2011 - Rotterdam, NED
We made our 7th Annual JemCon Happen in Holland on September 23, 24 & 25, 2011 at the Regardz Rotterdam Airport Hotel in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!
JemCon 2011: Makin' it Happen in Holland, was attended by around 40 Jem™ fans from all over the world, including attendees from the USA, England, Scotland, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Chile, Canada and France - quite an accomplishment considering that this was our first ever non-US convention!
The convention featured special guest, Christy Marx (Jem Animated Series Creator). In addition there were fan panels, workshops, dealers, and an extensive display exhibition from the 2011 Con-Chair's own personal collection.
We were also honored to host the premier performance of doll-action movie "Rock & Romance" by filmmakers Italo Chianti, and sample the delights of an international language dubbing panel with professional European voice-actor, Davide Quatraro!
On Thursday there was a fabulous tour of Holland, while Friday shone with a celebratory "25 years of fashion and fame" Jem exhibition that pushed the scheduled catered Meet 'N Greet buffet dinner and outrageous Jem™ trivia contest over to Saturday.
Saturday also held a special introductory guest panel with Christy Marx, with a follow-up Q&A panel with Miss Marx again on Sunday.
The convention continued throughout Saturday evening with cosplay hi-jinx, Jem™ Karaoke (with dazzling performances by Ilana from Canada and fabulous Karaoke vocals from Muriel of France and Laurie from the US), a fantastic Battle of the Bands Masquerade and disco!
The JemCon 2011 Charity Auction raised $1200 for Playground Schiweijk of Holland, who provide the children of Rotterdam with a safe place to play while arranging fundraisers such as flea markets, camping trips, and children's discos to support the playground's operational fund.