Uncanny Dreams 2012: Into the Labyrinth

Mar 24, 2012

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      I am pleased to announce that Uncanny Dreams will be returning this year! The show will feature a vendor room, gallery space of invited artist displays, and displays for taking photos of your dolls. Other activities will be announced as plans are finalized – plus our elves love to give teasers and won’t let us tell everything right away!

      This year’s theme will be “Into the Labyrinth”. We encourage attendees to be creative in interpreting the theme via their dolls and their own costuming! Even so, we do not require that attendees adhere to the theme. You do not need to bring or even own a doll in order to attend – this is an event open to all who would like to come!

      Uncanny Dreams will be held on August 19, 2012, from 12pm to 5pm at The VERA Project located at the Seattle Center* in Seattle, Washington. There will be a gallery in which to view the invited artist displays as well as interactive displays to take photos of your own dolls in, and a full room devoted to vendors. We also have a room for attendees to just hang out, as well as an exterior courtyard with a small artificial pond for attendees to take photos in and enjoy the outdoors. The greater campus offers plenty of photo opportunities including the International Fountain, sculptures, and lawns.

      Unlike last year, there will be a small admission price for this year’s event. All proceeds will go to cover this cost of the event for 2012 and to the budget for the 2013 show.

      Over the coming months we will be announcing more exciting information regarding Uncanny Dreams including ticket prices, vendors, and contests. Keep an eye here for forthcoming information and announcements! The discussion thread can be found here: http://www.denofangels.com/forums/s...-Dreams-2012-Discussion&p=8901714#post8901714 Any questions and inquiries can also be addressed directly to Uncanny Dreams at xuncannydreamsx@gmail.com.

      *The Seattle Center campus was the location of the 1962 World’s Fair and is still home to the iconic Space Needle and Seattle Science Center. Nearby hotels offer affordable accommodations, the Seattle Monorail and Metro Bus system provide easy transportation to downtown shopping, and the Seattle Center campus provides family friendly entertainment and plenty of photo opportunities. There are plenty of neighborhood restaurants in the Queen Anne neighborhood, as well as a food court at the history Seattle Center House. Also included on the campus are the Seattle Children’s Museum, Experience Music Project, and IMAX Theater to name a few of the attractions. More information on the Seattle Center can be found at the following: http://www.seattlecenter.com/
       
    2. Just a quick update to let everyone know that we now have a website: http://www.uncannydreams.com/ We will be posting small updates and detailed information there, but will still update here to let everyone know about the major updates such as vendor list being posted and tickets going on sale.
       
    3. New information is up on the website! Our vendor list is now available and growing! Also, please see the announcement on the site for several great opportunities to get involved!
       
    4. Exciting news to add today: Our preregistration for Uncanny Dreams 2012 has opened! Attendee passes are $10 each and the registration period will be open until August 3rd. There will be a limited number of passes available at the door on the date of the event. Please see the registration page at http://www.uncannydreams.com for more information.
       
    5. Huge amount of update information!

      We have had some openings in the Vendor Room and are opening them up for anyone who may be interested. Please see the information on the site. Space is on a first come, first served basis as there are only a limited number of spots left.

      Our 2012 schedule is now up! It has some more information coming, but the basics are there and lead to some more exciting information...Panels! That's right, panels! This year we will be featuring three different panels during the show! More information is listed in the schedule, however...

      We will be presenting a Livestream Q&A hosted by the BJD Cast! We will be announcing the URL to view closer to the show and hope that everyone who can't attend is able to participate in the Livestream session!

      Also, if you are on tumblr, post and tag with #uncanny dreams bjd if you have photos from last year or want to join in the fun there! We can also be found on Facebook, are still looking for volunteers for the date of the event (it doesn't matter where you are coming from if you want to help!), and are only a month away from the show!

      Lastly: Pre-Registration is open until August 3rd! There will be tickets available at the door, but per-registering will ensure your spot!
       
    6. Just one week left until Uncanny! We have been adding information over the past month including more information on the contests, raffles, and prizes. Also, the final schedule has been posted. We're super excited and can't wait to see everyone there!