It is early January 2018 and it suddenly dawned on us that it was already time to get signed up for Vent Haven ConVENTion for 2018. Got a new hotel to get used to this year. It is only the third Hotel in the history of Vent Haven. July is only 6 months away so those of us who need to start saving need to get started right now. About $40.00 a week and you are ready to go.
Now. Here is the Challenge. Every year when we go to ConVENTion we get to watch literally 100’s of Ventriloquists perform. 99.9 percent are a hoot and very enjoyable to watch. There is however a common thread between most of the vents that needs a little creativity.
We have returned from our fun little get-a-way for the Christmas season. Before we get started with Vent Fun Stuff, I want to take a few minutes to tell you about our fun time.
About 10 years ago, we met a great new friend at Vent Haven ConVENTion. Kyle Scribner is a fun guy to be around and we soon found that he was multi-talented. He loves the Vent World and had recently moved to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area as a full time entertainer.
Every year seems to go by faster then the year before.
I remember when I was young that a year was a long time. Now a year is about what 3 months used to seem like.
I guess the lesson to be learned is that life is short and none of us can afford to squander our time. Take time to enjoy those around us that we love. Relish in the time and memories we get to make with those we most need in our lives.
We are going to give Venting a short break this week.
It is during this week that we will all celebrate Christmas. Each of you in some way have been Christmas presents for us.
We received several notes from some of you this week about last’s week blog and the importance of manipulation. That said, lets keep it light and just sit back and enjoy one of the old masters, the late, great, Mr. Bill DeMar.
Bill was a great manipulator for years before some of us even knew what puppets were. Here is a classic piece that shows what plain old raw manipulation can do.
This is done without the aid of Ventriloquism, and we want to highlight this because even though Bill is a great ventriloquist, this is an example of what can be achieved with just manipulation.