Tomopop Event Roundup: DesignerCon isn't that scary

6:00 PM on 10.30.2012 // Brian Szabelski
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But all the other events on our schedule might be!

The Event Gods have blessed (or perhaps cursed) collectors with a busy couple of weeks here. New York Comic Con, Tamashii Nation 2012 and now, this week DesignerCon 2012 have kept us on our feet and lacking sleep in the blogging world. But that's not all that's going on: several show openings are happening this week across the world, and we thought it'd be best to round them all up in one fell swoop in yet another Tomopop Event Roundup!

Remember: the easiest way to keep track of events is with the Tomopop Calendar of Events. We update it regularly as we get information (though some events have more info than others), plus you can go back to previous months since we started it to check out past events. After the jump, we'll give you the rundown on things coming up this week, including some spooky stuff!

 

Scarygirl Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition — Opens Oct. 31, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern, runs through Nov. 11  Toy Tokyo Underground (91 2nd Ave., Manhattan)

A ten-year celebration of Nathan Jurevicius' Scarygirl is coming to Toy Tokyo's Underground Gallery for a limited engagement. Each of the 100-plus artists involved has taken one of the 7 Scarygirl characters and put their own personalized twist/style on it.

Features work from: Alex Mcleod and Krystle Tabujara, Akiko Ito, Akinori Oishi, Aaron Stewart, Ajee, Apak, Abe Lincoln Jr, Arkie, Andrew Bell, Ania Tomicka, Ashley Aly Bryce, Alicia Leao, Aaron Leighton, Andrea Kang, Allison Cole, Arv Slabosevicius, Adrienne Marcella Kammerer, Austin Power, Bored Inc, Beck Wheeler, Bwana Spoons, Bubi Au Yeung, Bibbe Hansen, Brandt Peters, Ben Newman, Bev Hogue, Darcel Disappoints, Diavù, Destroy You, Craig Knowles, Chikuwaemil, Erica Calardo, Emily Bricker, Emiline Allen, Evoker, Erin Bushelman, The Beast Brothers, Frank Kozik, Gemma Correll, Gary Ham, Gabe Gill, Hyein Lee, Haze XXL, HAZ, Itokin Park, Junko Mizuno, Jesse LeDoux, Jesse Hernandez, Jon Burgerman, Joshua Ben Longo, J*RYU, MAD, Jermaine Rogers, Jillian Clark, Juan Molinet, Milo, Joe Ledbetter, Javier Gonzalez Burgos, Jeremyville, Jeannie Phan, Kozyndan, Kathy Olivas, Karen Kuehn, Lamour Supreme, Lou Pimentel, Leah Chun, Luke Chueh, Lana Crooks, Lunartik, Luke Temby, Luke Rook, MARKA27, Mark Gmehling, Motomichi Nakamura, Melinda Josie, Misery, MCA, Matthew Langille, Mishka, Miki Mottes, Mako Fufu, Matthieu Dutheil/K.Olin tribe, Nicholas Aoki, Nahum Ziersch, Patrick Ma, Pelon Cho, Patricio Oliver, Paul S O’Connor, Paul Shih, Peter Kato, Roque Ballesteros, Rolito, Ryan ‘Downtimer’ Alm, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Rebecca Adams, Remy Poisson, Rilla Alexander, Ryan Cox, Rob Reger, Ryan Roberts, Sonni Adrian, Steve Manale, Sam Fout, Steve Alexander, Robert Duggan, Scott Tolleson, Steve Wilson, Salvador Kingman, Sass, Shaun Tan, Salamander, Shawn Smith, Selena Wong, Scott Wetterschneider, Sabina Hahn, TADO, Touma, Tokyoplastic, Thomas Han, Tamar Moshkovitz/GO-TAM, Tara McPherson, Uman, Vitas Jurevicius, We Kill You, and ZombieKid Yuck.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: At the time of this post, Toy Tokyo has tweeted that the show is still on for
Oct. 31 despite the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on New York City. We'll keep you updated on any postponements should they arise.]

Souls Gone Mad  Opens Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Central, runs through Dec. 2   Rotofugi (2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago)

Having been delayed from this summer, Coarse's exhibition at Rotofugi is finally opening this weekend. It'll feature new sculpture work and photography from the duo behind Coarse. This is Coarse's third stop at the Rotofugi gallery space, and their first in about two years, I believe, so check it out if you're a fan in the Chicagoland area!

Mega Munnywould Paint-Off  Saturday, Nov. 3; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain  Kidrobot Boulder (1468 Pearl St., Boulder, Colo.)

Kidrobot Boulder has had plenty of events lately, and this weekend marks another one. Berk Visual of Elm & Oak will face off against 84pages of the Gumba Crew, with Mega Munnys as their canvases. Come check out the paint-off and score yourself a deal, too; all Munnyworld products are 15 percent off during the event.

Hell Lotus Art Show 2012 — Saturday, Nov. 3; starting at 8 p.m. Singapore Standard Time — Sup Clothing (34 Haji Lane, Singapore)

Even though we already posted about when highlighting some of the customs for the Hell Lotus Art Show 2012, it bears repeating because this looks to be an impressive event. The show takes Mighty Jaxx's Hell Lotus and puts it in the hands of a multitude of artists: Antz, Arkiv, Artmymind, Arttech, Ben Qwek, Bony, Brent Nolasco, Cable, Chauskoskis, Clogtwo, Daniel Yu, Dave Pressler, Dem, Eeshaun, Hydro74, Inkten, Jaxx, J*RYU, JXL, Kristal Melson, Luke Chueh, M.Stik, MAD, Mamafaka, Mark Nagata, McBess, Meggs, Monster Gallery, Onetwodelta, Phu!, Quiccs, Rage, Ratking, Sheep, Sklo, Spaz, Speak Cryptic, Orkibal, Nataliette, The Yellow Dino, Tiramisuzi, Wanton Doodle and Zero are all on board for the show. 

DesignerCon 2012Saturday, Nov. 3; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pacific — Pasadena Convention Center (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, Calif.)

Last, but definitely not least, is the big event of the weekend, DesignerCon 2012. Returning once again to the Pasadena, the event features more than 150 vendors, including artists, companies and more. Tickets are US$5 in advance or US$7 at the door. This year's big event is the huge Sucklord theme corner, featuring signings, exclusives and a retrospective display of his work. If you love designer toys and live in Southern California, there's really no excuse why you shouldn't be here. At least it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg like SDCC!

Tomopop will be on the DCon floor, so stay tuned for all the latest news from DesignerCon 2012!

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