Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Virtual Blythecon Calgary 2020

   Last weekend, Blythe collectors enjoyed Blythecon Calgary 2020. This year the format was virtual because of the pandemic, but that didn't keep us from enjoying ourselves. We had so much fun and learned from vendors, and some Blythe experts, many interesting and useful things about our favorite doll.

The art concept was created by Stephen Egts from Total Babesville.

    Kimberly Cook*, Mara Cecconi Langmann and Naomi Owen organized a very friendly virtual convention in very little time and was succesful thanks to the collaboration of all the attendees, vendors and presenters. The team used Facebook Groups as their platform and resolved any doubts that attendees had during the 2-day event, making the experience a very enjoyable one. 

Blythecon Schedule

Blythecon Calgary 2020 started with the welcoming in charge of Kimberly and she started with Gift Bag draws which was a very transparent way of sorting the wonderful donations between the attendees. This way every one got a cute prize in their goody bags. 

Florance Simpson from MizzfitzDolls showed us her creative process and awesome outfits, Spain was present with Sulay from A Day in Lilliput and her cute designs for Blythe and similar dolls like Pullip. Melissa Caughey from My Cassie Rae introduced us to her lovely creations, followed by Barbera Ploeg from Casa Ochenta who showed us her artistry in different media, Kelly from Dollies love dresses with her wonderful display and beautiful dresses, and Kathy Nuttal from Sailor's Tales who shared some lovely knitted clothes and outfits. Ezrael Maher, whose dollies are available at Groove Kitchen, gave a brilliant talk about resin, inmediately followed by Lynn Marie from Alter Ego Dolls. Sara Ricer of Mountains and Clouds invited us to watch her pottery process using a mini pottery wheel! Sandra Coe from Motor City Dolly was the last presenter for Saturday and showcased her Little Blythe on the Prairie series. So cute!

Sunday was equally fun with the following presentations: Ruth Carlson from Eurotrash 💓!!! Casie from Bebe Blythe Co and all there is to know about customizing, Heidi Barto from HCB Dolls showing us her beautiful creations, Jen giving us a virtual walk through her Gallery at Earth Angels Studios, Splatter Girl UK and her wonderful custom dolls, Charlene McMann from Jojo's Little Moppet Shop with a very important Blythe 101 class, and last but  not least, Becca with The Kenner Corner Class. 

The vendors offered a wide range of products, including accessories, clothes and even custom dolls! Most of the sellers also offered exclusive discount codes for the Convention!

You can find them at @blytheconyyc2020

Did you attend? Show us your loot! Tag us on instagram! @kusibonsuess

*Kimberly is an avid Blythe collector and also admin to various Facebook groups like Bad Blythe DealsUnited Nations of BlytheBlythe Pay It ForwardQueen Bees Dolly BoutiqueBlythe Canada and Blythe Calgary.

Update: Names of the Blythecon Calgary Team were added and a new image of the 2-day schedule. 

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