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IDEX 2013

We just returned from IDEX 2013 in Orlando, Florida and it was a blast!

IDEX is a US doll show for various kinds of dolls and the conference was held on Apr 12-14 just across the road from Universal Studios park.

Initially we decided to go there after hearing that VOLKS will be attending too.

Line at IDEX 2013 in the morning
A line formed in the morning to get all the limited items. Surprisingly many people got in line for items other than VOLKS dolls ;)

Line at IDEX 2013 in the morning

Finally we are in, and VOLKS booth is BUSY!

At Volks booth at IDEX 2013

At Volks booth at IDEX 2013

At Volks booth at IDEX 2013

At Volks booth at IDEX 2013

Limited dollfies available on the first day:

Volks SD16 Megu
VOLKS SD16 Megu

Volks SDGou Claude, The Beast
SDGou Claude as The Beast. This doll was selling surprisingly badly, was still available even on the last day, and they still have some stock in their LA store too (the rest were sold out early on the first day).

Volks DD Moe & Natsuki 2nd Ver.
DD Moe v.2 and Natsuki v.2

Volks Yo-SDB Bontenmaru & Yo-SDG Megohime
Yo-SDB Bontenmaru and Yo-SDG Megohime

Volks DD Moe 2nd Ver.
DD Moe v.2

Volks SD16 Megu
SD16 Megu.

Volks SDGou Claude, the Beast

Volks SDGou Claude, the Beast
And another take on The Beast.

Volks Pure Drop SDG Chinese Dress Set
VOLKS Pure Drop SDG Chinese Dress set.

Aiko-chan's Volks Ran
Aiko-chan's Ran.

And now some pictures from the show floor:
At Saemi's Doll Creations booth
Very impressive old guy from Saemi-san. Fixed pose.

At Saemi's Doll Creations booth
And a dressed-up Japanese baby from Saemi is cool too.

At Gillie Dolls booth
A butterfly ;)

At Steele Originals booth

The International Art Doll Registry booth had a lot of very fine dolls:

At International Art Doll Registry booth
The Squirrell Rider!

At International Art Doll Registry booth

At International Art Doll Registry booth

At International Art Doll Registry booth

At International Art Doll Registry booth

At International Art Doll Registry booth
I love this dragon and it's semi-transparent wings. I love running light through semi-transparent objects and makign them glow in general too ;)

But moving on...

At Maggie Made Dolls booth

At Maggie Made Dolls booth

Franklin at Happy Tymes Collectibles booth
Adorable Franklin at Happy Tymes Collectibles booth.

Suigintou and Franklin
Suigintou found Franklin interesting too.

Collector and her doll
This attendee has a quite matching doll ;)

limited items
Needed to run to our room with the haul (ours and friends).

Our room at DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
And this is our hotel room.

Our room at DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
And the other side.

In the evening there was a DoA BJD meetup in the hotel lobby that somehow split from the Yahoo groups BJD meetup.

At meetup
Something unexpected is going on here ;)

At meetup

Meetup: thesaraghina's Sally (Volks Williams) and Sugar (Volks Emma)
Saraghina's Sally and Sugar

Meetup: Suigintou, Sally ans Shiro
Suigintou, Sally and Shiro.

Meetup: Sugar and Suigintou

Meetup: Sally, Shiro and stargazer_i's F38 Christian
To the right is stargazer_i's F38 Christian.

Meetup: Volks Sugar, Suigintou, Sally, Shiro and Christian

Meetup: Sally, Shiro and JuliDC's Vincent (Claude, The Beast)
Time to play with lights. (To the right JudiDC's Vincent).

Meetup: Sugar~

Meetup: Kykycik's Dollzone Annie
Kykycik's Dollzone Annie.

Meetup: DiSpy's Volks Ryu(?) and Kykycik's Dollzone Annie
Annie and DiSpy's Volks Ryu

Meetup: Sally getting ready to go home
Time to go home.

Bird drinking water

Bird bathes
Meanwhile, outside the birds were playing. And not just birds...

Kykycik's wet Anna
While preparing this shot a terrible accident happened and Annie fell into water, the dress and the wigs are all wet with chlorinated water...

Universal park views from our room
Window view and Universal park.

On day 2 we rushed to the VOLKS booth to see their One-Offs.

Volks SDGrB Souji Okita 2010 Ver. Base One-Off Model
SDGrB Souji Okita 2010 version base model.

Volks Luna Base One-Off Model
Volks Luna Base.

Volks Luna Base One-Off Model closeup

Volks SDGrG Alice Base One-Off Model closeup
SDGrG Alice.

Volks SDGrG Alice Base One-Off Model

Volks SDGrG Jun Tachibana 2004 Ver. Base One-Off Model
SDGrG Jun Tachibana 2004 version base. The poor girl did not feel any love and nobody bought her even on the next day after whoever won the auction refused to buy her.

DiSpy's doll
DiSpy's Volks Sei-Rei Sakaki.

And a run-in with Megu ;)

Volks SD16 Megu

Volks SD17 Shiro and SD16 Megu

In the evening we attended the Saturday Night Fever themed after 80's disco style.

Waiting for the Saturday Night Fever

Waiting for the Saturday Night Fever

Waiting for the Saturday Night Fever
People waiting outside the hall.

Saturday Night Fever
Finally we are inside.

 Charity raffle line at Saturday Night Fever

 Charity raffle line at Saturday Night Fever
A line to deposit raffle tickets.

Volks beacon award speech
VOLKS President children giving a speech at Beacon Award ceremony.

BJD Contest for audience's favorite doll
BJD contest for audience's favorite doll participants, part #1.

BJD Contest for audience's favorite doll
BJD contest for audience's favorite doll participants, part #2. (The winner is left-most doll, #12).

BJD Contest for audience's favorite doll
BJD contest for audience's favorite doll participants, part #3.

BJD Contest for audience's favorite doll
BJD contest for audience's favorite doll participants, part #4.

BJD Contest for audience's favorite doll
BJD contest for audience's favorite doll participants, part #5.

Rafael's Joker Old SA Saint Dollshe
Rafael's Joker up close.

916mvk's MNM Severus Snape on DollChateau Adult body
916mvk's MNM Severus Snape up close.

Charity raffle Items
Raffle items.

Charity raffle item Volks Rei-tenshi

Charity raffle item

Charity raffle item Volks Rei-tenshi

Charity raffle Items
And raffle items from the other side.

Doll for the silent auction
Silent auction doll that sold for $5600 in the end.

Special anime style disco theme BJD dolls by Angelic Dreamz

Special anime style disco theme BJD doll by Angelic Dreamz
Special anime-style disco-themed BJDs by Angelic Dreamz

Disco dances at Saturday Night Fever

Disco dances at Saturday Night Fever

Disco dances at Saturday Night Fever
And crazy disco dancing ;)

Door Prize: Pat Moulton's LuLu
Pat Moulton's Lulu that I won as a door prize.


Raffle time... I really-really want to win ;)

Our charity raffle prize Volks Sleepy Rei-tenshi
And yay! We won this Rei Tenshi! (and they are only available as prizes, never for sale).

Our charity raffle prize Volks Sleepy Rei-tenshi

Our Rei-Tenshi and JuliDC's Sei-Tenshi
Our Rei Tenshi and JuliDC's Sei-Tenshi.

Pat Moulton's LuLu, Volks Rei-Tenshi and Sei-Tenshi
And all three together.

The event was tons of fun, we met a lot of interesting people and interesting dolls and generally had a good time.

Also on the last day we were driving around with friends to Cape Canaveral.

Flock of pelicans

Flock of pelicans
Large flock of pelicans flew over our head on the beach.

Flock of pelicans

And on the way both there and back we saw a family of wild boars, which is somewhat surprising given that they are a game animal in Florida.

Family of wild boars

Family of wild boars

Family of wild boars

Family of wild boars

Family of wild boars

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