San Diego Ball-Jointed Doll Con


The San Diego Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD) Con is an annual convention held in San Diego. We are a fan-driven, fan-staffed, and fan-oriented con for the BJD enthusiast. The single day event has vendors, prizes, drinks and snacks, a huge diorama, doll costume contest, and auction. The entry fee is $20 at the door and covers the entire event.



We'll have over a dozen vendors specializing in BJD clothes, accessories, and the dolls. The list for this year's con is located on the Vendor page.


Every year we build and display a huge diorama based on the theme for the year. This year is Dragon Thrones & Elven Rings, Magic Wands & Wicked Things, and we'll have over 40 feet of display for doll display and photos, as well as the costume contest.

Doll Costume Contest

Each participant in the convention receives one ballot to vote on the doll costume contest. There will be a First, Second, and Third place winners, chosen by vote count. Additionally, one entraint will be picked by the convention staff for the Director's Choice Award.

Convention participants can enter the contest with one BJD or a set of BJDs (which will count as a single entry). Voters are asked to choose the entry that most represents the theme. Please do not bring any display board or prop bigger than 18" wide, 18" deep, or over 36" high, in order to have enough space for all entraints.

Door Prizes

In addition to a goody bag, all participants will receive a raffle ticket for prizes which will be drawn at random towards the end of the con.

Food Truck

We will avail to have a food truck available out front for your snack and lunch needs.


There are several hotels near the con. The two closest are the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina and the Dana on Mission Bay.


San Diego has numerous things to do while visiting our BJD Con. The convention center is in Mission Beach with its Belmont Park, Seaworld, and just a few miles away, the world famous San Diego Zoo! Our con can be part of a vacation destination!