My sister Rose is at the convention now. She is having a blast. She met Jennifer and Rowena..who sell Jenny, Susie and Azone dolls. Pictures are from their album. Rose left her camera at home. The best part about the convention she told me was meeting people. Socializing with fellow doll collectors is a blast. She met Sher from Texas who organized a display of the owners Super Dollfie. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/win_manika/detail?.dir=c70b&.dnm=128c.jpg Rose's Toyha is in the back wearing Bat Wings and a fur Wig. Volks was there with Artist Mickey...pronounced Mike-EE and Ken their new English translator. Also Volks helpers..who did help with Sd stringing and helped with loose joints or other repair tips..they set up a booth so owners could bring their dolls in for check ups. Rose was really lucky ...she got into the Volks face up class taught by Volks artist Mickey. She learned some different techniques for painting and using pastel blush and can't wait to get home and experiment. Sher set up a wonderful luncheon for people who were Asian doll collectors. Different BJD dolls were there and also 1/6 scale asian dolls like Momoko. Susie and Jenny. Rose got to meet and chat with so many different collectors. That was the best part. In a nice and relaxing atmosphere it really is a small world. Sharing tips and advice... Seeing some really nice artists and great sewers. Karen from Haute doll Magazine was there. Thanks to Sher for pulling this off. My sister Rose got to met many people in person that I have only known through different internet doll groups. How lucky can you get? Volks had a nice display of some different dolls. http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/win_manika/detail?.dir=c70b&.dnm=efed.jpg&.src=ph http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/win_manika/detail?.dir=c70b&.dnm=c713.jpg&.src=ph http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/win_manika/detail?.dir=c70b&.dnm=337f.jpg&.src=ph After the display was over Volks sold all their display dolls. Volks also had clothes, shoes and other stuff for sale. Volks sales set up was like a Dolpa to make it more fair..since those dolls were reallly popular. Rose saw Rudy and David of R&D who do 1/6 Susie dolls. They also had some Volks SD stuff for sale. And because of cancellations..there were still tickets available..maybe too short of notice for people who had to fly. But if you were driving...you really lucked out.