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F.A.Q’s

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  • What is Designer Con 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 70,000 sq. ft. with over 300 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more. Designer Con 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 Designer Con, thank you!
  • When is the show?

    Designer Con 2014 is a two day event on November 8th & 9th, 2014. Show hours on Saturday are 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
  • How much are tickets?

    Check back soon for 2014 ticket information!
  • 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/designercon to get a feel for the show and if you are still unsure, feel free to email ayleen@designercon.com and ask. We are always looking for new companies to help diversify the show!
  • Will there be exclusives?

    Yes! Please check the exclusives page (on the menu above) for a current list and remember that some vendors wait until the day of the show to release their exclusives.
  • What hotels are near Designer Con?

    We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the Hilton Pasadena as the official Designer Con 2014 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/Old Town
    180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (626) 403-7600
    8 blocks
  • Why was the show name changed from Vinyl Toy Network to Designer Con?

    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.
  • Have a question we didn't answer?

    Please email us at ayleen@designercon.com.

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