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NBDCC 2012–First official day of convention

The  National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention did not officially begin until Wednesday.  Many people show up days early ( yes people like me) to partake in the fantastic room shopping experience as well as OOAK parties. These, however, are pre-convention events.  Wednesday begin for many with registration and a special gift from the Barbie Fan Club if you are a member.  I attended an informative seminar on doll photography…learned a few new techniques.  The evening Bon Voyage was the big kick off event and for once there was enough seating for everyone yippeeeeee!  I had so much fun running around to different tables reconnecting with Barbie friends and meeting new ones.

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This year, conventioneers were given 20 golden tickets in their registration packet.  They could be used to enter 20 different lotteries for OOAK dolls.  You could put one ticket in each lottery or split it any way you wanted amongst the 20 different dolls.  Here were some of the amazing donated OOAK dolls that we all were hoping to win.

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Of course…I did not win anything { cries quietly in the corner}.  But for those who did, a huge “ Congratulations!”  It was a fabulous first official day of convention.  We left the ballroom with a special pin to put in our passport books and a handful of new Barbie memories from the evening.

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5 responses

  1. Samira

    Hello Rebecca! very nice photos! should be exciting to attend the event and see how much cool stuff. I sent him a message via Flickr and would appreciate if you could answer me. Thank you and good convention!

    July 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

    • Glad you enjoyed the photos Samira. I responded via Flickr. 🙂

      July 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

  2. Jessie

    Very exciting! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m glad your having a great time! Isn’t the weather humid here in LA? I spot an Audrey Hepburn doll:O

    July 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

    • I am glad you are enjoying the blog posts and photos Jessie! After convention in Florida last summer, L.A. is a piece of cake as far as humidity goes 🙂

      July 24, 2012 at 10:57 am

  3. Jessie

    Very exciting! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m glad your having a great time! Isn’t the weather humid here in CA? I spot an Audrey Hepburn doll:O!!!!!

    July 13, 2012 at 8:51 am

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