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DesignerCon 2012 in Pasadena


November 3rd, 2012 from 9 am to 6 pm

Pasadena Convention Center, Exhibit Hall

300 E. Green Street

Pasadena, CA 91101

$5 online pre-sale; $7 at the door

Now in its seventh 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 9 am scheduled activities include:

Suck-Con! The Super Sucklord will be invading Designer Con with The Super Suck Up custom toy art show, The Sucklord retrospective art show “A Losing Proposition 2004-2012″ featuring pieces from the Secret Archive, stupid games at the Suckcarnival where players can win a talking plush Sucklord, and the second annual Suckathon broadcasting live and uncensored at, all brought to you by DKE Toys. (

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! (

STUDS Art Show & Speed Build featuring dozens of original LEGO™ creations curated by Brandon Griffith and a group speed build sponsored by! ( Exclusive 2012 DCon Goodies will be available including limited edition art coins, commemorative shirts, tote bags, and more!

Live Painting throughout the day! Attending artists include Scott Tolleson, Ragnar, Luke Chueh, Touma, Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Mr. Toast, Christopher Lee, DrilOne, Leecifer, Tracy Tubera, Neil Winn, and more. Past shows have also featured artists such as Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Doctor A, Holly Stanway, 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,, and many more.

Show organizers Ben Goretsky (3DRetro) and Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break / October Toys) joined forces in 2009 when Vinyl Toy Network morphed into Designer Con. Ben likes long walks on the beach, Pay Saber, Astro, and hot girls that take photos. Ayleen likes Ewoks, gadgets, minifigures, and Disneyland. 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.

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Posted 26 September, 2012 - 09:04 by JoshB