Program Series, Karaoke, And More!
By day, Holiday's Bar and Lounge is an area for fun, informative programs and a place to sit, visit with friends and regroup. By night (Thursday and Friday), enjoy smooth jazz, rockin’
favorites, country hits, and more. There will be no better place to unwind and let loose with great karaoke and a cash bar.
Be sure to check out some of the special programs being presented as part of our Program Series. We are bringing in experts who can enlighten us on various subjects as well as entertain us. We hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to learn from them and get to know more about the fascinating world of Barbie® doll collecting. The schedule for the Program Series is subject to change and some programs may be added before convention so be sure to watch for updates and to check your schedule when you arrive at convention.
Daytime Program Series
First Timers Welcome and Orientation Hosted By "Jersey" Sue Marine
For those attending convention for the first time or for a veteran who wants a refresher, this program will help you get the most out of your Convention experience. This fun program will guide you on what to expect, give you tips, and answer your questions. "Jersey" Sue is a long time convention attendee, Co-Chair of the 2012 Convention, long time Fashion Show Participant, and has been a table host more times than she can count! She is a wealth of knowledge and not only provides valuable information but makes sure you have fun too! This program is unique and different every year, so plan to attend.
A Peek into the Life of a Barbie® Doll Designer By Carol Spencer
Barbie® doll icon Carol Spencer has a treat for us this year as she presents a peek into the life of a Mattel designer. Focus will be on her design process for Barbie® doll as Scarlet O'Hara in the Gone With The Wind series during the 75th anniversary of the movie. This is one program you definitely don't want to miss!
Celebrate Skipper® Doll’s 50th with Scott Arend
Skipper® Doll is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year and we are celebrating with her! Scott Arend, co-author of Skipper: Barbie Dolls’ Little Sister: Identification and Value Guide, presents a reflection on everyone’s favorite kid sis that you won’t want to miss. Come and play with everyone’s favorite little sister!
Convention Planning 101 with Ruth Cronk and Maria Sox
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes to plan a Barbie® doll Convention? What type of work has to be done and how long does it take? Come find out from two ladies who know best: Maria Sox and Ruth Cronk. You'll learn all about all the moving parts that must be orchestrated perfectly in order to provide the fabulous experience we all know as the National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention.
Talkin’ Barbie® Doll Retrospective with A. Glenn Mandeville and Richard Chapman
Glenn Mandeville and Richard Chapman present a Power Point retrospective that covers the major points of the Barbie® doll's long history. Glenn and Richard will also take questions and discuss Barbie® doll's life and how it has reflected our changing times.
Line Dancing with Lori Miller
Nashville is known as the Music City and is famous for its culture of Country music especially. Wherever Country music is happening, dancing is sure to be involved! You'll want to brush up on your boot-scootin' so you won't miss out on the fun. Lori Miller, a true line dancing “aficionado”, will take you from the simplest line dances and social dances to more advanced steps that will have you looking like a pro on the floor in no time!
Curly Hair Ponytails with Gene Foote
Everyone knows there were six Ponytail Barbie® dolls. But were there? Vintage expert Gene Foote challenges that widely-held belief and claims there were really eight. What are the missing two? Join Gene to find the solution to this mystery!
DJ & Karaoke Late Night
Don't miss the fun at the hottest night spot in town - Holiday's Bar and Lounge! Release your inner rock star, jazz crooner, country music legend or pop diva on stage where you're the star! Or just chill with a tasty beverage (cash bar available) and take it all in. Our DJ/karaoke host will have a wide variety of song styles to choose from and will spin some dance tracks in between to keep the party flowing. So warm up those vocal chords, put your dancing shoes on and come on down to Holiday's Bar and Lounge.