#TonnerCon 2014: Tonner Doll Convention Registration Now Open!

Howdy, there, Doll Lovers!  Exciting news today:  Registration for our May Collectors Convention is NOW open!  This year’s theme has been revealed:  It’s About Time!


The upcoming convention is to be held at the long-favorite Westin in Lombard, IL, outside of Chicago, and kicks off Thursday, May 15th for a whirlwind weekend of entertainment, surprises, dolls, and all sorts of magical elements.

Tonner staff at the Seuss event
2013 Tonner Convention:  Team Tonner always there to support Robert!

Check out this fun little ditty enticing attendees:

It’s time to register for our Con,

Where TIME is our theme.

You won’t believe what’s up our sleeve…

Straight from our wildest dream!

Time is of the essence – please do not delay.

We’re holding a Victorian ice cream social,

What more can we say?

A renaissance-themed costume ball

And seriously WILDE times, too,

“Once upon a time” will be

An exciting time for you!

So don’t waste another second, my friend!


We want to see you there, old chum.

Won’t you come out and play?

Need some more convincing?

Not quite sure just yet?

There are magical dolls just for you!

On that you can surely bet.

A convention means good times are in store,

With lots of entertainment galore,

Surprises for dear Tyler and MORE!

OH!  Just pack your bags and hit the door!!


Join us for the time of your life May 15th-18th in Lombard, IL. They say time flies when you’re having fun, so prepare to soar!  Get ready for a Tyler-iffic surprise as well as the grand door prizes, super-stocked sales room, incredible Vendor Sales room and fabulous workshops you have come to know and love!  Not to mention this year’s 16” fashion doll souvenir … let’s just say she’s just in time.

This year’s convention promises some of our most compelling collections yet – don’t even think of wasting one more second thinking about it – register today!  $399 per person.  $100 non-refundable deposit holds your seat.

Check out the fun we had last year:

Super pretty Monica and Ana!
Super pretty Monica and Ana!
Haha!  Awesome.
Hair today, gone tomorrow…
Diane and Sylvia
Diane and Sylvia
The 6 Go Gos
The 6 Go Gos
Lady Catherine Centerpiece
Lady Catherine Centerpiece from last year’s banquet – Gorgeous!


Patsy Centerpiece
2013 Patsy Centerpiece

2013 was a BLAST, and this year promises to be even better!  Sign up HERE.

AND…as a fun side- note:  Ever considering volunteering at a #TonnerCon?

Want to have even MORE fun at convention?  Consider volunteering!  It’s a great way to get to know your fellow collectors and be in the thick of all the action.  Everyone knows we couldn’t do what we do without the great support of our volunteers, and we’re always looking for conscientious folks with boundless enthusiasm to fill a variety of positions.  Do YOU fit that description?  Some areas of service are listed below:

DOOR AND ROOM MONITORS:  Vendor Sales Room, Competition, Raffle, and Exhibit.  Duties may include but not limited to setting up, taking down, and monitoring.  Competition, Raffle, and Exhibit rooms may request that you be available early on the first day of convention to help set up.  Expect to spend 3-4 hours minimum volunteering.


TABLE HOSTING:  As you would in your own home, be a gracious host/hostess by introducing yourself and everyone at your table.  You will assist with various duties such as taking meal tickets, passing out souvenirs, conducting the sale of the centerpiece, and helping the winner of the centerpiece in packing up their new treasures.  Volunteers for hosting may well be asked to serve an additional duty as a monitor in other areas.

Because we have so many people who would like to help, we can only accept a certain number for each convention.  To be fair to all, a random selection process will be utilized to choose our volunteers and their respective assignments.  Several weeks before the convention, decisions will be made regarding assignments, and notifications will be provided to all who have expressed an interest.  

For volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Rast at:  annrast@aol.com.  If you have a physical limitation, please let Ann know about it.

WORKSHOPS:  If you have a doll-related talent which you would like to share with other collectors, please let us know.  Please contact Nancy Shomo at Tonner Doll for further information–nshomo@tonnerdoll.com

We are SO excited for our upcoming show, and are literally counting the days!  Can’t wait to have some fun together – Hope you can make it!


5 responses to “#TonnerCon 2014: Tonner Doll Convention Registration Now Open!

  1. My daughter decided she’d rather go to the Tonner convention in May than the big marching band competition! So, we registered and are going this year.
    Was it my imagination or was there originally a link to reserve a room at the hotel for the convention rate of $141 per night on the information page? I can’t find it now so I don’t know if I was just imagining it or saw it somewhere else.

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