I had planned to get up early to hit the opening of the Tonner/Wilde sales room, but morning came way too quickly, so I just took my time in getting ready. Fortunately, that meant I missed most of the crowd in the sales room. I didn’t go in with anything in mind to buy, just to wander. However, I was sorely, sorely tempted by the companion dolls for this years convention — three of them resins!
There was also a new Penn doll, Easy Does It Penn, but apparently I didn’t take his picture. Oops.
I nearly bought the Ellowyne, but I decided to wait, as the Evangeline event was in a couple of hours, and I had a feeling I’d want the centerpiece. I did, however, snag a couple of Evangeline stands (I’m always running out), the blue Sweet Nothing outfit for Ellowyne (which I had missed on the website) and Possibly Clairvoyant Prudence. I had been eyeing Prudence since she was announced, but seeing her in person helped me make up my mind.
Afterwards, I checked out the competition room (more on that later) and went to the Raffle Room to put in my tickets.
The Evangeline brunch, Royal By Nature, was the next event. It included a crown contest, and both Amelia and I dressed for the occasion.
As soon as I walked into the ballroom, I knew I was in trouble! Each table had either Evangeline, Parnilla or Angelique. Angelique graced Table 7, but I knew I had to have all three. I’m helpless when it comes to over-the-top gowns!
Fortunately for my anxiety disorder, I won the rights to the centerpiece! Our table also won another door prize. We were indeed Lucky Number 7!
The crown competition was a lot of fun. There were so many crazy crowns! I didn’t get any photos, but you can check out Wilde’s Facebook page to see them!
After the brunch, I was feeling, well, not good, so I returned to my room for a little bit — and promptly fell asleep. I awoke about two hours later, panicked because I thought I was late for my volunteer time in the Competition Room! But I was on time. Of course, I forgot all my paperwork and bag I needed to pick up my competition dolls, but I was on time! >_<
Pick-up went smoothly and before long, it was time for the grand event — the Homecoming banquet! So many people showed up in their Homecoming finery; however, in high school, for me, it was all about the marching band! I wore a T-shirt that read “Band Geek for Life!” and Amelia also went the band geek route!
The centerpiece was a trio of beauties, Amber, Lizette and Prudence, decked out in their Homecoming best.
The table favor was a fabulous (faux) fur coat for the girls, fit for a queen!
Dinner was a four-course affair (!) and open bottles of wine were just left on our tables. Too bad I don’t drink!
The Homecoming Court was called up… and I was second runner-up for Queen! Hey, I’ll take it! I was given a pretty little Patience doll as my “consolation prize.”
It’s by far the silliest thing I’ve ever participated in, but I loved it!
At last, it was time for the big reveal… the convention doll, Ellowyne herself! However, I was too busy trying to be a good little table hostess by boxing up the centerpiece for the lady who won the rights to it, I didn’t get to open mine! I also didn’t take a picture of it later! I’m aghast! So, I will just have to borrow Wilde’s. (I’ll do better next convention, I promise!)
After the unboxing, it was time to dance! Though… I don’t dance! Seriously, you would not want to see me dance! But I hung around for the raffle drawings. And keeping with tradition of winning a doll at WildeCon, I won the Positive/Negative Marley Wentworth!
I love the raffle drawings. Even if I don’t win anything, I love watching the reactions of those who do win. Some folks are pretty hysterical in their excitement!
I stumbled back to my room afterwards, loot in hand, to try to get a few hours of sleep before the final day’s events.