Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!
Nov. 21, 2015 (Saturday) : 9 am – 6 pm
Nov. 22, 2015 (Sunday) : 10 am – 5 pm
Paid parking is available at the Pasadena Convention Center and several surrounding parking lots including Paseo Colorado directly across from the convention center (parking map).
We are proud to announce that we have again partnered with the Hilton Pasadena as the official Designer Con 2015 hotel! More info on rooms will be available closer to the show, so please check back here!
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
2 blocks from convention center
There are also several other hotels near the convention center including:
The Westin Pasadena
Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
DESIGNER CON 2015 VENDOR LIST IS NOW UP!
All your favorite artists and brands in one room!
- Over 300 vendors and artists!
- Art shows!
- Show exclusive items!
- Panels and presentations!
- More fun and surprises!
Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 70,000 sq. ft. and features over 300 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators, Ayleen Gaspar & Ben Goretsky, strive to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet. Join us every November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys, and art!
Desinger Con is all about having fun and meeting all your favorite artists, designers, manufacturers, and vendors! Designer Con was founded in 2006 under the name Vinyl Toy Network. The show was created to bring together artists, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the vinyl toy/collectible figures market. The first show was in an 1,100 sq. ft. meeting room at the Pasadena Convention Center and has now grown into over 70,000 sq. ft. with over 300 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more. Designer Con now incorporates everything in the world of design including apparel, plush, printing, sculpture, designer toys, and art ranging from fine to urban. The show was founded and still run by companies who are also vendors which is why we strive to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet! We look forward even bigger and better shows every year through the continued support of our amazing vendors and attendees. Without you, this show would not be possible, so from all of us at Designer Con, thank you
Having collected toys for as long as she can remember, Ayleen has a soft spot for Ewoks, horror movie figures, and Batman. A lifelong Lego maniac and plush aficionado, Ayleen’s toy addiction started as early as she can remember with classic 80s toy lines like He-Man, The Real Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, TMNT, Cabbage Patch Kids, and My Little Pony. From there her obsession grew to include Monster In My Pocket, McFarlane action figures, and a plethora of designer vinyl. When not coordinating Designer Con, Ayleen spends her time making toys as co-owner of October Toys, producing/hosting Toy Break, and visiting Disneyland frequently.
Instagram : AyleenGaspar
Ben is a toy producer and art aficionado. He owns and operates 3DRetro, coordinates the annual toy/art convention Designer Con, and publishes the L.A. lifestyle magazine Divulge. When not making toys or buying art, you can find him watching Back To The Future and noshing at his favorite food trucks.
Twitter : @3DRetro
m : 3DRetro