19th - 2017, Portland, Maine

Date: Oct 21, 2017

Hostess: Pam Santry and Suz Rostron

Theme: Gothic Victorian Tea Party

Convention doll: TBD

Grand prize doll(s): TBD

 

 

Special mention:  This convention has not been documented in full. (mg/Oct 2017)

18th - 2016, St. Charles, IL

Date: Oct 22, 2016

Hostess: Elaine and Wynter Meldrum

Theme: Welcome to the Roaring 20s

Convention doll: Jessica

Grand Prize dolls: 3

 

 

Special mention: This is the first time one of our [former] Young Collectors contributed as a full convention team member. Wynter was our co-hostess, she worked on the convention doll, the official mini, event planning, and so much more!

17th - 2015, Suquamish, WA

Date: Oct 24, 2015

Hostess: Mary Gintz (a.k.a. Mary S.) and Phyllis Devine

Theme: Fairytales, Fantasies and Rhymes

Convention doll: Long Locks

Grand prize doll(s): 3

 

 

Special mention: This year the convention dolls had a complete makeover, reroot and makeup done by Mary S.

16th - 2014, Asheville, NC

Date: Sept 6, 2014

Hostess: Peggy Coleman

Theme:Dawn's Garden Party

Convention doll: Maureen

Grand prize dolls: 2*

 

 

* The second 'doll'  was a make over of the original trio of dolls, Dawn, Glori and Angie

15th - 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Date: Oct 5, 2013

Hostess: Nancy Collins

Theme: Viva Las Vegas

Convention doll: Gary

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

 

Special mentions: This was a year of firsts!
1) It was the first time a male doll was the primary convention doll (not part of a pair)
2) The first time the convention dolls were repainted (repaints done by Maria Glenn)
3) The first year where the convention doll boxes were numbered instead of having the attendee names printed on them
4) And it was the first year a male doll was featured as a Grand Prize doll

 

14th - 2012, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Date: Swpt 29, 2012

Hostess: Pam Santry and Peggy Coleman

Theme: The Wedding

Convention doll: Jessica and Ron

Grand prize dolls: 3

 

 

Special mention: 1) This was the first year convention attendees did not send in dolls of their own to be used as the convention dolls.


 

13th - 2011, Portland, Oregon

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Date: Oct 8, 2011

Hostess: Maria Glenn

Theme: Masquerade Ball

Convention doll: Angie

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

 

12th - 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Date: Sept 25, 2010

Hostess: Nancy Collins

Theme:  Crocodile Dawndee

Convention dolls: Gary and Dawn

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

 

Special mention: This is the first time the convention doll was actually a pair of dolls

 

11th - 2009, Denver, Colorado

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Date: Sept 26, 2009

Hostess: Gena Rauschke

Theme: It's a Mod Mod World

Convention doll: Long Locks

Grand prize dolls: 2

10th - 2008, Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Date: Sept 27, 2008

Hostess: Susan (Suz) Rostron

Theme: Miss America

Convention doll: Side Part Curly Hair Glori

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

9th - 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Date: Aug 4, 2007

Hostess: Melanie Dixon

Theme: Hollywood North

Convention doll: Fancy Feet Dawn

Grand prize dolls: 2

8th - 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Date: Oct 8, 2006

Hostess: Babs Leather

Theme: Dawnette
Dawn's Halloween Party

Convention doll: Dale

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

 

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7th - 2005, Seattle, Washington

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Date: Aug 20, 2005

Hostess: Carie McCarter and Deborah Krager

Theme: Dawn Invades Seattle

Convention doll: Angie

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

 

Special mention: Phyllis Devine lead the hotel selection as both hostess lived out of state

6th - 2004, Cleveland, Ohio

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Date: Aug 21, 2004

Hostess: Wendy Shaffer

Theme: Dawn Rocks Cleveland

Convention doll: Jessica

Grand prize doll: 1

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5th - 2003, Washington D.C.

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Date: Oct 3, 2003

Hostess: Babs Leather

Theme: Dawn in D.C. (a patriotic theme)

Convention doll: The DC the doll was chosen by the attendee, the outfit was uniform among all of the dolls but the dolls themselves varied. (People's choice - by the people for the people).

Grand prize doll: 1

 

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4th - 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Date: Sept 28, 2002

Hostess: Melanie Dixon and Andrea P.

Theme: Dawn in Las Vegas

Convention doll: CheckerBoard Holiday Trimmings (Brunette)

Grand prize dolls: 2

 

 

Special mention: 1) This is the last Checkerboard factory convention doll.

2) This is the first year of the mini logo t-shirts that Peg Holdstock makes every year!

(Special Gathering) 2002, Watkins Glen, New York

Date: July 21, 2002

Hostess: Robin Kewl

Theme: Dawnette Jamboree

Convention doll: none

Grand prize doll(s): none

 

 

Special mention: The Dawnettes go camping!

3rd - 2001, Chicago, Illinois

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Date: Sept 26-28, 2001

 Hostess: Johnna Richards

Theme: Dawn in Chicago

Convention doll: Platinum Dawn

Grand prize dolls: 1

 

 

Special mention: 1) Conventions 1-3, days were mostly focus on workshops and nights were for prizes.
2) This is the first Checkerboard factory convention doll.

2nd - 2000, Buffalo, New York

Date: Sept 30, 2000

Hostess: Jodi Blumenthal

Theme: none

Convention doll: none

Grand prize doll(s): none

 

 

Special mention: Conventions 1-3 were held on Saturdays, doll shows attended on Sundays.

1st - 1999 - Secaucus, New Jersey

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 Date: Nov 12-14, 1999

 Hostess: Lori Lambertson

 Theme: none

 Convention doll: none

 Grand prize doll: none

 Official mini: Melanie Dixon

 Mini T-shirt: not started yet

 

 

Special mention: Conventions 1-3 were centered around local doll shows.