Toy Time for Grown Ups: Designer Con 2010By Diana Cook
In what promises to be the biggest play date for adults this year, Designer Con (formerly Vinyl Toy Network) opens November 20th in Pasadena, CA. The annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art is now in its fifth year. We’ve already given you a sneak peek of the Spoonful of Star Wars Art Exhibition but much more is planned to delight toy geeks of all ages.
Convention highlights include:
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is the world’s premier alt.drawing movement that has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. Founded in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, artists draw glamorous underground performers in a variety of sexy costumes.
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 take part in the largest recorded group blindbox opening.
So Analog Custom Show by Squid Kids Ink featuring dozens of customized So Analog retro cartridge figures!
Live Painting throughout the day! Attending artists include Doctor A, Bwana Spoons, Scott Tolleson, Ragnar, Joe Ledbetter, Buff Monster, Chris Ryniak, Mr. Toast, Ben Walker, Nathan Hamill, and more. Past shows have also featured artists such as Frank Kozik, Amanda Visell, Michelle Valigura, Tim Biskup, Buff Monster, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Angry Woebots, Mad, Miss Mindy, Jeffery Scott, David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim, Luke Chueh, and many more.
Having fun, meet all your favorite artists, designers, manufacturers, vendors and best of all, admission is only $5.
Designer Con 2010
Saturday, November 20th, 2010
10 am to 5 pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101