Report I Have Not Received My Badge In the Mail! in Otakon 2015 Posted July 10, 2015 Maybe this is a long shot, but does Otakorp have any way of matching badges to attendees? Like, are the names on the pre-mailed badges already printed on the badges, or do they just have a blank space for people to write their names as in past years? Reason I ask is, if the names were printed or there were some other method of identifying which badge belongs to which person, it might be possible for someone at each door to have a list of names that reported badges stolen, and then stop those people and verify via ID that the person is who their badge says they are. Again, it's probably a long shot, but I hate to see people do this kind of crap and get away with it. So my guess is that this particular package got mangled by a mail sorting machine. That being said, the badge IDs on the badges we sent out are tied to your membership IDs, just like the badges one would pick up at Otakon. So in effect it doesn't matter what you write on it, since we know the badge ID a person should have if it becomes necessary to challenge veracity. Gotcha. I figured something like that would be the case, but it still doesn't sound like the person who took the badge (if, indeed, it wasn't just mangled by a mail sorter or some such) would be caught by security, unless they start scanning every badge at the door (which seems like it would slow down lines something awful).