large poppy side.

 

Not much I can do about a poppy, I took a quick look at the sun catcher and the middle is similar, I may tweak it a bit. But the rest of the coin is totally different.

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After lots of lurking and not much posting (in case I was tempted to start buying every coin I saw again)

I'm popping in to say we are still in for the Australian 11-11-11 version. B)

 

Looking good Avroair, but I do wonder if you use the poppy style, surely the poppy has to stay red on

all coin versions otherwise the significance would be somewhat lost :lostsignal:

 

Just a thought as it is rather large and only a couple of areas remain to get our colour crayons out :D

 

Just sayin :bad: as I do like it a lot!

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