Programming

Sign-up is now closed! Attendees can still get into workshops that do not require sign-up, those workshops are line-up at the door, first-come first-served.

Some workshops will require sign-up, those that do will have *This requires sign-up* within the workshop description. To sign-up for a workshop email DP@mintoncardinc.com with your registration number. You can not sign-up for a workshop if you have not registered yet. After you register you will receive an email with your registration number, this is done manually, so you will not immediately receive a registration number after you have registered & paid. Please be patient, we will get your number to you. :)

Workshops/Panels that do not note sign-up will be at-the-door line up, first come first served.

Workshops

Face-up Workshop (Regency Ballroom A) Saturday 12:00pm – 2:00pm

This workshop will be hosted by beloved face-up artists eliza_maza (Angel Toast) and Caroline (Viridian House). *This requires sign-up* This workshop is FULL, the wait list sign-up is closed.

Each artist will demonstrate tips and tricks for painting a beautiful face-up for your doll. The class is free with your admission, but capped at 40 participants. Materials will not be provided, attendees will need to bring the following supplies:

  • Doll Head
  • Pastel brushes
  • Paint brushes
  • Palettes
  • Pastels
  • Eraser
  • Magic eraser
  • Acrylic paints
  • Cup for water (can be a plastic Dixie cup)
  • Gloss varnish
  • A pair of Nitrile gloves
  • A paper mask
  • Sealant (MSC – This can NOT be sprayed in the workshop room. If you are going to spray it needs to be done outside of the building after the class is over.)

Face-Up Demonstration – Viewing Only (Regency Ballroom B): Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This workshop will be hosted by SDink. Demonstrated tips and tricks for creating a       beautiful face-up for your dolls. The demonstration is free with your admission, but     capped at 70 participants. The first 70 people lined up will get in, but we will try to squeeze more in if we can.

Photography Demonstration Workshop (Regency Ballroom B): Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am

Students will learn the basics of doll photography! Amateur photographers will learn about camera settings and how to frame a shot, as well as pick up tips and tricks to help bring dolls alive in photos. Workshop is capped at 70 attendees. The first 70 people lined up will get in, but we will try to squeeze more in if we can.

Fantasy Costume Design Demonstration (Regency Ballroom A): Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn about fantasy costume design with Azurielle. This class is a demonstration tutorial and discussion on how to make simple fantasy costume pieces. Once sign-up is complete Azurielle will email all attendees the pattern that is going to be demonstrated at the panel. Class is capped at 40 attendees. *This requires sign-up* This workshop is FULL, the wait list sign-up is closed.

Body Maintenance Workshop (Regency Ballroom A): Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am

Bring a doll and improve its pose-ability through restringing and sueding (hot glue or pliver). Class size is capped at 40, materials are included in your con attendance. *This requires sign-up* This workshop is FULL, the wait list sign-up is closed.

Panels

Doll Design on a Budget (Regency Ballroom B): Saturday 2:30pm – 3:30pm

This discussion panel shares tips on creating dream dolls on less than ideal budgets. Attendees are invited to share tips and tricks for finding deals (company events and second-hand market luck!), creating DIY magic, and saving up. Limited to 70 attendees. The first 70 people lined up will get in, but we will try to squeeze more in if we can.

Meet RubyRedGalleria! (Regency Ballroom A & B): Sunday 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

RubyRedGalleria representatives will present some of their past and future projects, as well as answer questions from attendees about the design and doll making process. Limited to 180 attendees. The first 180 people lined up will get in, but we will try to squeeze more in if we can.

Meet SOOM! (Regency Ballroom A & B): Sunday 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

SOOM representatives will present some of their past and future projects, as well as answer questions from attendees about the design and doll making process. Limited to 180 attendees. The first 180 people lined up will get in, but we will try to squeeze more in if we can.

Name that Sculpt! (Presented by Doll North) (Regency Ballroom B ): Saturday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Think you can spot a sculpt from a mile away?  Doll North, our lovely Canadian friends, want to challenge you with a photo trivia game!  Prizes awarded to the keenest eyes. Limited to 70 attendees. The first 70 people lined up will get in, but we will try to squeeze more in if we can.

Prizes (Top 3 finalists pick from the prizes listed, with the 4th finalist getting the consolation prize):

  • Pair of 2015 Weekend Admissions to Aime North in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
  • Doll North Grab Bag containing BJD items from ‘Spite&Malice’, ‘Bird&Lace’, ‘CrobiDoll’, ‘Ersa Flora’, & more.
  • Monster High Ghouls Rule Abbey Bominable with artisan made kimono.
  • CrobiDoll Wig (consolation prize).

Contests

Costuming Contest

It’s a fancy fandom masquerade!

We invite you to take inspiration from historic masquerade balls, then cross those old designs with imagery from a favorite movie, book, or film to create a unique ensemble.  A Welcome to Night Vale-inspired men’s formalwear ensemble?  A Transformers-themed ball gown?  A Hulked-out tuxedo?  Go for it!  It’s a bit of classic couture mixed with modern fan enthusiasm and the only limitation is your own imagination!

There will be two categories for this contest – Readymade and Atelier.  Atelier entries must be made from scratch (with the exception of shoes); Readymade can be combinations of store-bought and handmade components.  Prizes will be awarded to both categories!

Entries are open to every size and brand of doll of any gender.  All costumes must include a semi-formal to formal body-covering garment and a thematically matching mask to be displayed on a doll.

You will need to provide your own doll stand and we encourage you to decorate your stand to match your theme! Please Note – Backdrops are not allowed, however small props are.Risqué themes are acceptable, but please be tasteful.

Please be sure to check the convention schedule to see when & where your contest entry needs to be dropped off and picked up! Dollism Plus is not responsible for items that are not claimed before the contest entry pick-up room is closed.

Prizes for Readymade:

  • 1st Prize: Doll Family-A Lauer, Normal Yellow Skin, Blank [Donated by Doll Family-A].
  • 2nd Prize: Doll Leaves Maya – Girl, Normal Skin, Blank [Donated by Doll Leaves].
  • 3rd Prize: 1/3 Girl Underwear Set [Donated by Essie Dolls], Miniature Book [Dontade by inpot Books], & 1/3 Hair clip [Donated by Angell-Studio].

      Prizes for Atelier:

  • 1st Prize: Doll Chateau Stacy, Normal Yellow Skin, with Face-up [Donated by Doll Chateau].
  • 2nd Prize: Doll Family-A KaBu, Normal Pink Skin, Blank [Donated by Doll Family-A].
  • 3rd Prize: 1/3 Girl Underwear Set [Donated by Essie Dolls], Miniature Book [Dontade by inpot Books], & 1/3 Hair clip [Donated by Angell-Studio].

Extreme Modification Contest

This contest is for customizers!

Using the same base head (a Doll Family-A Practice head, $24.95, to be purchased from Mint on Card), skillful customizers will create an exciting custom! Heads can be found here:

USA: DF-A 1/3 Practice Head – Dollism Plus

International: DF-A 1/3 Practice Head – Dollism Plus

There is no limitation on materials used or the degree of augmentation permitted – customizers may cut, drill, carve, or even sculpt on to the existing head.

Final projects will be displayed on Saturday for judging by convention staff and attendees! Heads may be displayed on a body, but it is not required. Prizes will be given during the Dessert Buffet on Saturday night. Please be sure to check the convention schedule to see when & where your contest entry needs to be dropped off and picked up! Dollism Plus is not responsible for items that are not claimed before the contest entry pick-up room is closed.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Only-Doll Jing Yu, Normal Pink Skin, FullSet + Body Blushing [Donated by Only-Doll].
  • 2nd Prize: Doll Family-H 65cm Boy Body – Ver 1, Normal Pink Skin [Donated by Doll Family-H].
  • 3rd Prize: MaskCat 1/3 Nerine Head, Normal Skin, Blank [Donated by MaskCat].

Face-up Contest

Face-up artists are challenged to design a unique face-up based on the local landmark, Niagara Falls.  The theme can be obvious or subtle, but we want to see your creativity.  Any sculpt by any maker can be used, and it does not need to be displayed on a body if the customizer does not have one. Please be sure to check the convention schedule to see when & where your contest entry needs to be dropped off and picked up! Dollism Plus is not responsible for items that are not claimed before the contest entry pick-up room is closed.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Angel Fantasy Lina, Normal Pink Skin, Blank [Donated by Angel Fantasy].
  • 2nd Prize: Doll Family-A JiMing, White Skin, Blank [Donated by Doll Family-A].
  • 3rd Prize: MaskCat 1/3 Xilv Head, Pink Skin, Blank [Donated by MaskCat].

Photography Contest

In celebration of Den of Angel’s tenth anniversary, photographers are inspired create celebration-themed photographs.  Members can use as many dolls as they would like, traditional resin BJD or otherwise, and use of Photoshop is permitted as long as the dolls and set are the focus of the photo (rather than your awesome editing skills).  Photographers will provide an 8×10 framed print of their photo for display and judging. Please be sure to check the convention schedule to see when & where your contest entry needs to be dropped off and picked up! Dollism Plus is not responsible for items that are not claimed before the contest entry pick-up room is closed.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: 5Star Doll 1/6 Boy – UFDC 2013 Fabric Friends Limited FullSet [Donated by Fabric Friends & Dolls].
  • 2nd Prize: DollZone Thyme, Normal Yellow Skin, Blank – Missing Birthcard [Donated by DollZone]
  • 3rd Prize: 1/6 Doll Carrying Bag [Donated by Etain Designs], Miniature Book [Donated by inkpot Books], & 1/3 Hair clip [Donated by Angell-Studio].

Tiny Triathlon Workshop Contest (Regency Ballroom A & B): Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Themed after DoA’s epic annual feats of skill, the tiny triathlon is a three hour long contest involving three challenging events!

The first event is a sewing-free costume challenge.

The second challenge involves a camera, some teammates, and some random junk!

The third and final challenge involves a pair of scissors, oh my!

What will the events include?  Who will win? Who has the endurance to complete all three events?  Bring a doll and join the fun. This contest workshop is capped at 40 attendees. Participants only need to bring a doll, all other materials will be provided. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the workshop. *This requires sign-up* Sign-up is closed.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Doll Family-A JiFeng – SP (Elf), White Skin, Blank [Donated by Doll Family-A].
  • 2nd Prize: MaskCat Belina, Tan Skin, Blank [Donated by MaskCat].
  • 3rd Prize: Doll Family-A NingNing, Normal Pink Skin, Blank [Donated by Doll Family-A].

Treasuremint Hunt at Booth #30 (Sponsored by Mint on Card) (Grand Ballroom): Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm

Visit booth #30 to pick up your Treasuremint Hunt sheet, it will have clues to help you find Mr. Mint throughout the convention! When you have found Mr. Mint write down what he has to say at each location. When you have completed your hunt turn your sheet in at booth #30.

  • The First 30 people to complete the hunt with all of the correct answers will receive a prize! The 30 prizes will be K2 Clothing, (random).
  • Everyone will receive a Mr. Mint sticker!
  • There are two bonus questions at the bottom of the hunt sheet, answer those questions correctly and you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE DOLL! The drawing will take place at the Dessert Buffet on Saturday night. The free doll is a DollZone Fa, White Skin, with Make-up + Outfit.

Dessert Buffet

Located at The Atrium Bar & Bistro, 8:00pm – 10:00pm. This is open to all 3-Day Badge holders, Vendors, Interpreters, and Volunteers. Contest winners and Charity Drawing winners will be announced during the buffet. Food and drink selections at this function include:

CHOCOLATE MADNESS
Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Crunchy Chocolate Petit Fours
Cheesecake Squares
Fresh Fruit served with Godiva Chocolate Fondue
Starbucks Frappuccino
Assorted Soft Drinks
Bottled Water

COCKTAIL EATS
Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
Bruschetta-Vine Ripe Tomatoes & Herbs on Baguette Crisps
Tri-Colored Torilla Chips with Salsa & Guacamole

Charity Drawing (Raffle)

The drawing will take place on Saturday night during the Dessert Buffet. Attendees must be present and have their ticket stub with them to be able to claim their prize.

Item #1: 1/3 SD sized Alice Outfit, Donated by EssieDolls

Item #2: Mini-Machina Blip Doll, Donated by Batchix Dolls

Item #3: SD17 sized Gentleman Attire, Donated by Freedom Teller

Item #4: 1/4 Cookie FullSet Doll, Donated by The Trinket Box

Item #5: Custom House Junior Boy with Clothing & Accessories, Donated by Mary Anne Slocum, make-up painted on donated by AngelToast

Item #6: 1/3 Girl Kimono, Donated by Keely’s Cute Kimono

Item #7: Set of 5 Little Animals – Painted, Donated by Angell-Studio

Item #8: 1/6 IslandDoll-Norse Myth Leprechaun, Tan Skin, with Make-up, Donated by IslandDoll

Item #9: Faux Fur Wig Grab-bag A, (7/8 MNF – 2 wigs), & Doll Goggles, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #10: Faux Fur Wig Grab-bag B, (7/8 MNF – 2 wigs), & Doll Monocle, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #11: Faux Fur Wig Grab-bag C, (7/8 MSD – 2 wigs), & Doll Monocle, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #12: Faux Fur Wig Grab-bag D, (7/8 MSD – 2 wigs), & Doll Monocle, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #13: Faux Fur Wig Grab-bag E, (7/8 MNF – 2 wigs), & Doll Goggles, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #14: Faux Fur Wig Grab-bag F, (7/8 MNF – 5 wigs), & Doll Monocle, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #15: 1/12 Asleep Eidolon Pudding, Normal Skin, Donated by Mint on Card

Item #16: 1/3 Girl Ballgown & Accessories, Donated by Angell-Studio

Item #17: Cape for 60cm Dolls, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #18: Set of 5 Faux Fur Wigs (9/10), Donated by FunnyLori

Item #19: Set of 5 Faux Fur Wigs (7/8 MSD), Donated by FunnyLori

Item #20: Mohair Wig (8/9) *This item contains animal derived materials*, Donated by FunnyLori

Item #21: 1/3 Girl Silk Kimono, Donated by GGDollFashions

Item #22: 1/4 Girl Outfit *This item contains animal derived materials – (wool)*, Donated by Dolls of Mine

Item #23: 1/3 Doll Pajamas, Donated by Dolls of Mine

Item #24: 1/3 Doll Carrying Bag, Donated by EtainDesigns

Item #25: 1/6 StrawBerina with make-up, wig, and underwear, Donated by RubyRedGalleria

Item #26: 1/12 Honee-B ‘Fun with Cherry Blossom’ FullSet Doll, Donated by RubyRedGalleria

Item #27: 1/12 Honee-B ‘Chocolate Dolly’ FullSet Doll, Donated by RubyRedGalleria

Item #28: DollZone Demon Egg, Donated by Mint on Card

Item #29: DollZone Virgil Head in Normal Yellow Skin, Donated by Mint on Card

Item #30: LoongSoul GongGong ‘God of Water’ FullSet Doll, Donated by LoongSoul Doll

Item #31: Kid Dollmore Boy – Charmant, Open Eyes Pado, Normal Skin, Donated by Dollmore