Game on! June brings us gaming, contests, and artwork. Let's have an adventure this summer!
Event News:Join Us for Games on June 21st!
Game Day Fundraiser:Saturday, June 21st, 1pm-6pm
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.
Click here for more information and to get your tickets!
This year the convention theme is Fantasy and this year’s contest will focus on the dolls’ origin and environment. You may enter your favorite dolls in the following categories which can be interpreted many ways:
Earth - Wind - Fire - Water
Each category might have multiple awards, including:
- A “Popular Favorite” by vote of the convention attendees
- The "Best of Show" award will be a free membership to our next convention
For more contest information, and to register in advance, click here.
Display News:Something brand new!
This year we want to try something new:
an Art Show!
It’s another aspect of our hobby - many people plan photo shoots for their dolls or use them as models for other art.
We’d like everyone to bring their sketches, paintings and photos of their dolls.
Panels will be set up for displaying all your 2D art on the lower level.
For more information, click here to visit our Art Show page.
Other News:A-kon Report:A-Kon is the premier Anime convention in Dallas, Texas, and 2014 is their 25th year. A-Kon has over 20,000 members and hosts a “Mini-Convention” known as Doll A-kon. We were very well received and made new friends. There were some wonderful guests, including local artist DeAnne Stephanic (VampireAngel13), Don Kinney of Bishonen House and Eileen Bowen of Silverbeam’s Magic... Eileen was a strong supporter of STLBJDCON, and constantly told everyone how AWESOME the St. Louis convention is and how they REALLY needed to go. WE LOVE YOU, SILVERBEAM!!!
Overall, we had a great time. I loved interacting with the doll people and meeting new friends and talented artists. If you have the means to do so, I strongly encourage anyone who loves dolls to go to A-Kon and participate in their con-within-a-con, Doll A-Kon.
To see Tricia's full report on Doll A-Kon, click here.
Spring Fling Report:It was a small meet up but still lots of fun! We utilized the space that hosts the Dealer’s Room during our convention. It was a perfect size for our group. We had snacks and drinks to share, and lots of seating and display options. The photo area was decorated like a renaissance garden, and it was filled with many gorgeous dolls. Bast’s Garden sent their hand-crafted leather Masquerade Masks and 3d Printed ears and horns for dolls for sale, and other local collectors had items available for sale as well. The dollar table had all new items, and we raised $60 for the Food Pantry, plus lots of non-perishable foods and toiletry items. Some of the people dressed up in Renaissance garb as well. My Stars Photography brought out their light and camera rigs and took some lovely photos of people, dolls, and people with dolls. We would like to make this an annual event. We look forward to having it again next year!
Registration Pricing:All Access Pass:
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.
Jan 1st - Aug 31st
Sept 1st - Nov 7th
Includes access to demos, dolly spa, vendors rooms and panels. Workshops, food events, and convention doll must be purchased separately. Please visit our website for more details.
Note: our convention space is limited to 100 members. Register early to secure your spot.
Convention Doll News:Basic Set: $225
Full Set: $340
There was some confusion at the start of the shop last month - we apologize if anyone wasn't able to order their doll!
Click here to view the Doll Information Page.
Click here to view the Doll Purchasing Page.
Thank you for your patience as we figure out this new fangled technology!
Programming NewsClick here to view all of our programming events.
Did you see the list of Workshops and do not know what you want to sign up for?
For the next few months we plan to whet your appetite with a little inspiring taste of them.
First let us talk about the amazing, Tiny BJD Sculpting Workshop given by our own Anna Pope. This is its third time offered and still we have people who see the finished products and say, “Wow, I did not know what that was and now wish I would have gone to it!” You don't have to be a professional artist to create something adorable!
Click here to view a list of available Workshops.
Vending News:The vendors room is filling up fast! We only have a few spaces left.
Click here to join us as a vendor!