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DCON will feature “pin only” area and enamel pin panel

Anaheim-based design competition opens to the public tomorrow morning

At a convention once reserved exclusively for collectible vinyl toys, enamel pin makers have come to have a notable presence at DesignerCon.

At this year’s 13th running of the annual event, which kicks off tomorrow in Anaheim, attendees will even be able to shop an expansive “pin makers only” area, space #3028 on the floor, made up of 33 different pin makers.

The first ever DCON Enamel Market includes: Spooksieboo, Fanflaire, HeyMama, Jackii The Creative, Toxic Toast, Yada Yada Yada Co., Third World, Coolectric Creations, Flavor Brand, Maintaining Mediocrity, Lantern Pins, 1980Who, Pinsnstuff, Hamimo Small Things, The Notorious Pin, Geeky and Kinky, Special Ed Toys, Stephies Doodles, Pin Plugged, 77th Pinfantry, Steez McGee, Ela Mella, Shittty Stufff, Fkn Rad, Bummer Days, The Pindys, Leen Customs, KZ_Collected, Bioworkz, El Kapintan, Abnormal Clothing and Punch It Chewie Press.

The area has been curated by Enamel Market, a brand that began organizing a parking lot-based pin, patch and toy show in Glendale in August. Enamel Market’s 32-year-old organizer from Covina, California, said he began organizing the events on his own after disappointment in the lack of pin-focused events in Southern California.

Godzilla is the star of Long Island artist’s designs, collection

Godzilla has been ruining lives since the 1950s.

Over the course of 32 movies, the furious, radiation-charged monster and his Kaiju pals (and arch-enemies) have violently stomped and smashed to bits not only Tokyo, but major metropolitan areas all over the globe.

The “King of Monsters,” as he’s sometimes called, is a world-famous pop culture icon—Godzilla even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His status might lead you to assume that finding Godzilla-themed enamel pins is a relatively easy task. But that’s not the case, says Bryan Berio, 40, a collector based out of Floral Park Long Island.

“Not that many people make Godzilla pins – or I’m just not looking in the right places,” Berio said. “I try to stay off the Bay (eBay) to look for them because I’ve seen some go for $80, and that’s just nuts for a pin.”