Monday, August 31, 2009

Many thanks to May for becoming a PUDDLE sponsor! Her etsy shop is Day Dreamer dolly (, and here are two examples of her darling sets.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Keep an eye out for doll magazines with articles on PUDDLE 2009! I haven't seen any yet, but I live in a town with no bookstore. Doll Reader, Haute Doll, Dolls, and Doll Collector all received news items.

Also, if you go to another convention and receive a nametag on a lanyard, you might want to save the the lanyard for PUDDLE 2010. We don't have the cash to buy lanyards to go with our nametags, so it would be great if attendees brought their own. (If not, we'll have yarn for the nametags, like last year.)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thanks to MissMandyLynne for sponsoring a month of the website!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks to eTraders Place for donating gift certificates and some adorable pet sets (as seen in the photo!). Thanks also to our newest sponsors for PUDDLE 2010, Panik's Toy Box and Gigi's Dolls and Sherry's Teddy Bears, Inc. Please visit all their shops at the links below:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Thanks to WellerMade for sponsoring a month of the website!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

We still need five more website sponsors to pay for the monthly website costs through next June. Will you consider being a sponsor?

Sponsorship is $5 for one month, and your name will be listed on our sponsorship page:

(Gypsylou and I are still working on the website update, but you will be listed on the updated page.)

If you would like to sponsor a month, please pm me (TrueFan) on one of the forums or email me at truefan at for my paypal address. Please tell me which month you'd like, what name you want listed as the sponsor, and if you have a reason for choosing that month. (And if you want to sponsor a month that's later in 2010, that's fine too!) Thanks!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thank you to everyone who paid at least $25 of their PUDDLE 2010 fees by August 4! The winner of the $25 gift certificate for Diane's etsy shop, blytheocdcloset, is icravemeowmix! Here is the link: Thanks to Diane for donating the gift certificate!

Anyone who paid their $25 base fee by August 4 will receive 15 free raffle tickets at PUDDLE. Those who pay by Halloween will receive nine raffle tickets, and those who pay by January 1, 2010 will receive six. Anyone who pays by Valentine's Day will receive three. Anyone who pays after May 1, 2010 will pay $5 extra ($30 as the base fee instead of $25) and be subject to cancellation if the event sells out. Raffle tickets cost 50 cents each or three for $1, so paying early is like getting a discount!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

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 well in advance the event. We will get the rate for both Friday and Saturday. The event code is PDS. The cut-off date for convention rate room reservations is 5/15/2010.