Pin and Patch Con info


Started out of the love for wearable art by two independent artists eager to create worthwhile events and an integrous platform to expand their brands, SDPPC became the convention made for artists, by artists. No one knows the pin community quite like the pin makers. SDPPC wanted to create a platform for small business owners that were just starting out, internet sensations, or anything in between that was professional, drama free, accountable, and personable. As an educational corporation, our goal is to equip artists, expose them to new customers and to connect them with other makers by hosting events at popular and unique local venues. We strive to create a family friendly environment for attendees as well as an encouraging and energetic network of entrepreneurs for our exhibitors to collaborate with and develop lasting relationships. The level of love and passion that goes into each event is something we truly pride ourselves in. Seeing both our attendees and exhibitors having fun and enjoying our events makes every second of our work worthwhile.

Mission Statement

Pin & Patch Con is an educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, wearable art and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of pins and patches to art and culture.


For sponsorship inquiries contact:

Miguel Brizuela

volunteer info

If you would like to volunteer at future PPC events, please email us at


Q: How do I become an exhibitor?

A: Download an application for Pin & Patch Con directly through the exhibitor tab. Email your completed form to

Q: Is Pin & Patch Con an all ages event?

A: Yes! The Pin & Patch Con is for pin collectors of all ages.

Q: How much are tickets for SDPPC?

A: Tickets are $10 each online but will be $15 at the door the day of the event. Children 12 years old and under are free.

Q: How do I get the free SDPPC pin?

A: Only the first 500 will receive a free pin.

Q: Where can I park for SDPPC?

A: The Del Mar Fairgrounds has a designated parking lot in front of the O'Brien Hall. Once you exit on Via de la Valle, turn left on Jimmy Durante Blvd. Enter through the Main Gate. That road will lead you directly to O'Brien Hall.

Q: At what time do the doors open?

A: On Saturday, VIP and and Press will be allowed in at 11:30 A.M. Doors for General Admission will open at 12 P.M. and will close at 7 P.M. On Sunday, VIP and and Press will be allowed in at 9:30 A.M. Doors for General Admission will open at 10 A.M. and will close at 5 P.M.

Q: At what time does will-call open?

A: On Saturday, will-call will be open at 10:30 A.M. On Sunday, will-call will be open 9 A.M.

Q: Where can I find the Show Program?

A: Make sure to download the Fan Guru, the official Pin and Patch Con app, available on both iOS and Android devices.