Help keep Doll Events Alive and Well!
With so many club members getting older, many doll shows and events are no longer continuing. It IS a lot a work not to mention that the rules for getting the word out has not only changed but continues to change all the time. In order for this great industry to continue, we all need to pitch in, just a little bit. First, there needs to be unity between promoters and clubs, well, just everyone.
Next, here are some ideas...
- Some clubs have been combining luncheons, workshops, etc. in cooperation with a promoter's show making for a larger "event". This has proven to be a win-win for both parties. Enthusiasts are more apt to attend an event outside their area when there are other activities, and/or buying/selling opportunities making for a fun dollie weekend. Events of this type may be too much for a club but with this type of division of tasks, very workable to everyone's benefit.
- There is nothing that says a person or group of people cannot step up and start a show. When the clubs in my area decided not to do shows anymore, I did it myself. There is work, don't get me wrong but once the initial set up is finished, the following events are easier. There is a guide on the site that gives some tips and I will be starting classes and workshops soon to help. (If interested, please email me.)
- Many clubs still maintain old school ways. If you are computer savy, why not help with online promotions. Start with free and go from there. Whether you are a seller, buyer or an enthusiast, there is nothing that says you cannot sponsor an upgraded listing for an event that is either not listed or simply has a free listing. If you do decide to do this, I will list you as the sponsor for the listing.
I know that with just a little bit of effort, we can continue to make this industry great.