First of all, the lunch event was based on Comic Con, and the event doll was Agatha Primrose, cosplaying Alice in Wonderland. This doll was available for purchase after the luncheon. She was cute, but I'm only bringing one doll home with me, if that, and she wouldn't be high on the list.
At every place setting was a box of three DC superhero doll-sized tees.
|Fezzes are cool.|
|Does anyone know who the centerpiece figure is?|
|A look around the room.|
|Some people costumed their dolls too.|
|Meg didn't get a costume, but was proud to show how she could stand by herself.|
|Supergirl, Catwoman, the Tardis, Harley Quinn.|
|Black Panther, Queen of Hearts, and a tablemate festooned with Hello Kitties.|
I find Agatha Primrose kind of interesting, because description-wise, she is a lot like my daughter the Dancer. My daughter plays Pathfinder, likes the Hunger Games and Doctor Who, cosplayed as Anna from Frozen, and is going to GenCon with her dad in August. Clothes wise, though, Agatha dresses like no teenager I've ever seen, even the nerdiest of them. Maybe they wear that stuff in upscale Manhattan.
Everyone was assigned a table number at the beginning of the convention, and sits at that table for all the meal events, but the actual table number locations get switched around for every event. This time, my table was at the front of the room, and we were first to get in line for lunch! For some reason, iced tea was provided at every seat, even though I'm sure many people didn't drink it. I don't think anyone at my table did. One of my tablemates requested lemonade, so I got some of that as well. It was very refreshing.
The presentation at lunch was the history of the ComicCon phenomenon.
Dinner event below the fold!
So the dinner event was themed on Deja Vu, Tonner's line featuring a young woman who might have lived multiple lives. As a result, the doll, and her various paramours, wear clothing from different eras. I thought the centerpiece doll would be from the Deja Vu line, but she wasn't. She is on a 22" American Model body, with the Belle Dame face. She certainly was a very impressive doll. Again nobody at my table wanted her, or rather, nobody at my table wanted to pay over $300 for her. The little birdcages with the tea lights were a free souvenir; there were even boxes under the table to pack the birdcages in.
This was another costume event, based on the different Deja Vu doll eras. For the costume contest, the contestants did a circle dance around the dance floor, and the judges looked them over and narrowed down the field to a final six, then three by applause, and the winner was then voted for by applause.
|The man in the Egyptian costume called himself American Pharaoh. He came in the top three.|
|I liked the Marie Antoinette costume. She made the final six.|
|I really liked the brocade Regency style gown.|
|The woman with the feathers in her hat dubbed herself Maid Marian. She won the contest.|
There was a younger man there who, well, he obviously works out a lot, who was dressed only in an Egyptian style wrap around his waist, and an plain Egyptian headdress. O.O He didn't take part in the contest though. As one of my tablemates said, it probably wouldn't have been fair. ;)
Robert Tonner received a lifetime achievement award this evening from Dolls Magazine, and some of his well-wishers who couldn't be there sent videos.
Before I left to drive here, Mr. BTEG and I were joking about the differences between the gaming conventions he attends, and this one. Mine can include multiple outfit changes throughout the day, whereas at his, people change outfits after, oh, a day or two. :)
To make room for the dance floor, the buffets were gone, and we were served dinner in courses instead. By the time you finished your course, the next one did not take very long to arrive, which was nice,
I took some pictures in the Tonner doll history room and in the competition room, but I will save those for another day. I'm ready to get some sleep!