3 days / 500+ vendors

November 16-18


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 2018?
  • 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 350,000 sq. ft. with over 600 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 2018?
DesignerCon 2018 is a three day event on November 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018. Show hours on Saturday are 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. VIP ticket holders will be able to enter the show at 9am instead of 10am both days and Friday the 16th is strictly for VIP ticket holders. Hours for VIP night are 5pm – 9pm on the 16th.
How Much Are Tickets?
Early Bird ticket prices are as $20 for a 1-Day Pass, $35 for a Weekend (or 2-Day) pass and $60 for a VIP Pass which allows you to come on VIP Night, both weekend days, allows you 1-hour early entry on both weekend days of the show and gives you access to special VIP only sections of the show. As of November 1st early bird pricing ends and prices go up to $30 for 1-Day Pass, $45 for Weekend (2-Day) and $70 for VIP. These are the same prices which will be at the door if you don’t wish to buy your tickets online. 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 Marriott Resident Inn as the official Designer Con 2018 hotel! There are several other hotels near the convention center including: Marriott Springhill Suites 1801 South Harbor Blvd. Anaheim , CA 92802 (714) 533-2101 1 block Clarion Anaheim 616 W Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802 (800) 231-6215 Call-In Code: DesignerCon Anaheim Portofino 1831 S Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 782-7600 No Block Discount Red Lion Hotel Resort 1850 S Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92802 (714) 750-2801 No Block Discount
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.

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1833 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201


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