November 5th, 2011 from 10 am to 5 pm
Pasadena Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
$5 online pre-sale; $7 at the door
Now in its sixth year, Designer Con, is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art. Starting at 10 am scheduled activities include:
Goodie Bags will be available for $5 each on a first come first served basis. There will be 100 limited edition Designer Con bags filled with toys, magazines, pins, stickers, and surprises!
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School is the world's premier alt.drawing movement that has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. Founded in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, artists draw glamorous underground performers in a variety of sexy costumes.
World’s Biggest “Blindbox Time” brought to you by Toy Break and Designer Con! Bring a blindbox toy from home or buy one at the show and join us as we attempt to break the largest recorded group blindbox opening record from last year!
LEGO Art Show featuring dozens of original LEGO creations curated by Brandon Griffith!
Live Painting throughout the day! Attending artists include Doctor A, Scott Tolleson, Ragnar, Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Mr. Toast, Christopher Lee, DrilOne, Leecifer, Tracy Tubera, Holly Stanway, Neil Winn, and more. Past shows have also featured artists such as Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Amanda Visell, Michelle Valigura, Nathan Hamill, Tim Biskup, Buff Monster, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Angry Woebots, Bwana Spoons, MAD, Miss Mindy, Jeffery Scott, David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim, Luke Chueh, and many more.
Show organizers Ben Goretsky (3DRetro) and Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break / October Toys) joined forces in 2009 when the Vinyl Toy Network morphed into Designer Con. Ben likes long walks on the beach, Pay Saber, and hot girls that take photos. Ayleen likes Ewoks, cheese, and George. Their mutual love of designer toys and the lowbrow art scene in Los Angeles brought them together as co-hosts of Toy Break, organizers of DCon, and friends.
Brass and Black metal badge by Doktor A, limited to 80 pieces at the convention.
Each badge is relief cast in real metal, antiqued, polished and partly enamel filled to give a classic vintage look. The badge is 1" across and has a clasp pin fixing on the rear. Each piece comes bagged on a signed and numbered card.
T.Y.O "Gumpy Guerillas Truck" .
Limited to 5 pieces will be on sale at the Gumpy Revolution Booth
The Gumpy Kuz G-rider edition . limited to 5 pieces , blind bagged
"Celeste the Ice Pop"
8" tall plush doll. Limited to 100 pieces each with signed and numbered card.
Custom Toy Union
CTU x Toy2R Assassins 2 Qee Series:
The series consists of blind bagged 2.5" Qees (various head types) from twelve amazing custom toy artists: Ardabus Rubber * B.A.L.D. * Fried Gold Productions * Fuller Designs * Hugh Rose * Jay222 * Matcandraw * The Model Maker * Mr. Munk *Rocketboy * Rsin * TyleR. Each will come in header card packaging and all Qees will have a chance to win a custom 8" Qee by B.A.L.D. via a Golden Ticket.
Rusted Nail Gallery
Dead Dunny Bust by rustedhalo available in DIY and Mystery Dcon version limited to 10 pieces of each.
Chinese Takeout mini Kaiju by Dr. Strangebeast set of 4 mini resin figures packaged in Chinese Takeout boxes. Each set limited to 10
Sunrise and Sunset Godots.
Sleepy Robot 13
Robots of the apocalypse by Sleepy Robot 13. When the impending Robot apocalypse arrives some will be with us while others will be against us. Individually handmade. Limited to 3 pieces of each. Figures stand about 3 1/2 inches tall.
Puffer Puss Designer Plush!
Ultra soft and squishy! Designed by Martin Hsu and 100% handmade in the USA by Lana Crooks. Limited edition of 50 with first release of only 15 at this year's Design Con! Each Puffer Puss designer plush measures at 15"L x 12"W and comes with a collectible card signed and numbered by Martin and Lana.
Booby Trap Clothing
Booby Trap Clothing "GLOW IN THE DARK DESIGNS" is pleased to introduce to you "The Mrs." & "Skele-Tony"
Bugs and Plush
Set of 4 metal coated resin happigs measuring 5 inches tall. Limited to 1 set at the convention. This set comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
12" Bugbear with "gas mask" is one of many one-off resin sculptures we made exclusively for Designer Con.
Silver Alien Leader with LED Communicator 9" Custom Vinylmation by Evilos.
Limited to 10 Pieces ($150 Each)
Evilos Strikes Back Custom Vinylmation Carded Action Figure. Limited to 50 Pieces. Signed and Numbered. $75 each.
The new "Memo Me and the Great Hat Hunt" line will debut at DesignerCon!
12" Clockwork Orange "Droog Leader" resin statue. Gun Metal Gray Edition, limited to only 5 pieces, comes with 12" by 24" Art print by cheshire and pins & stickers. Statues are signed and numbered by painter sAntoro. The top of the base is signed by the actor from A Clockwork Orange - Malcolm McDowell
"Thrashbox" - created by visual artist/writer Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca and his brother Adolfo Garcia, this exclusive assemblage sculpture incorporates a customized Thrashman kaiju by Gargamel from Japan. "Thrashbox" is from a series of handmade assemblage sculptures [with classic science-fiction, kaiju and steampunk elements] that will be available at the chamanvision booth at DesignerCon.
The Beast Parlor
The Beast Parlor will have two brand new oddFAUNA sculpts just for Designer Con. The mini armadillo stands just shy of 2" and the big multicorn beast is just over 5". Both are hand cast out of gypsum and are hand painted by the artist. There will be a very limited number of each one.
Mega-Neko the first character released from Rick Sans' Series "Land of Yokaiju". 6" resin figure $30 featured in a couple colorways.
Little Stranger / Cavey
Stroll' Cavey is a collaboaration bewteen myself and my good friend Spanky Stokes. We dreamed this special Cavey up at SDCC earlier this year and i'm stoked (gettit?!) to be bringing him to fluffy, one-eyed life!
Designed in the image of Stroll, the Spankystokes.com mascot, Stroll Cavey is limited to just 10 numbered pieces and is made from cuddly soft off-white fleece (seriously this might just be the softest Cavey yet!) with a layered hand cut felt eye, little felt teeth, hand embellished felt horns and a little belly button.
Here's a little treat forJesse Hernandez fanatics, the Designer Con Exclusive Blood Red Resin Mictlan figure. This release is limited to only 25 pieces
Paul Kaiju brings his goodies to DesignerCon. Secrets will be revealed at the show.
"Panda Chunk" Printed on 100lb Bond paper 11" x 17" signed and limited to 25
DrilOne and TYO Toys team up to serve up some exclusives only available at the Dragatomi booth.
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