Hey there friends! Just a quick post to give you the skinny on some of the stuff that’s going on in our office! There are some exciting things coming up on the horizon: Tonner will be taking to the open road this summer! We’ll be heading out on a road trip to attend SDCC, UFDC and Modern Doll. Okay, you’re probably right: We probably WON’T rent an RV the size of Texas and pile the staff inside, with Robert at the wheel, and watch them ride off into the sunset towards our next doll show. But wouldn’t it be cool if we did? Can you just imagine?! Nonetheless, whether it be by road, by air, or by ocean, we’ll be heading across this great country for some amazing doll shows the summer!
After the whirlwind of convention is finally over (for now!), we’re moving forward and getting ready for our next few events: San Diego Comic Con, UFDC, and Modern Doll. SDCC takes place July 21-24, UFDC is July 25-29, in Anaheim, California, and finally, Modern Doll is September 14-17 in San Antonio, TX.
As you well know, these are all very different shows. SDCC is a very comic book/art oriented show, centralized more around pop culture than fashion. This show has one of the largest turn outs in the world, with, quite literally, millions of attendees. It gets tons of press, and is broadcast live on the cable channel G4. Often, many celebrities come and make an appearance for publicity purposes, and others still come just for the fun! For example, last year Joe Manganiello, the actor who plays Alcide on HBO’s True Blood, made an appearance among MANY others. We’re quite certain he caused a stir… So, friends, if you aren’t attending, you should totally tune into the G4 channel, you just might see the Tonner booth, as you were able to last year! If you ARE attending, stop by and see us: Booth # 4149!
The 62nd UFDC Convention, held in Anaheim, CA this year, is directly following SDCC. United Federation of Doll Clubs Convention is a wonderful event for the numerous regional UFDC clubs across the country, and as a result, it’s a HUGE show! We’re holding an event at UFDC this year, too, and it’s going to be super special, since it’s thrown by the swankiest event planner/florist/caterer trio in the East: Andy Mills, Cami & Jon! They’ve decided to throw a New Year’s Eve Gala, and, let me tell you, they plan on partying like it’s 1999! If you’re attending UFDC, you should absolutely sign up for our event, you won’t be dissappointed.
Last, but certainly not least, we’ll be traveling to the Modern Doll Convention in San Antonio, TX come September. This is a wonderful doll convention, and has been held annually for the last 30 years. The Modern Doll Convention is famous for aiming to promote the education and enjoyment of dolls with their many seminars and workshops at their Convention. There will be, of course, a Tonner event, as well as a Wilde Imagination event! Hope to see you there!
…and we would be remiss if we didn’t at least mention our 2011 Halloween Convention: October 28-30. We sure hope you can make it, and we’re already starting the wheels in motion to ensure an AMAZING show! The theme this year is going to be Scary Tales. Sounds frightfully fun, doesn’t it?? This year, in addition to the usual fun stuff we do (costumes, dancing, dolls!), there’s also going to be a midnight Wilde Imagination event! Be there or be !
Come and see us on the road, friends! It’s going to be a great summer, and the only thing that would make it even better is MORE FRIENDS!