The Latest in Designer Toys, Pop Art and Clothes - Designer Con 2011
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The last date listed for Designer Con 2011 was Saturday November 5, 2011 / 10:00am - 5:00pm.
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This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you'll ever see under one roof. Since the 1960s, the acclaimed International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing a fantastic selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country -- and now the show is back in town. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a varied selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and those of us looking for unique new accessories at a great price. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Debbie Mansfield
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It was 99% painted vinyl japanese figurines. The Lego exhibit was actually great. Someone made the Battle of Isengard from Lord of the Rings including an eight foot tower. I was bored with the rest. The clothes consisted of a few t-shirts.
Quotes & Highlights
Visit the Design Con website for pictures from last year’s event.
Now in its sixth year, Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art. Starting at 10:00am, scheduled activities include:
Goodie Bags* will be available for $5 each on a first come first served basis. There will be 100 limited edition Designer Con bags filled with toys, magazines, pins, stickers, and surprises!
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 join us as we attempt to break the largest recorded group blindbox opening record from last year!
LEGO Art Show featuring dozens of original LEGO creations curated by Brandon Griffith!
Skin Deep presented by DKE Toys featuring art by Scott Wilkowski at the DKE Toys booth!
The Gumpy Show featuring custom Gumpy figures by dozens of artists at the Gumpy Revolution booth!
The Suckathon with The Sucklord himself slinging his goods and entertaining the masses as only The Sucklord can from 12 – 5 pm!
My Best Friends Are Metal Heads is a group show featuring custom action figures at the October Toys booth!
Live Painting throughout the day! Attending artists include Doctor A, Scott Tolleson, Ragnar, Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Mr. Toast, Christopher Lee, DrilOne, Leecifer, Tracy Tubera, Holly Stanway, Neil Winn, and more. Past shows have also featured artists such as Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Amanda Visell, Michelle Valigura, Nathan Hamill, Tim Biskup, Buff Monster, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Angry Woebots, Bwana Spoons, MAD, Miss Mindy, Jeffery Scott, David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim, Luke Chueh, and many more.**
Show organizers Ben Goretsky (3DRetro) and Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break / October Toys) joined forces in 2009 when VTN morphed into Designer Con. Ben likes long walks on the beach, Pay Saber, and hot girls that take photos. Ayleen likes Ewoks, cheese, and George. Their mutual love of designer toys and the lowbrow art scene in Los Angeles brought them together as co-hosts of Toy Break, organizers of DCon, and friends.
About the Ticket Supplier: Designer ConNow in its fifth year, Designer Con (formerly Vinyl Toy Network), is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art.
Some of the Designer Con 2010 events include the Spoonful of Star Wars(tm) Art Exhibition, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, World's Biggest "Blindbox Time", So Analog Custom Show, our famous DCon Goodie Bags, live painting, and more!