2014 Tonner Convention - Agenda

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“Victorian Times”

Thursday 7pm

I scream!  You scream!  We all scream for ice cream!  Kick off our fun-filled weekend with a Victorian ice cream social, where you’ll reconnect with your old doll pals as you’re welcomed back into the fray by the jovial Tonner staff.  Prepare to enjoy heaps of sweet and creamy ice cream, take in some melodious entertainment and get your doll collecting on - The time has come to have some good, old fashioned fun!

*This event is included in your registration.

“Wilde Times”

Friday Brunch 11am

Wilde times are in store at this delish luncheon!  You’ll flip your lid for our exciting Haberdashery Contest, so be sure to don your favorite headwear and you just might win a prize – the categories will be announced at the event, such as Most Creative Hat, Best Vintage Hat, Funniest Hat, etc., so put your thinking cap on.  Also in attendance will be Ellowyne, Lizette and Evangeline, our timeless ladies of the afternoon, available for purchase.  It’s time to get Wilde!

*This event is included in your registration.

“NY Times”

Friday Dinner 5:30pm

This time, it’s all about fashion!  This year marks the 15th anniversary of fashion icon Tyler Wentworth®, so we’re throwing her a well-deserved party filled with fashion fun.  Get ready for an enlightening program about NY Fashion, and brace yourselves to be among the first to glimpse the collection launch of another fashion icon:  Carmen Dell’Orefice.  Carmen has graced the cover of Vogue Magazine, walked the runway for all the greats and has been a staple in the fashion community for nearly 70 years.  Be our guest as we unveil her miniature likeness forever immortalized in vinyl.  Carmen will be your souvenir doll.  Wear your finest cocktail attire for this very special occasion as we toast two mistresses of fashion.  Space is limited, so sign up quickly!

*This is a breakout event and the cost is $199 per person.  Limited to 150 guests.

“Action Times”

Saturday Lunch 12:30pm

British Superspy Lady Action - spun out of the nostalgic Captain Action comic book series with adventures all her own - takes TonnerCon by storm!  In 1966, Captain Action leapt into action as the original super hero action figure that had the ability to change into other superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Captain America, etc.  This was accomplished by DC and Marvel character costumes to fit Captain Action sold separately.  The character was the latest concept from toy and idea man Stan Weston, who just two years before had helped Hasbro create the G.I. Joe line. Weston had been the first to propose the idea of an articulated figure in the form of a soldier. From there, Hasbro’s Don Levine and his team brought to market America’s moveable fighting man, and the first modern action figure for boys.

So, too, is Lady Action a woman of the times with the ability to become other superheroes via costumes.  Witness the transformation for yourselves at this Action-packed luncheon, with the incomparable guest speaker Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises, and walk out with an iconic super heroine outfit as your souvenir - The time for Action is near!

*This is a breakout event and the cost is $99 per person.  Limited to 150 guests.

“Time and Time Again”

Saturday Dinner 7pm

The time has come for our revered Saturday banquet:  a Renaissance Ball!  Dress in your fanciest renaissance threads for our costume contest, as we wine and dine and spend some time.  You’ll be breathless at the sight of the classically timeless Déjà vu souvenir, and kick up your heels with joy on the dance floor! 

The time is just right

To enjoy a great night

Filled with dolls and delight –

Aimed to please and excite!

Collapse, I just might!

 

*This event is included in your registration.

“Once Upon a Time”

Sunday Breakfast 9am

Every good story begins with ‘Once upon a time…’, and this one is no different.  Jump into Patsy’s fairy tale as we feast one last time together at the Mad Hatter’s table…but don’t be late or you’ll turn into a pumpkin!  Your eyes will be as big as saucers when you behold the goodies in store for you…but all the better to see us with!  Live happily ever after with your new dollies, for fear not!  Next year is right around the corner.

*This event is included in your registration.

 

 

2014 Tonner Collectors'  Convention        
        "It's About Time"        
       Tentative Agenda        

                
Thursday, May 15, 2014         Event                                       Room
                
Noon - 6pm                               Sales Room set up              Grand Ballroom I-J
                
Noon - 4pm                               Raffle room set up               Grand Ballroom D
                                               Competition room set up        Magnolia B
                                               Exhibit Room set up             Magnolia C
                
2 - 4pm                                    Registration                           Grand Ballroom D Coatroom
                
4 - 4:30pm                               Volunteer Meeting                 Grand Ballroom E
                
7:00 - 9:00pm                          Opening Program - "Victorian Times"        Grand Ballroom E - F
                                               Dessert Event         
                
9:30 - 11pm                             Vendor Sales Room - GRAND OPENING!        Grand Ballroom I-J
                
9:00 - 11:00pm                        Enter Dolls in Competition        Magnolia B
                
Friday, May 16, 2014                
                
7:30 - 8:30am                          Enter Dolls in Competition        Magnolia B
                
8:30 - 9:30am                          Competition Room Judging        Magnolia B
                
8:00 - 10:00am                        Tonner/Wilde Sales Room Open        Grand Ballroom H
                
8:30 - 10:30am                        Vendor Sales Room Open        Grand Ballroom I-J
                                                 Exhibit Room                Magnolia C
                
9:00 - 10:30am                       Raffle Room Open        Grand Ballroom D
                
9:00 - 10:30am                       Ric Rac Embellishment Workshop   Magnolia A
                                                 Instructor - Judy Mihalka        
                
9:30am - 10:30am                 Competition Room Open        Magnolia B
                
11am - 1pm                             Brunch - "Wilde Times"        Grand Ballroom E - F
                                                MEAL ONLY INCLUDED        
                
1:15 - 4:30pm                         Vendor Sales Room Open        Grand Ballroom I-J
                                                Tonner/Wilde Sales Room Open        Grand Ballroom H
                                                Exhibit Room                 Magnolia C
                                                Competition Room        Magnolia B
                                                Raffle Room                Grand Ballroom D
                
1:30 - 3:30pm                         Shoe Workshop                Magnolia A
                                                 Instructor - Jay Barrett        
                
5:30pm - 7:30pm                   Dinner - "New York Times"    Grand Ballroom  E - F
                                                Breakout event        
                
8:30 - 10:00pm                      Wizard of Oz Seminar        Grand Ballroom E - F
                                               Presented by John Fricke        
                
Saturday, May 17, 2014                
                
8:00 - 11:30am                      Vendor Sales Room        Grand Ballroom I-J
                                               Tonner/Wilde Sales Room        Grand Ballroom H
                
9am - 12pm                          Exhibit Room                Magnolia C
                                              Competition Room        Magnolia B
                                              Raffle Room                Grand Ballroom D
                
10 - 11:30am                        Mobile Photography        Magnolia A
                                              Instructor - Kia Powell        
                
12:30 - 2:30pm                    Luncheon - "Action Times"        Grand Ballroom E - F
                                             Breakout Event        
                
2:45 -5pm                            Vendor Sales Room        Grand Ballroom I-J
                                            Tonner/Wilde Sales Room        Grand Ballroom H
                                            Exhibit Room                Magnolia C
                                            Competition Room        Magnolia B
                                            LAST CHANCE - Raffle Room       Grand Ballroom D
                
3 - 5:00pm                           Shoe Workshop                Magnolia A
                                             Instructor - Jay Barrett        
                
5:00 - 6:00pm                     Special Exhibit - takedown      Magnolia C
                                            Competition pickup        Magnolia B
                
7 - 10:30pm                        Dinner - "Time and Time Again"        Grand Ballroom E - F
                                            Souvenir Event , including dance party        
                                            and Raffle Drawings        
                
Sunday, May 18, 2014                
                
7:30 - 8:30am                    Tonner/Wilde Sales Room Open        Grand Ballroom H
                
                
9 - 11am                             Breakfast  "Once Upon A Time"        Grand Ballroom E - F
                                          Closing Program & charity auction        
                
11:15  - 12:30pm             Vendor Sales Room - Last Chance!    Grand Ballroom I-J
                                         Tonner/Wilde Sales Room - Last Chance!    Grand Ballroom H
                
12:30 - 2pm                     Vendor Sales Room Breakdown        Grand Ballroom I-J
 

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