Program Series, Karaoke, And More!
By day, the Voodoo Lounge is an area for fun, informative programs and a place to sit and visit with friends and regroup. By night (Thursday and Friday), enjoy smooth jazz, rockin’ favorites, country hits, and more, offering a place to unwind and let loose with 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 Julie Bronski
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. Julie is a long time convention attendee, runs the convention Yahoo boards yearly, and has hosted the First Timers numerous times. 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.
Learn Dance Moves To Classic Louisiana Music With Paul Bruce
Know what a Second Line is? Ever seen Cajun dancing? No? Well then you need to attend this workshop before our Mardi Gras Welcome Reception! A Mardi Gras event would be incomplete without New Orleans style music and here is where you can learn some dance steps to go along with an authentic tune from the Big Easy! Get ready to party New Orleans style with our own professional choreographer Paul Bruce in this well timed program on Wednesday afternoon.
Midge® Doll, The Barbie® Doll’s BFF Celebrates 50 Years By Jenny Jenkins
With 2013 being the anniversary of Midge® doll’s introduction as the Barbie® doll’s best friend, Jenny will share the history of the Midge® doll and her many evolutions through the years. Come learn about the original BFF, her history, the disappearances, and yes, the rivalries, as Midge® doll celebrates her 50th anniversary!
Time Travel Fantasy With Barbie® Doll’s Treasured Accessories By Rebecca Ann Rupp
Come explore the historic significance and unique treasured accessories made for the Barbie® doll over the years. We will travel through time in Barbie® doll’s classic 1962 sports car looking for real estate like the Barbie® Dream House®, shop at her original 1964 Fashion Shop and, moving forward in time, the 1975 Barbie® Fashion Plaza. Next we can live the fantasy of Camelot in the Barbie® and Ken® Little Theater, fly the friendly skies in the Barbie® Friendship, have fun in the sun at the Barbie® Pool Party, and even choose between a ride in the Barbie® Dream Carriage or the Barbie® Snow Princess Dog Sled. See how these and other accessories created around the world can add a creative dimension to your doll and fashion displays. Rebecca Ann Rupp is the author of Barbie Doll Treasures and considered to be an authority on Barbie® doll accessories.
My Fifty Years With The Barbie® Doll By Carol Spencer
Carol Spencer's adventures with the Barbie® doll began as a designer for Mattel in 1963 and haven't stopped in fifty years. Carol will go into depth with wonderful, never before seen, photos of the Barbie® doll and family from all eras as well as the fashions she designed, people she met ,and places she traveled. This is a not-to-be-missed celebration of Carol's 50th Anniversary with the Barbie® doll.
Voodoo Lounge Evening Events
Buccaneer Battle Night
The Buccaneer Battle is feud-style game show starring you and your friends! Teams of three will compete, accumulating points by guessing the most popular answers to questions about the Barbie® doll, New
Orleans, and the NBDCC. There’s treasure for the winners of each game! Not up to a fight? Join the audience and cheer on your friends! This event hits the high seas on Thursday evening from 8:00pm – 9:30pm in the Voodoo Lounge.
You can join the battle as a team of three, or as an individual or pair who will be combined to form teams of three. Here’s how to enter:
Send an email to our Voodoo Lounge Chair firstname.lastname@example.org with Buccaneer Battle in the Subject or send by regular mail to Buccaneer Battle, 5106 Sussex Dr., Rogers, AR 72758 the following:
Your name and registration number, the name(s) and registration number(s) of your teammates (for a total of no more than 3) and a team name, if you have a preference. Thematic names would be fun!
Karaoke Late Night
Don't miss the fun at the hottest night spot in town - the Voodoo Lounge! Release your inner rock star, jazz crooner, 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 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 and put your dancing shoes on and come on down to the Voodoo Lounge!