The Convention will be held November 8-12, 2023 at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
|Wednesday, November 8th||7:00 PM||Evening Palooza Fire Juggling Outdoors||Steve Gailey & The Brigade|
|Thursday November 9th||REGISTER FOR OPEN MIC! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED|
|8AM-9:15||Flea Market ends 9:15. Registration begins 9AM in the lobby.|
|9:30-10:30||Fun With Balloons: Make balloons with which you and your audience can play! Bring balloons and a pump!||Jim Fearn|
|10:45-11:45||Becoming and Performing as Mrs. Claus: Create a solidly believable backstory, using accepted folklore.This includes the use of props, photos, wardrobe, as well as the importance of never breaking character all sprinkled with an attitude of kindness.||Alene Kraus|
|1:00-2:00||Make-up Tips and Tricks Tricks and How To Make The Most Of Your Make-up?: This course is designed to take your make-up to the next level. Learn about prep, accenting, use of color, powders, live eye, glitter, and much more!||Wes Whiteside|
|2:15-3:15||Joke Writing: This class will give you the tools to write your own jokes with a tried and true method.||Bob Abdou|
|3:30-4:30||Beginner Juggling: By the end of this class each participant should have the basics of the 3 Ball Cascade. Anyone who can juggle will be able to move onto the the next level to enhance their juggling experience.||Steve Gailey|
|4:45-5:15||Clowning On The Move: We often entertain at large events in which attendees are spread out over a large area. Learn bits of fun and interactions which will bring smiles to all ages and get you booked more often as an All Around Clown.||Dave Hill|
|Friday, Nov. 9th||8:30-9:30||Storytelling Developing: Learn how to develop and present stories for magic and more.||Roy Stone|
|9:45-10:45||Super Easy and Impressive Magic for Clowns: Add a Fantastic Magic Show to your next appearance! Tricks taught in class will enable you to bolster your performance resume and get you booked more often as you perform as an ALL AROUND CLOWN!||Dave Hill|
|11:00-12:00||Feeling Good On Stage: What is stage presence, voice projection, working to to the 4th wall? This is a fun and interactive class. You will be performing skits, bits and gags.||Bob and Teresa Gretton|
|12:05-1:45||40TH ANNIVERSARY GROUP PHOTO AND LUNCH|
|1:45-2:45||Every Puppet Needs A Hand! Learn basic puppet manipulation utilizing wide-mouth puppets, mop and broom puppets, props, storytelling, audience participation, music and more. Designed for the beginner. Participants will enjoy a "hands-on" fun-filled experience!||Jill Darlington|
|3:00-4:00||Acting: How to act and interact with your puppet.||Bob Abdou|
|4:15-5:15||Making Magic Your Own: Learn ways to theme magic to your act.||Erick Hershey|
|6:15||Theme Dinner "Everything Clown" SHOW by Kevin Brown|
|Saturday, Nov. 11th||8:30-9:30||Fake It Til You Make It- A primer in circus skills and other assorted chicanery!||Kevin Brown|
|9:45-10:45||Character Development- Developing personalities and believability in multiple characters.||Roy Stone|
|11:00-12:00||Introduction to Airbrush- You will learn the basics of airbrushing, types of needed equipment, including costs, set-up, types of paint and clean-up. You'll learn basic skills and be able to try products and ask questions! Maybe this will take your business to the next level.||Susan Crenshaw|
|1:15-2:15||Adjust Your Clown Seasonally- You will learn easy ways to coordinate magic and walk arounds.||Connie Morrow and Jim Donoughe|
|2:30-3:30||It's Party Time- Join Jackie for her "Best & Brightest" ideas about family party entertainment and kid show content. You will take away tips for organization, performance skills, and record keeping.||Jackie "Bee Bee" Reynolds|
|3:45-5:00||GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DEALER ROOM CLOSED|
|6:15||BANQUET DINNER HEADLINER IS BOB "MR. PUPPET" ABDOU DRESS IS BUSINESS CASUAL Awards, etc BOARD MEETING AFTER THE AWARDS|
|Sunday, Nov. 12th||9:00 AM||Sunday Service||Officiated by Chaplain Tina Coleman|
CONVENTION REGISTRATION FORMS
DISCOUNT DAYS May 1-31, 2023 - $165 - must be completed through online registration!
Register early and save $$!
>> Registration Online through TicketSpice (external site) - both full and daily rates are available.
RED LION HOTEL REGISTRATION Links
(Reservations made on 3rd party sites do not receive breakfast tickets)
Watch the newsletters for more information on schedules.