FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention to Be Held in
Ft. Lauderdale, Benefitting Local Charities
The 2011 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention, "Barbie® and Ken®: Spring
Break 1961!" will be held at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida from July 27-30, 2011. Nine hundred collectors from around
the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ken® doll and the 50th anniversary
of Barbie® and Ken® as the ultimate couple with four days of events including
workshops, programs, competitions, raffles, auctions, shopping, and even a real
Doll artists from the Barbie® collecting community as well as designers from
Mattel, the company which produces Barbie®, will contribute their work to both a
Silent Auction and a Live Auction, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting local Ft.
Lauderdale charities. The Silent Auction proceeds will be donated to The
Proverello Center, while the Live Auction proceeds will support the Children’s
Home Society of Florida.
Although the Convention is for registrants only, the salesroom will be open to the
public on Saturday, July 30, from 10am to 3pm. Admission will be $8; children
under 12 will be $3.
The salesroom, which will occupy the Harbor Beach Marriott’s Caribbean
Ballroom in their convention center, will be the biggest Barbie® doll salesroom on
earth, stocked with tens of thousands of Barbie® and family dolls dating back to
the beginning in 1959 right up through the present with Barbie® dolls designed by
Versace, Bob Mackie, and Vera Wang. There will be many one-of-a-kind artist
dolls for sale, as well. And everything on display will be for sale by a hundred
different doll vendors from all around the world. Whatever your budget, there will
be dolls and doll accessories you'll want to bring home with you.
There will be a free appraisal of Barbie® doll items - new and old - offered with
each paid admission. If you're not a collector, you may have treasure stored
away in the attic or garage.
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The Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Admission Children under 12 - $3
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 10am to 3pm
This is the first time the National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention, an
annual event held in a different city each year, has ever been in the Ft.
Lauderdale area. Don't miss the chance to see the most Barbie® doll
merchandise gathered in one place - ever.
For more information, please contact Dwane Adle at
email@example.com or visit the convention website at