Vinyl Toy Network Presents First Annual Urban Underground Project

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Vinyl Toy Network ™ presents the first annual Urban Underground Project Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th, 2007. 2pm - 8pm @ the Factory (AKA: the Jerome's Building): 1466 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

The Vinyl Toy Network ( - VTN) was created as a method of gathering vendors and artists who have the same passion and appreciation for the art form that is also known as designer or urban vinyl toys. VTN's purpose is to create a forum where both vendors and artists can showcase under one roof without the crazy chaos that bigger, non-vinyl toy conventions can usually be. One of our primary goals is to make it very affordable for vendors and artists to show in a specialized venue such as the VTN. This in turn, also makes it convenient for the collectors of art, vinyl toys and street couture to come to one location and find all the figures, artworks and clothing that they have been looking for.

Urban Underground Project (UUP) was developed by VTN as a supplement to the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) that takes place every July at the San Diego Convention Center. VTN felt that the "urban culture" needed a venue that would distinguish it from the huge, mostly comic convention that SDCC has grown to be. At the UUP, attendees will find an event that focuses on the "urban culture" which has become the breeding grounds for such genres as vinyl toys, "low brow" art, DJ music and street couture (ie: designer hoodies, t-shirts and sneakers).

Admission is free for all attendees of the UUP and there will be a free shuttle (about every 30 minutes) transporting attendees from a shuttle stop near the San Diego Convention Center to the UUP location, the Factory (about 1.5 miles). For the first 500 attendees, they will receive a free, re-usable cloth tote bag that will be big enough to carry all the cool wares they will be finding at both UUP and SDCC. Many vendors of this year's UUP will also have UUP exclusive vinyl toys that will only be first available at this special event. There will also be live DJ music playing during the event courtesy of our San Diego resident DJ, Jay Dread (co-owner of 5 & A Dime) and his crew. Finally, there will be artists throughout the event meeting & greeting fans as well as signing autographs and sketches to the lucky attendees of UUP.

This will be an event that attendees of SDCC will not want to miss! And with the price of admission being FREE and a FREE shuttle bus there is no excuse not to be there!
The 2007 UUP roster of vendors are the following (in alphabetical order):

The 2007 UUP roster of artists who will be attending and/or selling their own personal wares as well as signing are (in alphabetical order):

  • Andrew Bell
  • Brom
  • Chad Carothers
  • Brian Caastleforte
  • Colorblok
  • Luke Feldman
  • Germs
  • Toby HK
  • Kerry Horvath
  • Jim Koch
  • David Lanham
  • Christopher Lee
  • Matias
  • CJ Metzger
  • Miss Mindy
  • Buff Monster
  • Kathie Olivas
  • Brandt Peters
  • Darth Rimmer
  • Skwak
  • And many more being added…..

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