The National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention is a 4 day event . This year took place from 19th July to 22nd July 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in downtown Houston, Texas, USA.
The convention unofficially began Wednesday night with a launch party at the Hyatt Downtown.
Many vendor were open for room sales since early as Saturday, July 15th.
There were many activities for the participants.
This was my very first convention and I had 2 entries.
My First Timers entry
(FT: First Timers: one who has never entered competition)
Category B. F.T. Mix N’ Match 1
Traditional Mix N’ Match: put a doll in an outfit from the opposite time era.
Midge was wearing “All Decked Out” set from Barbie Millicent Roberts Collection. I added the hat (don’t recall where it came from) and a cell phone.
My Diorama Entry
3.BARBIE DOLL IN THE YEAR 2525
Circa 2525 A.D.
More than 500 years from now, interplanetary activities are common, just look at the posters advertising apartments for rent in Venus as well as trips and tours to Venus and Mars.
Technology doesn’t seem to have a limit. When Barbie needs to improve her looks she just heads off to the beauty salon to get a new body. Yes, a new body! Genetics and computer technology are so advanced that people can “renew” their original body at a fair price and painlessly. In a few hours, thanks to molecular bio-technology, the old body will be restored to its best and will be ready to continue life as always… or better.
No need to transfer brains to a new body, it is a new type of body trade: the old one for the same one but renewed.
Meanwhile, at the salon waiting area, a robot takes care of the hands of a customer who only wants to have pretty nails.