Designer Con has experienced yearly growth and in 2016, the event takes a jump with an extra 20,000 of vendor space, and the addition of a venue for panels and party in conjunction with Crewest. Pasadena’s The Rose is right across the street from the Convention Center and will offer daytime panels and a nighttime party with DJ Z-Trip providing sounds for an event called “Hidden Walls”. The panels and party are accessible with a VIP pass, ticketed separately.
Oculus will be demonstrating Medium, a three-dimensional sculpting tool which offers clay like free form sculpting with both standard and custom shapes, ” from a 3D stamp library that lets you quickly assemble a sculpture, ranging from organic to mechanical to abstract and custom shapes”; Smoothing, to blend pieces together; and Painting to give the artist the ability to “customize their sculpts down to the last pixel.”
Each year, vendors and artists create exclusive merchandise for Designer Con. Here’s a partial list of who will have DCon 2016 exclusives: 3DRetro, myplasticheart, kaNO kid Studio, Wrong Gallery, Depressed Monsters, Jay Oleary, MM Fabrications,. Many Arms of Misha, Enkyskulls, Ellingson Illustration, Furry Feline Creatives, Seymour, War Machine Marketing, Jupey Krusho, De Korner, Jungle Boy Productions, Hyperactive Monkey, WoodCrates, Cometdebris, Flat Bonnie, Jeramine Rogers, Nellie Le, Vinyl Smack, Bighshot Toyworks, One-Eyed Girl, Zombiemonkie Toys (Mikie Graham), 7Sketches, Velency Genis, Timebandits, Rad Retro Power (Miguel Wilson), 5149 & 1/2, Dvious Clothing, Buzzard Guts, Fresh Monkey Fiction, Pingod, ToyHell.com, Toy Art Gallery, DKE Toys, MJ Hsu Art, Corner 12 (Josh Mayhem), Super 7, Panik Collective, Circus Posterus, El Black Bat, Tom Neely / Pretty in Plastic, The Loulander, Sydtropolis, Woot Bear, Juan Muniz Art, Happy Panda Toys, Kidrobot, Patrick Ballesteros, Rizzo Michelle, Concrete Jungle, Happy Panda Toys, Horrible Adorables, Barely Human (John Black), The Obanoth, Q-Pop, Zebulon, Naomi Knaff, Nerfect Artistic Novelties, Xpanded Universe, Poposition Press, The Devastator, Pink Owelt, Firestarter Design, Han Cholo, Roman Cortez, Tara McPherson, Opened Jesus, Devin Roth, Wonder Goblin Toys, and we’re sure even more…!
And speaking of exclusives, we just heard from The Art of Coop a/k/a Chris Cooper that he will be at the show, with two exclusive prints, one in conjunction with Paul Kaiju. Paul is notorious for bringing some of the events’ most insane customs of which demand always exceeds supply.
350+ vendors, 150+ artists and so much more!
Designer Con 2016
November 19-20th, 2016
Nov. 19 (Saturday) : 9 am – 6 pm
Nov. 20 (Sunday) : 10 am – 5 pm
Pasadena Convention Center – Exhibit Hall
The Rose ( across the street from the convention center)
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101