Saturday, March 29, 2008

New hotel for August 2008 Convention

The paper doll convention venue has been moved to the Embassy Suites in Piscataway, NJ. If you've already made a hotel reservation, you don't need to do a thing. Convention host, Linda Ocasio, has arranged to have all reservations moved from Parsippany to Piscataway. The early registration response has been very good, and we simply outgrew the Parsippany hotel. So in Piscataway, we'll have much more room for our sales room, special exhibits, banquet, and other paper doll activities. There's still lots of time to register. Visit the Paper Doll Convention Blog for more information.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

OPDAG Issue 90 Mailing Woes

It's a woe for some, but a bonus for others. Our mailing house sent part of the mailing first class, which means many OPDAG subscribers will receive Issue 90 right away will others will have to wait a few weeks. It's a woe for me because first class mail is substantially higher than bulk rate, but at least the first class issues went to subscribers who need to renew! So I hope those who receive their issues early won't flaunt it too much to their friends who are still waiting. Paper dolls shown here are by Carol Peters and Larry Bassin.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Paperdoll Review Issue 42 is under way

Marilyn Henry has done a marvelous job so far with the next issue of Paperdoll Review. I recently received her Quark document with the layouts for several of the articles. Our lead article, written by David Wolfe, features WWII era fashions and the many paper dolls representing that style. The whole issue is lovely, and Marilyn did a great job with the articles and layouts. Now comes my part of fine tuning the visuals and doing the filler pages such as Letters, Reader's Page, New Books, Ad Page, etc. I hope to get the issue to the printer sometime in the next couple of weeks, so we can have a mid-April mailing. I'll post again when the issue has gone to press. Shown here, a page from the 1944 Girlfriends paper doll featuring typical fashions of the day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

OPDAG Mailing and Deadlines

Our Comic Book Character issue (#90) is at the printer and will be mailed soon. Subscribers should receive their copy sometime in the next 2-4 weeks. The deadline for the Lingerie/Loungewear/Sleepwear issue has been extended to April 30, 2008. Brenda’s dress-a-doll for this theme appears in issues 89 and 90. OPDAG members are welcome to submit theme art in addition to costumes for the dress-a-doll. The deadline for the following issue, Broadway, is now July 31, 2008.