Posted by Leona S. on 4/6/2013
As an expansion onto yesterday's blog today I would like to go into further detail in regards to IDEX 2013. We do have a corner booth again this year, Booth 200. At our booth we will be accepting cash, credit cards, and PayPal as payment (though you will need a smartphone to be able to pay via PayPal). We do not accept checks. Refer to the following picture for an idea of where we will be located. You shouldn't have a hard time finding us as we are just inside the hotel entrance, off to the left a bit. Be sure to stop by! George, Tim, Allison, and I will be manning the booth and we all look forward to servicing our customers and making this IDEX one of the best you've yet attended! And if you haven't attended an IDEX yet, we hope that you'll love it the first time around.
Thursday is for registration and exhibitor set-up. There are many workshops available on Thursday, as well as Friday and Saturday. Thursday night at 6pm is when everyone mingles together for the Opening Reception for Buyers & Exhibitors from 6pm to 8pm. This event is free. The following morning is when things really take off! The trade floor opens at 9am on Friday and is open until 5pm. As mentioned, there are many workshops and events on this day as well. If you are interested in any of these go HERE to see the full itinerary for the fun-filled weekend. The big Friday event that you'll see the Angelic Dreamz staff at is the Debut of Dolls and Diamond Awards Cocktail & Banquet. This event kicks off with artist signing event! After the signing and a few cocktails, people find their way to their tables for dinner and a show. The Lifetime Achievement Award and the Diamonds Awards are distributed at this time. They always provide a sufficient amount of entertainment as well! We have several Diamond Award nominations, so be sure to come and show your support! This is an event you must register for.
Here's a picture from the event last year!
Saturday is a busy day for Angelic Dreamz! We start off with the trade floor opening again at 9am. At 1pm we are hosting (along with FDQ) the JAMIEshow Celebrates Mel Odom lunch event. Registration is now closed for the event. We will be celebrating Gene's 18th birthday during this two hour event featuring the guest of honor, Mel! At this event we will be unveiling the JAMIEshow-Odom collaboration. Come and meet Mel as he presents the history of Gene along with a new special limited edition doll that will be available for purchase. The event runs for two hours, ending at 3pm. If you're not attending this event, don't fret over our booth being unattended. I will be there to take care of any questions or purchases!
Three hours after the lunch with Mel ends we will be heading to the 4th Annual IDEX BJD Mixer themed "Saturday Night Fever" which starts at 6pm! There will be drinks, food, and more until the party comes to a close at 9pm! You are encouraged to dress the part at this disco-themed event sponsored exclusively by none other than us, Angelic Dreamz! This is also a registered event. Come and mingle with the other ball jointed doll admirers and have a chance to purchase a special anime-style doll.
This doll will also be dressed to get down, going along with the disco theme!
You will also have a chance to participate in a raffle being held. Several dolls have been donated as prizes for the raffle, including a one-time special doll we ourselves have donated to the raffle:
Broderick comes to the JAMIEshow modeling agency from the Big Apple. The actor, successful with his pursuits in the black box theater scene throughout New York City, is more than happy to have joined the JAMIEshow ranks to pursue an aspiring career as a model as well as a performer. His experience in the theater makes him a dramatically beautiful addition to any collection.
Donated by George Gonzalez
Company: Angelic Dreamz / JAMIEshow
Broderick He is a One of a Kind , JAMIEshow/ JIEdoll 23" (60cm) made of JAMIEshow Smooth J-Resin, fully articulated, face up and body blushed, with inset glass eyes and wig. Dressed in Black Long Sleeve T, black stretch pants with pockets, black boots and Gold Resin Mask.
Retail Value $750.00
On Sunday, the show starts to wind down, but don't worry! There is still a chance to grab the things you need from our booth as the trade floor is still open from 10am to 2pm! Stop on over as we will be more than happy to fulfill your requests the best we can. The show closes at 2pm.
Overall, we really hope that everyone attending has a great time this year. And if you're not going, be sure to stop by the blog after the event has closed as I plan on taking plenty of pictures so that you can (if even in a small way) feel the experience that IDEX provides.
Hoping you all have a wonderful Saturday,