Who makes PUDDLE happen?


TrueFan as Lunatic Alice
TrueFan as Dal Lunatic Alice in 2011

TrueFan: Jane Easterly

Founder and Director

Jane is an amazing reference librarian who lives in west central Illinois, and the world’s biggest fan of Dal! She founded PUDDLE in 2008 to share her love of Dal (and Pullip) with other fans. In the months before PUDDLE, Jane has a part in every major decision and is in charge of handling funds, making hotel arrangements, collecting donated items, communicating with sponsors, working with our artist, making items for the gift bags, and much much more.

At PUDDLE, Jane can be found making announcements, taking photos, and entering contests.

Babelglyph: Crayola Bolger

Event and Website Administrator

Crayola has been helping with PUDDLE since 2009, when she was in college at the University of Chicago. She is now a librarian herself, by coincidence. In the months before PUDDLE, Crayola helps Jane make decisions, run the website and social media presence, and organizes volunteers. She also codes the website and designs the printed programs, among other things.

At PUDDLE, Crayola can be found acting as MC and contest coordinator throughout the day, especially for the dress-like-your-doll parade.

Babelglyph as Dal Coral, from PUDDLE 2012. (photo by Singing Raven Photography)
Babelglyph as Dal Coral in 2012. (photo by Singing Raven Photography)

TrueFan and CornflowerBlue at the Dollinquency Event

CornflowerBlue: Jess LeBar

Whatever Needs Doing

Jess lives in Ohio, works for NASA, and has a large Groove collection. She is a great seamstress and customizer. She helps out with whatever needs doing, including assembling the gift bags, checking people in, sorting, organizing, and fixing things, and taking photographs to be sent to magazines. Her common sense is invaluable when making decisions about PUDDLE.



Buboplague has created the drawn artwork for the website, badges, and merchandise for PUDDLE since 2017. Each year’s theme is taken into consideration when creating the original concepts and designs for the doll featured in the artwork.

More of buboplague’s work can be found at ohnooo.net.


Buboplague’s ghostly Pullip drawing for the 2020 PUDDLE,
The Haunted Library.


Helping with everything else!

Volunteers help in many ways: with set up and clean up, by table hosting, donating items, judging contests, and running panels/ workshops, and in ways too numerous to count!

If you are attending PUDDLE this year and would like to officially volunteer, let us know how you can help.

The fun of PUDDLE would not be possible without dozens of people donating time, materials, and money. Thank you to all our past and present volunteers who have contributed so much to building our community.