Last minute Dollectable News. Updated 5/31 - Last Post

Feb 28, 2007

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      A Dollectable special Limited Edition for 43cm mature girls from Mystic Messenger. :-)

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      See last post for more pics!
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      Special Edition Soom and SoulDoll BJD's at Dollectable!

      Oh my goodness. We are so excited to have these special travellers coming across the ocean to find their new owners at Dollectable. It's truly amazing! If you want one of these gorgeous dolls, all you need to do is stop by the "Contemporary Artist Dolls" booth while at Dollectable. I can't wait to see them in person!

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      Exclusive "Marie Antoinette" Movie Inspired Outfit At Dollectable!

      HauteDoll Magazine and DollHeart have been collaborating to bring this very special movie inspired outfit just for the those lucky people who attend Dollectable. This is a very limited run of 40 outfits and once they are gone, they are gone for good.

      The outfit will include the dress, the wig, and the hairpiece.

      Since the run is so limited, it would be a good idea to pre-register for Dollectable now so that you can be at the vendor hall doors when they open. Don't miss out on this breath-taking ensemble!

      There is less than a month left to pre-register, so you had better do it soon!

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      Leeke was very generous and donated this gorgeous doll to giveaway at Dollectable. How do you enter to win this beauty? Just attend Dollectable and fill out the card that will come with your bag of goodies. Drop the entry card into our specified entry container and we'll draw names during the convention.

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      So be sure to register to cement your claim on this little lovely.
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      I just received this letter from one of our vendors!
      Even more things to spend our money on!

      ADVERTISE IN OUR PROGRAM!

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      Rates:
      Business card ad: $35 (3.5" x 2")
      Quarter page ad: $50 (2.75" x 4.25")
      Third page ad: $55 (1.83" x 8.5")
      Half page vertical: $65 (2.75" x 8.5")
      Half page horizontal: $70 (5.5" x 4.25")
      Full page ad: $90 (5.5" x 8.5")
      Full page inside covers (color): $120 (5.5" x 8.5")
      Full page back cover (color): $135 (5.5" x 8.5")


      General Guidelines:
      In order to produce the highest quality documents possible, we request that you submit electronic files. Please also send a printed copy of your ad. Laser printer or inkjet output is acceptable.

      When submitting your electronic files, we can accept any of the following types of source files (for either Windows or Macintosh platforms): Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or PDF.

      All submitted materials should be made available in 300 DPI at the target size. Please add a 1/8" bleed to all sides if the graphics extend to the edge of the page. File submissions can be accepted on CD-ROM or electronic transmission (email or download preferred).

      Include all fonts and placed artwork used in your ad and a way to contact the designer of the ad.

      Dollectable may request changes to any advertisement it deems unacceptable on the grounds of content and/or graphic specifications.

      The deadline for all advertisement submissions is May, 1st 2007.

      How to Order:
      The deadline for all advertisement orders is April, 21st 2007. You may pay by check or money order to the address at the bottom of the page or by Paypal/credit card (preferred). (Our site has an easy check-out system for our advertising, to make your life easier.)

      Contact:
      Publicity@bjdcon.com to place an order.

      Send digital files to: elizabeth.e.dean@gmail.com

      Design Services:
      If you do not have a full-fledged advertisement created, but would like to advertise, contact publicity@bjdcon.com about having our team design it for you. The charge is $100 per ad.

      Send checks or money orders to:
      Dollectable
      c/o Elizabeth Dean
      P.O. Box 31793
      San Francisco, CA 94131

      Please note: Dollectable does not take responsibility for images that are printed incorrectly. It is the job of the person submitting the files to make sure the ad is print ready and pre-flighted. Dollectable will not issue refunds if there is a problem with your ad.

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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      Contact:
      Elizabeth Dean
      Chairman
      http://www.bjdcon.com
      chairman(at)bjdcon.com

      Doll Companies and Manufacturers in Attendance at Dollectable!

      San Francisco, CA -- February 27th, 2007 -- Many doll manufacturers will be in attendance at Dollectable 2007! The list includes the following:

      Elfdoll
      OrientDoll
      Angel Region
      Doll In Mind (D.I.M.)
      Soom Dolls
      HappyDoll
      Narin Doll Korea
      Serendipity Dolls
      Obitsu
      Dollzone
      SoulDoll
      Leekeworld
      Unidoll

      We are certain that there will be more to come in the future.

      Our current list of vendors include:
      Apple Avenue
      The Junky Spot
      Dollfair
      Contemporary Artist Dolls
      Oriental Boutique
      Pepstar's World
      BJD Fanatic
      OrangeBabyDolly Jewelry
      Vitta Vera
      Nave Kame
      Her Delicate Strength
      Halogen Designs
      Dolls And Friends
      Evenstar Design
      Cosworx
      Mystic Messenger

      If you are interested in being a vendor, please go to our vendors section and register. Vendor registrations end May 1st.

      As you can see, all of the good tables for the vendor's hall are starting to fill up. Be sure to register your booth soon!

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      For information: http://www.bjdcon.com/ or
      Contact: chairman(at)bjdcon.com
       
    2. :D Since we realize that those pesky inner booths aren't worth as much as the outer booths, we're holding a special sale on them. For only $130 will get you 2 badges and an 8x8 booth at Dollectable! What a fantastic deal! :D

      Any of the booths in orange are on sale now!

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      Just visit our vendors section to purchase one of these spaces! We also still have one artist alley spot available. Get it before it's gone!

      Also, don't forget our Swap meet! During the convention, there will be a two-hour period of time where people can bring in their own doll items for sale. There will be no tables available, just about 4x5 feet of floor space. To the cost of selling is $15 for the 2-hour period. If you are interested, please send an email to programming@bjdcon.com.
       
    3. Only one orange left! If you would like to buy one of the other booths, I would consider giving you a price break. Please send me an email at elizabeth.e.dean@gmail.com and we can discuss it.
       
    4. Cosplaying with your BJD

      So, you love to cosplay yourself, but how about your dolls? If your answer is "yes", have we got a contest for you! Let your imagination go wild and dress your dolls as your favorite chara for fun and great prizes! Dolls will be displayed in a secure room for a day and voted on by your peers. Please register for the contest by May 15th by sending your name, your dolls names and the chara they will be playing to programming@bjdcon.com


      BJD Photography Contest

      It seems like beyond dressing and modifying our dolls the most popular thing to do with them is to take pictures of them to share with other doll people. However, these photos could also win you great prizes! All you need to do is print them, mount or frame them and enter them in this contest where they will be judged by a panel of professional doll photographers. Prints should be no larger than 8"x10" and need to be mounted on a firm backing. Please register for this contest by May 15th by sending your name and the size of your print to programming@bjdcon.com
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      Also, be sure to check out our tentative schedule of events!

      FRIDAY, June 1:

      • "Getting to Know You" Cocktail Party. Come relax under the stars and meet all of the people you will be sharing the next few days with. Bring your doll and your camera because you never know what those rascally dolls will end up doing when they all get together! 5pm-8pm. (You must pre-register to attend this event.)
      • Registration Opens. 4pm-6pm


      SATURDAY, June 2:
      • Registration Opens: 9am-6pm
      • Vendor's Hall Opens: 11am-5pm (The first 75 pre-registrants will get into the hall at 10:30 am. There is still a few open slots in the first 75. Register now!)

      * 10am
      • Opening Ceremonies – Main Events Room
      • Rozen Maiden – Video Room

      * 1pm
      • The History of BJD in the West (Aimee Steinberger) – Main Events Room
      • Restringing Workshop (Jenn and Machaelle) – Workshop
      • Basic Photography of BJD (Mercy Neumark) – Panel

      * 2pm
      • Sueding Workshop (Annie Blue) – Workshop Room
      • Tiny BJD Panel (Clochette) – Panel Room 1

      * 3pm
      • Jewelry Making for BJD (AJ and Judy) – Workshop
      Come learn how to create jewelry pieces for your doll! This is a hands-on workshop where we will teach you how to take human jewelry, tear it apart and put it back together to create wearable art for your doll. Please bring along some store-bought jewelry (like a pair of dangly earrings from Claire's) that you'd like to turn into doll jewelry. We'll supply the chain, jumprings, and jewelry findings. If you have jewelry pliers or a pair of small pliers, please bring them as well. We will have some but it will be easier if you bring your own to work with.

      • Faceups Panel Lead by Kiriko Moth – Panel Room 1
      • Photo Stage Set-up (Becky) – Panel Room 2

      * 4pm
      • Pattern Drafting (AJ and Judy) - Workshop
      Unfortunately, Super Dollfie owners can't run out to the fabric store and pick up patterns for their doll. Luckily, it's not too difficult to create your own! This class will provide hands on experience creating your own patterns for your doll. We will concentrate on the draping technique (which is molding the fabric around your doll), so please bring your doll along!

      • Photographic Lighting – Panel Room 1
      Photography: Method of recording permanent images by the action of light projected by a lens in a camera onto light-sensitive material. Photography is a lot of things, but first and foremost, it is a way to Capture Light. Natural lighting, artificial lighting, on-camera flash. Bounced light, diffused light, open shade. Low-key lighting, high-key lighting, Rembrandt lighting. Learn what these photographic terms and styles mean, what they look like on “film” and how to apply them to your own ball-joint doll photography.

      * 5pm
      • Moldmaking for Resin Casting (Shari and Baron) – Workshop
      • Yaoi Panel [18+] (Jan Ruocco) – Panel 2

      * 6pm
      • Awards Ceremony – Main Events Room

      * 8pm
      • J-Pop Dance Dance – Main Events Room
      • Puppet Master – Video Room


      SUNDAY, June 3:

      • Registration Opens: 10am-2pm
      • Vendor's Hall Opens: 11am-4pm (The first 75 pre-registrants will get into the hall at 10:30 am. There is still a few open slots in the first 75. Register now!)


      * 10am
      • Rozen Maiden Traumend – Video Room
      • Corset Making Workshop (Becky Head) – Workshop
      • BJD-inspired Writing Panel – Panel 2
      There are so many ways to use your unique creative spark in the dollery – photography, modding and painting, costuming and writing! Have you “shelled” one of your fictional characters in resin? Do you own a ball-joint doll that feels like a resin muse? How can we, as writers, use ball-joint dolls to inspire us to write? Role-playing, fiction or photostories are all ways to express the character of your doll or the doll itself through prose form.

      * 11am
      • Tenshi no Sato (Aimee Steinberger) – Main Events Room
      • Hat Making For Dolls
      Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect bonnet or top hat for your doll? Are you unhappy with choosing between floppy fabric hats and wedding favor top hats? This panel will cover traditional hat making techniques that you can use to create the perfect hat for your doll. We will cover pattern making, construction, and materials. While hat making can be rather time intensive, it can also be very rewarding and provide the finishing touch.

      • Chinese Costuming for BJD (Devon Lai) – Panel 1

      * 1pm
      • Relationship Counseling 101 (Liz & Greg Dean) – Main Events Room
      Do you love dolls, but your significant other thinks that they’re evil? Or are you both crazy about BJD and find that you have long discussions through your dolls? Whatever level of understanding you have with your SO about BJD, come join what is sure to be a lively discussion with several couples who also share – or don’t – this hobby. (This workshop is free for significant others.)

      • Extreme Modifications (Paul Kaiju) – Workshop

      • Kimono Dressing for BJD (Aimee Steinberger) – Panel 2

      * 2pm
      • Resin Casting (Shari and Baron) – Workshop
      • Faceups the Blastmilk Way (Becky Head) – Panel 1

      * 3pm
      • BJD Travel in Japan (Aimee Steinberger & Kelly Haines) – Panel 2
       
    5. Calling all volunteers!

      If you’ve pre-registered, Dollectable welcomes all willing hearts & hands to help out with our convention. We have a few odd jobs to fill, and we'll make it worth your while....

      · For completing 3 hours of volunteer duty, we offer a refund of 1/2 of your paid registration fee.
      · For completing 6 hours of volunteer duty, we offer a full refund of your entire paid registration fee!


      Please note that only pre-registered attendees are eligible to volunteer.
      Refunds will be issued after service is completed.
      Finish up a few hours of service, and take your refund home with you!


      Right now we are just recruiting. We'll schedule specific assignments later. Here is a sampling of jobs to fill (including, but not limited to):

      · registration desk
      · badge-checkers
      · ushers for the panels and ceremonies
      · "go-fers" for random errands
      · guards for contest-tables
      · attendants for special events such as the cocktail party, dance, etc.
      · video room attendants
      · dealers' room attendants & assistants


      If you are interested in helping out, please email Jan at volunteers@bjdcon.com after you’ve finished pre-registering. Please include the following info in your email:

      · Your full name & badge-name (attach your proof of pre-registration)
      · Your age: Please, 18+ older only! (We will check your ID once you get here.)
      · How many hours would you like to work?
      · Are there any duties that you strongly do/don't want to perform?

      We’d love to have you on board!

      **Discussion & information thread is located here.

      Visit www.bjdcon.com for official site.
       
    6. I just received this letter from one of our vendors!
      Even more things to spend our money on!
       
    7. SPECIAL DEAL!

      From now until April 1st, if you register for 2 nights at the Clarion hotel, you can get a 3 day con badge for $15! :o Just send a copy of your confirmation email to chairman@bjdcon.com and we'll work out how you should send your $15! It's that easy! 3 days at Dollectable for $15!
       
    8. Leeke was very generous and donated this gorgeous doll to giveaway at Dollectable. How do you enter to win this beauty? Just attend Dollectable and fill out the card that will come with your bag of goodies. Drop the entry card into our specified entry container and we'll draw names during the convention.

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      So be sure to register to cement your claim on this little lovely.
       
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      Exclusive "Marie Antoinette" Movie Inspired Outfit At Dollectable!

      HauteDoll Magazine and DollHeart have been collaborating to bring this very special movie inspired outfit just for the those lucky people who attend Dollectable. This is a very limited run of 40 outfits and once they are gone, they are gone for good.

      The outfit will include the dress, the wig, and the hairpiece.

      Since the run is so limited, it would be a good idea to pre-register for Dollectable now so that you can be at the vendor hall doors when they open. Don't miss out on this breath-taking ensemble!

      There is less than a month left to pre-register, so you had better do it soon!
       
    10. Just a reminder there are only a few more days to pre-register! Pre-registration ends May 1st! Pre-registering will both save you money and make it so you can attend the special cocktail party on Friday!

      Don't delay.. time is almost up:
      http://www.bjdcon.com/registration.html
       
    11. Check out the Souldoll site for a preveiw of the Special doll done for the convention. More news is posted on www.contemporarydollshop.com
      New boy and new Soulkids will be at the show!
       
    12. Special Edition Soom and SoulDoll BJD's at Dollectable!

      Oh my goodness. We are so excited to have these special travellers coming across the ocean to find their new owners at Dollectable. It's truly amazing! If you want one of these gorgeous dolls, all you need to do is stop by the "Contemporary Artist Dolls" booth while at Dollectable. I can't wait to see them in person!

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    13. The Clarion SFO has graciously offered us a special room rate of $119 per night! In order to receive this spectacular rate, you MUST call 800-223-7111 and tell them that you are with DOLLECTABLE. We only put aside a small amount of rooms at this rate, so be sure to make your reservations right away! The cut-off for reservations is May 14, 2007.
       
    14. Today is the last day to register a hotel room.

      If you would like to help Dollectable out by registering a hotel room, you should do so today. Call 800-223-7111 and tell them you are with Dollectable. It helps us out and puts you in the middle of the convention activities!
       
    15. Hiya folks!

      Lizzegirle said I could post this here, so are some preview pics of

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      A Dollectable special Limited Edition for 43cm mature girls from Mystic Messenger. :-)

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      Includes:
      Wire boned brocade corset
      White cotton chemise
      White cotton panties
      Satin and tulle skirt
      White stockings
      "Diamond" pendant ribbon choker

      Edition of 5. Packaged in a display box. Price is $135.

      Thanks for looking! See you at Dollectable! :D
       
    16. I just saw the announcement for SA Bermann Kagema as a donation doll for Dollectable.

      Wow! He's amazing, I wish I was still going!

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      [EDIT 2] I guess I could include what the email from Tensiya said. :sweat
       
    17. Hello everyone! I apologize for not replying back to this sooner, but I wasn't expecting Anu to make such a wonderful announcement today. It caught me a little off-guard, so bear with me. :)

      A few weeks ago Anu, from Tensiya, offered us a doll to apologize for not being able to attend Dollectable, and to help with the rising costs the convention was facing. We graciously accepted – not knowing that the doll would end up being this handsome, magnificent Bermann. Anu has asked that we sell him on eBay to help subsidize the convention costs for this year and secure the convention’s future for next year. The profits from the auction will first go to Anu, to repay her costs of sending us this doll. After that, portions of the money will go toward Dollectable’s debt and to bringing guests, like Anu, to the convention next year.

      This year, Dollectable is being dedicated to the memory of the very young, Sarah Schoch. Even though Sarah was a fan of mainly Volks dolls, we think that she believed in the beauty of all ball-jointed dolls. Since Make-A-Wish helped Sarah with her dreams, we would like to thank them by forwarding a portion of this doll’s proceeds, as well as profits from our raffle to Make-A-Wish in Sarah’s name.

      The Bermann will be available for viewing at Dollectable, with the auction end-date coinciding with the dates of Dollectable. Also, the amazing Dollectable edition clothing items that Anu suggested in her email will be included into our raffle items for everyone who attends Dollectable to win. Anu is also sending a special gift to be included in our goodie bags that will be given away to those who have pre-registered and those who would like to register at the door.

      I apologize for not being able to get this information to you with such little time before the convention dates, but it was out of our hands. We weren’t sure what kind of doll or what exactly was going to be sent to us, until this morning. The delay wasn’t intentional.

      Good luck to whoever wins this handsome man, and I hope to see all of you at Dollectable!

      Auction dates will be announced soon. So please stay tuned!