Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 PAPER DOLL CONVENTION Email #7: The Wednesday tour!


Email #7

The Wednesday Tour: Sign up now!

We’ve had a tremendous response to the Wednesday, August 9 tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – seats on the bus are going fast! Only 12 seats left. The tour includes a special appointment in the museum annex, The Perelman Building, to view selections from their costume collection.

·      If you plan on joining us for the museum tour, make sure you reserve your hotel room for Tuesday night – our convention rate of $129 was reinstated for Tuesday night.

·      July 8 is the deadline for reserving ALL Embassy Suite hotel rooms at our special convention rate! After July 8, our $129 rate disappears for Aug. 8 and Aug. 9-13.  Please reserve your room now if you have not done so already. We want you to save your money for paper dolls, raffle tickets and the silent auction of original artwork!

·      To reserve your room at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport, contact Michael McClernon at 215-796-6001 or 

August 9 - 13, 2017
Airport Embassy Suites, 9000 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia, PA






[  ]  Registration:  $295
[  ]  Absentee Registration (Souvenirs):  $100.00 USD  
[  ]  Guest Registration (3 Meals/No souvenirs) $150.00

GUEST NAME:__________________________________________

Make checks payable/mail to: Linda Ocasio
                                                96 Minell Place
                                                Teaneck, NJ 07666


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Convention Absentee Registrations

Can't make it to convention this year? Don't forget you can always register as an absentee -- and get all the souvenirs!

Convention souvenirs will be going to press soon. If you're thinking of absentee registration, now is the time to send in your check for $100 to ensure you receive these limited edition paper dolls created by contemporary artists.
This year we are offering an unprecedented 10 full-color paper doll books on the 1960s theme, including (but not limited to): Twiggy, The Beatles, 60s TV Shows, Jean Shrimpton, James Bond, the fashions of Pierre Cardin + more!
In addition, you’ll receive a beautiful packet of black-and-white paper doll sheets to color and cut.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Convention Updates: Hotel, Competition and Museum Tour


The Embassy Suites Hotel is no longer offering a convention rate for three days before and three days after the convention.

We are disappointed, but apparently that is a corporate decision based on the demand for rooms in the period before and after our convention.

But there is another option, right next door: Extended Stay America at 8880 Bartram Ave., has rooms available at reasonable prices for those "shoulder dates" before and after our convention.

Extended Stay America
Address: 8880 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone: (215) 365-4360

Online reservations:


We left out an important competition category in the packets, so here is one more for your consideration ​(please keep this information handy when you fill our your competition forms)​:

#13  Foreign PDs - Box, Book or Envelope
        13a.  Foreign PD pre 1900
        13b.  Foreign PD 1900-1950
        13c.  Foreign PD after 1950


Because some of you have asked, the "Rocky Steps" are not the only way to get into the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). While you are certainly welcome to jog up the steps if you feel so moved, there is an entrance in the rear where buses drop people off, and where there are no steps at all.

​Thanks to Clare Peterson for sharing the following information with us: 
There is a big improvement project going on inside the main building at PMA, and construction has begun. 

This changes the restaurant options somewhat, so look for a future email blast about the museum trip in which we'll update you on lunch options, as well as information on the exhibits at PMA during our visit.