Pin & Patch Con
San Diego Pin & Patch Con drew 1,500 attendees and featured more than 100 participating artists at its inaugural event in 2018, and expects to double attendance this year. Pin & Patch Con is dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for wearable art and related popular artforms by celebrating the historic and ongoing contributions of pins and patches to art culture. The organization aims to provide artists with a platform and unite them with other local makers. The 2nd Annual San Diego Pin & Patch Con will feature pin trading, a pin scavenger hunt, hourly giveaways, a live screen printing demonstration and walk-through by VICIOUSKILL, and a Q&A panel featuring new and seasoned industry artists. The event will showcase renowned artists, including: Nerd Pins, Little Shop of Pins and Super Emo Friends as well as local artists B2 Kawaii Gift Shop, Ever Good Patches and more. The first 500 attendees will receive complimentary pins.