"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 350,000 sq. ft. with over 600 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more. DesignerCon 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 DesignerCon, thank you!"
Navigating this show is helped out by a handy fold-out map
Also enjoying a super busy space at this con was artist pal Jeff Victor https://www.jeffvictor.com/
Half the fun is getting lost in the sensory overload.
Here are some of the booths I visited...
Our long-time pals at Loter Inc http://www.loter.com/
always have such a cool booth!
(detail photo from their website)