Why do we go to doll meets? I think we can all agree on the basis of doll meets as a group of people with an interest in BJDs who want to meet and get to know other people with the same interest. Aside from that, what do we want from doll meets? I recently read somthing that made me realize that what people want from a doll meet varies from what I want from a meet. For me the dolls are often an excuse to get together with friends, see new aquisitions, and chat about anything and everything. To be honest I hadn't the slighest idea others may want somthing different from meets. What may work really well for some can be quite off putting to others. Is it possible that what people want from a meet varies with how they "use" the hobby? As a seamstress would you want a meet sewing together meeting at a fabric store and shopping together? As a customiser would you enjoy a meetup at a place where you could show eachother technique? If you have characters and stories behind your dolls would you be happiest playing story building games? Would a photographer prefer meets in parks or places where more artsy photos would be possible? Is it possible to have a format for a meet that would make everyone feel welcome?