The PNW BJD Expo (Pacific Northwest Ball-jointed Doll Expo) is an international event where collectors, artists and manufacturers can enjoy time soaking up the creative atmosphere of these highly cusomizable dolls.
Our mission is to expand knowledge and encourage people to enjoy every aspect of the ball-jointed doll world. We believe that education and seeing the dolls first-hand is an essential way to introduce the next generation to the exciting, classic and functional art of the genre. We do this by producing the best event that we can, with the broadest base of of BJD and related items possible, for audiences 13 years or older.
Dolls: You will find dolls made of vinyl, porcelain, resin, or plastic designed with the ability to have a wide range of motion and poseability. They are frequently used as models for customized artistic work that include costuming and photography.
PNW BJD Expo is dedicated to ball-jointed dolls, jointed model dolls and artist dolls such as BJDs, Dollfies, Pullips, Blythes, Animes, Momokos, Monster High, Obitsu ...
Sponsors & Donors: Thanks to the generosity of our vendors and other companies, we are honored to have gifts available for our contests and door prize winners. If you are interested in donating a prize, please contact us for more information.
Recast Policy: Recasts of art dolls are not allowed to be sold or displayed in any manner at the PNWBJD Expo. A recast is defined as a doll or doll parts produced from a mold created without the original artist's written permission. We respect artists who create dolls and will not support or promote recasting. We agree with the Den of Angels statement "In addition to being illegal, recasting and bootlegging devalue the nature of our hobby, undermine the work of artists without whom this hobby would not exist and create attitudes of mistrust that affect all of us."
Panels are facilitated by volunteers, made up of artists/collectors with a show and tell style format. The panel is followed by a question and answer discussion of the topic with the audience.
Projects and Workshops are hands-on instruction and creation of a doll-related item. Class size is restricted to a limited number of participants. Prices vary by workshop complexity and are charged at time of registration.
Pre-Registration (online registration) for the expo is highly recommended. The price includes admission for the event, the chance to participate in panels, and the opportunity to enter contests to win prizes. Additional activities are available as add-ons. Registrations are non-transferable and and non-refundable.
Contests are designed to encourage artists and collectors to exhibit their talent and interpretation of the theme on a specific subject. Visit the Contests page for more information about competitions for the current year.
If you have questions about any of the above, please contact Dorothy Drake.