Saturday, October 21, 2017

Are You Ready For DesignerCon?

Are you ready for DesignerCon? DesignerCon will be held in exactly 3 weeks from this posting at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA on November 11-12 which is also Veteran's Day weekend. Check out the DesignerCon Highlight Video above which will give a a little glimpse of what goes on during DCon. This year, DCon is going full out with huge billboard signs in certain areas in Los Angeles and street banners in Pasadena.

Save yourself some time and purchase your tickets in advance right now HERE. There are 3 different passes. 1-day pass for $10, Weekend Pass for $15 or the VIP Pass for $35. The VIP Pass gets you into the show one hour early on both days and other perks.

Do you want to know what DesignerCon was like last year? It was FUN! Lots of art, designer toys, Japanese vinyl toy, toy, plush, t-shirts, prints, blind box toys and so much more... It's a smorgasbord of art, toys, collectibles and a chance to meet some of your favorite Indie Artists showcasing their work.  For those of you that collect a lot of vinyl figures, there will be tons of companies and artists from Japan and other countries that will be exhibiting at DCon this year. This is the one show to attend even if you have to fly out here as it is definitely worth the time to come out. Check out our recap from last year HERE.

If our recap from last year wasn't convincing enough, check out DesignerCon's official press release below:

America’s Biggest Designer Toy Convention Returns to Pasadena For 12th
Year After Record-Breaking Success in 2016

October 2, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA – Presented by 3D Retro Toys and Crewest, DesignerCon (aka
DCON) is the west coast’s premier convention for fans, collectors and creators of cutting-edge
collectible art and design. On November 11-12, DCON will return for its 12th year to the Pasadena
Convention Center with over 400 artists and vendors selling limited edition designer toys, original art
works, apparel items and more!

Last year, over 25,000 people attended DCON to buy art and related merchandise from renowned artistsand brands such as Paul Frank, Coop, the SuckLord, Jeff Soto, DKE Toys, Han Cholo, Ragnar, Kid Robot and hundreds more creators. In 2016, DesignerCon founder Ben Goretsky also partnered with Crewest Studio to produce the first annual DCON Panel Discussions and Official Party.

This November, DesignerCon will be bigger and better than ever, demonstrating again why DCON is the most anticipated annual event in the designer toy world, featuring the work of creators from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, different parts of South America and the rest of the globe.

DCON 2017 will have more world-class artists and vendors than ever before, more panel discussions
hosted by Crewest artist and media personality Mark Brickey, and another killer party with DJ Z-Trip
presented by Crewest.

For the first time ever, DesignerCon is partnering with global streetwear brand The Hundreds to releasethe official t-shirt. The convention is also commissioning renowned Crewest artist kaNO to create exclusive original artwork for DCON tickets and badges, and legendary artist Tara McPherson will be creating exclusive and original art for the official DCON program / magazine.

More artist collaborations along with panel guests and discussion topics will be announced soon.

About DesignerCon
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 90,000 sq. ft. and features over 400 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators 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!

Founded in 2006 by Ben Goretsky, DesignerCon brings together artists, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the designer toy / vinyl collectibles market and has grown over the last 12 years to
incorporate everything in the design world including apparel, plush, printing, sculpture, designer toys,
and both fine and urban art. The steady growth DesignerCon has enjoyed correlates with its popularity in today’s art nerd, geek culture; collectors and designer toy lovers alike wait through the night for new releases, pre-orders for new artist collaboration apparel are sold out within minutes, and artists use the convention as an opportunity to announce exclusive releases and collaborations.

About 3D Retro
3DRetro is a producer and retailer of some of the best colectible, art figurines in the low-brow art world. Since 2003 3DRetro has been serving the collectors community in providing the best the industry has to offer. 3DRetro works with some of the most amazing artists in the "low-brow" art world to produce amazing "art-toy" collectibles. We also work with other popular large producers from all over the world to bring our customers the latest and greatest in out world. Founded in 2003 as an online store, 3DRetro has worked with suppliers from around the world to put the best collectible figures in our store. In 2014 3DRetro opened its very open retail store in Glendale, CA to allow customer to see these amazing collectibles in person. In 2009 3DRetro started producing our own line of collecible figures with such popular artists as Brandon Ragnar, Jim Mahfood, Nathan Hamill, Gary Baseman, Brandi Milne, Bob Dob... to just name a few. Every year we are proud to work with more and more artist from our community and bring the collectors amazing limited edition collectible figures. Retailers may carry our products by contacting our distributor DKE Toys directly.

About Crewest Studio
Crewest Studio exists for people who are driven by culture. We advocate for the fundamental importance of creativity, art and design in the world, make creative culture more accessible and help artists promote and monetize their talents in novel ways. At our core, we are a creative communications company. We believe entertaining, informing and educating people about art and design can make the world a better, more creative place. An artist-led company, we develop, produce and distribute authentic, contemporary and culturally-relevant lifestyle media experiences. Our focus is on the culture, process and business of the visual arts. For all who enjoy creativity, we create emotional connections with stories, films, podcasts, events, products and services. And, we curate them in one convenient place for all to enjoy —

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