Pin Bazaar Awesome Con brings pin trading to DC! Pin Bazaar is a marketing and sales program that offers exhibitors and artists the ability to produce collectible enamel pins that you can sell, give away, or use as a promotional item with purchase. Best of all, as a collectible, they’ll help drive sales to your booth!

All pins will have a unique Awesome Con backing card and are laser engraved with Awesome Con 2021 and a collector’s number. Rare pins will be available via show staff and daily meetups. It’s a great way to get your design in front of Awesome Con Attendees!

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Pin Bazaar pin and sign from Anime NYC 2019


  • Appear on the Pin Bazaar checklist, distributed throughout the convention
  • Get listed on the Pin Bazaar website, which will be heavily promoted through the program guide and via social media advertising
  • Receive a Pin Bazaar flag to alert attendees of your participation


Pin Bazaar Signups are first-come-first-served and will remain open until May 31st or when they all sell out. All artwork is due June 10th. Invoices are due within 7 days of signing up.

The pricing and minimums for your pins and marketing costs is below:

  • 100 – 249 Pins (Artist Alley Only): $3.20/pin
  • 250–999 Pins: $2.60/pin
  • 1000+ Pins: $2/pin

Add-ons: Glitter and/or Glow: $.25/pin, Hard Enamel (instead of Soft Enamel): $.40/pin, Laser engraved copyright (max 10 chars): $50

Ask us about other Anime and Comic Cons! Participate in 2 or more and get $25 off each.

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Q: How do I get my pins?
A: Pin Bazaar will distribute pins during Awesome Con setup.

Q: What can I do with pins that I purchased for this program?
A: You can sell them (our MSRP is $9.99 but you can charge any price), give them away to attendees who participate in an event, or use them as a giveaway with purchase. There must be a way for attendees to acquire your pin while spending $20 or less at your booth.

Q: What if I have leftover pins after Awesome Con 2021?
A: Extra pins can be saved for future sales or giveaways. The Awesome Con collection will remain on our website after the event, as well.

Q: Are there any restrictions on designs for Pin Bazaar: Awesome Con 2021?
A: Yes – all designs must be either original or licensed. Absolutely no fan art is allowed. In addition, all designs must be appropriate for an all-ages audience. All designs are subject to Awesome Con’s approval.

Q: Do you have any suggestions on our design?
A: Yes – we have found that the best selling designs tend to be ones featuring cool, cute or exciting characters and dynamic designs. Just producing your logo as a pin is okay but won’t sell as well as other designs.

Q: Can you help me with the artwork?
A: Yes – we will help format your design correctly as a pin, free of charge.

Q: Can I see some pins from other shows?
A: All previous Pin Bazaar pins can be viewed on our website:

Q: I have some other question not asked here.
A: Please contact