Doll North 2012 @ Anime North Toronto, Ontario

Dec 6, 2011


    1. Doll North 2012

      @Anime North 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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      Doll North Staff would like to thank everyone for a wonderful turn out for Doll North 2011 and we look forward to seeing you all at Doll North 2012: Year 5! We hope to make it our best one yet!

      Please take the time to subscribe to this thread for updates, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will update as new programming information becomes available.

      If you have any Questions, Concerns, Feedback or Inquiries about Doll North please feel free to contact SaturnRose or AgentPanda we would be happy to assist in any way we can.

      Click here for Doll North 2012 Den of Angels Discussion Thread


      General Information


      Date

      Friday, May 25, 2012 to Sunday, May 27, 2012

      Location

      Anime North 2012 is being hosted at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road and at the Double Tree international Plaza Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd. (directly across the street). Additional Anime North 2012 Programming will be hosted at Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel 801 Dixon Road

      All Doll North 2012 Programming will be hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel in the Macintosh Room (Same room as last year for those who attended)

      There will be frequent shuttle bus service between the Toronto Congress Centre and the Sheraton Airport Hotel like in previous years, please watch for further details as they become available about this service.

      Tickets

      To attend any Doll North 2012 Programming you must purchase an Anime North 2012 Pass. All persons in attendance at Doll North Events will be required to be wearing their Anime North 2012 badges at all times.

      For ticket sale information please see the Anime North 2012 Website linked at the top of the page.

      Community Involvement Notice

      At Doll North 2012 we would like to offer the BJD enthusiasts attending a chance to have accurate information about active BJD communities that are both local and international.

      We are happy to feature any community that would like to be a part of Doll North. Your community has the option of making a donation to our event, advertising at our event, or attending our event as a representative for your community. If your community would like to be featured at Doll North please contact us at momijisdollnorth@gmail.com


      Charity Notice

      All proceeds earned go towards the Anime North Charity of Choice the International Hospital for Sick Childrens Foundation. Last year through the sale of raffle tickets we raised $800 towards our Charity. We hope this year through kind contributions from communities and dealers we will be able to get close to doubling that!

      If you would like to make a donation towards this years prizes and raffles or would like more information in regards to the charity please contact us at momijisdollnorth@gmail.com


      Doll North Program Information

      Post #1: General Information and updates
      Post# 2: Doll North 2012 Program Schedule and Descriptions - May 1, 2012
      Post #3: Market Place Information
      Post #4: Competitions - May 1, 2012
      Post# 5: - reserved


      ~*Program Information Coming Soon*~
      • Special Guest Announcements 2012
      • Face up Workshop Registration Information

      Doll North 2012 Sponsors


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      Dale Rae Designs

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    2. FRIDAY May 25, 2012


      Sewing, Knitting, and Care for Dolls
      Time:
      3:00pm to 6:30pm
      Event Type:
      Workshop
      A trio of doll workshops. Enjoy sewing or knitting a garment for your doll or stop by our doll care stations for re-stringing, eye placement, sueding and much more.


      World of Dollfie Dream
      Time:
      7:00pm to 8:00pm
      Event Type:
      Panel
      The original vinyl Asian Ball-Jointed Doll, come out to meet the non-resin variant of asian BJDs. Our panelists will discuss the history of Dollfie Dreams, how to acquire them, and the different sculpt types.

      Surviving Japanese Doll Conventions
      Time:
      8:00pm to 9:00pm
      Event Type:
      Panel
      Dreaming of visiting a Japanese Doll Convention? Our panelists are excited to share their tips, tricks, and experiences gained from attending Japanese Doll Conventions.

      Monster Makeovers: A Monster High Panel
      Time:
      9:00pm to 10:00pm
      Event Type:
      Panel
      Freaky just got fabulous. Come out and discuss your favourite spooky fashion dolls.

      Name that Sculpt
      Time:
      10:00pm to 11:00pm
      Event Type:
      Game show
      That's a Leekeworld Limited Vampire Khal! That's a Volks Dollfie Dream HDD-06! Think you are the leading expert on doll sculpts? Join us for Name that Sculpt, prizes and your reputation are on the line.


      SATURDAY May 26, 2012

      Doll Market
      Time:
      10:00am to 2:00pm
      Event Type:
      Market
      Come out and shop, shop, shop for your Ball-Jointed Dolls, Pullips, Monster High Dolls, and Blythes. This is a mini market that features local doll Artisans and Official Doll Retailers. Sale items will include handmade and second hand goods as well as official company items.

      Theme Competition
      Time:
      3:00pm to 4:30pm
      Event Type:
      Competition
      A competition for creative doll artisans. The theme for 2012 is CLAMP, the manga artists responsible for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Card Captor Sakura, xxxHolic and much more. Come out and vote for your favourite entries.

      Project Runway: Doll Edition
      Time:
      5:00pm to 6:30pm
      Event Type:
      Game Show
      Take the challenge to create an outfit in 50 minutes out of our secret materials. You do not need to pre-register for this event, come as you are with your doll and get ready to create!

      Photography Workshop
      Time:
      7:00pm to 8:00pm
      Event Type:
      Workshop
      Led by Doll North feature guest Mayrhosby Yeoshen learn techniques and tricks to show your doll’s best side in photographs.

      Name that Sculpt
      Time:
      8:00pm to 9:00pm
      Event Type:
      Game Show
      That's a Leekeworld Limited Vampire Khal! That's a Volks Dollfie Dream HDD-06! Think you are the leading expert on doll sculpts? Join us for Name that Sculpt, prizes and your reputation are on the line.

      Video Viewing: Face Up Stories
      Time:
      9:00pm to 10:00pm
      Event Type:
      Video Viewing
      Enjoy an exclusive screening of Nicolle’s Dreams Face Up Stories as she demonstrates the step by step process of painting a resin doll’s face.


      Sexualisation in the World of Dolls 18+
      Time:
      10:00pm to 11:00pm
      Event Type:
      Panel
      With their generous proportions and detailed bodies it can be very easy to hyper sexualise a doll. Are you for or against depictions of your doll as a sexual being? Our exclusive 18+ panel offers an opportunity for doll owners to voice their opinion and discuss their feelings on this controversial topic in a safe space.


      SUNDAY May 27, 2012

      Face up Workshop - More information coming soon
      Time:
      9:00am to 12:00pm
      Event Type:
      Workshop
      This is a Pre-Registered Event. Join Special Guest Mayrhosby Yeoshen as she instructs the class on the art of painting your resin doll. You will be responsible for bringing your own blank resin doll head to the event, all other tools will be provided as part of the registration fee.

      Doll North Annual Meet Up
      Time:
      1:00pm to 4:00pm
      Event Type:
      Feature Event
      This will be our 5th Annual Doll North Meetup! All Ball-Jointed Dolls, Pullips, Monster High Dolls, and Blythes are welcome. Owners, enthusiasts, and those interested in the hobby are welcome and encouraged to attend. Take advantage of this opportunity to socialise with the new friends you have made at Doll North.
      Drawing for our charity raffle will take place at 2:30PM

       
    3. Doll Market Information



      Please take a moment to read the following information in full if you are interested in applying for a table at this year's marketplace. Be sure to make note of the date and time market registration will begin.


      Date:

      Saturday May 26, 2012

      Time:
      10:00AM to 2:00PM

      Come out and shop, shop, shop for your Ball-Jointed Dolls, Pullips and Blythes. This is a mini- dealer’s room completely devoted to dolls. Handmade, Brand New, Second hand and Company items will be available. Tickets for our charity raffles will be for sale during this time, and prizes donated by our generous sponsors on display.

      Doll Market is a fun and fast paced event with a very large crowd each year. We would like to make the experience safe and fair for both attendees and vendors. Please understand that only individuals registered as Doll Market vendors, are permitted to sell items at this event. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave out of courtesy to our vendors who have paid for this opportunity.



      Vendor Information

      What to Sell?


      Any item intended for use with a BJD, Pullip, Blythe, Dollfie Dream, Momoko and Monster High dolls are acceptable for sale. The focus of Doll Marketplace is on the artisans, but we welcome the sale of second-hand company made doll items as long as they are clearly marked. Acceptable items include: Clothing, Eyes, Wigs, Shoes, Re-ment, Doll Heads, Doll Parts, and Complete Dolls. If you are unsure about an item please direct your inquiry to momijisdollnorth@gmail.com

      Please note that artisans will be given priority for marketplace tables. Those who sign up to sell only second hand doll merchandise will be placed on a waiting list. If any tables are left after the market sign up closing date we will contact these individuals on a first come first serve basis.

      Important Vendor Information
      • Your table will be approximately 6’ x 2.5’, since items are small you may choose to sign up for a half table. You may choose to sign up for a half table without a partner and we will assign you with another vendor.​

      • If two vendors have already decided to share a table please submit ONE application only. This individual will have liability for a full table, and will be responsible for dividing the table space. Please be sure to include sign up information for both partners on this kind of application.​
      • You are responsible for your own table, stock, and “change float” at all times.​
      • Each full table will be provided with two chairs, there are to be no more than 2 people behind a table at any given time. If you sign up for a full table do not have more than 2 people acting as vendors at any given time.​
      • Doll Market will need to close promptly at 2:00 PM, please be prepared to pack your left over stock and vacate the room at this time. If you are planning to change your costume or meet friends please arrange to do this at another location.​

      • Please arrive at the Doll North Room at 9:30 AM on Saturday in order to give yourself enough time to set up your merchandise; doors will be opening promptly at 10:00 AM.​
      Sign Up Information

      Market Registration:
      CLOSED ALL TABLES FULL


      Start:
      Saturday April 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM


      End:
      Saturday May 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM OR once all slots are filled.

      You will receive a confirmation email within 1-2 days.



      Fee/Cost
      : Vendor fee will be $10 for a full table or $5 for a half table.

      Once you receive a confirmation for your table you will be prompted to pay your fee via paypal, if other arrangements need to be made please indicate so on your sign up. Payments must be received within 2 weeks of sign up.


      Sign Up Form (please fill out the following)
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      Full Name:
      Forum Name (if applicable):
      Contact Email:
      Paypal Address:
      Mobile Phone Number:

      Half or Full Table:

      Name of Store:
      Link to Website or Portfolio:
      Indicate Yes or No to the following
      Artisan/ hand made Items:
      Second hand Items:

      List the types of items for sale:
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      Email completed form to: momijisdollnorth@gmail.com with the subject line DN Market




       
    4. Doll North 2012 Competition Information



      ~*NEW*~Momijis Closet Gijinka Challenge: My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

      Date: Sunday May 27, 2012
      Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm [Voting will begin at 1:30 pm]

      Dont have the time to sew up a whole new cosplay? Got things laying around that just might work? Come out this year and dress your best for Momijis Closet Gijinka Challenge! This year our Momijis Gijinka Challenge theme is My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, come on out and show us your cutie marks fellow bronies.

      Note: Gijinka is a fan made re-design of an animal-like character in human form.

      Rules
      • You may choose to use any: pre made store bought or handmade items to create your Gijinka.
      • The competition is open to anyone with a doll .
      • Your inspiration should be from the most recent My Little Pony Series: Friendship is Magic, please bring a picture or figure reference.
      • Don't forget to have fun and be as creative as you would like to be with these My Little Pony Ginjinka’s.
      General Information

      For this challenge there is no pre-registration required. The competition will be on Sunday during our Doll North Annual Meet Up where attendees will pick a fan favourite to win a prize.

      If you would like to participate,bring your doll and your reference to a staff member at the meet and they will be happy to set you up. Set up for this competition will be between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm. After 1:30 pm voting will be open for all attendees, no entries will be admitted after voting has begun.

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      Project Runway - Doll Edition


      Date: Saturday May 26, 2012
      Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

      Also returning for its second year by popular demand, is Project Runway! This event asks doll enthusiasts to put their creativity and ingenuity to work. The name of the game is to create an outfit in 50 minutes out of our ‘Secret’ Materials which will be unveiled on day of the contest. You do not need to pre-register for this event just come as you are with your doll and get ready to be creative.

      Please review the rules before attending.

      Project Runway Rules
      • Each registered participant will work on their own project, there will be no teams this year.
      • You must bring one doll of any size with you to be your 'model' for the event. This is not restricted to BJD’s. Pullips, Blythes, and other import dolls are welcome.
      • You may only use the materials provided, your doll must be stripped to shoes, wig, eyes and 'under garments.’ (under garments include: tank top, bra, under wear)
      • You will be given 50 minutes with the materials provided to create a garment for your doll.
      Judging
      Will take place immediately after the time-limit.

      Prizes
      To Be Announced

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      Theme Competition


      Please Note:In order to be eligible to participate in the Doll North 2012 Theme Competition the artist must be present during the judging, and remain near their entry. Judges need to be able to ask the artist questions about their entry. Any entrant that is not present when judges review their entry will be disqualified


      Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
      Time : 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      Theme: CLAMP

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      To qualify ALL entries should reflect the CLAMP theme.

      Display Categories

      Best Cosplay Handmade By Doll Owner
      In order to qualify for this section your entire outfit must be made by you (excluding hardware like buttons/snaps, belts and shoes.) Making the pattern yourself is not required – you may use downloaded or bought patterns. You will be judged based on workmanship, execution, and adherence to the theme. You will be required to bring a small sample of the material used for proof that you are the maker.

      Best Customization (Face Up or Modification)
      You will be judged based on the execution, degree of difficulty and coherence (keeping the modification consistent to your doll’s texture and blushing). You may be asked to describe how the face up or modification applies to the theme, or describe the techniques you applied to your work.

      Display Category Rules
      • All categories will be judged based on the criteria listed, and their adherence to the theme
      • You may enter once in each of the Display Categories, you may not enter the same Doll twice in any of the Display Categories
      • It is required for you to bring reference of your intended character or where you drew your theme from, to provide reference for the judges. This can be any medium that shows us where your inspiration came from be it you were trying to replicate a character's overall look, a specific outfit, or inspired by the colour palette or style of a CLAMP production
      Photo Categories

      Best Photo
      Photos will be judged based on idea, adherence to the theme, and overall impact.

      Best Photo Story
      Photostories will be judged based on idea, adherence to the theme, and presentation.

      Photo Category Rules
      • All categories will be judged based on the criteria listed, and their adherence to the theme
      • Photos may feature as many doll's as you like and these can be photographs of Dolls you have entered in the Display Categories.
      • Doll's must be the main focus of the image, please refrain from explicit gore or nudity, if you are unsure please contact momijisdollnorth@gmail.com with questions.
      • There is no size restriction for photographs, you can choose to present them as a poster, or a small photograph in a frame, or in a portfolio. The way you present is completely up to you as long as you bring a physical copy of your picture to the event.
      • Photo-stories should be printed and should be between 1 - 4 pages long. We recommend displaying your photo story in a duo tang, or portfolio.
      • It is required for you to bring a picture of your reference for the judges.
      Overall Categories

      Best In Show
      Any entry in the Display Categories or Photography Categories is eligible for Best in Show, judges will take into account creativity, adherence to the theme, and impact when making their decision. Judges will come to a unanimous decision.

      Fan Favourite
      Any entry in the Display Categories or Photography Categories is eligible for Fan Favourite, attendees will be given a ballot and asked to write down the entry number for their favourite entry, ballots will be tallied at the end of the competition and winner announced.


      Judges
      Will consist of 3 members with standing in the doll community, judges will be announced at the event to avoid favoritism or tampering.


      Prizes
      To be announced when registration opens.


      Registration

      Registration can be submitted prior to the event, or anytime before the start of the Theme Competition at the Doll North room.

      You will be provided with an entry number, and category slip for each entry. You will be asked to arrange your entries on one of the display tables during the BJD Competition. Judges and attendees will walk around the room to review the work and discuss your entries one on one.

      Pre-Registration Date : Sunday March 25, 2012 to Wednesday May 23,2012


      If you miss pre-registration we will be accepting registration at Doll North any time prior to the Theme Competition. Entrants who wish to register at our event are asked to do so by asking a staff member in the Doll North room, registration will be closed two hours prior to the theme competition. It is highly encouraged that you pre-register if you plan to enter the theme competition.

      Please fill out the following form and Email to momijisdollnorth@gmail.com with the subject line: 'DN Theme Competition'

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      Name:
      Contact Email:
      Mobile Phone#:

      Category:
      Doll Name/Sculpt:
      (please repeat for each entry)
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    6. Small updates to all posts.

      Information on our Charity raffle and how community's can be involved is now located in post #1

      Registration dates for the Theme competition have been updated.

      Also Doll North has a new email, momijisdollnorth@gmail.com

      Bigger updates to be expected in early April.
       
    7. Updated.

      Doll Market information is now available. Please keep the dates for registration! Also a small update to the Theme Competition which has now been assigned a time slot. Registration is open for the theme competition.
       
    8. Updated our sponsors list.

      A big thank you to Leekeworld, Dale Rae Designs and Doll Clans for their kind sponsorship!
       
    9. ~*Updates*~

      Please see Post #2 for a full schedule of Doll North Events and Descriptions.

      A new competition has also been added to Post #4

      Information about registration for our Face up workshop will be up this week as well so please watch the thread.
       
    10. Face Up Workshop Information


      Date:
      Sunday May 27, 2012

      Time:
      9:00AM to 12:00PM

      Join our feature guest Mayrhosby Yeoshen/Carmen/MayYeo as she leads the class in a face up workshop. This workshop will focus on important skills to improve your abilities as a face up artist, such as shape and symmetry of eyebrows, mouth crease, lashes as well as areas and colors used while blushing.

      Our workshop is an excellent opportunity to improve your skills, be sure to check out May’s extensive portfolio of work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayyeo/sets/72157628673324579/

      Sign Up Information

      Start: Sunday May 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM EST

      End: Sunday May 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM EST or once all slots are filled.

      You will receive a confirmation email within 1-2 days.

      Available Seats:
      12 Regular Seats
      3 Special Seats

      Regular Seats: You are a student who has never participated in a Doll North face up workshop before.

      Special Seats: You are a student who has participated in the Doll North 2011 face up workshop. We want to give back to the students who helped us to finance our face up supplies. We are offering 3 special admittance slots this year free of charge to these students. These seats will be assigned on a first come first served basis, you are expected to bring your brush kit from the 2011 workshop.
      Note: Those that qualify for special admittance seats may still apply for a regular admittance seat. Once the 3 special admittance seats are filled you will be considered in the order in which you applied to qualify for a regular admittance seat at the regular cost of admission.

      Cost of Admission:
      Regular Seats: $18
      • Admittance to the Doll North 2012 Face Up Work Shop
      • Access to all provided face up supplies (includes MSC, Pastels, Paint etc.)
      • A face up starter set to keep which includes the following:
        1 - Ultra Fine Paint Brush
        5 - Assorted Detail Brushes
        1 - Container of Winsor & Newton Cleaner
        1 - Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
        1 - Make up Sponge
        1 - Kneaded Eraser
        1 - Carry Case
      Special Seats: $0 (see above for stipulations)
      • Admittance to Dol North 2012 Face Up Work Shop
      • Access to all provided face up supplies (includes MSC, Pastels, Paint etc.)

      Optional Add Ons:

      Face Up Workshop Full Set - 5 Pan Pastel Edition: $87

      • 5 - Pan Pastels (Red Iron Oxide Tint, Black, Paynes Grey, Permanent Red Tint, Burnt Sienna)
        5 - Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paints (White, Blue, Yellow, Red, Brown)
        1 - Can of MSC Sealant UV Flat
        1 - 50ml Container of Mr. Color Thinner
        1 - Tamiya Acrylic Gloss
        1 - Pack of 30 Sheet Palette Paper
        1 - Storage Container

      Face Up Workshop Full Set - 10 Pan Pastel Edition $105

      • 10 - Pan Pastels (Paynes Grey, Red Iron Oxide, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber Tint, Neutral Grey Tint, Black, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna Tint, Neutral Grey & Titanium White)
        5 - Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic Paints (White, Blue, Yellow, Red, Brown)
        1 - Can of MSC Sealant UV Flat
        1 - 50ml Container of Mr. Color Thinner
        1 - Tamiya Acrylic Gloss
        1 - Pack of 30 Sheet Palette Paper
        1 - Storage Container


      Sign Up Form (please fill out the following)
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      Full Name:
      Forum Name (if applicable):
      Contact Email:
      Paypal Address:
      Mobile Phone Number:

      Indicate Application with YES or NO to the following:

      Regular Seat:
      Special Seat:
      Optional Add Ons
      Face Up Workshop Full Set - 5 Pan Pastel Edition:
      Face Up Workshop Full Set - 10 Pan Pastel Edition:

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      Email completed form to: momijisdollnorth@gmail.com with the subject line DN Face Up Workshop
       
    11. Sorry for the error, sign up for the face up workshop begins at 6:00PM on Sunday May 13th. I indicated the day of the week incorrectly on my first post. Sorry for the confusion!
       
    12. I'm sorry I got confused, and I don't mean to bother, But you just corrected the date and time for SIGN UP for the workshop, But it also says that the Workshop will be on Saturday May 27th as well. The 27th is also a Sunday, and as Saturday is the Doll Market. Correct me if I'm wrong?
       
    13. You're correct Kuromori, I must have had Saturday on the brain today. I have made the correction. We only run one event at a time at Doll North, the visual program and the official program on animenorth.com will reflect the correct times.