4/21/2015

So Many Conventions; So Little Time

All you need is time and a lot of money and you can spend the next few months going from one doll event to another. There is something for everyone.  A few events are just one day luncheon gatherings. Others are five day marathons.

The upcoming Star Trek convention is not on the list but I've always wanted to go.




I have compiled a list of most of the upcoming events with links to information and registration. There may be others so if you know of something, please post it in a comment with name, date and link to registration.

Italian Doll Convention - May 16-17 - Milan, Italy
http://www.italiandollconvention.it/index.aspx

Anime North - Canada North - May 22-24 - Toronto, Canada
http://animenorth.com/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=69&layout=blog&Itemid=148

Jamieshow Gene Celebrating 20 Years - May 22-24 - Chicago, IL (Sold Out)
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jjhzy9n6&oeidk=a07eak7e079b30ea7d9&oseq

Tonner Doll - May 29-31 - Dallas, TX
http://www.tonnerdoll.com/2015-tonner-convention-guilty-pleasures

Pullip & Dal Doll Lovers Event - Jun 6 - Elk Grove Village, IL
http://www.puddlestyle.com/

International Fashion Doll Convention - Jul 8-11 - Las Vegas, NV
http://www.ifdconline.com/

Superdoll USA Collectors Convention - Jul 16-18 - Beverly Hills, CA
http://www.dramaqueenproductions.net/index/BHX.html

United Federation of Doll Clubs - Jul 16-19 - Kansas City, MO
http://ufdc.org/convention/

Madame Alexander Doll Club Convention - Jul 29-Aug 1 - Dallas, TX
http://www.madc.org/calendar/2015-madc-convention.htm

National Barbie Doll Collectors' Convention - Jul 29-Aug 1 - Arlington, VA
http://www.barbieconvention.com/

Ball Jointed Doll Collectors' Convention - July 30-Aug 1 - Austin, TX
http://bjdctexas.com/schedule.html

Blythe Con - Aug 9 - Vancouver, Canada
http://blytheconvan.com/

Sandra Stillwell Presents - Aug 20-23 - Chattanooga, TN
http://sandrastillwellpresents.blogspot.com/

Volks LA Dolpa - Sep 5 - Los Angeles, CA
http://volksusa.com/event/2015dolpala/

Madrid Fashion Doll Show Convention - Sep 11-13 - Madrid, Spain
http://www.madridfashiondollshow.com/

4th Annual Ken Doll Mini Convention - Sept 17-19  - Chicago, IL
http://www.hesadoll.com/2014.htm

Modern Doll Collectors' Convention - Sept 16-19 - Reno, Nevada
http://moderndollcollectors.org/?page_id=2726

Sybarites in London Oct, 2015
To Be Announced
 
Blythe Convention - Oct 18 - Chicago, IL
http://www.blytheconusa.com/ 

Integrity Toys - Oct 21-24 - Long Beach, CA (sold out)
http://www.integritytoys.com/instructions/2015conventionreg.php

MetroDolls Celebrating 10 Years - Oct 4 (Luncheon) - Iselin, NJ
http://metrodolls.blogspot.com/
 
Wilde Imagination Convention - Oct 16-18 - Framingham, MA
Link to be announced as registration has not yet opened.

Tonner Con UK - Oct 30-Nov 1 - Lincoln, UK
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tonnerconuk-ghouls-and-glamour-tickets-16102044649

St. Louis Ball Jointed Doll Convention - Nov13-15 - Overland, MO
http://www.stlbjdcon.com/

Roma Fashion Doll Convention - Nov 28-29 - Rome, Italy
http://www.romafashiondollconvention.com/english/home.htm






Can't help it. I love these guys. RIP Leonard.
Sir Patrick Stewart, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

5 comments:

  1. I would love to go to a Trek convention too but they are expensive. Aside from the main event you have to pay for, there are separate registration packages and hundreds of dollars for break out events like when one of the stars makes an appearance and you want to attend that, you have to pay extra. Add that to the photo-ops that run several hundred dollars too and it is a HUGE expense. Now i understand a lot of the Trek alumni are has-beens acting wise at this point and these photo ops one of the few ways they can make revenue, but some of them are A-listers and to be charging loyal fans 200 dollars to take a picture with them seems outrageous to me.

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    1. But people pay the price so it will continue.

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  2. There is the PNW (Pacific Northwest) BJD Expo- http://pnwbjdexpo.com/
    Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015.
    Online registration is now closed- but it never sells out so you can register onsite.

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  3. Oops- forgot to mention that it takes place in Bremerton, WA

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