Saturday, July 25, 2009

Adore Magazine, a Photo Magazine for Pullip, is now a PUDDLE sponsor! Many thanks to Sue for advertising PUDDLE in an upcoming issue. You can find a link to Adore on the Sponsors and Links pages of the PUDDLE website.

Monday, July 13, 2009

PUDDLE mascot Puddle (a Sooni Dal) has a new look - freckles and the JPop wig I got in this year's gift bag! She is looking forward to showing off her new style at next year's event.
The convention code for the hotel guest rooms will be available in the next day or so.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

PUDDLE 2010 will be on June 5, 2010

PUDDLE 2010 will be on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn:

It is very close to online shop and their ample supply of dolls. The meeting room can hold 250 people. The convention guest room rate is $69 plus tax per night. Only 10 rooms are guaranteed at the convention rate, but the hotel can add as many rooms as they choose. They are most likely to do so now rather than close to the event. We will get the rate for both Friday and Saturday. I'll post the code once I have it.

The base cost for attending PUDDLE 2010 is $25 per family unit. Each additional person who is a doll fan and will be participating in contests, BST, etc., is an additional $5. Very small children do not have to pay unless they need a gift bag. Grandparents, parents, spouses, and siblings who are just along for the ride and aren't interested in dolls do not have to pay the fee (unless they want a gift bag). I will still need their names, as we will want everyone in the hall to be wearing a nametag so we can tell if someone in the room is not connected to the event.

Anyone who pays their $25 base fee by August 4 will receive 15 raffle tickets. That's like getting a $5 discount! (You can pay for your additional members at the same time but you don't have to.) Email truefan at for the paypal address. Please, please mark the payment as "Personal" as we are just sharing the cost of the event. Also, please no credit or debit cards. You can also send TrueFan a check.
Keep an eye on the website for details as we get closer to the event:

And also the blog:

I am maintaining an email distribution list for people interested in attending PUDDLE 2010. If you would like to receive updates and help plan PUDDLE, please send your email address to truefan at

Also, the theme for this year is TURTLES!