Technical issues cause D-Con ticket sales to be postponed

Collectors hoping attend DesignerCon will have to wait one more day to buy their tickets.

Spots at November convention are limited and so registration for the event is competitive. The website was scheduled to open for tickets sales today at 1 p.m. PST, but there were some technical issues.

“Unfortunately, with the server upgrades, and everything else going on, the ticket page had to be reprogrammed a little bit to make it work again,” said the event’s founder Ben Goretsky in avideo posted by the D-Con Instagram account earlier this afternoon.

“So we want to make sure everyone has a fair chance in registering and getting everything that they need, so we ask that you please come tomorrow at 1 p.m. And our website will be working fully and our ticket page will be working fully. We appreciate everyone being so patient and understanding about this. Some things are just out of our hands.”

DesignerCon is a three-day convention, November 16-18 that will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. It will include more than 500 vendors, art, custom shows and live demonstrations, according to the event’s website.

2018 tickets prices are $20 for one day, $35 for the weekend and $60 for VIP. The event’s for the 18 and older Saturday Night Party are $35. (The party is not included in any packages, including the vendor passes.)

Once known as Vinyl Toy Network and especially for artists, manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the vinyl toy market, the show has grown to include everything in the world of design, including “apparel, plush, printing, sculpture, designer toys, and art ranging from fine to urban,” the website reads.

The event has been been held at the Pasadena Convention Center in the past, but was moved to the Anaheim Convention Center for this year’s D-Con.

“The Anaheim convention center offered the show a great space with lots of easy parking; a lot more and easier than LACC. Anaheim is also a big destination spot due to Disneyland and there are lots of shuttles, ride shares and other methods of getting to Disneyland which is across the street from the ACC,” the Facebook user DesignerCon wrote in a Facebook response back in March. “We LOVE Pasadena but the venue got too small for us.”

For more information about DesignerCon, visit the event’s website at

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