3 days / 500+ vendors
DesignerCon 2018

November 16-18

Show Info


November 16th – 18th 2018
VIPs Only on November 16th


VIP Only Friday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm
Doors Open at 9am for VIP’s.


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Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
800 W. Katella Avenue
Anaheim CA 92802


Paid parking is available at the Anaheim Convention Center and several surrounding parking lots including the Disney Toy Story Lot directly across from the convention center and the GardenWalk Lot.

Bring It

We recommend comfortable shoes, a bag and/or backpack, sketchbook and pens/Sharpies. We also recommend pre-plannning a meeting place and time with your group in case you become separated.


We have teamed up with multiple, yummy, food trucks to come satisfy your hunger. Food trucks will be parked right outside the convention doors on the Grand Plaza and will be serving during the entire period of the show days.
Concession stands will be open.

Water fountains located in convention.

Event Venue

Anaheim Convention Center

Events are held in Exhibit Halls C of the Convention Center.


800 W Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802


+ 1 818 928-9295


We’re Open

Rain or Shine

DesignerCon will take place no matter rain or shine. The weather in California can be tricky so check on the top toolbar of this site and see what it is before you head out but either way we will be waiting for you. If you’re traveling then usually a light jacket will take care of you even with the coldest California Fall day or night.

Our Hotels

Marriott Residence Inn & Springhill Suites

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Marriott as the official Designer Con 2018 hotel chain. We have 2 hotels you can book online. Resident Inn for $199 and Springhill Suites for $189. We also have a block of rooms at the Clarion for $149.

Marriott Resident Inn
640 West Katella Ave.
Anaheim , CA 92802
(714) 782-7500

Marriott Springhill Suites
1801 South Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim , CA 92802
(714) 533-2101

Secondary Hotels

If for some reason you can’t book the Marriott hotels or prefer to stay somewhere else then we recommend these other hotels in the area of the convention center. We highly recommend you call and book hotels online directly. We do not recommend booking rooms from “3rd party“ vendors which offer “too good to be true“ better pricing; these are scams.

Clarion Anaheim

616 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
(800) 231-6215
Special Rate: $149


Anaheim Portofino Inn

1831 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 782-7600
No Block Discount


Desert Palms Hotel

631 W Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 535-1133
No Block Discount


Red Lion Hotel Resort

1850 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 750-2801
No Block Discount


Flying In

Airport Info

If you are flying in to go to the show then the closest airport to the Anaheim Convention Center is John Wayne Airport (SNA); 14 miles distance from convention. Since this is a smaller airport it may not offer many flights especially from other countries; for that we recommend flying to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); 37 miles distance from convention. Both airports offer free shuttle services from the airport to Disneyland which is located next to the convention center.

Countdown to DesignerCon

November 16-18



Park Tickets

DesignerCon has worked out a deal with the good people at Disney to provide our attendees with discount park tickets. These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort. Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018. Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.
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