Blythecon NYC



Blythecon was this past weekend in NYC, and it was really fun to be in one place with some many other Blythe lovers, and dolls at one time. Molly and I took the train up Saturday morning and then before the con on Sunday we met up with Jessee for breakfast & to wait in line. Comicon was going on the same weekend and we were bummed we didn’t buy tickets for Saturday soon enough (they were all sold out when we finally decided to go).

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As you can see Molly brought Charlotte, and Jesse made a dress to match her doll’s dress with fabric she designed, it was so cute! I brought Frankie because my poor other doll is still mid-re-root, and very much neglected. When everyone first got into the venue, the shopping area was very crowded and crazy. Despite it all I managed to spend way too much money. I did get a beautiful hand painted cameo necklace by Mab Graves, so not everything I bought was for my gals.
Once done shopping there was some talking & meeting new people, but the con ran from 10am-8pm and so there was a lot of time we weren’t sure what to do. There was a table filled with door prizes including a bunch of dolls that was going to start at 6:30 and you needed to be there to win, so we mostly sat around waiting for 6:30 to roll around haha. Molly ended up winning a really cute outfit, I won a little vial with glitter which I wasn’t sure what it was, but I believe it might be a pull charm? When I won the girl who handed it to me said she didn’t know what it was either, so it’s a little bit of a mystery. Once you won you could leave, and so we headed out because we were very hungry and ready for dinner at that point. There were a couple of demos that happened during Blythecon, but they were each limited to the first ten people who sent an email once the announcement was posted on Facebook. So 40 people out of 350 meant there were a lot of people who wouldn’t be able to watch a demo.
It was a very interesting experience, and I think I would attend another one in the future for sure. Depending on the area of the world they are in, the people who organize the blythecons are all different. I know some of the past ones were even in hotels, which I think I would prefer. I am looking forward to finding out more about Blythecon 2014 which will take place in Seattle, and hopefully by then my other gal will have some proper hair.

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4 Responses to Blythecon NYC

  1. Lisa Lomano says:

    Yay!! I didn’t get to make it to this one in NYC but you should come out next year to Seattle for our blythecon!! Woo hoo!

  2. Heidi Kenney says:

    Lisa, I am actually going to try! I love an excuse to visit Seattle :)

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Heidi! I just ordered my second Neo Blythe and think I am hooked. I’ll blame (but not harshly, of course!) you for making me aware of them ;) Seattle would be cool to attend. Maybe they would have more demos… Did everyone win something? If so, that is pretty cool!

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jennifer, Oh you are hooked! Haha, nothing wrong with that! I was just really surprised about the demos because I felt like the ticket price was then to shop, and eat lunch….it might be normal, it just wasn’t like any other convention I had been too. ;) Not everyone won a prize but there were a lot of things!