Event News: Save the date!
Spring Fling: Saturday, May 31 and June 1
A St. Louis Meet-Up on Saturday, May 31st and Renfaire Dolly Excursion on Sunday, June 1st at the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. Come and get to know us. Feel free to dress your dolls and yourself in Renaissance costumes. Get the latest information on the St. Louis BJD Convention. Show off your dolls! Enjoy FREE refreshments, raffles and fun activities on Saturday. Join us again on Sunday to tour the St. Louis Renaissance festival. Check our website for more information.
Game Day Fundraiser: Saturday, June 21st
Join us for a day of fun games and win prizes! Tickets are $5 per person and you receive 3 raffle tickets. For each game you play you receive an additional ticket and 2 tickets if you win. Use your tickets for raffle prizes. Refreshment stand will be open where you can purchase your favorite beverages and snacks. Fun for the whole family! All funds go to support our convention so we can continue to bring in fantastic artists in the doll industry. Check our website for more information.
Hotel News: The Airport Hotel Hilton
10330 Natural Bridge Rd
St Louis, MO 63134 We have signed a contract with the Airport Hilton, our official hotel!
The hotel is just 3 miles from our venue at the OBC Educational Center. The hotel provides free shuttle service from Lambert Airport. Be sure to mention the convention to get our special room rates:
- $71 per night for a room with one queen bed
- $74 per night for a room with two queen beds
- Parking is $2 per night (normally $7)
- 20% discounts on breakfast
Programming News: Oh my!
After our Programming meeting last month we have collected quite the list of programming for you! Click here to see a list of our current programming and events, including a preview of our exclusive workshops.
There's so much to do! Come learn from industry professionals and create your own wigs, corsets - even your own doll! You will be able to register for workshops on May 1st.
Convention Doll News: EMILY IS HERE!
Emily is our limited edition, exclusive St. Louis BJD Convention, YOSD BJD for 2014! From Denis Bastien:
"Emily is coming along great! I have the first pre-production sample that I am using to design her outfit. She is super cute. We will show the completed sets (dressed doll and doll only) in the next newsletter and start accepting pre-orders.
You will be able to pre-order your Convention doll on the St. Louis BJD Convention website in April.
Registration Pricing: Full Weekend Membership:
Includes 3 day admittance to ALL programming and events, including workshops, the vendors room, special events and meals at no extra cost. Convention doll must be purchased separately. $125
Jan 1st - Aug 31st
Sept 1st - Nov 7th
Available on May 1st
Includes access to demos, dolly spa, vendors rooms and panels. Workshops, food events, and convention doll must be purchased separately. Details will be posted on our website.
Note: our convention space is limited to 100 members. Register early to secure your spot.
We have an outstanding list of vendors this year!
Denis Bastien’s BJDs, doll clothes, patterns, and accessories
BJDs designed with 3D Printer and accessories: goggles, wings, and weapons
Mary West’s lovely BJD handsewn outfits
BJD Clothing including their well-known 2-piece Lolita Kimono outfit.
Sue Signor’s lovely clothes, patterns, furniture, BJDs, and collectible dolls.
Hand-made clothes and accessories of their own design.
The Doll Corner
Distributing BJDs for 5 companies, plus clothes, wigs, shoes, and accessories.
Returning artists with handcrafted fantasy plush and hand-made OOAK BJD outfits.
A variety of hand crafted items sure to delight.
The vendors room is filling up fast! We only have a few spaces left. Click here to join us as a vendor!
Meet Denis Bastien, our Guest of Honor Denis was recently interviewed on Canadian TV as a spokesman for the Ottawa Doll and Bear show.
Click here to see the interview.