Three Days Of Show, Workshops and Events Planned
IDEX Las Vegas will take place Friday through Sunday June 30th to July 2nd. At the show, over 80 exhibitors will showcase dolls and bears, ranging from large companies such as Alexander Doll Company and Marie Osmond Dolls to well-known doll and bear artists such as Hildegard Gunzel and and Oldenburg Originals. On Friday, the show is open to the trade only (retailers and buyers). There will also be an educational workshop for retailers. For collectors, there will be several workshops on Thursday and Friday, including sculpting workshops with Maryanne Oldenburg, Hildegard Gunzel and Diane Keeler. There is also a Tea Time event with Berdine Creedy.
Floor of Show Opens To Collectors on Saturday
On Saturday, the show kicks into high gear with the show floor opening to collectors at noon. Additional events include Christmas in July hosted by R. John Wright and Teddy Bear Jeopardy, and an Alexander Cissy Tea. That evening, the DOTY and TOBY awards will be given out at an Awards event. Finally, on Sunday, the show floor is again open and there will be a Reborn Doll Awards Banquet.
The IDEX Reborn Convention
Concurrently with the IDEX show will be the IDEX Reborn Convention. This convention will celebrate the phenomenon of Reborn Baby Dolls. There will be several presentations and workshops, plus the above-mentioned Reborn Awards banquet.
At The Rio Hotel: A Great Show For Collectors
The events will take place at the Rio Hotel, located off the strip, but the hotel is a world onto itself and a good location for a show. If you are out West, or if you've always wanted to visit Las Vegas and you collect, make or sell dolls, IDEX Las Vegas is worth checking into. I'll be in attendance, and perhaps I'll see you there. For more information and for a full list of show exhibitors, visit IDEX Shows.