Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paper Doll Convention Updates

The 2008 Paper Doll Convention, held August 6-10 in Piscataway, NJ, was fabulous! Convention organizer Linda Ocasio and her team did a fantastic job. The event was filled with paper doll workshops and talks, programs and exhibits, dress-up dinners and everyone's favorite--the sales room! Two side trips were offered, one to the New Jersey Historical Society and one to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

David Wolfe was our emcee for this year's convention. A highly regarded speaker in the fashion industry, we certainly appreciate David's willingness to volunteer for our paper doll group. Another talented speaker, Mel Odom, creator of the Gene doll collection, treated us to a lovely program on Sunday morning. Our special star guests were Jane Powell and her husband Dick Moore who attended our dinner and program Thursday evening. We all received a special souvenir paper doll by Marilyn Henry of Jane featuring her movie clothes. Artists Tom Tierney and Gregg Nystrom presented Jane with their own Jane Powell paper dolls. Look for Gregg's art in the upcoming issue of Paper Doll Studio featuring Broadway paper dolls.

Next year's convention is scheduled for September 30-October 3, 2009 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. Details are posted on OPDAG's website. Pre-convention activities will be offered on the 29th, but we don't have details yet. The convention host is Deanna Williams who can be reached by email or phone 626-284-1502.

Paper doll conventions are a great way to connect with other people who love paper dolls and escape into a world of paper doll delights.

1 comment:

karen said...

What a treat it must have been meeting Jane Powell and Dickie Moore.
Mr. Moore was one of the most gorgeous child stars in the movies. Did you ever see him with Marlene Detrich in "Blond Venus"? Amazing!