PASADENA, CA

2 days / 350+ vendors
DesignerCon

November 19-20
Questions?

FAQ

You’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers! Generally, everything you need to know about the show.

  • What is DesignerCon All About?
  • When is DesignerCon 2016?
  • How Much Are Tickets?
  • Will There Be Exclusives?
What is DesignerCon 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 90,000 sq. ft. with over 350 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!

When is DesignerCon 2016?

DesignerCon 2016 is a two day event on November 19th & 20th, 2016. Show hours on Saturday are 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

How Much Are Tickets?

Ticket Prices are as $10 for a 1-Day Pass, $15 for a Weekend (or 2-Day) pass and $25 for a VIP Pass which allows you to come both days of the show and give you access to the Saturday Panels during the day and the party that same night.

As always, children that are 12 and under get into the show for FREE!

You can buy your tickets online.

Will There Be Exclusives?

Yes! Please check the Exclusives Page for a current list and remember that some vendors wait until the day of the show to release their exclusives.


  • Can I Be a Vendor?
  • What Hotels Can I Stay at For the Show?
  • Why Did The Show Change From VTN to DesignerCon?
  • How Can I Be a Sponsor?
Can I Be a Vendor?

If you feel your company fits into the show, then yes! Just head over to our Vendor Info page to sign up! If you’re not sure if your company fits in with Designer Con, check out pictures from previous shows at our Flikr to get a feel for the show and if you are still unsure, feel free to email [email protected] and ask. We are always looking for new companies to help diversify the show!

What Hotels Can I Stay at For the Show?

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Hilton Pasadena as the official Designer Con 2016 hotel!

There are several other hotels near the convention center including:

Sheraton Pasadena
303 Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-4000
1 block

The Westin Pasadena
191 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-2727
4 blocks

Pasadena Inn
400 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 795-8401
5 blocks

Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 403-7600
8 blocks

Why Did The Show Change From VTN to DesignerCon?

As the show has grown over the years, we realized that the art behind the vinyl toy movement and some of the elements that helped put together VTN are out of the “vinyl toy” scope. Frankly, the name was too restrictive and we wanted people to know that the show includes not only vinyl toy companies, but companies from all aspects of design and art including clothing, printing, plush, etc. You can check out pictures from past shows on our flickr.

How Can I Be a Sponsor?

We offer many sponsorship opportunities from small to large. You do not have to be a vendor to sponsor. If you are interested in being part of DesignerCon by sponsoring us please contact us at [email protected] . We are always open to hearing sponsorship ideas as well.


Still Have Questions?

Contact Us

If our FAQ didn’t answer your questions then please feel free to contact us using one of the methods below.

Mailing Address

DesignerCon
1833 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201
USA


Email

Email questions to:
[email protected]


Call Us

DesignerCon Phone
+1-818-928-9295