THE EVENT TEAM

We are excited to work with the community to host festive gatherings:
ANNUAL COLLECTORS' CONS/EXHIBITIONS - 2022 BRUGGE & 2023 NY/NJ
COMMUNITY PLAYDATES - ORANGE COUNTY, NY NOV 2022 & LONDON, FEB 2023

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SHARI STAEL

Founder & Owner, Suzie et Gus, Brugge, Belgium

Founder & Co-Organizer, Wonderland of Play

@suzieetgus and @suzieetgusdolls

Shari is a creativeprenuer and retailer in the heart of historic downtown Brugge. You can find her adorable shop Suzie et Gus steps from the famous Canal Boat tours at NV Stael Mooring Boathouse. She is a lifelong resident of Brugge and wants to bring fellow collectors to her fairy tale hometown to enjoy it as a beautiful backdrop for events. Her goal is to celebrate the cultural and artful values of travel and play within the Blythe and Toy communities. Shari is responsible for site logistics, development, and management.  Shari will take the lead on events in Europe.

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JEN O'CONNOR

Founder & Owner, Earth Angels Studios, Orange County, NY

Founder & Co-Organizer, Wonderland of Play

@jensearthangels and @earthangelsstudios

Jen is a retailer and expert in handmade small business development. She owns an art gallery in Orange County, New York and has been hosting events since she founded her business - Earth Angels Studios - in 1994. To promote and plan our WofP events, Jen will access her broad and varied network of friends, fellow collectors, and enthusiasts for art, vintage, and handmade across the globe. Her goal is to connect various collecting communities and bring people together to play. Jen is responsible for branding, social media, community outreach and strategic planning. She will take the lead on events in the USA.

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PRODUCTION TEAM...AMBASSADORS OF PLAY

Diane Mall Sammarco, Ambassador Coordinator  - Orange County, NY @dm_blythe

Christa Mayhemm, Blythe Con USA Coordinator - Groove Kitchen, Texas

Saskia Rogister, Retail Partner & Community Liaison - Brugge, Belgium @saskiarogister

Rosanna DeBellis, Welcome Wagon The Blythe Deli - Mantova, Italy @rosannadebellis


Are you interested in being a volunteer?


Let us know if you would like to help us make the event more memorable by being a volunteer… please email us --  include your name, your Instagram, and your country…and what you love to collect! Feel free to mention any special skills you would like to share – or if you are just willing to be an extra pair of hands at any of our Community PlayDate or Annual Exhibitor Events events.