CurioCon is a New Toy, Art and More Convention
Ayleen Gaspar has announced CurioCon, a new convention specializing in Toys, Art, and other intriguing objects,‘curios’. The show will be held on May 13-14th 2017 at the Pasadena Convention center. Does the Curi Owl mascot look familiar? If so, that’s likely because it was created by Scott Tolleson! With her previous role organizing DesignerCon, her ongoing Bricks LA Lego show, and now CurioCon Ayleen is becoming the Queen of Conventions(tm).
Beyond the basic focus of the show there isn’t too much information to go on, but the late Spring time slot is promising—spaced out nicely from DesignerCon and two months (or so) before SDCC—as is Ayleen’s considerable experience. Though honestly San Diego is becoming less and less relevant for designer toys. It’ll be interesting to see if CurioCon will have a greater focus on awesome, well… curios that go beyond toys and ‘collectibles’. That seems to be the elusive element—finding ways to bring a broader audience to these art toy-centric shows and by extension to the scene as a whole.