Convention Tips


DRESS TO THE THEME!

The entire convention has been carefully planned around the unique experience of A POP ART Happening! We are embracing this fully in our events and hope you will do the same including dressing to the themes of the major events!

PARTICIPATE

There are literally dozens of ways for you to become “part of” the convention, as opposed to simply an attendee. Most of the convention activities are planned so that you can “jump on board” and take part by participating or volunteering. We have planned a variety of convention events, including daytime Program Series, our Psychedelic Lounge nighttime activities, hands-on Workshops, Raffle Room, Competition Room, and more. There are also many “unofficial” events, sponsored by dealers, artists and clubs that will take place during the week, so keep aware of these as well. If this is your first convention, please plan to attend the First Timers Welcome and Orientation. More details on all of these events can be found throughout this packet.

DON’T BE INTIMIDATED!

This is the one time of year when you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of similarly-minded Barbie® doll collectors. You can wear what you want (pink is always a safe choice!), carry around your favorite doll everywhere you go, completely immerse yourself in the Barbie® doll experience, and no one will judge you (well, you’ll be judged in the competition room, but only there). At many of the meal functions we’ve outlined some recommendations as to how you may choose to dress, but like all convention functions, these are just an outline...if you have a great idea, run with it!

BRING A CAMERA!

... and plenty of memory cards. You’ll see things you’ve never seen before, including some incredible Barbie® doll rarities and unique artists’ creations. You’ll see Barbie® doll friends everywhere. There will be photo opportunities throughout the convention, and you’ll want to capture them for your post convention reminiscences.

ENJOY JACKSONVILLE’S UNIQUE FLAVOR, HISTORY, AND ENTERTAINMENT

We’ve arranged for the hotel rate to be available to conventioneers from July 22 through August 1 (based on availability). This means you can arrive early or stay longer, allowing you to enjoy some of the USA’s most enjoyable tourist attractions.

SHOP!

At convention, you’ll have more opportunities to shop to support your Barbie® doll habit than any other time of the year. There are many ways Convention can help you add to your Barbie® doll collection.

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