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2012 Entertainer's Educational Events Calendar

Discussion in 'Events and Announcements' started by tim, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    I would like to compile a calendar of events which we, as entertainers, might be interested in attending to advance our education in the arts related to clowning. It can include clowning (of all varieties) conventions as well as events which might be of assistance in developing related skills. Please feel welcome to contribute in adding details or other events towards making it more complete and comprehensive. Below I will post a starter list of numerous events of which I am already aware. Hopefully this list might serve well as a resource for us to find interesting and worthwhile opportunities to further our abilities and extend our reach in awareness of what is available.
     
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  2. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    January

    11 - 14 Florida SuperJam (balloons) - Orlando, FL

    11 - 16 Connecticut Face Painting Convention - Manchester, CT

    12 - 15 Seattle Juggling Festival - Seattle, WA

    13 - 15 Madfest Juggling Festival - Madison, WI

    20 - 22 Northeast Clown Institute - Plymouth, MA

    26 - 28 Magi-Fest - Columbus, Ohio

    26 - 29 Clown Jamboree - Mystic, CT

    February

    1 - 5 Twist and Shout (balloons) - Phoenix, AZ

    3 - 4 Joey to the World Gospel Clown Convention - Houston, TX

    3 - 5 Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival - Atlanta, GA

    9 - 12 Kapital Kidvention - Washington, D.C. area (Arlington, VA)

    13 - 19 International Clown Hall of Fame (ICHOF) and Research Center Clown Arts Intensive - Baraboo, WI - CANCELED (possibly to be rescheduled for September)

    We have decided on the week of Feb 14 to the 18, 2012. Arrive on Monday the 13th, depart on Sun the 19th.

    17 - 19 Entertainer Tools of the Trade Weekend. - Minnetonka, MN

    17 - 19 Mondofest Juggling - St. Paul, MN

    17 - 19 60th Celebration Annual Magic Convention - Blackpool, UK

    22 - 25 Family Entertainer's Coaching Clinic - Austin, TX - CANCELED

    23- 26 Circus Magic - Williamsburg, VA

    24 - 26 Austin Jugglefest - Austin, TX


    March

    2 - 4 Tucson Juggling Festival - Tucson, AZ

    8 - 11 27th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival - Denton, TX

    11 - 14 Face Painting & Body Art Convention - Las Vegas, NV

    14 - 17 LA Fete - New Orleans, LA

    19- 23 World Clown Association Convention - San Diego, CA

    21 - 25 World Balloon Convention - Dallas, TX

    22 - 24 Spring Fling - South Bend, IN

    30 - April 1 6th Annual Henna Gathering - Providence, RI

    April


    13 - 15 35th RIT Spring Juggle-In - Rochester, NY

    19 - 21 Circus Fans of America Convention - Tampa, FL

    20 - 22 Northwest Arkansas Juggling Festival - Fayetteville, AR

    24 - 29 COAI Covention - Kansas City, MO

    26 - 29 30th Annual Northlands Storytelling Conference - Lake Geneva, WI


    May

    Magic Minnesota

    21 - 27 TNT University - Taccoa, GA

    23 - 27 Face and Body Art International Convention (FABAIC) - Weston, FL

    23 - 27 Face and Body Art International Convention - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    June

    5 - 10 Red Skelton Clown School - Vincennes, IN

    13 - 16 Circus Historical Society Convention - Baraboo, WI

    28 - July 1 National Storytelling Conference - Covington, KY


    July

    Christian Jugglers Association Convention - Goshen, IN

    2 - 8 World Bodypainting Festival - Wörthersee, Austria

    3 - 7 International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) Convention - Norfolk, VA

    9 - 13 Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers Convention - Langhorne, PA

    23 - 26 Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) Convention - Las Vegas, NV

    16 - 22 IJA Juggling Festival - Winston-Salem, NC

    Clown Jam - Branson, MO

    18 - 21 Venthaven - Cincinnati area

    30 - August 3 -- Fellowship of Christian Magicians (FCM) Convention - Marion, IN

    30 - August 5 -- California Clown Campin' - San Bernadino, CA

    31 - August 5 -- Moosecamp - Buffalo, MN

    August

    1 - 5 Texas Clown Association Convention -

    9 - 11 2012 Midwest Magic Jubilee - St. Louis, MO

    14 - 18 KIDabra Convention - Pigeon Forge, TN

    Living Canvas - San Jose, CA

    September

    5 - 9 SECA Convention - Jacksonville, FL

    Clownfest - Seaside Heights, NJ

    Circus Magic West

    Big Raindrop Body Arts Conference - Kent, WA

    22 Minnesota Clown Day Workshop - St. Paul, MN


    October

    Midwest Roundup - Davenport, IA

    Comedifest - Portland, OR

    JuggleFest - St. Louis, MO


    November

    Kentucky Clown Derby - Louisville area

    Western Region Clown Association Convention

    Mid-Atlantic Clown Association Convention

    Family Entertainers Workshop - Granbury, TX

    Fabbulas - Philadelphia, PA


    December
     
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  3. Plywood

    Plywood New Member

    Do you want face painting classes/conventions on the list as well? If so, here are some that you could add to your master list:

    January 11-16, Connecticut Face Painting Convention - Manchester, CT

    March 11-14, Face Painting & Body Art Convention - Las Vegas, NV

    March 14-17, LA Fete - New Orleans, LA

    March 30-April 1, 6th Annual Henna Gathering - Providence, RI

    May 23-27, Face and Body Art International Convention - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    July 2-8, World Bodypainting Festival - Wörthersee, Austria

    August?, Living Canvas - San Jose, CA

    September?, Big Raindrop Body Arts Conference - Kent, WA

    September 22, Minnesota Clown Day Workshop - St. Paul, MN

    November?, Fabbulas - Philadelphia, PA
     
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  4. Plywood

    Plywood New Member

    I'm considering Madfest Juggling Festival in Madison, WI. Do any of you go for just one day?
     
  5. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Madfest is essentially a free festival. You can come and go as you like. So one day, three days, whatever works. There is a big stage show Saturday night, which has a minimal cost of like 12 bucks or something for a ticket. And a late night show after that. Definitely consider attending! It's a really huge and significant fest where you can always find helpful people working on all kinds of stuff. (In fact, if there are several people who are willing to go, a potential side trip involving clown stuff, specifically, may be possible, also.)
     
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  6. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Absolutely!

    And magic. And puppetry. And storytelling. And mime. And maybe lots of other stuff, also.

    There is still a lot of work to be done.

    Thanks for your contribution. Those dates have now been added to the master list.
     
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  7. Special K'z

    Special K'z Well-Known Member

    Where in Iowa is the Midwest roundup going to be held?
    Thanks,
    Sara K.
     
  8. Plywood

    Plywood New Member

    A couple more...

    July 9-13, Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers Convention - Langhorne, PA

    July?, National Puppetry Festival - Atlanta, GA

    July?, Christian Jugglers Association Convention - Goshen, IN
     
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  9. Fitzwilly

    Fitzwilly COAI Secretary

    Davenport, Iowa for the Midwest Clown Round-Up
     
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  10. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Is the national puppetry convention an annual event? I may be mistaken, but I thought that some puppetry organization (perhaps them) had a convention every other year, with regional conventions in the off years.
     
  11. Plywood

    Plywood New Member

    You're right, Tim. It says on their website that they hold it every two years. Sorry, I didn't check my facts!
     
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  12. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    That just means that we have more work to do in finding their regional gatherings!

    I know that there is usually one in Illinois.
     
  13. Plywood

    Plywood New Member

    Tim, your inbox is full, so we'll just pretend that this is your inbox for now. Here you go...

    Hi Tim!

    In regards to a possible clowny side-trip, do you know of any places to visit nearby? I saw that there are a couple of costume shops in Madison: Clownin' Around Balloons & Costumes, and Mallatt Pharmacy & Costume. Also, the Madison Theatre Guild's Costume Shop looks like an interesting place to visit. Do you know of some other local places, or were you thinking of a side trip to Baraboo? Thanks much!

    Plywood
     
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  14. Plywood

    Plywood New Member

    March 8-11, 27th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival - Denton, TX

    April 26-29, 30th Annual Northlands Storytelling Conference - Lake Geneva, WI

    June 28-July 1, National Storytelling Conference - Covington, KY
     
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  15. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Covington, eh? Another excuse to visit Cincinnati!
     
  16. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    It often is. As I've told some others, click on the email button instead via my profile page, please, if you wish to contact me.

    There is Ella's Deli, which I consider an amazing must. They have a crazy collection of old toys and stuff that is a clown's delight!

    I'd also sort of like to find out just why the local Pizza Hut is called an "Italian Bistro!"

    Cool. Certainly places I'd like to check out.

    The latter.
     
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  17. Sir Toony Van Dukes

    Sir Toony Van Dukes Well-Known Member

    If you are going to create a list, you should include links for people to find out more information.... I try to maintain a list at The Clown Network

    http://www.theclownnetwork.com/clownEvents.php


    January 2012
    Florida SuperJam
    January 11 – 14, 2012
    International Palms Resort
    6515 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32819
    http://floridasuperjam.com/


    The ultimate balloon jam!!! 4 days of continuous balloon twisting

    Northeast Clown Institute
    January 20-22, 2012
    Radisson Hotel
    180 Water Street
    Plymouth, MA
    http://www.clowninstitute.org/


    The Northeast Clown Institute (NCI) will be holding its twenty third annual weekend program.

    MAGI-FEST
    January 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2012
    Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
    50 North 3rd Street
    Columbus, Ohio



    81st Annual Magic Convention

    Clown Jamboree
    January 26-29, 2012
    Hilton Mystic
    20 Coogan Boulevard
    Mystic, CT 06355
    http://www.clownjamboree.com/


    Presented by Steve Kissell. Bringing Education Excellence to the Performing Arts! Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn at Clown Jamboree on their 19th Birthday with the special theme of: Tribute to the Wizard of OZ!

    February 2012
    Twist & Shout
    February 1-5, 2012
    Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel
    1600 South 52nd St
    Tempe AZ 85281
    http://www.balloonconvention.com/


    Note: The date was changed! The Best Balloon Entertainer, Artist and Twister's Convention is coming to the great southwest, Phoenix/Tempe Arizona. The Jam Room, a 23-hour-a-day (room will close for during T&S evening events) filled with balloons for you to play with provided by Pioneer Balloon Company and Betallic Balloons.

    Joey To The World Gospel Clown Convention
    February 3-4, 2012
    Sagemont Church
    11300 S. Sam Houston Parkway
    Houston, Texas 77089
    http://www.joeytotheworld.org/


    JTTW is one of the largest and oldest gospel clown conventions.

    60th Celebration Annual Magic Convention
    February 17th – 19th, 2012
    Blackpool Opera House & Winter gardens
    Church Street
    Blackpool, UK
    http://www.blackpoolmagic.com/blackpoolconv.html



    Circus Magic
    February 23-26, 2012
    Holiday Inn Patriot 3032 Richmond Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    http://www.circusmagicconvention.com/


    Presented by Steve Kissell. Bringing Education Excellence to the Performing Arts! Come Celebrate, Laugh, and Learn at Clown Jamboree on their 19th Birthday with the special theme of: Tribute to the Wizard of OZ!


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    March 2012
    Face and Body Art Convention
    March 11 – 14, 2012
    Flamingo Hotel and Casino
    Las Vegas, NV
    http://www.FPBAConvention.com/


    This convention is for the new painter, wanna be painter, or a seasoned painter who has the desire to expand their knowledge and skill level by learning from fellow artists at all levels and some of the best instructors in the world.

    La Fete Face Painting Convention
    March 14 – 17, 2012
    Wyndham Garden Inn
    New Orleans, LA

    http://www.lafete.us/


    The 2012 LA Fete is the 6th Annual Face and Body Painting event that is hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event began when Susan Pierce, Renee Domingue and Cory Conrad invited painters from across the country to come down to south Louisiana and eat gumbo. The name LA Fete is short for Living Arts (LA) and "Fete" meaning festival or a party.

    World Balloon Convention
    March 21-25, 2012
    Sheraton Dallas Hotel
    Dallas, TX
    http://www.worldballoonconvention.com/


    A Qualatex event. Convention is for party stores, decorators, and balloon twisters.

    World Clown Association 2012 Annual Convention
    March 19-23, 2012
    Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
    500 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA
    http://worldclown.com/


    The Annual convention for the World Clown Association.


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    April 2012
    COAI Annual Convention
    April 24-49, 2012
    Holiday Inn
    9103 E. 39th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64133
    http://www.coai2012kansascity.com/


    Clowns of America International's annual clown convention. Hosted by the Northland Clown Guild, Alley 217. The theme is the Roaring 20s.


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    May 2012
    TnT University
    May 21 to 27, 2012
    Georgia Baptist Conference Center
    Taccoa, GA
    http://www.tntuniversity.com/


    At the TnT University their goal is to bring the best possible instructors that will raise the level of professionalism in all areas of clowning, from secular to hospital and including Christian clowning.

    Face and Body Art International Convention FABAIC May 23-27th, 2012
    Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center & Spa
    250 Racquet Club Road
    Weston, FL 33326
    http://fabaic.com/


    Hosted by Marcela Murad (Mama Clown) and Heather Banks from Silly Farm Supplies.


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    June 2012
    4th Annual Red Skelton Clown School
    June 5-10, 2012
    Vincennes, IN
    http://redskeltonclownschool.com/


    In Red's Hometown Vincennes, Indiana at Vincennes University. Price includes entire week of workshops, dorm, meals, t-shirt, special events, and Clown Follies!


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    July 2012
    International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) Annual Convention - Sea of Magic
    July 3 - 7, 2012
    Norfolk, Virginia
    http://www.magician.org/portal/en/node/6



    Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) Convention
    July 23-26, 2012
    Golden Nugget
    Las Vegas, NV
    http://www.magicsam.com/SAM2012/index.asp



    FCM International Convention
    July 30 - Aug. 3, 2012
    Indiana Wesleyan University
    Marion, Indiana
    http://www.fcm.org/usa/convention.php


    The 54th Annual International Convention of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.

    California Clown Campin'
    July 30- August 5, 2012
    California State University, San Bernardino California
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino California 92407
    http://www.californiaclowncampin.org/

    Bruce "Charlie" Johnson is their 2012 Feature Performer. The camp is fashioned after Clown Camp La Crosse, the longest running clown school. California Clown Campin, Inc is a not for profit organization formed with the sole purpose of furthering clown arts education through training and fellowship.

    Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp
    July 31 - August 05, 2012
    Christ the King Retreat Center
    621 First Ave. South
    Buffalo MN 55313
    http://mooseburger.com/camp/


    Mooseburger Camp is the clown school created by Tricia Manuel from world famous Pricilla Mooseburger Originals. Celebrate International Clown Week with your clown friends at Moose Camp. 2012 Special Guest Star: Jay Stewart.


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    August 2012
    International Clown Week
    August 1-7 of every year
    http://www.internationalclownweek.org/


    Whereas clowns have long been known as ambassadors of joy and good will and bring happiness to both joy and good will and bring happiness both to children and adults and

    Where as: In recognition to the charitable activities of clowns and the wholesome entertainment they provide for all of our citizens: "International Clown Week" has been proclaimed for the week of August 1 thru August 7, 2009, and Now there for we, The Clown Network proclaim the week of August 1 thru 7 "International Clown Week."

    Texas Clown Association Convention
    August 1 - 5, 2012

    http://www.texasclownassociation.org/Convs.html


    Host - TCA Board

    2012 Midwest Magic Jubilee
    St. Louis August 9 -11, 2012
    Airport Hilton Hotel
    10330 Natural Bridge Road
    St. Louis, Missouri
    http://www.mmjubilee.com/



    KIDabara Annual Conference
    August 14th - 18th, 2012
    Music Road Hotel Complex
    303 Henderson Chapel Rd.
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    http://www.kidabra.com/


    KIDabara's Annual Conference is in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Music Road Hotel Complex.


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    August 2012
    South East Clown Association (SECA) Convention
    September 5 - September 9, 2012
    Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
    225 East Coastline Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    http://www.southeastclownassoc.org/Convention.html


    This year's theme is Clowns of the Tropics
     
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  18. Pinky the Clown

    Pinky the Clown New Member

    I will have to see when the time gets closer but I want to go if I can make it.
     
  19. Special K'z

    Special K'z Well-Known Member

    April 2012
    COAI Annual Convention
    April 24-49, 2012
    Holiday Inn
    9103 E. 39th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64133
    http://www.coai2012kansascity.com/

    Sir Toony,
    I know April always seems like a long month and i would love to go to a convention that lasted 25 days but gesh Isn't that a bit of overkill.
    Sara K.
     
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  20. BalooBaphoon

    BalooBaphoon Active Member

    the Minnesota convention has been renamed due to it being too close in name to a different workshop. Feb 17-19th 2012 Entertainer tools of the trade weekend. also where can I find more info on some of these other events (namely the midwest round up)
     
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