WEBSITES The official website for the Convention is www.barbieconvention.com. We will have all the relevant forms and schedules available on the site. The official website for the Online Store is bconventions.com. See Details at a Glance for all website information.
2024 CONTACT EMAILS The official email contact for the Convention is: email@example.com.
For Registration inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For Hotel inquiries email: email@example.com. See Details at a Glance for all contact information. Other chair email contact information is listed on the respective chair’s page.
DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS AND/OR MOBILITY ASSISTANCE If you will be using a wheelchair, mobility scooter or cane or have other mobility assistance needs and did not check it on your Registration form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN MEALS OR FOOD ALLERGIES If you have not noted on your Registration form that you require a vegetarian or vegan meal or have food allergies, please email: email@example.com. We cannot guarantee availability of alternate meals, we will do our best to accommodate your request. Be sure to alert your Table Host of your request.
PETS Pets are not permitted in the Hotel or at any Convention function. The only exception is for service animals required for assistance.
CONVENTION GIFTS In order to receive Convention package gifts, including but not limited to the Convention doll, attendees must be present at the Convention event at the time Convention Gifts are distributed.
CONVENTION LOGOS AND GRAPHICS All Convention logos and graphics are for the exclusive use of the 2024 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention and B Convention a Nonprofit Corporation. They may not be reproduced without written permission from B Convention a Nonprofit Corporation and Mattel.
CAMERAS AND RECORDING DEVICES Taking pictures and recording video is encouraged at the Fashion Show, in the Competition Room, as well as of the stunning Live and Silent Auction one-of-a-kind creations. Please note that photographs, video and audio recording devices are prohibited during the Mattel presentation and during the viewing of any other movies, slide presentations or live entertainment. All other pictures, video or audio recordings of the 2024 Convention are for your personal and private use only and may not be otherwise shown publicly or offered for sale. Your entry into the Convention shall constitute your agreement and acceptance of these terms.
JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP A special Facebook group has been set up for the 2024 Convention. Join in on the fun and meet people, banter about the upcoming Convention and share the excitement with fellow Conventioneers. This will also be the place to preview Prize Room items, Silent and Live Auction items that will be available at the Convention. You will automatically be sent an invitation to join if you provided your Facebook username on the Registration form. If you did not provide this information, or your username has changed, please email Pamela Miletello at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only registered Conventioneers will have access to the Facebook group.
INTRODUCTION / DRESS THE PART Before the Convention, make and bring business cards to exchange with fellow Conventioneers, who will fast become your friends. You will meet fun, new people from around the world who share your passion. This Convention is all about taking you back to beautiful Palm Springs circa 1964. Dress up in your favorite 1964 fashions! It’s all about having fun. We will have a theme at each event for you to accent your wardrobe. Dressing to the theme is a fun way to get into the spirit of the Convention. See these events for inspiration: Wednesday Opening Reception, Thursday Sapphire Luncheon, Friday Parade of Homes Dinner, Saturday Open House Dinner
SHARE YOUR DREAMHOUSE™ MEMORIES
We would love for you to share your Vintage to modern Barbie® doll DREAMHOUSE™ memories by including them in our Official 2024 Souvenir Book! Write a short story about your first DREAMHOUSE™ experience and, if applicable, include a picture capturing the moment. Please send your stories in document format and/or include your scanned picture by April 14, 2024 to our Souvenir Book Chair Joanne DeWitt at email@example.com.
FASHION SHOW The Fashion Show is always one of the most colorful and memorable events of the Convention, where Conventioneers showcase a Barbie® or Ken® doll outfit. The show is about fashion from any era, not just the ‘60s. Outfits must replicate an actual Mattel Barbie® doll, friend, or family fashion. Or, try our new OOAK (One Of A Kind) creative category where you have a chance to become one of the Suspects! No outfits will be duplicated, though, so we encourage you to complete the Fashion Show Sign-up form by May 26, 2024. We hope you consider being a part of the Fashion Show! See Fashion Show for more details.
TABLE HOSTING Each table has one assigned “Host” who is in charge of the table and extends hospitality to all of the table guests. If you are interested in being a Table Host, submit your Host sign-up information early to assure that you will get a spot. See the Table Hosts page for more details.
TABLE SEATING You’ll be sitting at the same assigned table of 10 at each of the three major Convention meal events. This gives you the opportunity to socialize and get to know your tablemates better. Each table has one assigned “Host” who is in charge of the table and extends hospitality to all of the table guests.
FINDING A TABLE If you don’t know anyone who has been selected as a Table Host, don’t fret! Any individual may choose to receive a table assignment on-site at Registration. In the months before Convention begins, you may also see some Hosts posting in our Facebook group online about open seats at their tables. You could also post about looking to meet and sit with collectors who share your interests.
VIP Skip the lines! VIP status gets you early access to many of the 2024 Convention’s events and activities. Our schedule includes special VIP time windows, reserved lines, and special early access times to events to find the perfect seat! PLUS a VIP private pool day! See the VIP page for all the benefits included and ordering details.