It’s finally here. A VIRTUAL Doll Convention!

Join the January 2019 Virtual Convention and Experience the FULL REPLAY for only $25.00.

REGISTER TODAY for the Virtual Convention REPLAY! For only $25.00, you can have full access to the replay January Virtual Doll Convention. Full Access includes 36 videos with a variety of world-renowned speakers for unlimited viewing. These videos encompass a wide range of educational programs, two sewing workshops, and two doll repair workshops.

Full access also gives you unlimited file downloads of the Virtual Convention which includes the 'Little Sewing Reference Booklet,' workshop supply list, sewing patterns, Convention Cookbook by David Robinson, place cards and menu by Michael Canadas, digital Rohmer article, AND 16 downloadable printables.

 

Join Doll and Teddy bear Enthusiast, Collecting Influencer, and Virtual Event Entrepreneur, Rachel Hoffman as she guides you and a group of like-minded individuals through a first-ever Virtual Doll Convention, with a side order of extra self-love and inspiration. {This convention is run entirely on Facebook - so you will need an account to join the group and participate.} With the support of experts across the country, you will enjoy four days of virtual seminars, special exhibits, doll care, and preservation workshops, AND shop a doll and Teddy bear virtual salesroom. We will also take you on two Virtual Museum Tours. On Sunday evening, we will participate in a cook along dinner with David Robinson. You’ll receive the ingredients list ahead of time and can tune in live to cook along with us, right from Michael and David’s home kitchen. Then we will eat together at our own virtual banquet. Your souvenir will consist of a beautiful piece of printable ephemera posted in the convention group each morning. The entire convention will take place in a private group on Facebook, open only to Conventioneers. All of the scheduled events will remain in the group for later viewing for those who can’t catch it live or want to watch it again. The content is created and streamed special for this convention, and will not be shared later. We hope you join us! CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

 

By joining this group, you will receive all this for $25.00.

 
Photo courtesy Andrew Tabbat
Courtesy the Denver Art Museum

Courtesy the Denver Art Museum

Courtesy The Molly Brown House Museum

Courtesy The Molly Brown House Museum

Unlimited Access to our Virtual Doll Convention Private Facebook Group and Community

We’ll have daily conversation starters and check-ins as well as an open forum for you to connect with others who are attending the convention.

Conventioneers will be encouraged to share their personal collections, and enjoy lots of ‘look and learn’ moments from each other.

Every morning, you will receive an email with the planned activities of the day, and a live check-in from Rachel. Can’t attend at time of live stream? No problem! The content remains in the group for later viewing.

We will take you on two virtual museum tours:

Dior: From Paris to the World - This exhibit surveys 70 years of the House of Dior's enduring legacy and its global influence. You will study beautiful photos of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, and costume jewelry.

The Molly Brown House Museum - The Molly Brown House Museum is a house that was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, Titanic Survivor, and activist Margaret Brown. You will love this historic house tour.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8 Educational Seminars with Doll and Teddy Bear Experts and 3 Special Exhibits

Seminars: Tune in twice a day to our Facebook LIVE events where a new expert or teacher will interact with you. You will be able to ask questions, interact, and view the seminars at a later date if your schedule doesn't permit for live viewing. These programs will include lots of dolls shown in real-time. The workshops will feel so real; you will want to reach out and touch your screen!

Special Exhibits: The special exhibits will include a chat from Rachel + beautiful photos that you can save for your archival and educational purposes.

Quick Look and Learn Moments: Throughout the convention, Rachel Hoffman and Michael Canadas will pop in with some quick “look and learn” moments that are under 5 minutes in length and will focus on surprise topics.

Topics Include:

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LIVE at The Grovian Doll Museum with Michael Canadas and David Robinson, aka The Doll Uncles

The Golden Age of the Bru Bebe: An in depth look at the classic Bebe models from 1879-1889 with Andy and Becky Ourant

100 Years of Raggedy Ann with Rachel Hoffman and Jonathan Green

Dolly’s Perfect Pets: Steiff’s Prewar Dogs and Cats with Rebekah Kaufman

How to Clean Your Plush Animals with Rebekah Kaufman

Barbie (Lots of topics in the works by Bradley including the history behind the designers and fashion, rare examples, and more! Bradley is also sponsoring one of the souvenir printables! with Bradley Justice

Maggie Bessie Cloth Dolls with Billye B. Harris

Antique and Artist Bears with Jena Pang


+ More exciting topics in the works!



Ladies of Fashion Special Exhibit Virtual Doll Convention

Special Exhibits:

The Ladies of Fashion Dolls by Madame Alexander (History and Showcase of Private Collection)

This History of Rose O’Neill and the Private Collection of Diane Hoffman

4 Doll Care/Primping Workshops with Doll Artisan Guild Master Educator Linda Wall

Workshops: It's never too early or too late in your doll collecting journey to learn tips and tricks for doll care and preservation. In the virtual workshops, you will receive your supply lists the week before so you can work with the instructor in real-time. The supplies will be easy and inexpensive to find/purchase, and you might already have them. THE OPTIONAL SEWING KIT FOR THE WORKSHOPS IS NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE. These workshops are ALL SKILL LEVEL.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Visiting the Clip N’ Curl:  Hair Styling Techniques with Doll Artisan Guild Master Educator, Linda Wall

Basic of Cleaning and Stringing with Doll Artisan Guild Master Educator, Linda Wall

Basic Knowledge and Sewing Techniques with Doll Artisan Guild Master Educator, Linda Wall

Constructing a Slip/Pinafore and Drawers for 11” Doll and/or Small All-Bisque Doll with Doll Artisan Guild Master Educator, Linda Wall

Linda Wall has received the Doll Artisan Guild Award of Excellence in Doll Making, and is an international educator for Doll Artisan Guild. She holds an Honorary Doctorate in Dollmaking, and will be your private educator for the convention.

Learn more about Linda’s dollmaking practice.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Shop A Virtual Salesroom

On Friday, we will open the virtual doll and teddy bear salesroom! Shop hundreds of items in a virtual sale filled with exciting finds in every price range. Shop from hand-selected vendors across the country who will be picking highlights from their inventories special for this event. Each seller will have their own album in the group, and you can shop each virtual booth with ease.

Movie Screening: Popular Classic - On Friday night after a busy day of shopping, we will unwind in the group with a classic movie screening. The group will take a poll and decide on the film at the beginning of the day.



Rachel Hoffman's Virtual Doll Convention

World Premier of La Fete De Parisiennes

Michael Canadas and David Robinson of the Carmel Doll Shop and The Grovian Doll Museum have put together "La Fete De Parisiennes" which will make its world debut at the culmination of the January Virtual Doll Convention. Narrated by Michael Canadas, this video showcases an extraordinary French doll exhibit that was originally on display in 2006 at the Doll and Toy Museum in Kansas City. It showcased hundreds of dolls from around the world. This video will be a delight! Enjoy a preview of this video - It's a French Fashion Doll Party that you do not want to miss.

Sunday Evening Banquet:

Virtual Dinner Party Cook-along with David Robinson and Rachel Hoffman LIVE in Pacific Grove, California

If you are friends with Rachel on Facebook, you understand her passion for preparing healthy and delicious meals. We are going to prepare one LIVE in the group - with YOU! You’ll receive the ingredients list prior to the start of the convention and can tune in live with Rachel and David on Sunday evening to cook along with them, right in Michael and David’s Home Kitchen. We will have our own Sunday Evening Banquet; feel free to dress up before we chow down! We will then enjoy a showing of "La Fete De Parisiennes" which will be the grand finale to this exciting week.

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Daily Convention Souvenir

You will receive a daily souvenir consisting of a beautiful printable image for your projects and archives. The images are curated by Rachel, you will love them. The planned daily ephemera is all vintage and antique inspired - it will consist of a mix of Victorian prints. stationary, bookmarks, and more. An example is these beautiful princess cards to the left. They will be posted each morning in the convention group files. Just download and print!

Pre-Convention Resources

You’ll receive Rachel's most helpful tips via a special mailing list. This content will help you get ready and prepped to start the Virtual Doll Convention. You’ll receive:

Introduction to the first-ever Virtual Doll Convention

My tips and recommendations for where to buy antique dolls in person and online

  • more exciting topics!

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How exciting!

Register today for your first-ever Virtual Doll Convention!