Year After Record-Breaking Success in 2016
November 11 - 12, 2017
PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena CA 90404
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DCON) is the west coast’s premier convention for fans, collectors and creators of cutting-edge
collectible art and design. On November 11-12, DCON will return for its 12th year to the Pasadena
Convention Center with over 400 artists and vendors selling limited edition designer toys, original art
works, apparel items and more!
Last year, over 25,000 people attended DCON to buy art and related merchandise from renowned artists
and brands such as Paul Frank, Coop, the SuckLord, Jeff Soto, DKE Toys, Han Cholo, Ragnar, Kid
Robot and hundreds more creators. In 2016, DesignerCon founder Ben Goretsky also partnered with
Crewest Studio to produce the first annual DCON Panel Discussions and Official Party.
This November, DesignerCon will be bigger and better than ever, demonstrating again why DCON is the
most anticipated annual event in the designer toy world, featuring the work of creators from Japan, Hong
Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, different parts of South America and the rest of the globe.
DCON 2017 will have more world-class artists and vendors than ever before, more panel discussions
hosted by Crewest artist and media personality Mark Brickey, and another killer party with DJ Z-Trip
presented by Crewest.
For the first time ever, DesignerCon is partnering with global streetwear brand The Hundreds to release
the official t-shirt. The convention is also commissioning renowned Crewest artist kaNO to create
exclusive original artwork for DCON tickets and badges, and legendary artist Tara McPherson will be
creating exclusive and original art for the official DCON program / magazine.
More artist collaborations along with panel guests and discussion topics will be announced soon.
Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and
designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! DCon is over 90,000 sq. ft. and features over 400
vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators strive to
provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet. Join us every
November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys, and art!
Founded in 2006 by Ben Goretsky, DesignerCon brings together artists, manufacturers, distributors, and
retailers in the designer toy / vinyl collectibles market and has grown over the last 12 years to
incorporate everything in the design world including apparel, plush, printing, sculpture, designer toys,
and both fine and urban art. The steady growth DesignerCon has enjoyed correlates with its popularity in
today’s art nerd, geek culture; collectors and designer toy lovers alike wait through the night for new
releases, pre-orders for new artist collaboration apparel are sold out within minutes, and artists use the
convention as an opportunity to announce exclusive releases and collaborations.
About 3D Retro
3DRetro is a producer and retailer of some of the best colectible, art figurines in the low-brow artworld.
Since 2003 3DRetro has been serving the collectors community in providing the best the industry has to
offer. 3DRetro works with some of the most amazing artists in the "low-brow" art world to produce
amazing "art-toy" collectibles. We also work with other popular large producers from all over the world
to bring our customers the latest and greatest in out world. Founded in 2003 as an online store, 3DRetro
has worked with suppliers from around the world to put the best collectible figures in our store. In 2014
3DRetro opened its very open retail store in Glendale, CA to allow customer to see these amazing
collectibles in person. In 2009 3DRetro started producing our own line of collecible figures with such
popular artists as Brandon Ragnar, Jim Mahfood, Nathan Hamill, Gary Baseman, Brandi Milne, Bob
Dob... to just name a few. Every year we are proud to work with more and more artist from our
community and bring the collectors amazing limited edition collectible figures. Retailers may carry our
products by contacting our distributor DKE Toys directly.
About Crewest Studio
Crewest Studio exists for people who are driven by culture. We advocate for the fundamental importance
of creativity, art and design in the world, make creative culture more accessible and help artists promote
and monetize their talents in novel ways. At our core, we are a creative communications company. We
believe entertaining, informing and educating people about art and design can make the world a better,
more creative place. An artist-led company, we develop, produce and distribute authentic, contemporary
and culturally-relevant lifestyle media experiences. Our focus is on the culture, process and business of
the visual arts. For all who enjoy creativity, we create emotional connections with stories, films, podcasts,
events, products and services. And, we curate them in one convenient place for all to enjoy --