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    November 1, 2014

    What is DesignerCon?

    This entire press released jacked directly from a Reverberations Media email...
    Designer Con
    www.designercon.com
    November 8-9, 2014
    Show Hours
    Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
    Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

    Location
    Pasadena Convention Center - Exhibit Hall
    300 East Green Street
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Parking
    Paid parking is available at the Pasadena Convention Center and several surrounding parking lots including Paseo Colorado directly across from the convention center (parking map).

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    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 70,000 sq. ft. and features over 300 vendors, art & custom shows, live demonstrations, and much more! The show coordinators, Ayleen Gaspar & Ben Goretsky, strive to provide a fun, safe, comfortable environment for fans, artists, and vendors to meet. Join us in November at the Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend of fun, toys, and art!

    To see the full list of participating artists and vendors, click here

    Designer Con 2014 Events

    Saturday

    10 am - 11 am
    Starting With A Bang Through Crowdfunding
    With Franco Te (co-founder of Tee No Evil) and Francis Te (designer and co-founder of Tee No Evil). Learn how to present your passion project through crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and IndiGogo. The panelists will discuss what it takes to make your project successful from beginning to end. This includes making the video, getting publicity and shipping your final product. (Stage)

    11 am - 12 pm    Action Figure Customizing: Art, Invention and Obsession
    With Jeremy Sung of Spy Monkey Creations.    (Stage)

    12 pm - 1 pm    Developing Creator Owned Properties with Goddard Film Group
    Roger Lay Jr. and Eric Carnagey of Goddard Film Group discuss the return of Skeleton Warriors and Captain Power.    (Stage)

    12 pm - 1 pm    Signing - Chris Ryniak & Amanda Spayd (Circus Posterus 700)

    1 pm - 2 pm    Depression In The Arts: A Character Study
    Join Las Vegas-based artists Juan Muniz & Ryan Brunty as they talk about the impact depression has on their artwork and the industry as a whole. With mental health in the headlines, it's an apt time to speak about on an oft-not talked about issue. Moderated by Las Vegas Arts Commissioner & Zappos.com Art Curator, Brian "Paco" Alvarez.    (Stage)

    1 pm - 2 pm    Signing - Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters (Circus Posterus 700)

    2 pm - 2:30 pm    World's Biggest Blindbox Time with Toy Break
    Bring a blindboxed figure (any blindbox!) and join the Toy Break crew as they try to set the record for more blindboxes opened at the same time!    (Stage)

    2 pm - 3 pm    Signing - Shing Yin khor & Tim Lee (Circus Posterus 700)

    3 pm - 4 pm    Reynolds / Smooth-On Demonstration
    Join Brooke Wheeler for a demonstration with Smooth-On mold making and casting products. (Stage)

    3 pm - 4 pm    Instinct Toys Exclusive Crayon Mucky release (Circus Posterus 700)

    4 pm - 5 pm    Custom Resin Figures: Art or Theft?
    A dialogue between artists, collectors and the art toy community
    Jeff Rawson (Galacticjerkbags.com), The Sucklord (Suckadelic), David Healey (Healeymade), Scott Wilkowski (Waxbean Studios), Peter Goral (Killer Bootlegs), Dov Kelemer (DKE Toys) and Sean Sanford (Galacticjerkbags.com)

    Perhaps you've seen that hot pink stormtrooper toy with the suspiciously large crotch, or those crystal clear casts of iconic toys with gnarled bone white skeletons inside. Have you wondered why someone would make a sparkly snow white esque witch and then replaced her hands with additional heads, like some sort of human Hydra? You may not even care that Frankenstein and Boba Fett would never co-exist, but a figure of the two combined sounds like a killer idea to you. Sound like you? Great, then come to this panel. A discussion of the merits and demerits of using pre-existing figure parts to make new creations as well as a look at where the scene began and where it may go. (Stage)

    4 pm - 5 pm    Signing - Stan Manoukian & Brandan Styles (Circus Posterus 700)

    All Day    DKE Toys 6th Annual Graveyard & Garage Sale
    Come shop in this lot of missing box, broken piece, smudged, fudged, no arms, vinyl and designer toys all at Crazy Eddie discount prices - proceeds go to many local charities. Also visit the DKE Garage Sale with all kinds of action figures, new and loose from Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, Power Rangers and more. Dig through books, magazines, posters and other fun knick-knacks. Who knows what you will find! (DKE Toys 1230 )

    All Day    Comic Bricks Lego Art Show
    An art show showcasing LEGO built Vignettes, mosaics, and sculptors of Comic Book Covers. (STUDS 1210)

    Sunday

    11 am - 12 pm    Reynolds / Smooth-On Demonstration
    Join Brooke Wheeler for a demonstration with Smooth-On mold making and casting products.    (Stage)

    11 am - 12 pm    Signing - Stan Manoukian & Brandan Styles (Circus Posterus 700)

    12 pm - 1 pm    Glyos - Building A Universe with Onell Design
    Join Matt Doughty, one of the creators of the Glyos System, for discussion and Q&A on building an independent toy brand.    (Stage)

    12 pm - 1 pm    Signing - Chris Ryniak & Amanda Spayd (Circus Posterus 700)

    1 pm - 2 pm    STUDS Presents: LEGO As An Art Medium
    Join Brandon Griffith and Tommy Williamson as they discuss the elevation of simple building blocks to high art.    (Stage)

    1 pm - 2 pm    Stranger Factory Open Submission Portfolio Review (Circus Posterus 700)

    2 pm - 3 pm    State Of The Designer Toy Industry
    Join Ben Goretsky of 3DRetro for a discussion on the state of the designer toy industry today. (Stage)

    3 pm - 4 pm    Signing - Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters (Circus Posterus 700)

    4 pm - 5 pm    Signing - Shing Yin khor & Tim Lee (Circus Posterus 700)

    All Day DKE Toys 6th Annual Graveyard & Garage Sale
    Come shop in this lot of missing box, broken piece, smudged, fudged, no arms, vinyl and designer toys all at Crazy Eddie discount prices - proceeds go to many local charities. Also visit the DKE Garage Sale with all kinds of action figures, new and loose from Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, Power Rangers and more. Dig through books, magazines, posters and other fun knick-knacks. Who knows what you will find!    DKE Toys 1230

    All Day    Comic Bricks Lego Art Show
    An art show showcasing LEGO built Vignettes, mosaics, and sculptors of Comic Book Covers.
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