If you like characters, comics, weirdos or dressing up, then you'll love WonderCon, slated to invade San Francisco's Moscone Center April 2-4. Come and see some of our fave indie designers, publishers and brands such as Gama-Go, Suicide Girls, Conduct Happiness, Baby Tattoo Books, Sweet Meats' Lauren Venell, Mr. Toast, Spicy Brown and Giant Microbes! Marvel at grown men dressed like Pokemon and tiny kids dressed like wizened Obi Wans. We will be there next week at booth #1242 with all our gutsy wares available for gawking and fondling. We'd love to see a friendly face or two, so please drop by or tell a friend! Details on exhibitors and entry fees at the ComicCon website.
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Ever wanted to learn how to make your own custom plush toys? Well don't miss our panel, coming to WonderCon next week! Independent toymakers will spill their guts on how they got their start in taking an idea and making it into something you can hold. Friday March 16th from 1:30-2:30 in room 203AB. Come and check out this fantastic panel featuring fab folks from DKE Toys, Mr. Toast, Munky King, Evil Ice Cream, Happy Worker, Hey Soupface and I Heart Guts. At the lovely Anaheim Convention Center.
Have you ever wanted to make your own plush toys? Learn secrets of plushmaking from some of the biggest geeks in the collectible toy world at New York Comic Con! I Heart Guts will be moderating a panel entitled: "Indie Toymaker Roundtable: Turning Characters Into Toys" featuring the director of merchandising from Kidrobot, the world's most fabulous collectible art toy maker and shop; Shawn Smith of Shawnimals, creator of over 400 characters including the Ninjatown series; the monster mind behind Longoland; Brooklyn's finest plush robot and severed-leg outfitter Life With Tigers; and plushmaker Phil Barbato. All will spill their guts on how they make their stuffed creatures and offer tips on how to make your own. A representative from Happy Worker, a company that makes custom toys, will be on hand to help you realize your dream if you dare. The panel is October 14th at the wretched hour of 8:45-9:45 PM Friday night , but if you come, we will reward you with giveaways, tips, tricks and maybe a trip to a Hell's Kitchen dive bar afterwards, who knows? A peek at why I am personally obsessed with these artists, hope to see you there!