See You At DesignerCon 2019!
GET EXCITED! It's that time again! We can't believe it's already been a year!
This year it's gonna be BIG. So to help you out, we suggest printing out the floor map which you can find here:
***Please note, we aren't sponsored by anyone mentioned. These are truly our own suggestions.
We suggest arriving early.
Each year, Dcon gets bigger and bigger with vendors and buyers/fans. This year is no except.
The buzz-worthy event will be Mark Hamill's art show "Hamilltoon Group Art Show".
There will be some pretty spectacular artists showing.
One of our absolute favorites is artist/comic book illustrator Jonathan Marks Barravecchia.
Why, you ask?
Well, aside from having a crazy talent for watercolor, he and writer Michael Dean are coming out with an oversized, painted graphic novel called Mariner: An Ancient Rime.
You can check it out at their Kickstarter here:
Now enter the CUTE, which is why we're all here...
Here's are TOP 10 LIST with booth numbers.
You should check all of these out while your there first because they listed EXCLUSIVE products that are only available for purchase at Dcon.
1. Little Shop of Pins
Booth Number: 721
They're gonna carry official Mister Rogers' Neighborhood enamel pins <3
2. 5149 & 1/2 Art
Booth Number: 843
This booth is gonna have several super cute toy collectables. We image there's gonna go fast. Our favorite is the "Banana Split Pit". It's a Pitbull in the form of a banana split! LOVE!
3. Bombastic Fantastic
Booth Number: 902
Their exclusive is VERY KAWAII -- Aloha Lolligag "Nightfall" edition. There's like 24 sets available, so don't dilly dally. Get there fast. If you miss it...well at least they have other super adorable figures.
4. Gabrielle Kash
Booth Number: TE11
OMG. Party cats with sunglasses and hats ready to go! Uber cute and will go fast. We love the bright pastel colors used and you can't get anymore kawaii.
Booth Number: 823
A collection of rainbow cute bears in a ghost form...wait for it...wearing sneakers! So cute. We totally want these on our shelves. ALL OF THEM!
6. Toynami, Inc.
Booth Number: 1605
Little Nessies (as in loch ness monsters) that are all done as iridescent figures. They're all formed in positions that you normally see baby seals or baby otters. I mean...adorable.
7. Nerfect Artistic Novelties
Booth Number: 635
They do plushies and other fun toys...also did I mention they have pug plushies dressed up as Harry Potter characters!!! Eeeeeeeee!!! It's an exclusive set. I hope you get it!
Booth Number: 2210
Okay, this is one where divide and conquer works. I've seen people bring walkie talkies to coordinate this line, so good luck! They have a cutesy 'Day of the Dead' figure that's gonna go fast. If you don't get it, don't worry because they always have a fun selection in stock there.
9. The Zombie Nation
Booth Number: 2731
Okay, I know zombie isn't exactly what you would think of when it comes to kawaii, but they have a tote bag worth getting. It's a black tote bag with a furry heart monster on the side -- it's to die for. Who doesn't love a black tote?!
10. KP Projects Gallery
Booth Number: 3527
This one is going to be AMAZING! They'll be showing original works and rare limited edition prints - all up for grabs!
Here's a list of the artists: Jennybird Alcantara, John Brophy, Todd Carpenter, Shepard Fairey, Lola Gil, Seonna Hong, Mel Kadel, Gosha Levochkin, Travis Louie, JP Neang, Nathan Ota, Bunnie Reiss, Masakatsu Sashie, Todd Schorr, and OUR FAVORITE...
Greg 'CRAOLA' Simkins!
So there you have it!
Don't worry if they sell out too. There's so many SUPER talented artists making super cute products there.
I know you'll walk away with something that will look fantastic :)
Some honorable mentions to take a gander: Mezco Toyz, Giant Robot, Johnny Cupcakes, Flat Bonnie, Umi Toys Hawai'i, SHAG, Camilla d'Erico, Tokidoki, Munky King, and MANY MANY MORE!!!
Go to www.designercon.com for additional ticket and vendor information.
DesignerCon address: 800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, California (close to Disneyland).
Make sure you have fun and hopefully see you there!
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